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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)

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

2018 Season Underway

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.

Re-scheduled regatta dates

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

1.5 regattas complete, 4 cancelled…!

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.

Regatta List

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

2017 Season is nearly here

So there are signs of spring in the air! The evenings are drawing out and it’s very nearly time to drive home from work without the headlights on! That means one thing; rowing in the evenings are nearly back. So, more boat time and also time to start preparations for the new CARA racing season.

Let’s take a look at the first event of the season, the Head of the Adur River Race. The Adur Head has long been the first opportunity to clubs get to take a look at the competition for the upcoming season, and is always a nervous time, when we see how our winter training compares to the rest. The event is due to take place on the 12th of March in Shoreham, the event poster can be seen here: Adur_Head_Poster_20175b15d

I look forward to seeing you all there, best of luck with the training!

Deal Double Weekend

Deal, Walmer and Kingsdown rowing club held two regattas on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of July. The weather provided some really exciting racing conditions and some really close finishes.

The weekend belonged to the home club, despite some impressive wins from Bexhill’s Men and Shoreham’s strength in the ladies events, Deal put together a real team effort for their home event and as such they took wins and podium finishes in many races, however their most impressive performances were when sculling where they took J16 Boys, Novice men, Junior men and Senior men’s victories.

Many championships events were decided this weekend, as the halfway point of the racing season was passed. Check the results pages for more info and individual regatta event pages for write ups.