Shoreham travelled to Folkestone for the third stop on the 2013 CARA league calendar. After the disappointment of Eastbourne Regatta being cancelled on Saturday, the weather formed the main topic of conversation first thing in the morning. As huge waves pounded Sandgate beach, the men’s senior pairs were called off the water after trying to start while riding 10ft waves. Despite a general feeling of “Oh god do we have to go out on that” in the morning, the surf did provide a few comedy boating moments, serving to lift spirits (or in some cases drown them completely!). However after the very close to borderline conditions nearly forced a complete cessation in racing the wind let up and the regatta got underway. A much changed race order put more experienced crews onto the water in the still rough seas and held back the more junior crews while the water calmed.

Overall it was another good day for Shoreham in a season which is fast turning into one of the most successful for a very long time. Once again Shoreham’s ladies’ squad brought home most of the day’s wins and the Folkestone Ladies’ Aggregate trophy. The exception to the female winning streak was Tom and his fabulous effort against the wind to win Men’s Novice Sculls convincingly. Shoreham’s Senior Ladies made the most of the cooperating conditions, winning their four and pairs races and a beautiful row from Becca and Lizzie saw them take home their first Junior Pair win in style. A whole host of second and third-place finishes from other club members meant once again Shoreham finished second in the day’s Grand Aggregate and cemented their position at the top end of the CARA league so far!

 Regatta Results

Folkestone Regatta 2013
Event Winners 2nd 3rd 4th
MENS  SENIOR  FOURS ; Bexhill A Deal Bexhill B Folkestone
MENS  J/SENIOR  FOURS ; Eastbourne Dover Herne Bay Herne Bay
MENS  JUNIOR  FOURS ; Bexhill Herne Bay Folkstone Shoreham
MENS  NOVICE  FOURS ; Deal Herne Bay Shoreham Worthing
VETERAN  40+ FOURS ; Folkestone Bexhill A Herne Bay Shoreham
VETERAN 50+ FOURS ; Bexhill Dover Shoreham Folkestone
LADIES  SENIOR  FOURS ; Shoreham Worthing Bexhill Worthing
LADIES  JUNIOR  FOURS ; Bexhill Shoreham Shoreham Worthing
LADIES  NOVICE  FOURS ; Dover Worthing Shoreham Dover
MENS  SENIOR  PAIRS ; Bexhill Deal Shoreham Folkstone
LADIES  SENIOR  PAIRS ; Shoreham B Bexhill A Worthing Worthing
MENS  JUNIOR  PAIRS ; Herne Bay A Herne Bay B Shoreham Deal
LADIES JUNIOR PAIRS ; Shoreham Bexhill Eastbourne Deal
MENS  SENIOR  SCULLS ; Bexhill Bexhill Herne Bay Shoreham
MENS  JUNIOR  SCULLS ; Deal Bexhill Bexhill Herne Bay
MENS  NOVICE  SCULLS ; Shoreham Deal Deal Shoreham
MENS  U/16  QUAD SCULL: Herne Bay Dover
LADIES U/16 QUAD SCULL: Worthing Shoreham Bexhill
MIXED U/14 QUAD SCULL Bexhill Herne Bay


See the league tables here: