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Hants & Dorset ARA Autumn Council Meeting & Return of H&D Championship Trophies.

Can I remind you all that the Hants & Dorset ARA Autumn Council Meeting takes place this coming Saturday - the 21st October - at 10.30am at the Itchen Imperial Rowing Club Clubhouse. Can I also remind those Clubs who are holding H&DARA Championship Trophies from last year to return them, in a clean condition, to this meeting. 


Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner on Saturday, 18th November, 2017. The Novotel, Southampton

The details of the Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner, at the Novotel, Southampton on Saturday, 18th November are now available - and the menus can be downloaded from its calender entry on the home page of the H&D ARA Web Site at 

The organisor - Paula Williams is asking for a one person email link from each club - and she has E mailed the contact she had from last year. If they are not able to collect the money & information they have been asked to advise her who from the club it is best to contact? 

So if you want a ticket you need to make your application through your Club contact. 

This year because we have a large number of younger coxswains she thought it would be nice to encourage them to want to be part of the evening without huge expense for the parents - so their menu is keenly priced at £12 with complimentary Orange juice throughout the meal.

The Adult menu  price is £27.50, Which includes a three course meal, shortbread + ( gluten free offering) & mints

The Menus are of a wide choice hopefully catering for everyones needs, She has asked the hotel to confirm Vegan Menus & whether the "Jus" are gluten free - & will up-date you all accordingly.

She will be shortly sending out some pre set table links which should make it easier to place your members on to tables to be returned to her. 

All enquiries regarding the Presentation Dinner Dance should be sent to - 

Any queries contact Paula on 07525339144  or


Coastal Entries for Teddington Head

There is a coastal section at the Teddington Head on 18th November.  This race is run from Walbrook Rowing Club and is a good long head race from Thames Ditton to the Island just below Kingston Rowing Club.  Walbrook have made us very welcome in recent years and it would be great to see Hants and Dorset Clubs there in numbers. For more information contact Diane on 07920401093 or 01932 240459


BTC Coastal & River HORR. 8/10/17. CANCELLED

Due to the lack of entries we will be cancelling the event on October 8th.  If you have paid by cheque it will br torn-up. If you have paid by BACS the BTC treasurer will return the entrance fees (although he is currently in Australia so may take a while).


For clubs that sent entries thank you for your support, hopefully we will have more response in the spring.

Regards. Kaye. BTC Rowing Club



A brand new, redeveloped, South Coast Journalism will continue and the mark II version of the website is set to be launched at some point in the near future following the massive and truly touching reaction from the local community.

The current version of South Coast Journalism was closed on Monday by editor Alex Barnes due to his current health issues but the senior team, following the local reaction to the news, have decided to continue SCJ, albeit with a major overhaul. 
Alex has stepped back into an advisory role and is currently taking a well earned break. However, with the support of Pixel Juice, a new South Coast Journalism website is currently being built to replace the current site. Alex will return to his camera and editorial duties when he is feeling suitably recovered. 
We will focus on what we are most popular for: our videography and highlights work. With the support of our major sponsors we will continue as a free service but are also set to bring back the club listings and local events pages. SCJ will also begin to produce video interviews and more video features than it currently does. 
Event footage in the online store will also be dramatically improved with price tiers depending on the required quality. We will also be changing SCJ's hours. Much of what Alex and the team here originally did was focused on getting the highlights out quickly. This is what has played a major part in Alex's health and personal sacrifices. 
Therefore, SCJ's editorial side will now reflect a standard business and will operate 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Obviously, the videographers will still be out at weekends and in the evening to actually film the sports (otherwise it would all be a bit pointless). Weekend highlights will now be published on a Monday. 
South Coast Journalism will also be offering other sports clubs, students or videography companies to promote their own YouTube videos, clips or match highlights through our website on a dedicated page (free of charge) if they wish. 
More details will follow through our social media channels in the coming days. 
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support.