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/
14 May 2022 Hamble River Raid- one to put in the diairies asap! A race from Hamble to the Jolly and back to Hamble. Lots of trophies to be won and a good event for all! http://www.hambleriverraid.org/
22 May 2022 Cockleshell Challenge. A seven mile race from Eastney, along Southsea seafront and back via Horse Sand fort. It takes around 11/2 hours- maybe a bit more depending on the conditions on the day. We will need people to tow, if we are going to take part. Eastney Sailing Club are the hosts, so there are good launching facilities, a subsidised bar, excellent breakfasts and a good view from the clubhouse. www.eastneycruisingassociation.com for more details.
24 May 2022 Botley Curry Row TBA. The tides work for our traditional row to Botley. A great event and very popular with everyone. Great fun rowing back in the dark!
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
7 December: Christmas Meal at the Jolly. Details have been sent to club members. Please respond by 23 November.
19 October: Supper row to Hamble is fully booked.
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 - 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!|