Shoreham Regatta 2021

It’s finally happening! Shoreham Regatta is booked in and should (weather dependent) happen on the 8th August 2021. We’re incredibly excited to the able to schedule a race after so long without any rowing at all, and having to miss the last two Head of the Adur Races along with last year’s rowing regatta too.

The regatta will take place on Shoreham Beach, just by the Beach Green on the 9th of August 2021 – start time TBC.

We’d love to see you there, and would relish some home support for the rowers trying to bring hoe trophies for the club.

A few crews to watch this year:

  • Senior Ladies Pair – have won two races so far this year and seem to have the measure of their closest competitors: Deal
  • Men’s Junior Sculls – Jack Bates has been on great form this year with a first and a third place in the races so far.
  • Men’s Junior Four – picked up a win at the recent Bexhill Regatta
  • Ladies Senior Four – neck and neck racing with Deal Ladies all year
  • Ladies Open Sculls – Mellissa Shaw has been dominant so far this year winning all her races!

Check out results from previous years on the regatta archives page here: Regatta Archives

Check out Shoreham’s performance in the CARA league on the Coast ARA website here:


Club Renovation

The Rowing club has undergone a make-over! Started before the pandemic and much delayed because of it, the club boathouse has now undergone a complete renovation. The club area, bar, kitchen and gym area are all updated and we have plenty of new equipment for use by club members too.

Well done to all those involved in completing the works, a huge effort and very much a worthwhile one.

With the pandemic finally appearing to ease we’re all now eagerly awaiting the first social event to be held in it.


2021 Season underway – Folkestone and Southsea regattas

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.


Shoreham success at Burway Small Boats Head

A small contingent of Shoreham rowers (along with a very loud contingent of supporters) dusted off our river boats and headed to the Thames yesterday for Burway Small Boats Head race. And on the coldest day of the year so far – seriously freezing in the marshalling area – Shoreham’s novice scullers shone.

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First to shiver their way up to the start line, via a large bank-side tree, was Sarah B in her single scull, closely followed by Ezra & Charlotte R in the double scull (via the same, pesky bank-side foliage). With Burway being Charlotte’s first ever head race, and Ezra’s first time steering one from the bow, and both with limited experience in a double scull together the girls should be very proud of their row yesterday. Of course, we can definitely blame one tiny altercation with a tree halfway down the course on the very loud, and quite clearly, very distracting cheering from both Ezra & Charlotte’s families…

Sarah’s race in the single scull went surprisingly smoothly, managing to avoid the Hastings/Bewl Bridge pair who had lodged themselves in the same tree the Shoreham double would find a few minutes later, but coming closer than would be deemed comfortable to a large, looming barge 50om from the finish. Despite these distractions Sarah’s row was good enough to see her down the course fastest among the novice women’s entries, winning her category overall.

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For Division 3 the temperature dropped from a balmy 4 degrees to a mildly chilly 2-3 degrees, as the sun disappeared behind a few clouds and a piercing northerly breeze whipped up every few minutes. Lining up at the start was Tom in the Men’s Novice Single Sculls and Debbie, Charlotte R, Sally, Sarah B and Ezra coxing the Women’s Novice coxed quad. Tom’s first head race in his scull was not entirely unsuccessful, pinching 3rd place overall- and had he known where the finish line was he may even have been able to move up those few places!

The Women’s Novice coxed quad were up next and had a great row considering they have never been in a quad together, and had absolutely no chance of a warm up or practice together until the starter called “go”. With some fantastic steering from Ezra, negotiating tricky overtaking, the girls were able to push on ahead of a chasing Ardingly novice quad, beating them down the course by 10 seconds and claiming the overall victory.

A very successful first winter head race for Shoreham – a big congratulations to everyone who took part and a very big thanks to all supporters, whose (loud, very loud) cheering gave all our rowers that extra boost halfway down the course. Here’s to the next one!



End of Season Dinner & Dance – Sept 28th 2013

All Shoreham rowers of all ages, friends, family and supporters are invited to the 2013 End of Season Dinner & Dance, on Saturday 28th September 2013 at Sussex Yacht Club. Let’s celebrate a successful season in style!

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Don’t miss out – get your ticket sooner rather than later!

Cheques can be made payable to Shoreham Rowing Club or make a bank transfer to the club with your name. Please let Sarah B or Debbie know who you are buying the tickets for.

Any questions email or find Sarah B at the club.

See you all there!!


Quiz Night

Thanks to everyone who entered the quiz last week…and well done to the winning team – Adam, Kim, Laura et al – who sneaked through to win with a stonking final music round. It was fantastic to see so many members, friends and family supporting the club and having a great time.

All proceeds from the quiz go to new equipment and the evening raised a fabulous £350!

See you all for the next one!