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Swanage Regatta. Saturday 15th June. Important Notices.

Club briefing.

The Club briefing will take place by the Control Tent, near the start at approximately 9.45am.

Trailer Parking Permit’s for the North Beach Car Park.

These may have been sent to the address on the entry form with a draft copy of the program and a note ref. a change to trailer entry to shore road and the conditions attached.

Unfortunately they may not arrive from Swanage Town Council in time to be sent out with the posting of the hard copy of the Regatta Program to the Clubs. If this is the case please collect you parking permit for your Boat trailer and Towing vehicle from Regatta Control – or the Team manning the gate on Shore Road when you unload your trailer. This also applies to those bringing round safety boats by road.


Southampton R. C. will be manning the gate – marshalling the trailers.

NOTE: Gazebos, Tents, Event Shelters.

We have restricted beach space available - only between the Tourist Information Office and the Mowlem. All Clubs boats must be accommodated between these 2 points – so do not be greedy and – No Large Gazebos. Please leave your Large Club Gazebos at home. Maximum size of Gazebos allowed – one per club – 5m x 5m.

Litter. We had complaints last year regarding litter left after the Regatta. Please ensure you clear your area before you leave. Rubbish bags will be handed out and available at Regatta control.

Southsea R. C. will be “policing” the litter clear-up and will do a final sweep – but it is not fair to leave this to them – it is a Club responsibility.

Regatta Timing. The event ran well behind schedule last year – and finished very late. We MUST improve on this – please do everything you can to minimise delays during the regatta and cooperate with race officials and marshals and help each other!


Steve Bull.

H&DARA Secretary

Swanage Regatta coordinator.


Poole Regatta. Re-run. Sunday, 7th July.

Poole Regatta Committee have deceided, and the Association has approved, that an attempt to re-run the cancelled Poole Regatta will take place on SUNDAY, 7th JULY.


Poole Regatta, 8th June. CANCELLED.

Unfortunately after an inspection of the course this morning and with a worsening forecast of high winds, Poole have taken the decision to cancel Poole Regatta tomorrow. 


Note from Poole Regatta ref. Plastic Bottles.

Please be prepared that we will not be selling plastic bottles of water this year at Poole Regatta in an effort to reduce our plastic waste. The taps at Hamworthy park are drinking water and will be clearly marked so please bring your own bottles to fill up. Bottles of Lucozade and other soft drinks will be sold as usual and of course the crab inn will be open for alcoholic beverages! Hot drinks will also be sold with a 20p discount if you bring your own mug!


Poole Regatta. 8th June, 2019. Draft Programme.

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