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2023 Season calendar takes shape

2022 Calendar

Welcome back! We’re all set and ready to go with the 2022 Coastal Rowing Season on the South Coast in Sussex and Kent. The new season calendar has been agree by the committee and the clubs and we’re ready to publish the dates for your diary.

Here’s how the 2023 season is shaping up:

Tuesday        31st               Open Transfer of Registration & Regressions closed


Sunday         12th             Adur Head @ Shoreham Rowing club

Saturday      TBC               C.A.R.A.  Umpires Annual General Meeting  

Tuesday        21st   Wessex SE Coast meeting via Zoom


Saturday      15th C.A.R.A.  Annual General Meeting @ Worthing            


Sunday         7th                   Viking Shield @ Herne Bay – 12.00 start 

Tuesday       16th Wessex SE Coast meeting via Zoom

Saturday      20th                  Eastbourne Regatta

Sunday         21st            Bexhill Regatta – 10.00 start

Saturday      27th                  Shoreham Regatta 


Saturday      10th                Dover Regatta

Sunday         11th                Folkestone Regatta – 10.00 start

Saturday      17th                Hastings Regatta


Saturday      15th   Southsea Regatta

Saturday      22nd              Herne Bay Regatta – 13.30 start

Saturday      29th               Deal Regatta


Saturday      5th  Worthing Regatta         


Saturday      2nd            C.A.R.A.  Row-offs    Venue TBC 

Saturday      16th South Coast Championships @ Folkestone

Updates to the Events calendar to follow.

Deal Regatta

After a high ratio of cancelled regattas this year, Deal Regatta went off without a hitch on the 31st July. Despite high winds and threatening skies, Deal managed to hold a great event with all races completed.

Full results will be available on this website as soon as they are released.

The return of rowing!

The COVID-19 pandemic which has blighted so many lives, finally appears to be lessening its grip on the UK, and for us that means a return of rowing regattas on the South Coast. No regattas were held during 2020 and the first half of the 2021 season was also cancelled. However, as of the 11th of July 2021, we are back up and running!

Folkestone had the honour of being the first post-COVID race, after Worthing lost out owing to the lockdown extension.

We’re so pleased to be back and are looking forward to many more races to come this year and beyond.

Phil Challen

We’re very sad to announce the passing of Phil Challen, former secretary of CARA. We cannot express enough thanks for everything Phil contributed to rowing on the South Coast, he touched the lives of so many of us and for that we will be forever grateful. Our thoughts are with Bexhill and Phil’s family and friends at this time.

Deal win the Pompey

Deal win the pompey

Southsea regatta was held in its entirety this weekend, with CARA crews battling against their Hants and Dorset Amateur Rowing association counterparts. Updated regatta standings will be put up later this week.

2019 Season underway

2019 season is now underway, with lots of exciting racing and close finishes! We have so far had Hastings Regatta, Bexhill Regatta and Eastbourne Regatta – all of which were held in full. You can find the full standings on the 2019 Standings page.

We have 4 events in a 4 way tussle, these are the Veteran 50+ Fours, Mens Junior Fours, Ladies Novice Fours and Mens Junior Sculls! Very excited to see which crews will get to 2 wins first!

Many thanks to Joel Dinning for the pictures, this is of the Ladies Senior Pair at Hastings Regatta

Crews will clash again this weekend at Dover Regatta (weather permitting) this Saturday (8th June)

Tom and Vicky (Deal) – World Record Holders!

Thomas Barwell and Victoria Ward of Deal Rowing Club have broken the world record for the longest tandem ergometer row (Heavyweight Mixed 19 and Under). They together kept a single rowing machine running for 37 Hours straight, which is incredible!

2019 Calendar Updated

The 2019 calendar is now on the website, go to ‘Competition’ -> 2019 Race calendar to see or click here 2019 Calendar

Worthing Regattas Cancelled!

Both Worthing and Worthing town regattas were cancelled over the weekend due to strong winds. The regatta calendar will be updated as and when we know the new regatta dates if the regattas are rescheduled.

Picture: Mia Giles

Hastings 150th Anniversary Regatta

The last time Hastings rowing club held Hastings Regatta was back in 2012. This year the club triumphantly held the regatta again in celebration of their 150th anniversary.