Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner.
6:30 PM18:30

Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner.

The Hants & Dorset ARA Presentation Dinner takes place on Saturday, 18th November, 2017. at the Novotel Southampton.

The Club has won the Ladies Junior Coastal Fours Championship and a share in the Ladies Novice Sculls Championship so there are Trophies to collect!

The Cost of the evening is £27:50 and this includes: 3 Course meal, coffee, mints and shortbread. 

Club members have to pay their club for the tickets and one club cheque or bank transfer is then sent to Paula Williams who is organising the Dinner on behalf of the Association. Info will then be sent to the club organiser re: table planning etc... -  

Steve Bull will organise the tickets for Ryde Club members - contact on stephencbull@gmail.com

If anyone from the Club is interested in going - I am happy to arrange the tickets - but wont book accommodation. If you want tickets then you need to let me know with menu choices and the money by the 4th November at the very latest - earlier if possible.

Please E Mail me as soon as possible if you are interested - with the money by the 4th November as stated.  

Any queries contact Paula on 07525339144  or paulamwilliams@hotmail.co.uk.

If you want to stay over there are three Hotels on the site – all having the same address - 1 West Quay Road, S015 1RA.

The Southampton Novotel – the most expensive where the Dinner actually takes place. Contact -Tel (+44)2381/072800  Fax (+44)2380/222158. E-mail H1073@accor.com

A slightly cheaper option is the Southampton IBIS - which is right next door - 

Contact - Tel (+44)2380/634463. Fax.: (+44)2380/223273

And an even cheaper option – next door to the Ibis is the Ibis Budget Hotel (formally called the Etap). Contact(+44)2380227705. Fax. (+44)2380220554

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Hants & Dorset ARA Autumn Council Meeting.
10:30 AM10:30

Hants & Dorset ARA Autumn Council Meeting.

A meeting of the Council of the Association will be held at the Itchen Imperial Rowing Club,  Crosshouse Road, Chapel, Southampton, United Kingdom, SO14 5GZ, on Saturday, 21st October, 2017 starting at at 10.30am in accordance with H&D ARA Constitution, Rule 11.

Representation at the meeting will be the Executive Officers, Life Vice Presidents plus one delegate from each affiliated Club and each Event that receives an H&D Permit. (H&D ARA Constitution, Rule 7.)


1.       Apologies.

2.       Minutes of the last  Autumn Council Meeting [see attached] and Matters Arising from AGM of 18th March, 2017 and End of Season Council Meeting of 12th August, 2017.

3.       Correspondence and Hon. Secretary.

4.       Reports on the 2017 Regatta Season and Events*. [See attached] 

5.        Swanage Regatta – report on 2017 event [See attached] + organization for 2018*.

6.       South Coast Championship Regatta.

                   i)          Report on the 2017 South Coast Championship Regatta*. [See attached]

                        ii)         Report on South Coast Council Meetings*.

iii)         To consider any suggested changes to the South Coast Championship Rules.

            Allowing J14/J16 Boys Quad events to be mixed; Change name of Veteran Events to Masters; Bring start procedure in line with H&D and CARA.

7.       Approval of Regatta & Head Race dates for 2018*. [See attached - Recommendation to follow]

8.       To considor the venue and organisation of the 2020 South Coast Rowing Championships.

Time frame - Jan 2018. SCC AGM, Sept 2018. SCC Deal, Nov 2018. H&D to advise proposed venue for 2020.

Jan 2019. SCC AGM. Written resume required, Sept 2019. SCC Dartmouth, Jan 2020. SCC AGM, Sept 2020. H&D hostedSCC. .

9.       Report from Hants & Dorset ARA “Rules” and “Competitions” Sub Committees*.

          [notes from meeting of 17th October to follow.]

10.     To consider any possible rule changes for discussion and approval at the AGM*.

11.      South Coast Rowing/Hants & Dorset ARA Handbook.

12.     Report from the Race Officials Committee*.

13.     Report from the Safety Sub Committee*. [See attached]

14.     Report from Wessex Regional Rowing Council (Colin Eales)*.

15.     Arrangements for Presentation Dinner on 18th November, 2017.

16.     The role of Association Secretary*. [Notes to follow].

17.     Any other business.

18.     Date and place of Annual General Meeting.

*In order to try and speed-up the meeting some of the items on the Agenda may be supported by brief written reports. However due to time constraints these may not be available when the Agenda is circulated. Where possible this information will be provided prior to the meeting – either electronically in advance of the meeting or hard copy at the meeting. Circulated reports will not be read out at the meeting unless requested – but consideration will be given to any parts of the report that need discussion, approval or some sort of decision made. Please ensure you’re Club and delegates have had access to these reports prior to the meeting.

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED. (Subject to confirmation from Itchen Imperial R. C.)

Stephen C. Bull, Association Secretary, September/October, 2017.

