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Ref. REGATTA’S, JUNIOR EVENTS and HEAD RACE DATES - 2019.

In order to establish as early as possible and with the aim of having firm dates for all 2018 Events by the Autumn Council Meeting could all Event Secretaries please provide their ideal 2018 Regatta/Head/Junior Event date – plus an alternative date - by 31st July, 2018 at the very latest. This will allow me time to, where possible, resolve any conflicts prior to the Coucil meeting and to submit provisional Regatta dates to British Rowing for inclusion in their Regatta planning, which is undertaken in early August each year. You will be able to download an application here - which will also has a a copy of the 2019 Tide Tables to assist with your deliberations. Please note – at the Autumn Delegates Meeting of March, 2013 it was agreed that two dates must be given – failure to do so putting an events request at risk – and priority to others events requesting their date.

PLEASE NOTE NO REGATTA DATES FOR 2017 WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE 1st JULY, 2017 - ANY REQUESTS FOR SPECIFIC DATES RECEIVED PRIOR TO 1st JULY WILL BE RECORDED AS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED ON THE 1st JULY.

(As agreed at the Autumn Delegates meeting of 19th November, 1994.)

2019 Event Date Application Form and Tide Tables will be available here later.

Public Liability Insurance via British Rowing.

Most of you will be aware that we have a long standing agreement with British Rowing that subject to certain conditions being met and the appropriate payment being made they will allow H&D ARA Events use their Public Laibility Insurance for their events.
On seeking their approval to continue with this agreement for the 2018 season - as I always do at about this time of year - they have made the following statement - "There has been a long standing agreement between BR and the Coastal Associations (WEARA, Hants & Dorset and CARA) that as long as their competitions that are requesting BR insurance have been approved by their respective Associations and they confirm that a risk assessment and safety plan have been submitted, then we (BR) are able to include them on our insurance. However the requirements for insurance have recently been reviewed by insurers and in order to continue insuring events that are not affiliated to British Rowing, we are required by our Insurers to confirm the following:
The competition is run:
  • under British Rowing Rules of Racing
  • in full compliance of RowSafe, with the appropriate risk assessments documentation provided
  • with current British Rowing umpires
  • with a Race Committee of at least 3 Umpires in order to comply with the Rules of Racing.  
This clearly reflects a reconsideration of the risk by insurers who have indicated that compliance with the BR provisions in the Rules of Racing is a condition precedent to the granting of cover. Effectively, a non affiliated competition which doesn't meet this criteria will have to provide its own insurance cover. Accordingly, we are sorry that on this occasion, we are unable to assist you."
On behalf of the Association I have responded to BR stating that as far as I am concerned H&D Events do meet this criteria in the sense that while not operating under the BR Rules of Racing the H&D ARA Rules of Racing are very similar especially regarding safety; H&D Clubs and Events fully comply with Row Safe; H&DARA have their own certificated and qualified umpires - who are represented on the BR Umpires Committee and we have an event committee similar to BR's race Committee in place at events (H&DARA Event safety Rules. 2.0 Event Committee). I also intend to point out to them that they (BR) are happy to accept H&D ARA Race Officials for BR organised and run events - i.e the British Offshore Rowing Championships - where they are asking us for help - and presumably our Race Officials will not now be able to support this event - as by their own imposed conditions - they would not be able to use their own Public Liability Insurance if they use H&D Officials! I have asked BR to make these points to their insurers and request that they reconsider their decision. I have also ask the Wessex Region Rowing Council to make similar representations to BR on their Club/Events behalf.

I await a response from BR.

I am aware that some CARA Clubs - and certainly Newport in the H&D use their domestic Clubhouse Insurers to provide the public Liability Insurance for their events and following our pre-Christmas meeting with BR and their veiled threats on this issue I made contact with my own Club (Ryde's) Clubhouse insurers as they to have a provision to provide Public Liability Insurance for events at the Clubhouse as long as they are made aware of the dates. I had always assumed that this would cover the clubhouse but not the wider area that the Regatta takes place in - beach, pavement and park in Ryde's case but to my surprise they have advised me that this would all be covered - and with no increase in premium - so assuming the local authority accept this - then this is the solution for Ryde - and will actually save us money. This may be the solution for other Club's events - but you would need to check this with your Clubhouse insurers and I am not sure it would cover an event held away from your Clubhouse - as BTC, Southampton, Lymington, Poole, Southsea and Bournemouth do - and would certainly not apply to Swanage - where their is no Club so we will definitely need another solution. 

