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Bexhill Rowers take on the Atlantic

Good luck to our friends from Bexhill Rowing Club, Phil McCorry & Dan Renner who are 2 days into their attempt to row across the Atlantic unaided.

Phil_web Dan (left) and Phil (right) testing out their boat, the ‘Bexhill College Endeavour’

The boys left Gran Canaria at lunchtime on Sunday 9th November and are hoping to row the 2600 nautical miles to make land in the Caribbean in less than 45 days, with the aim to beat the current World Record. Even without breaking the record the row will be a fantastic achievement for the duo.

The boys are not just trying to beat a record, their row is also fundraising for a very worthy local charity – the Talking Trust and St Mary’s Special School & College, Bexhill. The Talking Trust and St Mary’s is non-profit organisation, registered charity number 307021. It has been set up to raise the profile of communication disability in children and young people and to provide services to meet their needs.

You can track the boys’ progress live at:  http://atlanticchallenge14.org/tracking/ or http://www.oceanrowing.com/Phil_McCorry/dist_map.htm

Add your support by donating to their chosen charity:  https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/atlanticchallenge14

Everyone at Shoreham RC wishes Dan & Phil a successful, enjoyable  and most importantly safe journey across the Atlantic. We’ll be following you every stroke of the way!

 

Read more about the row at: http://atlanticchallenge14.org/

Shoreham fly at Docklands Head

This weekend Shoreham took on the river clubs in London at Docklands Head, and what we originally thought would see us pitted against the river boys, instead turned out to be a coastal battle, with the main competition for Shoreham crews coming from Deal and Bexhill.

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5 river singles on the top of the trailer…a Shoreham record?

Shoreham quite literally flew along the course along the side of London City Airport, with wins coming in (despite some malfunctioning feet) the WIM3 4+ of Sally, Gemma, Sarah P & Sarah B, WNov 4+ of Debbie, Gemma, Pigg & Sally, Men’s IM3 4+ of Mike, James T, Adam & Tom and Sarah B in the WIM3 1x.

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WIM3 4+ ‘flying’ down the side of London City Airport…

Our WJ16 quad of Ezra, Phoebe, Beth & Isobel unfortunately had no opposition in their category but had a great race together, and we’re sure Tom and Adam in the men’s IM3 2- would have smashed it were it not for a bolt shearing off leading to the boys unexpectedly having to swap bow-stroke for the race.

Beth and Phoebe also had great races, both inexperienced racing in singles they rose to the challenge to push all the way to the finish line.

Hats off also to Charlotte Rose, who having never coxed ever before in her life, took to the water with the WIM3 4+. She looked terrified but did fabulously well…and came home with a pot! Not a bad effort for her first coxing outing.

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Shoreham WINNERS!

Thanks to Poplar, Blackwall & District Rowing Club for the fab organisation and for arranging for the wind to go away and the sun to come out for the day. Much appreciated!

Full results can be found at: http://www.pbdrc.co.uk/dsbh14res.pdf

 

 

Adur Head 2014 – A tale of two weather fronts

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd March saw over 100 crews from across Kent and Sussex descend on Shoreham’s River Adur for the 2014 Adur Head race. It was a weekend of the best weather and the worst, blue skies, sunshine and calm waters, 20mph winds and 10ft waves.

The inaugural Junior Adur Head on the Saturday made the most of the perfect conditions as crews from Shoreham, Bexhill, Worthing and BTC raced each other over the shortened 1.5km course. And with some youngsters racing for the first time, and others pulling out exceptional performances it was a great success. For Shoreham it was an encouraging start to the season with 3 wins – the J14 quad, J16 double and J16 mixed four.

With Sunday came the main event, along with high winds, higher waves and once again the Adur Head became a battle against the elements, with the hardiest crews testing themselves against the inclement weather. And Shoreham’s senior crews continued the success of the juniors the day before, claiming not only the second fastest time of the day but also 4 great wins in the Mens junior single sculls, Ladies junior pairs, Ladies junior fours and Ladies senior fours.

Full regatta report and photos here:

Open Day 2013

Shoreham Rowing Club are proud to announce the 2013 Open Day! 

Last years event was a great success and we look to build on that and provide as many people as possible with a rowing experience and a chance to get into rowing on the South Coast. This years event will include Open Novice fours in which anyone with the inclination to try may raise a crew and have a rowing and racing experience also an event for experienced crews from any club may enter a mixed four into the newly inaugurated Shoreham Open Day Challenge Cup. Have a look at the event page for full info and entry forms.

www.shorehamrowingclub.co.uk/openday2013

 

Junior & Adult Training Days

SATURDAY 27th APRIL 2013 – JUNIOR TRAINING CAMP

Dedicated to junior crews only. The day will require as many volunteers as possible will be needed to help with coxing, coaching and carrying.

SUNDAY 28TH APRIL 2013 – ADULT TRAINING DAY

A chance for racing crews this summer to receive coaching and longer training sessions. The day will be open to all crews from novice to senior and a rota for training will be sent around shortly. When not rowing all participating crews will be expected to help with coxing and other duties to ensure everyone benefits as fully as possible. SRC members only.

Expect a long but hopefully very worthwhile session!

BBQ afterwards for all!

Adur Head – Sunday 3rd March 2013

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Adur Head on Sunday 3rd March. 1st division starts at 1pm, 2nd division 3:00pm.

SRC members make sure that you arrive no later than 10:30am to help set up.

Other clubs ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to boat and be at the start! Good luck to everyone racing!