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Lymington Amateur Rowing Club was established in 1881. Our clubhouse can be found on the corner of Quay Road in Lymington. The club has and always will promote the fun & social side of the sport as well as the serious aspect of competitive rowing.

If you would like to try rowing for a bit of fun or if you are an established rower wishing to train hard please get in touch, join up now or come along to the club house, we are looking forward to seeing you.

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    A sad day

    It is with regret that we have to inform you of the passing of Charlie Phillips, one of our long standing and successful members.

    Charlie won novice in 1966. His junior/ senior crew were runners up in the Hants and Dorset championship in 1971. Charlie went on to row in the senior pair that won at Swanage in 1975 with Alan Taylor and became the first Lymington crew to win a senior race.

    His biggest accomplishment at the club must surely have been winning the Hants and Dorset senior sculls championship in the early eighties.

    Charlie’s fundraising activities and abilities as a shipwright helped the club acquire and maintain an assortment of boats for the members to use.


    A funeral service to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at Bolder Church on Tuesday 3rd November at 14:00. After the service there will be a chance to remember at Bolder working men’s club. All invited.

    Our thoughts are with his family. He will be sadly missed but remembered with a smile.


    Family flowers only. Donations are welcomed to the British Heart Foundation c/o FW House and Sons Ltd.



    Hants and Dorset Dinner and Dance

    The time has come for one of the best nights of the year. 

    Dust off that dinner jacket and shine those heels because we need to celebrate.


    World Rowing Masters 10th - 12th Sept

    For the first time in the Lymington Rowing Clubs history we took a small hop across the pond to take part in the World Rowing Masters in Hazewinkel, Belgium. Alan Taylor and Tim Bull took their trusty double to see how the world does it.

    Setting off on Wednesday they had races all through the week, with the first race on Thursday afternoon. It was a tough one against America, Denmark, Poland, Germany and Australia. After a lot of training it was a shock to the system after the first 500m as the GB pair had been rowing 2000m in coastal boats all summer, they soon saw the difference next to river rowers.


    For Fridays race they were ready, the nerves and excitement had settled and they knew what they had to bring to the table. They had a good race against many other world crews to finish 7th.

    Saturday was the final race. A lot of the other crews had mentioned how heavy the Lymington boat was so for a final push in the last race they borrowed Steve and Ray’s boat from BTC. This would only have given them a few seconds difference but every little helps at the World Masters. It was a great final race coming in 5th.


    Overall Alan and Tim had a great few days. They experienced rowing at a completely different level and it’s made them want more.

    As they slip back into winter training and the river head races they have the 2016 World Masters in their sights!


    Next years World Masters is in Copenhagen, Denmark. 


    South Coast Championships - Wimbleball

    Wimbleball Rowing Club hosted the 59th South Coast Championships and Open Regatta on Saturday. 

    The regatta got off to a fairly wet and miserable start with rain soaking competitors in the early races. 

    However, the weather conditions improved throughout the day as the Hampshire and Dorset ARA competed against clubs from the West of England and Coast Associations. 

    The big winners on the day were Bexhill who won the Bideford Bowl race ahead of HDARA Senior Champions Itchen. 

    However, the most improved club was Ryde who won three races at the regatta, having only picked up a handful of victories in the 2015 season. 

    For more action and the highlights of the regatta are available in the posted video. Extended Race Footage of the all the Men's and Ladies finals is available to download from South Coast Journalism Online Store (click here)

    -report courtesy of Alex Barnes - South Coast Journalism http://www.southcoastjournalism.co.uk


    2015 AGM

    The AGM will be on the 9th of October at 7.30pm. Please all make an effort to be there as the club is going through very exciting times in its history. 
    At the meeting we will be voting on whether we will move to the Redrow development, I will be shortly be sending out all documents (to club members) relating to the move for your consideration before the meeting. Yearly costs, agreements and pros and cons. Only current members are eligible to vote but I am letting past members know as any input is welcome.
    It is also the time of year we consider changes to membership levels and fees.
    Can any other business please be submitted to the secretary in advance to try and speed the meeting along.

    Pete & Laura Lock