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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.
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!
The 2019 calendar is now on the website, go to ‘Competition’ -> 2019 Race calendar to see or click here 2019 Calendar
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.
A number of CARA clubs sent representatives to take part in the second British Rowing Indoor Championships on Sat 12th December 2015 – with some excellent results for the coast against rowers from across the UK.
The coast’s top result came early in the day, with Shoreham’s Charlotte Pigg taking home the British Champion title, cruising to gold in the women’s 30-39 2k category in a time of 7mins 17secs, significantly ahead of the other competitors in her field.
Shoreham also produced two other medal winners, with bronzes from Sarah Faith in the women’s 30-39 lightweight category and from Max Huxtable in the open men’s lightweight competition. The latter had a storming start, matching the eventual winner GB rower Richard Chambers stroke for stroke over the first 500m.However, unable to maintain the pace set by the full-time GB athlete, Max would eventually take the bronze medal; an impressive performance against one of the nation’s best lightweight rowers.
Eastbourne’s Steve Turner took home CARA’s final medal – a bronze in the men’s 50-54 category with an impressive 6:32.6.
Alongside the CARA competitors there were impressive sights as the GB mens eight battled it out in the open 2k event – a huge time from Moe Sbihi as he took Matthew Pinsent’s long-standing British record.
A huge congratulations to CARA’s medal winners, and to everyone who took part in the event. Other times were impressive against stiff national competition and show the strength of the coastal rowers.
Full results from the CARA competitors below:
|Charlotte Pigg||Shoreham||30-39 Women||7:17.5||1st Place|
|Sarah Bareham||Shoreham||30-39 Lightweight Women||7:46.7||3rd Place|
|Max Huxtable||Shoreham||Open Lightweight Men||6:37.4||3rd Place|
|Steve Turner||Eastbourne||50-54 Mens||6:32.6||3rd Place|
|Other CARA Rowers:|
|Jamie Waterhouse||Eastbourne||U23 Mens||7:24.8||4th Place|
|Tyler Amos||Deal||U23 Mens||6:25.3||5th Place|
|Robin McCorkell||Dover||U23 Mens||6:38.9||9th Place|
|Chris Price||Dover||Open Lightweight Men||7:07.4||6th Place|
|Thomas Faith||Shoreham||30-39 Men||6:28.8||11th Place|
|Cian Kennedy||Shoreham||40-49 Mens||6:42.2||16th Place|
|Nick Bailey||Dover||60-64 Mens||7:29.5||8th Place|
|Phoebe Mercer||Shorheam||Year 11 Girls||1484m||26th Place|
|Jade Axton||Deal||Year 11 Girls||1449m||31st Place|
|Victoria Ward||Deal||Year 11 Girls||1442m||33rd Place|
|Imogen Duncan||Deal||Year 7 Girls||431m||11th Place|
|Sonny Bell||Deal||Year 8 Boys||771m||8th Place|
|James Taylor||Deal||Year 8 Boys||617m||25th Place|
|Georgina Ford||Deal||Year 8 Girls||634m||24th Place|
|Lucy Rowarth||Deal||Year 8 Girls||628m||25th Place|
|Mia Giles||Deal||Year 9 Girls||848m||45th Place|
|Rachel Ellerby||Deal||Year 10 Girls||1266m||25th Place|
|Emma Boccolini||Deal||Year 10 Girls||1205m||39th Place|
|Lauren Kemp||Deal||Year 10 Girls||1064m||57th Place|
Medal winners in bold
The ‘CARA Unites Against Cancer’ event was dreamt up by the trio, and saw them stop at every CARA rowing club across the two days, being joined on each leg by one or two members of each club.
The boys’ efforts to unite the association in fundraising has been fantastic – to donate to their cause click here.
We’ve got a new website! So we at CARA have finally succumbed to pressure from members to update the website and bring a more up to date experience to current and potential rowers from the South East.
We think our new website is a great step forward and will allow anyone to understand what we do, why we do it and to see how our clubs are progressing both in the league and via posting event on our news page.
WE NEED YOU!
Whilst we have a new website to shout about we need help from our members to maintain and update it, please get in touch (using the contact page) if you are willing to help!