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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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    Thursday
    Oct082015

    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. 


    Monday
    Sep142015

    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

    Monday
    Sep142015

    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


    Tuesday
    Aug182015

    South Coast Journalism

    South Coast Journalism was set up by our very own Alex Barnes in October 2013 after he began creating video reports for Lymington Rowing Club - reports that received a huge amount of positive responses from the Hampshire and Dorset Association and even clubs beyond that. 

    If you would like to see all of our previous regatta videos or just keep up to date with the South Coast Campionships, please follow the link! 

    http://www.southcoastjournalism.co.uk/archive-coastal-rowing-2015.php

     

    Sunday
    Aug162015

    BTC Regatta

    Lymington had a successful day on Saturday at BTC Regatta.  Once the tide had come up and the buoys were floating, the regatta set off.

    In the second race of the day, we had the Vet 40’s. Alan Taylor, Tim Bull, Kenny Chalk, Brian Edwards from BTC and cox Livvi Bull. They had a great start with a hard race to the buoys but unfortunately the contending crews for the championship got ahead of them to get a win for Itchen. Lymington finishing 4th. Next we have men’s senior pair. Tim Bull and Alan Taylor had a quick boat change to meet Pete Lock and Jack Bladen out on the start line to race the other crews. Pete Lock And Jack Bladen had a hard race out in lane 8 but staying with the Itchen pair and giving them a fight for 1st place. Our Lymington crew Lock and Bladen came in 2nd just a length behind the championship winners Itchen. After racing straight after the four’s race Taylor and Bull finished in 6th out of 8 crews.

    Kenny Chalk and Tim Bull then raced in Senior Scull. Both having a great race and fighting against some big rollers and choppy water on the river.

    The novice girls were next to race in the 4 after a short break from rowing. They had a great start and all of the crews were level. The crew of Josie Bradford, Izzy de Wattripont, Emma Brangan, Megan Skellon and cox Terry Woolford had a great boy turn and were on their way back sailing through the crews. With 500 meters left of the course they were in front of the bunch and push for that victory finish. With this brilliant win the girls now move up to Junior.

    Last to race out of the Lymington club were Livvi Bull and Lucy Taylor. After a tough decision they decided to row Senior Ladies Pair instead of their normal Junior race. After a choppy row they finished 3rd.

    A good result for all Lymington rowers on Saturday and the next and final race of the season is Coalies regatta in Southampton.