I will keep event Secretaries informed of any developments.

Steve Bull. Association Secretary.

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The Great Coal Row (Coalporters). Saturday, 19th and Sunday, 20th May, 2018. 

 Recreational rows over two days in the Southampton area - not strictly a Head Race or  a Hants & Dorset ARA event but supported by the Association, the Wessex Regional Rowing Council and British Rowing. More details under "Head Events" Tab.

Bournemouth Regatta

Next Event: Saturday 4th August, 2018. TBC. Venue may be changed to Hamworthy Park.

  • Dominic Brancaleone
  • 10 Gladstone Mews, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6BG
  • 07581 205376
  • dombranca@yahoo.com 

Location. 

For a map of the course click here. 

BTC Regatta 

Next Event: Saturday 14th July, 2018.

Location 

For a map of the course click here. [still to be added]

 

Christchurch Regatta

Next Event: Saturday 26th May, 2018.

  • Mike and Emma Kelley
  • White House, Kingston, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3BQ
  • Home: 01425 470569
  • Mobile: 07799625404
  • emma_j_kelly@btinternet.com

Location  

For a map of the course click here.  

 

Lymington (Milford) Regatta

Next Event: Saturday, 19th May, 2018.  TBC.

Location

For a map of the course click here. 

 

NEWPORT REGATTA

Next Event: Sunday 28th July, 2018 (Fours Only)

  Sunday 29th July, 2018. (Juniors & small boats)

Location

For a map of the course click here.  

 

Poole Regatta 

Next Event: Saturday 30th June, 2017.

  • Sue Sothcott
  • 41, Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset. BH15 4AT.   
  • LAN Tel: 01202 665977. Mobile:  07709 253160
  • sue.sothcott@honeywell.com

Location

For a map of the course click here. 

 

Ryde Regatta

Next Event: Saturday  2nd June 2018

Location

For a map of the course click here.  

 

Shanklin Regatta 

Next Event: Sunday 3rd June 2018

Location  

For a map of the course click here. 

 

Coalporters Regatta 

Next Event: Saturday 5th May 2018

  • Penny Budd
  • 5 Wodehouse Road, Southampton. SO19 2EA

  • LAN Tel. 02380 447845. Mobile: 07815 742189.

  • E Mail. penny@zzingmarketing.com 

Location  

For a map of the course click here. [still to be added]

 

Southsea Regatta

Next Event: Saturday 21st July, 2018.

Location.

For a map of the course click here. [still to be added]

 

Swanage Regatta

Next Event: Saturday 23rd June 2018. subject to confirmation from STC. 

  • Steve Bull
  • 10 Brookfield Gardens, Binstead, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3NP
  • 01983 566481. Mobile. 07786 034941.
  • stephencbull@googlemail.com

Location 

For a map of the course click here. 

 

Itchen Imperial Regatta

Next Event: Saturday 9th June 2018

  • Gary Joyce
  • 5 Hounsdown Close, Hounsdon, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire, S040 9EW
  • 02380 871762
  • gary.joyce4@ntlworld.com

Location

For a map of the course click here. [still to be added]

 

Woolston Regatta

Next Event: Saturday 16th June 2018.

Location  

For a map of the course click here. 

 

South Coast Championships Regatta's

Next Event: Saturday, 8th September 2018.

Hosted by the CARA at Deal. NO WEB SITE.

Contact is


  • Jeremy Holmes. 
  • 172, Middle Deal Road, Deal, Kent. CT14 9RL. 
  • Tel.  01304 379807. 
  • E Mail: jeremyjamesholmes@gmail.com