We have a daughter who eats, breathes and lives rowing. After becoming frustrated with the poor quality of her team kit, she contacted RegattSport in Canada and had a one off custom uni-suit made up in her club colours. She was so impressed with the result that she persuaded me to consider starting a business seeing as I was currently unemployed in spring 2004.
After approaching RegattSport they agreed to supply us initially with training kit. We added our ‘Of the Water’ range with Redhead Clothing, renowned for their high quality garments with fun rowing designs
Later that year Redhead announced that they were to cease trading after seven successful years and gave us the first refusal on their licence for UK Redhead rowing and mountain biking. How could we refuse?
Following successful team kit orders and increased sales around the UK, RS have recognised our commitment, and shown their confidence in our growing business, by appointing Fanatic as their sole UK trader. RS are now producing some of Fanatic's custom designs for their own event stock.
We have complemented our clothing by adding other quality brand names to our accessories product range. These brands include Buff scarves, Aquapac waterproof cases, Sealskinz waterproof socks and gloves, Bloc sunglasses and Sportjock Sports Bras. All useful for rowers, coxes and coaches.
Last year we had a new batch of Redhead hats made and have recently re-stocked with their best-selling Social Climber tops and Vintage Hoodies. All items are fully Redhead branded, and have been made to the exact specification of the original. So if you have worn yours out you now know where to get a new one. We also worked together with Redhead and Buffera to create a first ever Rowing Buff scarf which seems to be growing in popularity. We plan to add another Buff scarf to eth ‘Rowing’ range later this year. On the same theme we designed a Fanatic/Redhead food-grade plastic water bottle. We know you like them as they are selling fast!
This new, improved website was launched in June 2007, and we hope that it will make your online shopping experience straightforward but fun. This website includes RegattaSport’s ‘Garment Generator’ where you design your team kit. The website has an improved Redhead ‘Design Studio’ where you can make your choice of hoodies, t-shirts, drill shirts etc and apply your favourite Redhead designs.
A further addition to the website this year will be RegattaSport’s ‘i-Team Direct’, a custom built team kit management program.
We hope that we are encouraging clubs to look closer at the quality of the RegattaSport team kit. We are confident that the clubs we have supplied rowing clothing to so far have been highly satisfied and in many cases delighted with the quality and appearance of RS kit. You deserve access to this excellent, high performance technical gear so get onto your team kit buyer and make sure he/she at least gets in touch with us to discuss your club requirements.
Last year we met our target of 34 events throughout England and Scotland. This year we expect to increase this number again. If you're at one of these events please make an effort to come and see what we have. You can browse at your leisure and we won’t give you the hard sell the minute you enter our shop. You don't have to buy anything but if you it makes our effort just that bit more worthwhile.
Thank you for your support and custom and we look forward to seeing our regular and new customers on a river bank somewhere in the near future.