Will Club Secretaries please ensure that all Hants & Dorset Championship Trophies are returned at this meeting in a clean condition ready for presentation at this years Dinner.

H&D ARA Constitution.


7.1. The management of the Association shall be invested in a Council consisting of the Executive, Life Vice Presidents, and one delegate from each affiliated Club and one delegate from each affiliated event (hereinafter called the Council).

7.2. The Council shall have full power to enquire into the conduct of any Club or event or individual in respect of whom a complaint has been made and for that purpose may require the attendance of specific officials and other persons and the production of all books, letters and other documents. They shall full power to deal with all offending or defaulting Clubs, events or individuals as they may think fit including imposing fines and suspensions or withholding championship points but any motion imposing such action shall require a two-thirds majority of those present and entitled to vote.

7.3. The Council may make bye-laws which shall be binding on the Association until the next AGM at which they must be ratified in order to stay in force.


11.1. A meeting of the Council shall be held in the Autumn of each year to review the last event season and matters arising there from and to consider any matters to be referred to the AGM. Clubs and events wishing to have matters placed on the agenda shall notify the Honorary Secretary thereof before the 30th September and the Honorary Secretary shall give at least 3 weeks notice in writing of such meeting and agenda. Unless determined at a previous meeting the date and place shall be fixed by the Honorary Secretary.



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Wessex Region JIRR Junior Coordinators Meeting.
12:00 PM12:00

Wessex Region JIRR Junior Coordinators Meeting.

I would like to invite you to a meeting of all Junior Coordinators across the Wessex region with the following agenda for discussion:

1. Organisation, selection and training of the Wessex squad for the NJIRC.
2. Strategies to raise the aspirations and standard of our Junior oarsmen and Women in  the Wessex region. 

Date: Saturday 14th October
Time: 12noon
Venue: Itchen Imperial Rowing Club, Southampton

Kind regards,

Garry Walters
Wessex Team Manager 2018

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Trip to Henley Royal Regatta
1:00 PM13:00

Trip to Henley Royal Regatta

The Club is planning a trip to Henley Royal Regatta this year - on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017.

The round trip will be made in the Clubs Minibus - and will cost £65 for RRC members - and £75 for non-members. This will include your return boat fare, parking at Henley (right next to the Regatta), entry into the Stewards enclosure and entry into Leander Rowing Club. Note there is a strict dress code for entry into both of these establishments. 

For more details or to book a place contact the Club Captain - Pete Allsopp on - 01983 611081 or 07890 063748 or by E Mail on peterallsopp@btinternet..com

Due to the limitations on how many can travel in the minibus this trip is limited to the first seventeen to request a place. A deposit may be required.

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A day out at Newbury Races. Saturday, 22nd April, 2017
8:00 AM08:00

A day out at Newbury Races. Saturday, 22nd April, 2017

On Saturday 22nd April we are going to the Newbury races for a fun day out.

The ticket price covers the cost of all travel, entrance fee into the race course, £10 towards your food and drink, a race card and £3 bet.

The cost for this is only £45 per head and we have 17 spaces only - some this is strictly first come first served.

If you would like to come then let Dave Redstone know either by email on daveredstone1968@gmail.com or call on 07788 235138.

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Indoor rowing challenge. For Cancer Research UK. Ryde Rowing Club in partnership with Churchers Solicitors
10:00 AM10:00

Indoor rowing challenge. For Cancer Research UK. Ryde Rowing Club in partnership with Churchers Solicitors

Indoor rowing challenge for Cancer Research UK.

Ryde Rowing Club in partnership with Churchers Solicitors.  

British Rowing has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for “The Great Row”.

Cancer Research UK and British Rowing are encouraging thousands across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge.

Ryde Rowing Club – in partnership with Churchers Solicitors in Ryde – are joining this challenge – to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the Club.

The Challenge is taking place at Churchers Solicitors office in Union Street, Ryde on -

Saturday, 25th March – from 10.00am to 4.00pm

- where members of the Club’s Ladies Squad – and others – will complete a full marathon on indoor rowing machines.

The public are welcome to “come and have a go” – and there will be a cake sale and a raffle.

Please come along and give us your support for this great cause or make a donation at - https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rrc-great-row

“Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, which is why we need to pull together, get active, commit to a challenge and raise as much money as possible to help bring forward the day that all cancers are cured.”

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IWRF Coach development Meeting with BR's Kerry Wardell.
7:00 PM19:00

IWRF Coach development Meeting with BR's Kerry Wardell.

IW based meeting to discuss Coach Development on the IW for the IW Clubs - in particular the possibility of staging an IW based Session Coach course - but also all and any other aspects of Coach Development for Island Clubs.

This meeting has been arranged for 7.00pm at RYDE ROWING CLUB on TUESDAY, 31st JANUARY - with Kerry attending.

All IW Clubs will be represented - and anyone interested in Rowing Coach development on the IW is welcome to attend. 

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