Rowing News

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Posted 5th September 2018

Bembridge is ready for re-launch. Her first outing will be at 1730 on Friday 7th September 2018.

Posted 23rd July 2018

Another first, visited the War Graves at Thorney Island church see picture. Saw a seal basking on the Eastern shore of  the Thorney channel on the way home. This was the inaugural rally for the RS 2000s and the Rowers! Great coffee and cake thanks to Clare and Sarah. Biggest slice of cake for Lilly and great 1st outing for Sarah BP.

Posted 17th July 2018


Friday evening took us to Pilsey Island to inspect the obstuctions at low water and the oysters. Please join in - we now have two boats and need more coxes and crews! Contact the office for details.

Posted 9th July 2018

What a great week, 22 people visited Henley Royal Regatta on Thursday

Posted 1st July 2018

Round Hayling Island Rowing Race

A rowing team from Itchenor entered the Round Hayling Island Rowing Race last Sunday 17 June joining 25+ other boats which included Cornish Pilot Gigs, Solent Galleys, Whalers, St Ayles Skiffs and Bursledon Gigs. Our boat is a Solent Galley called Bembridge and was one of four galleys entered.

The day dawned with leaden skies and 20+ knot winds forecast so the organisers decided to change the route from right around Hayling Island to a course from Langstone Bridge to Fishery and on to Sandhead and back. As the tide turned and the wind reached 25+ knots the waves increased to nearly a metre round Fishery and still our stalwart team battled on in stormy winds and waves to finish third in 3hrs 5min. This was always billed to be an epic journey of 2-3 hours rowing with no opportunity to stop and catch one's breath on the way. Our intrepid team was: Jacky Norris Warton, William Plant, Chris Blevins and Jim Dunn, mostly ably coxed by Colin Maclean.

Essential to the success of the day were the many supporters that cheered the team round the course, helped tow our boat to Langstone and back, and provided food and drink after the race. All arrived back at ISC very tired with a few blisters after a long day at 20:00.

A noble effort by Itchenor rowers in their first competitive event.