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Photos from the Bursledon Gig Race- Regatta 2021 Gig Race Bursledon Regatta 2021
After a successful event in 2021, the virtual 5 miles from home challenge may take place again in 2022. A couple of crews took part this year and enjoyed being part of an international event, without having to leave the river! This link gives an idea of what the challenge may be like next year http://oceantocity.com/five-miles-from-home-series/
4 June 2022: Ocean to City a row/race in Cork with amazing hospitality! Have a look at www.oceantocity.com, registration opens in February with an Early Bird Discount entry fee. Although the race is on the Saturday, it is a long weekend away, and we can only take part if we have enough people willing to tow the gigs. We have taken two gigs in the past and were due to take three gigs in 2020.
16 and 17 July: Fareham Regatta an event for all rowers in the club.
31 July 2022: Round Hayling Race 31 July 2022. A tough 13 mile race/ row around Hayling Island.
Swanwick Warsash and Bursledon Regatta- Date 3rd and 4th September. Friends party on 2nd September. This year the Regatta will be hosted by Warsash Sailing Club. Further details to be confirmed.
10 September 2022 : Great River Race, this has not confirmed by the organisers. The Great River Race website is still not available (November 2021). A 21 mile row/race through London from the Docklands to Ham. There are usually over 300 fixed seat rowing boats and it is just the best way to see London! The following website gives a good indication of what the race is like http://www.pla.co.uk/Events/Great-River-Race. Fingers crossed it goes ahead in 2022.
17th September TBC ( reserve date 24 September) Monster the Loch http://monstertheloch.com
|27 June- postponed to 5 September||
Round Hayling Island (13 miles)
|4 July- cancelled||
Cockleshell Challenge (7 miles)
|10 and 11 July- postponed to 4th and 5th September||Fareham Regatta hosted by Fareham Sailing and Motorboat club Click here to find out more about the Fareham sailing and Motorboat Club|
|20 July||Curry row to Botley (TBC)|
|24 July||Expedition to Christchurch - we are planning to go ahead with this row. Check emails for further details.|
|21 August||Expedition to Itchenor - cancelled due to poor weather|
|28 August||Bursledon Regatta- Boatyard Sheave Race only. Information has been emailed.|
Monster the Loch (21 miles) will be a weekend away at least (TBC) and will be the first time that we have participated.
|19 September||Brunch at the Horse and Jockey|
|Great River Race (21 miles) More information available here. We usually have several club boats take part. It is the best way to see London!|
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Hamble river rowing club has the safety of it’s members in the highest regard. The following guides have been created to help members make decisions while navigating the river Hamble. These are guides and do not replace seamanship and common sense. The guides can be downloaded in pdf format for printing and reading offline or read online below.
Below you will find some hints on how to find and interpret the tides in the River Hamble which will enable you to work out when it is easy to get the Gigs off the mud/moorings and when you can re-
We can, usually, go rowing from about 3.5 hours before Bursledon HW to about 4 hours after Bursledon HW. This is when the tidal height is above 2.5m. On the Rowing Diary tidal times are, generally, Bursledon HW or LW. PLW or PHW refer to Portsmouth times, which are up to 30 minutes before Bursledon.
One needs the following tidal heights to reach certain points. These heights can vary by as much as .3m depending on high or low pressure. So the rise or fall happens at the expected time but the height may be different. Higher with low pressure, lower with high pressure.
Botley Mill Pool 4.1m
Botley Quay 4.0m
Horse & Jockey 4.0m
The Fork at Fairthorne 3.5m
To moor and unmoor the boats one needs the following tidal heights. For unmooring this assumes that one can pull them off just before they float even if the bow is on the mud. For mooring it assumes that one can moor them and pull them back to their normal position.
Downstream outer mooring 2.8m 3.1m
Downstream inner mooring 2.5m 2.8m
Upstream mooring 2.8m 3.2m
The jetty at the Jolly -