The Regia Fleet
The society has a fleet of replica longships of various sizes that we row and sail on lakes, rivers and estuaries all over the UK. All our members have the opportunity to crew the boats at shows and attend training events throughout the year. No previous experience is necessary.
Training weekends and events
Boats were the most effective form of long distance transport in the period and our boats travel all over the country. Recently there have been sailing weekends in Windermere, Cardiff Bay, Chichester Harbour and the Medway estuary. We have taken part in the Great River Race in London and the spectacular opening ceremony for the Great North Run in Newcastle.
Our boats, and sometimes the crews as well, have been filmed for a large number of documentaries, drama series and music videos over the years.
- Tales of King Arthur
- Game of Thrones
- Valhalla Rising
- Blue Peter
The boats often come to shows that are nowhere near the water. They form part of a display where members share their knowledge and demonstrate traditional maritime skills.