In September 2010, Wimbleball Rowing Club in association with Southwest Lakes Trust hosted the 54th South Coast Championship Regatta, on their recently established six-lane 2000m rowing course.
The South Coast Championship is an event where the Coast
), Hants and Dorset
(H&DARA) and the West of England
(WEARA) compete against each other. There are six main events called the Championship races: Senior Men, Senior Ladies, Junior/Senior Men, Junior Men, Junior Ladies and Veteran Fours. The top two crews from each association in each section compete for the title of “South Coast Champions”. There are two sections of supporting events: Open events and Junior events. The open events are for the crews in each association that didn’t qualify for the championship races. The junior events are a recent addition and are for those that are eighteen and under.
The South Coast Championships started in 1957 at Poole and was the brainchild of Archie Frasier of Westover and Bournemouth Rowing Club. The event is hosted by a different association each year. The Coast
and Hants & Dorset
row in Coastal Boats whereas the West of England
row in river boats. To accommodate this, the event is rowed in the type of boat used by the host association. Entries for the event are open to any of the forty three clubs from Herne Bay in the north of Kent to Falmouth in south west of Cornwall.
More on History of SCCR and Rowing at Wimbleball.