- Written by Trevor Brown
Saturday 3 September at Herne Bay
At the moment September still seems a long way off and most clubs and rowers will have no idea of who will qualify for the event, however this being the 60th Anniversary of the South Coast Championships, we want the event to be special and for everyone to feel invited.
A booklet has been prepared which sets out the plans for the Championship and gives some guides to places to stay, eat and drink during your visit.
Our Championship Committee are working hard (and have been for many months) to try and ensure the event is one to remember, so please make plans to join us in September.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Herne Bay.
Trevor Brown Chairman H.B.A.R.C.
- Written by Ryan Epps
John Cox has organised another ‘Ergothon’, at the Bandstand, on Saturday March 19th. If you would like to take part I’m sure John would be happy to book you a time slot, or why not walk through and offer your support! Funds raised will go towards the boat fund and Demelza house.
The club currently have a surplus of old blades which are no longer in use and the committee has decided that a few could be sold. If any members would like to purchase a blade please contact John Cox.
Fire walking for Charity.
One of our members Emily Noyes is taking part in a fire walk (walking on 15ft of burning hot coals up to at least 800 degrees) on Sunday 20 March in Faversham - all in aid of charity! The charity is ‘JDRF’ for people with type 1 diabetes. If anyone would like to support Emily by making a donation to the charity, you can do so via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EandKdothefirewalk Further details of the charity and the work they do, can be found at https://jdrf.org.uk/event/jdrf-firewalk-faversham/
At the committee meeting this week, 3 numbers were drawn, this month’s lucky winners were, £75 Phoebe Shilling, £50 Jeff Hutton and £25 Mandi Monroe. New members to the 100 club welcome, and if you paid your subscription from Jan to March last year, it time to renew please!
Our treasurer has asked me to remind members, that annual subscriptions were due on March 1st.
The start of the rowing season is not far away, the annual Viking Shield this year is on April 2nd in Deal, with a nice early 9am start.
- Written by Ryan Epps
Our thanks to Stuart and Harry, for their work in replacing the fascias and soffits at the club. This has been followed by a complete re-decoration of the stairwell, toilets and bar area. It will take a while putting everything back in place and I'm sure help from volunteers would be welcome!
New Year’s Eve
Once again Will Campbell is hosting a disco from 8pm at the club to see in the New Year. £25 per head with an open bar, or the option of £5 with a cash bar.
Ryan and Carolyn are hosting the annual Christmas Eve reception at the club from 7.30pm, with complimentary mulled wine, mince pies etc, all members and guests are welcome
The Club’s A.G.M. will be held on
Friday 22nd January.
Post-Christmas with Jeff Hutton
Jeff is organising the annual post-Christmas drink around the town, for Tuesday 29th December – details to follow
Our first Wine and Wisdom Quiz of 2016 will be on Saturday 23rd January. Tables of 6 at £30 per table. Please book a table by return email or add your name to the list on the club notice board.
Over 80 members and guests enjoyed the annual dinner dance/presentation evening at the Marine Hotel in November. Our thanks to Liz for organising the event again. Congratulations to all those whose achievements were recognised on the night.
At the dinner dance, we drew 6 numbers so congratulations to the lucky winners, especially John Cox who kindly donated his £75 back to the club. The next draw will take place during the Christmas Eve reception. The funds raised from the 100 club go towards the "boat and equipment" fund and in the first year (ending Oct 2015) just over £1,000 was raised for the club, while a similar sum has been given out as prizes. It’s a relatively easy way to support the club and new members are welcome. Just a reminder, if you joined October to December 2014, your subs are now due.
We are about to work out the Bar Rota for 2016, if you would like to help behind the bar on a Wednesday or Friday evening or Sunday lunchtime, please let me know, likewise those who have a work rota to consider.
- Written by Liz Taylor
This year's Dinner and Dance is on Sat 28th November at the Marine Hotel, Whitstable.
6pm for 6.30pm sit down. £30.00 per person.
We are having a 'Choose your menu and buy your ticket' evening on Friday 6th November at the club. See menu below. Alternatively contact liz direct with your choices.
Menu - Starters
A Broccoli & stilton soup
B Smoked salmon salad, red onion & caper salsa
A Roast topside of beef, horseradish sauce, Yorkshire pudding,
red wine & mustard gravy
B Chicken breast with spinach mousse,
roasted red pepper sauce, rocket and parmesan
Served with selection of vegetables and potatoes
A Passion fruit & pineapple pavlova
B Chocolate truffle torte
Coffee & mints
- Written by Ryan Epps
Earlier in the month Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club presented a cheque to David Holmes from Demelza Children's Hospice. The club donated £219.00 which was raised during the club's sponsored 10 hour 'Ergo Thon' earlier in the year. John Cox, Vice Captain, had organised the event which took place in Herne Bay Bandstand. The monies raised were divided between Demelza and club's new boat fund. So well done and thank you to all who took part.
