Rowing on the South Coast is governed by 3 Associations - In Kent and Sussex we have The Coast Amateur Rowing Association (CARA). West of us are the Hants and Dorset ARA. Devon and Cornwall have the West of England ARA.

Each Association organise their own season of Regattas but each year all 3 compete against each other in the South Coast Championship Regatta, hosted by each of the Associations in turn.

In 2016 it is CARA's turn to host the Championships and Herne Bay have been chosen as the host club.

Junior Events. 1st 2nd 3rd Time Distance
Ladies J14 Quad Herne Bay Deal   5.19 -
Boys J14 Quad Bideford Blues Itchen Imperial   4.40 ½ length
Ladies J16 Quad Shoreham Itchen Imperial Herne Bay 4.45 1½ lengths
Boys J16 Quad Deal Shanklin Worthing 4.45 3 lengths
Junior Aggregate Winners Deal
Open Events. 1st 2nd 3rd Time Distance
Ladies Novice Herne Bay Southsea Deal. 11.08 4 lengths
Mens Novice Bexhill Southsea Eastbourne. 9.41 ½ length
Ladies Junior Southsea Ryde Folkestone 11.23 5 lengths
Mens Junior Southsea A Southsea B BTC 9.27 3 lengths
Mens Junior/Senior Shanklin BTC Herne Bay 8.07 5 lengths
Ladies 40+ BTC Southampton   9.55 -
Veteran 40+ BTC Herne Bay Eastbourne 8.20 -
Veteran 50+ Bexhill Herne Bay A Herne Bay B 9.35 -
Ladies Senior Worthing Folkestone     -
Mens Senior Bexhill Shoreham Deal 7.52 2 lengths
Open Aggregate Winners Southsea
Championships. 1st 2nd 3rd Time Distance
Ladies Junior Southampton Poole Ryde 8.12 4 lengths
Mens Junior Christchurch Deal Bideford 8.52 -
Mens Junior/Senior Deal A Deal B Christchurch 8.16 3 lengths
Veteran 40+ Itchen Imperial BTC Folkestone 7.38 2 lengths
Ladies Senior Itchen Imperial Shoreham BTC 8.16 ½ length
Mens Senior Herne Bay Itchen Imperial Bexhill 7.39 1½ lengths

Championship Aggregate Winners Hants and Dorset with most points gained by Itchen Imperial

Fastest time of the day Veteran 40+. Itchen Imperial 7.38.

Thursday 1 September:

Herne Bay A.R.C. Clubhouse and changing facilities open from 10am till late.

Friday 2 September:

Herne Bay A.R.C. Clubhouse and changing facilities open from 10am to 3pm

Herne Bay A.R.C. Clubhouse - Regatta Council Meeting 3pm

Herne Bay A.R.C. Clubhouse - Civic Reception and Regatta

Draw from 7pm

Saturday 3 September:

2016 South Coast Championship

11am Regatta at the HERNE BAY SAILING CLUB on the EAST BEACH

7pm Prize Giving at the Kings Hall, East Beach, Herne Bay

9pm - 12pm Live Music by ‘Rubber Biscuit’


The Regatta would not be possible without the help and support of our Regatta Sponsors to whom we say.


Regatta Sponsors

Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd

Stanley Gibbons (Philately) 399 Strand London

The Divers Arm’s

The Prince of Wales

The Gandhi Tandoori

Makcaris Coffee Bars and Ice Cream Parlours

(When in town, if you have the opportunity, please support our sponsors)