Hamble River Rowing Facebook Page.
We will be having a social evening at the Jolly Sailor on the jetty on Tuesday 25th May. Places are by pre-booking only, and we are already full for this one, because social distancing means that space is limited. However, keep an eye on this page as we hopefully release details of other events, as lockdown eases.
Ocean to City this year is a virtual event. They are running a series called #5 Miles from Home with 5 mile time trials organised by different clubs in Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Our time trial will be on the Hamble. If you want to form a crew you can get more information from http:/oceantocity.com/five-miles-from-home-series/
The first leg took place on the weekend of 7-9 May with two crews taking part, rowing a very windy 5 miles on the Sunday morning.
Leg 2 is 4-6 June
Leg 3 is 9-11 July
The following programme assumes that restrictions are lifted from 21 June. More information will be provided nearer the dates. Those in bold are Club events and they are provisional at this stage. They will be confirmed by email and on the website.
|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 (TBC)|
|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!|
Hamble River Rowing Facebook Page.
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 -