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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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
The 19th and 20th of May saw Hastings and Bexhill Regattas hit the water. Brilliant Conditions and racing both days suggests this will be an exciting season.
We will meet again on the 2nd and 3rd June for the Shoreham and Brighton regatta weekend.
So far Four regattas have been cancelled:
Shoreham, Brighton and Hove, Worthing and Worthing Town.
The following new dates have been allocated and approved:
Shoreham 29th July 2017
Brighton and Hove 30th July 2017
Worthing 22nd July 2017
Worthing Town 23rd July 2017
Hope to see you all there
The season is underway, but it’s off to a rather slow start. We should be readying to race at the sixth regatta of the season, and the half way point, at Worthing tomorrow. However, owing to yet another weekend of high winds we have completed only 1 and a half regattas so far.
Nonetheless, coastal rowing is often this way, and we’re hopeful to build some momentum after our slow start over the next two weekends at Dover on the 18th of June and Eastbourne on the 24th of June.
You can see the results so far on the League Tables page.
After the cancellation of the Adur Head, this year you’ll all have to wait until the Viking Shield at Folkestone on the 22nd of April to get the measure of one another. We look forward to seeing you all at the event.
Please note that the dates for Brighton and Hove, and Shoreham Regattas this year we’re originally incorrect and have been updated on this site and the downloadable list here:2017 Calendar