Windermere 2004 - Last Blast

BCMBR Windermere Rally 2023

All day | 28th July 2023 - 31st July 2023


Celebration of the BCMBR in the Lake District on lake Windermere. It is a great opportunity to support our friends.

Motorboat racing has been taking place on Windermere since the end of the 19th Century making it one of the earliest venues for this sport in the country. Records from The Ambleside Water Carnival and Fishing Competition in August 1923 show that races for motorboats and hydroplanes were included with fifteen motor boats registering for the opportunity to win the Waterhead Challenge Bowl and a Challenge Cup. The following year thirty-four motorboats raced at the carnival which was a great family day out for Ambleside residents and in 1924 Harold Pattinson donated the E.H. Pattinson October Cup. Many of these early trophies were subsequently presented to the Windermere Motor Boat Club and are still competed for today, albeit at much faster speeds!

For more information on motorboat racing on Windermere please visit the WMBRC website.


Event Classification

Non CMBA - An informal meeting arranged between members/non-members or an event by another organisation and not by the CMBA. Not run under CMBA guidelines.


  • Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club
  • Broad Leys Lodge, Newby Bridge Rd
  • Windermere
  • LA23 3LJ