Events 2022

After a successful event in 2021, the virtual 5 miles from home challenge is taking place again in 2022. A couple of crews took part in 2021 and enjoyed being part of an international event, without having to leave the river! Further information can be found by clicking on this link:  For us to take part, the tides work well at the following times:

Wednesday 20 April


Thursday 21 April


Friday 22 April


Saturday 23 April 


Saturday 19 March 10am to 2pm Random Rowing Regatta organised by Mike Gilbert from the Coastal Rowing Academy. This will be held at Northney Marina, Hayling Island PO11 0NH. The event will be a mixed boat and mixed crew fun event. There will be access to pilot gigs, St Ayles Skiffs, Celtic Longboats, Solent Galleys and FISA Quads for clubs and rowers to take part in some sprint races in Chichester Harbour. This will be a good opportunity for anyone in the club to go along and try out different boats. 

More info and

26 March: Invite from Mike Gilbert of the Coastal Rowing Academy

You and all your Club Members are invited to come along on Saturday 26th March 2022; to the Coastal Rowing Academy, Northney Marina, Northney Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NH at from 12 midday to see and try a Spanish Traineras- a forty foot, thirteen oared rowing boat.

Our guests are bringing a Spanish rowing experience plus tasters of Santander cuisine for us all to enjoy. So please come along and invite your Club members - just rock up and be amazed!  

·         Introduction to Spanish Coastal Rowing;

·         2pm Arrival of Lady Mayoress of Havant and Consort;

·         Welcome Speech to be given by Lady Mayoress;

·         3-4pm Short row around Langstone Harbour with Lady Mayoress as passenger

·         Spanish Wine and refreshments from Cantabria available and rowing sessions open to the public.

9 April 2022 Litter Pick rowing upriver from 1300- an experiment!

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!

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. 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! 

5 June 2022 Platinum Jubilee Picnic an afternoon row upriver, leaving at 1400 on a rising neap tide. Bring your own food and drink.

18 June 2022 Expedition to Beaulieu River this is dependent on people being available to tow.

24 June 2022 we have been invited to row with Tudor Rowing Club (part of Tudor Sailing Club - they have a Friday evening row followed by food and drinks. Final details to be confirmed-  should be a fun evening and a chance to row in Langstone Harbour. We will be rowing their gigs, so we shouldn't need to tow. 

16 and 17 July 2022: Fareham Regatta an event for all rowers in the club. We row gigs provided by the organisers- so an easy event to take part in. We have crews who take part in knock out rounds on Saturday and who usually progress through to the finals on Sunday. No need to attend both days, we make our crews from who is available on each day.

30 July 2022: Chichester Harbour- dependent on how many people are available to tow.

31 July 2022: Round Hayling Race. A tough 13 mile race/ row around Hayling Island. We will need people willing to tow boats in order to participate.

13 August 2022 Tudor Sailing Club Challenge A race in Langstone Harbour, organised by Tudor Rowing Club. Details TBC, but our participation will depend on people being available to tow.

21 August 2022 Expedition to Hill Head Beach-dependent on wind strength.

3rd and 4th September 2022 Swanwick Bursledon and Warsash Regatta. This year the Regatta will be hosted by Warsash Sailing Club. Gig race and rowing races will be on 3 September.

10 September 2022: Great River Race 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 Fingers crossed it goes ahead in 2022. As with the other 'away' rows, our participation will depend on availability of towers and some shore crew, especially at the finish in Ham.

17th September 2022 TBC ( reserve date 24 September) Monster the Loch A possible trip to Scotland. Will need people to tow or find another way to transport the boats for us to participate. 

 Events 2021


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:/

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.


Date Event
27 June- postponed to 5 September

Round Hayling Island (13 miles) 

More information can be found here

4 July- cancelled

Cockleshell Challenge (7 miles)

click here for more information

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.
5 September

Monster the Loch (21 miles) will be a weekend away at least (TBC) and will be the first time that we have participated.

More information can be found by clicking on this link

19 September Brunch at the Horse and Jockey

25 September

  1. Likely to be cancelled. 
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!