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Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Associations South Coast Rowing Handbook - 2017/2018

Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Associations South Coast Rowing Handbook - 2017/2018.

The 217/2018 Hants & Dorset ARA Handbook has now been published and will be distributed to the Associations Executive Officers, Live Vice Presidents Affiliated Club and Event Secretaries and Full and Assistant Race Officials - along with Officers of the Wessx Regional Rowing Council and British Rowing - over the next few weeks. Bulk copies for Clubs will probably be distributed at Ryde Regatta to save postage. 

Also as part of the communication package for the 2017 South Coast Rowing Championships a copy will be sent to all South Coast Council Members qand the WEARA and CARA Affiliated Clubs and their Association Secretaries.

It can also be downloaded in pdf format from the Associatiosn web site at - - go to downloads tab - and scroll down to the 2017 information section.

The Handbook contains a wealth of information about the Association and its affiliated Clubs and Regatta's and the South Coast Championships.

It should 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 20th March when the handbook went to print.



An amendment to the invitation to Shanklin Regatta

Please find below an amendment to the invitation to Shanklin Regatta - with apologies for any inconvenience caused. Jane Bailey. Shanklin Regatta Secretary.
 Please note J16 fours events will be quad sculls not sweep. All competitors must be NOVICE oarsmen/women. It would be our intention to run separate boys and girls races, however if there was sufficient interest on the day a mixed J16 race would be considered.



Race Officials, South Coast Council Delegates Updated.

H&D ARA Race Officials, including those selected to officiate at this years Hants & Dorset ARA hosted South Coast Championships at Dornet Lake on 2nd September - plus H&D South Coast Council Delegates - have now been updated on the H&D ARA Web site - including contact details where known. Go to - - Personal tab.


Amendments to Hants & Dorset ARA Rules.

Amendments to Hants & Dorset ARA Rules.

Further to the Associations Annual General meeting on the 18th March - a number of rules changes/amendments were agreed. These effected the Hants & Dorset ARA Championship Trophy Rules; the Hants & Dorset ARA Rules for Boat Racing and the Hants & Dorset ARA Status Rules  along with a - "complete set - less constitution" - which can also be downloaded from the web site.

These have now been updated on the H&DARA Web site - at - go to the rules Tab and scroll down - and they can then be downloaded in pdf format.  They have also been sent in pdf format - H&DARA Executive Officer, Life Vice Presidents, Affiliated Clubs and Events and Full and assistant race Officials. 


BR Coastal Rowing Championships - in FISA Coastal Boats. 29th/30th July, 2017

British Rowing have advised the Hants & Dorset ARA about the British Rowing Coastal Championships being held at Sandbanks, Poole over the weekend of 29th/30th July, 2017. This is a BR organised event in FISA Coastal Boats - not H&D Coastal Boat - and the event is not endorsed by the Hants & Dorset ARA and is not part of our Regatta program - and actually clashes with the Hants & Dorset Championship Regatta at Poole - which will almost certainly significantly limit the involvment og Hants & Dorset ARA affiliated clubs. However BR have asked if any of the regions clubs would like to be involved either by competing or as volunteers over the weekend to help stage the event. There are more details available on its calendar entry on the home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site - at - - or from British Rowing. Please note - to compete you HAVE to be at least a GOLD member of British Rowing (£50+) and there will be a hire fee for the FISA Coastal boats and an entry fee to be paid.