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See below for Hants & Dorset ARA Club and Event Water Safety Advisers.

H&D ARA "portable" Defibrillator.  


The Hants & Dorset ARA has now purchased a portable defibrillator. This will be passed from event to event along with the Race Officials safety Kits and Life Jackets ensuring that there is a defibrillator at every H&D ARA event  regardless of whether there is already one available nearby or one is provided by the host club and/or their First Aid Provider. 

The unit is being funded by contributions from H&DARA Affiliated Clubs.

The unit purchased is a Phillips Heartstop HS1 First Aid Defibrillator with soft carry case for ease of taking it around to events, a four year battery a set of adult pad cartridges and eight years manufacturing warranty and is described as “uncomplicated and easy to use” 

Additional information on the Defibrillator can be found in the Safety Section of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site at –

This new piece of safety equipment will be available for the first time at Newport Regatta weekend – on the 27th/28th July – and should be at every subsequent H&D ARA event.

Additional information on the Defibrillator can be downloaded here in pdf format -

Brochure and Technical data Sheet.


The latest version of British Rowing's RowSafe document and can be found HERE.

Safety Information

Availability of Defibrillators.

Following the incident at Southsea Regatta in 2016 and at Poole in 2015 a survey to establish the availability of Defibrillators at H&D Clubs and Events was undertaken. The results of this survey can be downloaded in pdf format here 

If you are struggling to find your local defib unit then you can download an app from the following link - which may tell you where it is - although it does not seem to work for the IW and parts of Dorset.

Hants & Dorset Safety information. 

Safety Meetings - 

Minutes of Safety Meetings. 


British Rowing Safety Information/Incident Reporting                                                      Click on the"RowSafe" to go directly to the RowSafe pages on the British Rowing Web Site.


The BR Web Site -  guidance on how to find/access the Safety pages  and Incident Reporting - on the BR Web site can be downloaded here

Incident Reporting - to report an incident on the BR Incident Reporting System - click here.

Information. Some of this information will take you to a different web site.

Life Jackets/PFD's

CLUB and EVENT SAFETY ADVISERS.                                                                                                         (unless specifically advised it is assumed that the CWSA is also the Clubs Event Safety advisers).


Name Rowing Club E-Mail
Adam Ratcliffe BTC
Steve Draper Ryde
Mike Green Christchurch
Gary Joyce (acting) Itchen

Richard Wardsworth Lymington
Chris Lucas Newport
Alison Houlton Poole
James Thompson Shanklin
Steve Lloyd West Southampton
Tom Schofield Coalporters
Mick Gisborne Southsea

Emma Crump Bournemouth University BC
Richard Boulton Bryanston School
Ian Dryden Canford School
Gill McLean Worthing Rowing Club

Mike Kelly


 Steve Woods 

Bournemouth (formally

Westover & Bournemouth)

Dolphin Rowing Club.



Name Event E-Mail
Stephen Bull Ryde Regatta
Mick Gisborne Southsea Regatta

Mike Green Head of the Stour Regatta
Pete Lock       Lymington/Milford Regatta.
Mike Green Christchurch Regatta
Alison Houlton Poole Regatta
James Thompson Shanklin Regatta 
Tom Schofield Coalporters Regatta
Steve Lloyd-West Woolston Regatta
Peter Lamb Bournemouth Regatta

Chris Lucas

Adam Ratcliffe

Steve Lloyd-West

Gary Joyce

Newport Regatta

BTC Regatta.

Southampton Coastal HORR

Itchen Imperial Regatta