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Lymington/Milford-on-Sea Regatta. Saturday, 11th May, 2019.

The draft program for Lymington/Milford-on-Sea Regatta. Saturday, 11th 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


HDARA Filming. Message from AB Videography.

We have made the decision not to film and produce highlights of the 2019 HDARA season. We will put plans in place to possibly do it again in 2020 and will approach the HDARA for permission in the new year. 

We will still be working individually with crews and competitors throughout the season for Solent Women's Sport, our streaming service, and will be speaking to clubs and crews beforehand.

However, we are aware that a few crews still want video footage for coaching, analysis or simply as a keepsake. Therefore, a pre-order booking service will be in effect for most of the season if anyone wants to have their race filmed. The link for Milford is now live.!/Milford-Lymington-Race-Footage-Pre-Order/p/137492270/category=34905658

Good luck with your racing this season and see you on the water!"


Bournemouth Regatta, 2019.

It is with deep regret and sadness that Bournemouth Rowing Club has taken the decision to cancel its regatta scheduled for Saturday 6th July, 2019 and they apologise sincerely for the inconvenience this will cause to Hants & Dorset ARA, and to affiliated clubs and crews. The decision has not been taken lightly, and they have assured us that they had every intention of making a success of our regatta this year. However, a number of issues, some of which were alluded to by David Soan at the recent Hants & Dorset ARA AGM on 30th March, have forced them into this unwanted position. These include the loss of committee members and even further diminishing membership. This lack of personnel, experience and the complications that go with hosting a regatta on Bournemouth seafront have meant that we are unable to safely run the event and have had no choice but to cancel. 

Poole Rowing Club, have, as they did last year, offered to stage the Bournemouth Regatta on Bournemouth Rowing Clubs behalf at their Hamworthy Park location but unfortunately the Park is not available on the 6th July and they have checked the tides for all the other free dates and none of these are suitable and so they are not going to be able to run the Regatta from Poole this year.  

As a result there would seem to be little choice but to abandon any attempt to stage a Bournemouth Regatta in 2019 - hopefully it will return in 2020.



Entry details. Poole Regatta. Saturday, 8th June, 2019.

The entry details for the Poole Regatta on Saturday, 8th June, 2019 can now be downloaded from its calender entry on the home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site at - 


Entry details for the Swanage Regatta on Saturday, 15th June, 2019

The entry details for the Swanage Regatta on Saturday, 15th June, 2019 can now be downloaded from its calender entry on the home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web site at - - and have been E Mailed to Club contacts and a hard copy will be sent out over the next week or so.