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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
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
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!
Weekend #3 – 28/29th of May 2016 – Shoreham and Brighton Regattas
Both Shoreham Regatta on Saturday and Brighton Regatta on Sunday saw northerly winds blowing strongly making conditions a little windy on the beach but flat and calm close to the shoreline.
With all clubs except Hastings in attendance, it was this season’s big three who took the the glory, with Bexhill, Deal and Shoreham winning all of the races over both days between them. While great results for the three clubs involved we hope that in the future we can see more clubs moving forwards and developing to take their share of the wins.
As has been the case on the previous 2 racing weekends, many races were won comfortably. However there were some notable moments of excitement and close racing – none more so than in the Senior Sculls race Between Deal’s Will Dennis and Bexhill’s Mark Mitchell at Brighton Regatta where the lead changed hands on many occasions and the result was decided in the last strokes of the race, with victory going to Mitchell by less than a foot, this takes the Championship to 3-2 in favour of Dennis. Other close races included the Men’s Junior Four which was won on both days by a small margin by Shoreham moving them into a 3-2 overall championship lead – we look forward to more close racing in this category in the coming weeks!
Bexhill’s 12 victories would normally have been impressive, however this paled next to the home club Shoreham’s extraordinary 21 wins over the two regattas. Nonetheless it is still Bexhill who lead the way in the League, while Shoreham are in control of the Grand Aggregate race.
Full results are live on the events pages
It’s that time of year again, and the coastal racing season is upon us! It’s time to put all that winter training into practise, and time to celebrate all that is great about coastal rowing. We’re all excited about the season ahead – and let’s hope we get as many regattas in the sun as possible.
Regatta results should be updated as soon as possible after each race or race day, so make sure you check the website regularly throughout the season.
Good luck to all clubs racing!
Dover Regatta was, after cancellations, the 6th regatta in the 2015 season, it was held on the 27th of June 2015 in sunny conditions but with choppy water and stiff westerly breeze. Most clubs attended, the exceptions being Southsea and Hastings.
Some great races were held with some very close finishes with rowers all pushing hard to ensure they weren’t caught out by the stagger on the finish
Deal were the best club on the day, taking the Grand Aggregate by a huge margin and winning 6 events, S4+, JS4+, LJ4+, J4+, and a dramatic last gasp sprint finish past Bexhill in the Senior Sculls which thrilled spectators.
Shoreham’s Ladies also had a good day with wins in the Senior Fours, and Senior Pairs and 1,2 finish in the Single Sculls as well as a second place in the Junior Pair and Double Scull.
It’s always good to see the host club doing well and that was the case case at Dover; they took two wins, in the Junior Pairs, and the Ladies Double Sculls.
The J16 league is becoming somewhat one sided in both the Girls and Boys events with Deal dominating in the Boys and Shoreham in the Girls both with 100% win records so far. It’s is sad, that so far this year the J14 event has failed to attract enough entrants to run.
At the halfway point in the season Deal are looking hot favourites for the most prized CARA trophy, the Grand Aggregate for the club with the most wins in a season. Bexhill are, as has been the case for a number of years now, leading the way in the CARA league for the club with the most points from finishing in the top 6 in all events.
Four CARA juniors joined over 900 juniors from across the country last weekend at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, racing at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta 2015.
Beth Buchanan and Phoebe Mercer from Shoreham RC, and Abigail Little and Charlie Cooper from Bexhill ARC were selected to represent the Wessex region in the J16 coxless four.
Despite limited training time and never having raced a coxless four before, the girls rose to the challenge. Strong winds made things tricky at the start of their fist heat, however they found their stride as they lined up again in the B-final. A fabulous row saw the girls not only take a well-deserved second place, but also knock a whopping 55 seconds off their heat time. Well done!
A big congratulations to all four girls from CARA – we’re very proud to see our juniors representing Wessex on the national stage.
Full results can be found on the JIRR website: http://jirr.britishrowing.org/