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Draft Program. Newport Regatta, Saturday, 22nd June, 2019.

The draft Program for Newport Regatta on Saturday, 22nd June, 2019 - can now be downloaded from its Calender entry of home page of the Hants & Dorset ARA Web Site at -


Swanage Regatta (Saturday, 15th June) is on!

We have been monitoring the condition at Swanage over the last few days and pleased to be able to advise you all that the Regatta Course was row able today at midday - calm in the bay - a little rougher but row able by the turns - and with similar conditions predicted for tomorrow we have taken the decision to go ahead with the Regatta tomorrow . There is a possibility if condition deteriorate slightly we may choose to shorten the course - and some Novice/Junior (age) event may be at risk. It will however be wet - especially in the morning!
Steve Bull.
H&DARA/Swanage Regatta.



Swanage Regatta. Trailer Parking.

Please note that Swanage Town Council, while approving the free parking of the trailers in the North Beach Cap Park - have decided, this year, that Clubs MUST PAY the parking fee for their Towing Vehicles.
The Permit for the trailers will be handed out - from Regatta Control - when you unload your boats.
Steve Bull.
Hants & Dorset ARA/Swanage Regatta.



A feature length video about Swanage Regatta.

After speaking with the association, Alex Barnes (Lymington ARC) will be filming a feature length video about Swanage Regatta. The current plan is to feature all the senior categories in their entirety, highlight any close or exciting races and do a general round up of the day's results (much like an extended version of the old highlights videos). 

He is also in the process of setting up interviews for the day and the overall aim is to showcase the association in a positive light. If any club has any news or something to promote that is relevant to the regatta, and wishes for Alex to include it in the video, please contact him as soon as possible. This is open to every club. 

Alex will have cameras on site all day and will have race footage of every adult category, including the heats, available to order.

At the moment, he does not have sufficient parental consent to film the J16 races and those races are not scheduled to be filmed. If a club has J16 crews and already has photo/video consent in place, please contact him if you would like that crew to be filmed. Alex also has consent forms that can be filled out as well if needs be. 

The finished video will be available to watch on his website in the following days. It will be published as an 'unlisted' video on YouTube with the link published in Alex's portfolio section. 


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Correction. BTC Contact Details.

Unfortunatly their is an error in the BTC page of the H&D ARA Handbook in that the contact E Mail for their Secretary, Gavin De-Courcy is incorrect it should read - 
It is correct in the Handbook directory and website.