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Our new carbon coastal pair has been delivered and will be launched this Saturday 20th September 12:00pm at the club house. This will be the second new boat this season after Kenny Chalk launched his carbon scull, “stealth” earlier in the summer.
With 11 of the 13 regattas for the 2014 season completed, crews are preparing for their last few races of the season. It has been another successful season for the club with wins across a range of divisions.
The Men's Senior Pair is tensely poised with a 4-4 share of the Championship between Lymington and Itchen with two points still up for grabs. The Senior Four remain second in the Championship behind BTC with there win from Ryde.
The Men's Junior-Senior Four have continued to push Ryde hard week after week and claiming the Hants and Dorset point at Southsea, in which they beat Ryde to second in the race, is a promising sign ahead of the South Coast Championships in September.
The club have dominated the Men's Masters B Fours with a clean sweep of wins when they have raced and controlled the race from start to finish at Southsea which will give the crew confidence for the South Coast Championship in which they race crews from the two neighbouring associations.
The club are set to claim the Men's Novice Sculls championship with a win at this weekend's race at Poole giving the club an unassailable lead. The points have been scored by Ryan Chalk who has had two wins this season and moved up to the Junior division. Alex Barnes currently has one win and with a second place finish at Bournemouth will have hopes of secure Junior status before the close of the season. Add to this a number of second and third place finishes with the rest of the J-S crew in close pursuit of Alex.
At Men's Junior Four the racing has been as close as always with four clubs still having a chance of winning the Championship. The Lymington crew has continued to show progress over the season if not having any wins to show for their efforts in a very competitive division.
Both the Men's and Ladies' Novice Fours have showed great improvements over the course of the season in their first season of rowing for most. The J16 crew has also competed well stepping up to race older crews in the Novice division at Bournemouth.
With a championship still up for grabs for the club this year it is set to be an exciting end to the Hants and Dorset season, before thoughts switch to the South Coast Championships.
The club's new pair has been ordered with a launch date to be set soon and sent out to members. The carbon boat, “Spartina”, will be the second new boat this season after Kenny Chalk launched his carbon scull, “stealth” earlier in the summer.
South Coast Championships – Swanage
This season's South Coast Championships take place at Swanage on 13th and 14th September. The entry sheet is up at the club and will come down on Monday 18th August. Please ensure your entry is on the form and race fees are in the box for the whole crew.
Lymington Summer Spectacular
The annual event is taking place this Sunday and the rotary club have asked for help from the club to set up for the event. It will be an early start on Sunday morning; however the Rotary club are always generous to the club in thanks. Waddy will be emailing out details latest this week, so if you are free this Sunday before 10am please come down and help out.
Redrow have been in contact with the club offering a visit of the new building. Pete is in the process of setting up a date for the visit. If you would like to attend please contact Pete for more details.
It may just be the start of August but the Christmas party date has been confined at 20th December and will take place at Lanes in Lymington, so make sure you save the date.