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The 2020 (64th) South Coast Rowing Championships Regatta and & 15th Under 16 Regatta - hosted by the Hants & Dorset ARA - will take place from the Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton - on Saturday, 12th September, 2020.

The course for the Championship and Open events will be 1800m – with 1000 metres for the Junior course. The Venue will allow all championship and open events and a limited number of Junior events to take place. Although this is a new course for the Championships a similar Course was last used in 1991.  The alternative course for Championship events only would be at Dock Head, Southampton.

In line with South Coast Council rule number 9 the host association specifies the type of boat to be used. As a Coastal Association and a Coastal venue – the Championships, Open and Junior events will be raced in Coastal Fours/Quads. We will be staging the six championship events – the Men’s Senior Fours, the Men’s Junior Senior Fours, the Men’s Junior Fours, the Ladies Senior Fours, the Ladies Junior Fours and the Mixed Masters (40+) events. For the open championships we will be offering - Men’s Senior Fours, the Men’s Junior Senior Fours, the Men’s Junior Fours, Men’s Novice Fours,  Ladies Senior Fours, the Ladies Junior Fours, Ladies Novice Fours, Mixed Masters (40+), Mixed Master (50+) and a Ladies Masters (40+) event. For the Junior Regatta we are offering Boys J16 Coxed Quad, Girls J16 Coxed Quad, Boys J14 Coxed Quad and Girls J14 Coxed Quad.

The Organising Committee has been drawn from the Hants & Dorset ARA’s affiliated Clubs and has a wealth of experience available. Many of those who served on the organising committee in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2017 have committed to serve again for 2020 including – Tim Bull, of Lymington, who has agreed to serve as Regatta Secretary once again, Sue Sothcott, of Poole R. C. who will once again serve as Treasurer, Gary Joyce of Itchen Imperial who will take on the role of Safety Advisor again and John Purkess of BTC who will chair the committee.

Good communication is a one of the keys to a well-run event. The organising committee of the 2020 South Coast Rowing Championships will, as we have in the past, use, in addition to the usual methods of communication – establish a Website for the Regatta – as part of the H&DARA Website – with a “quick link” of –  – where information on the Regatta and the history of the event will be available and from where you will be able to download electronically Regatta documents. This is due to be launched within the next few weeks. We have also established this E mail circulation list and will publish regular E bulletins on the plans for the event.

The Royal Victoria Country Park is a country park in Netley, Hampshire, England, by the shores of Southampton Water. It comprises 200 acres of mature woodland and grassy parkland, as well as a small shingle beach. From 1863 until 1966, the site was home to the Royal Victoria Hospital. From 1863 until 1966, the site was home to the Royal Victoria Hospital. The site was acquired by Hampshire County Council in 1969, who opened the park to the public in 1970. All that remains of the hospital is the chapel, which acts as a heritage centre providing a history of the hospital. It also has a 150-foot (46 m) viewing tower, providing views over the park, and across Southampton Water to Hythe, and on a clear day, as far as Southampton itself. The site also has a park office and tearooms. There is also a miniature narrow gauge railway, the Royal Victoria Railway on the site which runs for around 1 mile (1.6 km). The park is home to a large variety of fauna and flora. The park can be reached on foot via a footpath from Netley Station, or there is ample car parking on site.

The Friday evening Reception, Saturday Prize Giving and after Regatta Party will take place at the Police Netley Training and Support HQ – Victoria House. This historic Grade II listed building is nestled on the edge of Royal Victoria Country Park in Hamble which boasts beautiful views and extensive grounds. Victoria House was linked to the main Royal Victoria Hospital in the Crimean war where the house formed a pivotal part of the hospital after the injured soldiers who returned form the war.  The house was built in 1866 and remains virtually unchanged to this day. In 1980 the Police bought the site and turned it into the Police training school.  During the refurbishment of Victoria House, extensive works were carried out to renovate and bringing the building back to its formal glory. Victoria House is a 4 mile drive around the roads to the regatta site but is only approximately a 4 min walk.

If you know of anyone who would like to receive a copy of the regular E Bulletin on the Championships – or if you wish to be removed from the circulation please E Mail your instructions to –

A copy of the First E Bulletin - an introduction to the Championship - can be downloaded HERE.




Archive information on previous South Coast Championship Regatta's can now be found under the HISTORY tab.