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BTC River and small boats head. 17/3/18. CANCELLED

Based on the weather forecast for Saturday BTC have reluctantly decided to cancel their head race. E.g. 21 mph winds, gusting to 41 mph at midday. Temperature 2*C with wind chill factor of -5*C. Basically not safe for crews waiting at the start. BTC will not trying to rearrange this spring. Entry fees will be refunded.


BTC River & Small Boats HORR Draw.

You can now download the provisional Starting Order for the BTC Head from its Calender entry on the Home Page of the H&D ARA Web Site at Be aware the start times have moved forward for each division. If you have any changes please notify BTC by Wednesday evening, late entries will be accepted on the day. Registration and payments will open at 9am and a safety briefing will take place in the clubhouse at 9.15am.




BR Clean Sport / anti-doping workshop. Tuesday 20th March 18.30-20.00. SWAC, Southampton.

There is a Clean Sport / anti-doping workshop being run by British Rowing which is being held at SWAC in Southampton on Tuesday 20th March 18.30-20.00. This is a free event but you must book ahead as spaces are limited. Unfortunatley it clashes with the H&DARA Rules & Competitions Sub Committee Meeting at BTC. No prior consultation from BR regarding date chosen. See H&D Calender on Home Page of Web Site for more details.


Next Wessex Meeting. Now 10.30am Sunday, 18th March at Southsea 

Note this was due take place on the 20th March in Lymington,  

Further to the last Wessex & SE Coastal meeting, we had invited British Rowing to attend the next regional meeting to present and discuss the regions participation and support of the British Offshore-Rowing Championships.


Due to the large geographical locations of all of clubs, we proposed that we would hold it as centrally as possible on a Sunday rather than the usual Tuesday night if representatives from British Rowing could attend.


I can confirm that British Rowing will be attending our next meeting with the primary purpose of outlining the plans for the Off-Shore Championships being held in Sandbanks in August.


The next meeting will be Sunday 18th March at Southsea Rowing Club and the meeting will commence at 10.30am


This is a great opportunity for all clubs within the Wessex & SE region to find out more about the Off-Shore Championships and how their clubs can take part or support and we hope that the venue and date will suit those who would usually be unable to attend a Tuesday night meeting.


To help gauge number, please could you advise by return email if you or a representative of your club will or will not be attending?


Message from Portsmouth University Boat Club.

I am currently a member of the Universities Rowing team and was just
emailing around local clubs with the possibility of any spare or cheap kit
that you would potentially have, as our club is all funded through
membership by current members and we are finding it very hard to gather
resources and grow the club to its full potential.

Would be a great help if you know of any equipment or boats, and we
can grow this amazing sport! Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards,

Max Hood