Congratulations to Michael Epps (£75), Marc Taylor (£50) and the consortium known as Monica's Gang (£25) who were the winners in the June 100 club draw. A good month to have a name beginning with the letter “M”.
The next draw will be on Saturday August 22nd – see below.
A “Moonlight Walk”, from the King’s Hall to Whitstable and back, in aid of the Pilgrims Hospices, takes place on Saturday 12th September. Last time the event was held, we supplied a number of marshals for the walk and have agreed to do so again this year. If you are free that evening and feel you could support this worthy cause, could you please contact John Cox, who is liaising with the organisers.
Pre Championship Bar-B-Que
We are hosting a BBQ at the club, this coming Saturday 22/8/15 from 7pm, with the August 100 Club draw at about 8.30pm.
We are not making a charge for the event, but if anyone feels they could bring a “side-dish” or dessert it would be appreciated and if possible could you liaise with Liz over this.
Unfortunately our entries this year are minimal, but we wish those who are going every success.
Finally “Chairman Trevor” has asked me to pass on his thanks to all of those who helped make our Regatta such a success last month. From tidying the club house on the Friday, setting out the turns early Saturday, manning the rescue/officials boats, suppling and manning the refreshment stall, the bar-b-que and the bar, right through to organising the trophies for presentation and the final beach clear-up. There are too many to mention individually, but THANK YOU to you all, for helping to ensure our regatta was once again the envy of the other clubs.
- Written by Ryan Epps
Herne Bay’s junior scullers got the recent Southsea regatta off to a fine start with Will Campbell, John Cox and Lucas Potterton all rowing well in their heats to qualify for the final later in the day. Also qualifying through their heats were the novice scullers George Holness and Adam Taylor.
The veterans 50+ crew, Harry Roberts, Mark Davies, Stuart Webb and Tony Mills had a solid row to finish in second while the veterans 40+ crew, Liz Taylor, John Cox, Stuart Webb and Mark Davies, had to endure two false starts before finally getting their race underway to come home as the second CARA crew across the line.
As the sea conditions worsened George Holness finished in fourth place in the novice sculls final with Adam Taylor capsizing at the turn. The senior fours then took to the water and after a false start, the Bay's “B” crew, John Cox, Mark Davies, Stuart Webb and Adam Taylor, had to row back to the shore after their boat took on too much water. The “A” crew of George Holness, Tom Walton, Luke Towner and William Campbell got off to a good start but by the turn their boat had also filled up with water and they had to abandon the race and row to shore.
Unfortunately because of deteriorating weather conditions the junior sculls final was cancelled.
Herne Bay hosted our own regatta on July 18th and our girls J16 quad, Beth Ling, Jasmine Amos, Scarlett Bates and Zoe Tyler started the day off by achieving a very commendable third place. The veteran's 40+ “A” crew of Liz Taylor, John Cox, Stuart Webb and Mark Davies also finished third in their race. Will Campbell and Lucas Potterton both qualified through their heats to the final of the junior sculls in which Will claimed his fifth victory of the season and Lucas followed home in 7th place.
Herne Bay’s George Holness, Tom Walton, Luke Towner, Will Campbell and David Wareham (cox) won an eventful Senior fours race.
The veteran’s 50 + crew of Harry Roberts, Mark Davies, Stuart Webb and Tony Mills came third in their race a result which was matched by the men’s novice 4 of Lewis Whale, Andy Boughton, Chris Hood and Luke Taylor.
The ladies novice crew, Scarlett Bates, Emily Noyes , Kaye Sullivan and Zoe Tyler had a fantastic race and came home in second place. Luke Towner was third in the senior sculls while novice sculler George Holness won his second race at home to promote him to junior status.
The final success of the day was the award of "Coxwain of the Day" to Herne Bay's Jacob Webb, for his perfect turn in the vets 50+race, even more of an achievement as it was his first ever race as coxswain.
The following day at Deal, the Herne Bay veteran’s 40+ “A” and Men’s Novice 4 crews had similar third place finishes, while the 50+ went one better coming second.
The ladies novice crew had another good race this time coming third.
Luke Towner had another third place in the senior sculls with Adam Taylor coming second in his novice sculls event
- Written by webmaster
The Last few weeks since our home Regatta have seen further racing at Deal (pictured below), Worthing (pictured above) and Folkestone and the season is now nearly over.
- Written by webmaster
It's over a week now since Southsea Regatta on the 11th July.
Herne Bay's assault on the premier event - The Pompey Grand - ended inauspiciously, of the 3 senior Fours entered one didn't make the beach, another crew made the 1st start even though being drawn on the outermost lane couldnt actually hear it.
However the Umpires ordered a re-row for reasons unknown and before the 2nd start they had taken on too much water and had to row ashore. Our final crew in the event managed to start but didn't make the turns before getting swamped - Luke's video below demonstates how the buoyancy in the boat means that it doesnt actually sink and can be (slowly) rowed back to the beach.
The happy ending is that the following week Luke's crew were able to claim victory in the Senior Four race at Herne Bay's home Regatta