The much awaited 2021 CARA season is underway as Folkestone Regatta became the first post-COVID coastal regatta and the first since the completion of the 2019 season. Rowers from across the South East of England descended on Sandgate, all eager to get in some racing for the fist time in nearly 2 years.

The regatta was a great success overall, not least for Shoreham who came away with 2 wins and a host of podium places. Victory for Jack Bate in the Novice Sculls event and for the ladies Novice Four, were supported by many second and third places.

From Folkestone, the CARA league moved to Southsea, the biggest and most prestigious race in the CARA calendar. Shoreham, again, did not disappoint, whilst coming away with one one overall victory, the club did collect a few second places and a number of “first CARA club over the line” wins (both CARA and HDARA associations row at Southsea).

Notable performances on the day from the entire ladies senior squad, who picked up second place in the Four and the pair, but again the star of the show was Jack bates who moved up out of his comfort zone, to race above his novice sculler status, in the Junior event; and then proceeded to win it comfortably.

Well done to all competing. See you at the next event in Herne Bay on the 23rd July.