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Thursday
May092019

H&D ARA Handbook, 2019/2020. 

The distribution of the 20019/2020 H&D ARA Handbook is underway. It will be distibuted as follows -

The Handbook's are being distributed to the Associations Executive Officers, Life Vice Presidents, Club Secretaries, Event Secretaries, and Full & Assistant Racing Officials. One copy is being sent to Executive Officers, Life & Vice Presidents and Full and Assistant Racing Officials - but not being duplicated where an individual holds more than one of these positions. Each Event Secretary will also receive a copy regardless of duplication - and each Club Secretary, where the Club has paid its affiliation fee will receive at least three copies for distribution within the Club - 1 may be posted - the others distributed at the first available opportunity. Distribution may take a few weeks!

A pdf version can also be downloaded from the H&D ARA Website - at www.hdada.co.uk - go to the Downloads tab - 2019 Information.

It should be noted that while every effort was made to ensure the information is as accurate as possible no responsibility can be taken for errors and omissions especially from those Clubs that failed to respond in time to requests for information or changes that have taken place since 30th March when the handbook went to print.

Tuesday
May072019

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Swanage Regatta. Change of Entry Closure Date.

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Swanage Regatta. Change of Entry Closure Date.

 

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control the entry closure date for Swanage Regatta which takes place on Saturday 15th JUNE, 2019 has had to be moved to SATURDAY 25th MAY - the earliest date allowed under H&D ARA Rules.

 

 

Tuesday
May072019

Draft program and running order for Shanklin Regatta on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 

The draft program and running order for Shanklin Regatta on Sunday, 19th May, 2019 can now be downloaded in pdf format from its Calender entry on the home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site - at www.hdara.co.uk

Tuesday
May072019

Christchurch Regatta. Saturday, 1st June, 2019.

The entry details for the Christchurch Regatta on Saturday, 1st June, 2019 can now be downloaded from its calender entry on the home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site at - www.hdara.co.uk 

Sunday
May052019

RYDE R. C. REGATTA. SATURDAY, 18th MAY. CONFIRMATION OF EVENTS THAT WILL BE STAGED & DRAFT COPY OF THE PROGRAM.

Ref. RYDE R. C. REGATTA. SATURDAY, 18th MAY. CONFIRMATION OF EVENTS THAT WILL BE STAGED & DRAFT COPY OF THE PROGRAM.

Please note that, due to the tide times, the Regatta is due to start at 9.30am and plan your travel accordingly.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Ref. RYDE REGATTA.

I refer you to the Ryde Regatta Club invitation letter which stated -

“Due to the problem with the tide the regatta committee has once again had to limit the entries in pairs and sculls to one entry per Club. Second and subsequent crew entries will be considered on the day in these events, should Clubs scratch any crews or if the entry is small (see reverse or attached for procedure). Additionally because of the strong likelihood of a larger than usual entries – the following statement, made by the Regatta, was accepted by the Hants & Dorset ARA AGM of 9th March, 2013 – Ryde R. C. statement - Ref. Ryde - You will be aware that the tidal conditions and sandbank at Ryde restrict the Regatta to around four and a half hours – about 22 events – and that we impose entry restrictions on small boat events as a result.  In the past few years this has allowed us to accommodate heats in just one event – if heats are required in more than one event this can probably only be accommodated by dropping some of the small boat events. Therefore, with the Associations approval, if Heats are required in more than one event we will drop some of the small boats events – starting, subject to entries received,  with the Double sculls and the Men’s and Ladies pairs events. The policy will be to advertise all the usual events and refund the entries where any event is not staged due to the need to allow heats in the fours events. Clubs will be advised – by E Mail - of any cancelled events within three days of the Regatta entries closing with written confirmation and refund of entry fees within a week – and a week before the regatta takes place. I hope this is acceptable to everyone.”

A large entry of 104 crews and scullers has been received – with the possibility of further entries in the restricted small boat events - but they are fairly evenly spread. With 11 Men’s Junior Fours entered – including provision for the Novice winner at Milford – this is the only event which will have heats. All event offered - except the Men’s Junior Senior Fours which only received one entry and the Ladies Senior Sculls and Double Sculls – which did not receive any entries –- will be staged .

·         So the following  EVENTS WILL  BE HELD -

CHAMPIONSHIP - MEN’S SENIOR FOURS, MENS JUNIOR FOURS, MENS NOVICE FOURS, LADIES SENIOR FOURS, LADIES JUNIOR FOURS, LADIES NOVICE FOURS, MASTERS “A”/40+ FOURS. LADIES MASTERS, MEN'S SENIOR PAIRS. MENS JUNIOR PAIRS. LADIES JUNIOR PAIRS, MENS SENIOR SCULLS. MENS JUNIOR SCULLS. MENS NOVICE SCULLS, LADIES JUNIOR SCULLS and LADIES NOVICE SCULLS.

In order to save some time I have chosen to combine the Ladies Senior Fours and the non-championship Masters B/50 events which only had two entries each.

The following events will NOT be staged –

CHAMPIONSHIP 

MENS JUNIOR SENIOR FOURS – only one entry received - and LADIES SENIOR SCULLS – no entries received.

NON-CHAMPIONSHIP

Double Sculls – no entries received.

A draft copy of the program which can also be downloaded from the Ryde R. C and its calender entry on the home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site at - www.hdara.co.uk