HEREFORD’S premier rowing event has been cancelled due to insufficient entries.

On Tuesday Hereford Rowing Club were forced to pull the plug on the 2014 Hereford City Regatta, slated to take place this weekend out of the Wyeside clubhouse.

Organisers of the annual regatta have struggled to find a good date on the British rowing calendar over the last few years, said club spokesman Kay Parker.

She said: “It’s hugely disappointing but not completely surprising – hopefully it can be resurrected for next year.”

That disappointment will be shared by the club’s rowers, coming off the back off a successful regatta in Llantaff last week, who will now be denied their home meet.

The Fun Regatta, set to be held in the Autumn, will still go ahead and club is hoping for plenty of local for support for the event.