Hamble River Rowing

AGM 26th October

With the evenings draw in, it was time for the End of Season Supper/AGM.  It was  held at the Jolly Sailor,  inside the jetty marquee, which was fully enclosed, lit and heated.  The Jolly provided a £10 supper of two courses for 35 people.

The evening started by meeting at the bar at 7:15, before adjourning out to the marquee for a short AGM.  The attending members were told about the all of the successes the club had achieved in it’s first year, including the award from Sports England for the two new gigs.

The new committee were agreed upon and duly voted in.  See ‘about us’ for details.  


With the opinions from the questionnaire collated, and discussed, it was agreed that a move towards more training for the rowers should be organised,  especially with the growing interest to row in other waters, culminating in competing in the Great River Race in September.

It was agreed upon by everyone that Jim Chadwick-Williams had done a fantastic job in bringing an idea of a rowing club on the river Hamble to fruition.  

The new gig is  finally here!  We will try to bring it to the AGM for a quick peek, before it goes into Jim’s garage to be finished.  

Events and News

The thwarts and foot bars need fitting.  The rowlock holes need positioning and new rowlock and pins fitting.  A new rudder needs to be built, and a cover made to keep her looking good.

Then we just need to name her and she will be ready for rowing!!!!!

Saturday November 6th.

The Langstone Cutters are planning to row the Solent galley Bembridge up the Hamble from mouth to fork (plus an exploratory trip towards the Horse and Jockey to see how far we can get).

The Langstone Cutters joined the Hamble River Rowing Club for a row to the Horse and Jockey. Rowing up river through the stunning Autumnal display from the Manor farm country park woodlands was a worthy rival to anything New England, could provide.

The beautiful Solent Galley Bembridge gloried in her surroundings  and a lovely time was had by all.

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