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Events Calendar


Watch this space for details and dates of any future rowing or social events planned for  2017.

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Dates for your 2017 diary

 

Horse racing like you’ve never seen before!

A night at the races with Kingswear Rowing Club.

Saturday 23rd September 7.15 for 7.30pm.
Venue: Kingswear Village Hall

Wind the string and watch your horse gallop, trot, or dawdle up the all weather indoor track. There’s a parade ring, a winners enclosure and the official Kingswear Tote so lots of £1 coins needed. All this plus a hot supper served at 7.30pm for just £10 per person. Plus there’s a wine and beer bar for all those jockeys, owners and trainers plus all those spectators. This has all the makings of a fantastic night at the races.
Tickets will be available very soon from most local outlets so watch out for more details on posters in the village, our website and on our very own Facebook page.

Please come along and support this new event….we look forward to seeing you all there.

Not to be confused with watching a DVD or video of horses racing……..this is almost the real thing!

All proceeds will go towards Kingswear Rowing Club

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Past events

Friday 4th August 16.00 onwards

Clubhouse BBQ.

The BBQ will be alight around 16.00…..Arrive by dinghy if you prefer as HW is a 16.46. Bring food and drinks.

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Sunday 6th August

FBI Rock on the Beach

Pick up a mooring off Dittisham. Enjoy the music and bring a picnic. Music kicks off about 13.00.  LW 11.52 and HW 18.20.

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Sunday 13th August

Mew Stone and Newfoundland Cove

Rowing round the Mew Stone and picnic in Newfoundland Cove

Organise a team or come along as an individual and we will fit you intoa crew. Or bring your own boat. Its a picnic so please bring your picnic and suitable refreshments. To book a seat in one of the Seine boats dont delay.

Email graham.sowerby@btinternet.com or call 01803 882125.

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Sunday 3rd September

FBI Rock on the Beach

Details as perAugust but tides are LW 10.32 HW 17.09.

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KRC Curry & Skittles Evening

Great night at the Ship. A big thanks you to Colin and Heather for donating £2 per meal served. Including monies from killer skittles and the raffle we made over £145. Thanks to the team at the Ship, those who donated prizes and of course everyone who came along.

Watch this space for another skittles evening in November.

Happy Rowing

Graham & Kay

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Flat Owers Challenge

Two teams of five took part in our first Flat Owers Challenge. What a glorious day for the race and BBQ that followed. The winning team by just 2 feet after 55 minutes of racing was:
Steve, Liz, Anita and Alexa coxed by Sunil. Yes, just 2 feet! Over 25 club members then headed for our clubhouse and pontoon for our first bbq of the year. Great race superb bbq!
The winning team were presented with their trophy by Wendy.
The runners up were: Bob, Ken, Kay, Gill and Jan. Well done to both teams!

 

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More Fun Afloat.

Looking out this morning at a very sunny blue sky got me thinking of more fun afloat. Last year we enjoyed a number of trips up river in various craft including rowning boats, ribs and launches to the Ferry Boat Inn at Dittisham for “Rock on the beach”.

Dittisham Picnic Row
Here’s the dates for 2017 Rock on the Beach events.
Sunday 7th May.
Sunday 4th June.
Sunday 2nd July.
Sunday 6th August.

The fun tends to start round about 13.00hrs………with food available. We tend to congregate attached to a visitors mooring for a picnic afloat.
So plan ahead……….book a club boat or bring your own………..get a crew together……..pack a picnic………and enjoy the afternoon.

Keep an eye on the Ferry Boat Inn website for updates.
www.ferryboatinndittisham.pub

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Graham

Tel: 01803 882125

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Tuckenhay Rowing Rally

Saturday 3rd June.

Yes, back by popular demand was the Tuckenhay Rowing Rally. With 25 of us heading up to Tuckenhay after a short safety briefing. We left Darthaven at 12.15 with 3 rowing boating including one of our Seine boats, Gertrude and Spirit of Gertrude making the trip along with 3 support boats. Eats and drinks were enjoyed  at the Maltsters. We raised £65 for club funds for the continued maintenance of club boats, oars and other items of kit. After the row we headed into the Ship for more suitable refreshments.

A big thanks to everyone who joined in!

We are now looking at other rallies…….Possibly Sharpham, Stoke G and Galmpton and perhaps a row around the Mew Stone.

Watch this space and our clubs facebook page.

Regards

Graham

01803 882125

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There were no rallies in 2016 but below is a sample of what we got up to on the water in 2015

Saturday 16th May. The Dittisham Picnic Rally planned for the 16th was canc due to the poor weather forecast and lack of support. Next year we will avoid the Music festival weekend.


Sun 31st May with HW at 17.40 This was the date set for our steak on stones rally to Stoke Gabriel. Blessed with a break in the weather  26 of us headed up to Stoke G by water in various craft including our 2 Seine boats plus Neil Baxster in his superb little skiff. We all arrived alongside the pontoon at Stoke G with those rowing experiencing a challenging trip. Well done rowers! On arrival we wre greeted at the River Shack where we all enjoyed a delicious meal.

If you missed out on this rally and would like to join us on a future club rally keep an eye on this events page along with our club facebook page.

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Newfoundland Cove or Dittisham
Sat 6th June with LW at 15.10 was the date set for our first ever picnic rally to Newfoundland Cove however due to strong unfavourable south westerly winds we decided to head for Dittisham instead. We all rafted up on a visitors mooring and had a very enjoyable late picnic lunch. If you missed out on this rally please bear it in mind for next year as it’s sure to be in the programme again.

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Sharpham Picnic Row

27th June with HW at 15.05 was the date set for another new club rally. This one is to south quay at Sharpham.  South Quay is located upstream from Stoke Gabriel and Dunncannon, so similar in distance to our row to Tuckenhay but as usual we made best use of the tide all the way there and back. The Sharpham Trustees kindly agreed to let us use south quay for a club picnic for a donation towards the Sharpham Trust. After a safety briefing we left Darthaven at approx 12.30. Boats were loaded with picnic rugs, picnics and suitable refreshments for the row and picnic.

A very enjoyable afternoon picnic with 16 KRC members and guests soaking up the sun and enjoying a delicious picnic. Amie plus Gertrude and 3 other boats joined in including Dennis and Gwen Royle with their delightful sailing dinghy. South Quay is certainly a lovely picnic location as long as the weathers good…..thankfully it was.

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Our next Rowing Rally is up Bow Creek to the Maltsters at tuckenhay. This is on Sunday 9th August the day after Dittisham Regatta, HW Dartmouth is at 14.24 so we will be aiming to leave Darthaven by 12.15. However more details will follow.

 

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Sat 26th September – Rally to Galmpton

Row to Galmpton for a fish and chips supper. We held this rally for the first time last year and due to much demand we have decide to include it again in our programme for 2015. More details will follow but HW is at 17.32 Height 4.9 so we will aim to leave Darthaven at 16.00. If you plan to join in add it to your diary now. As usual there will be limited seats available as we expect to just take 2 Seine Boats.

 

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