Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

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Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

Dave M
The Eastney Cruising Association are planning another “Cockleshell Heroes Challenge” weekend of rowing on the 9th and 10th June. For those who attended last year, the format is much the same.
The following are planned:

1. Saturday 9th June: Sprint races for all boats followed by a 3 mile race out to the fairway marker and back (a race of between 30 mins and 45 mins). This will be well within the capabilities of all club members. There will be a BBQ in the evening and live entertainment later (possibly a Dolly Parton tribute).

2.        Sunday 10th June: The “Cockleshell Challenge”, a handicap race of 7 miles in the Solent round one of the forts and back. There is the potential for some tough water conditions so I would suggest this would be for the more experienced rowers.

We will look to take both Solent Galleys and Mike will be taking his St Ayles Skiffs so there should be some opportunity to win some trophies as well as an opportunity to socialise with the members of some of our local rowing clubs.

The ECA is located at the far tip of Eastney opposite the Ferryboat Inn and has a fantastically located clubhouse (sea views on 3 sides) serving drinks, breakfasts and lunches.

As you can imagine the races and courses are all weather dependent but assuming the conditions are good we can expect two glorious days with the ECA gig club who are excellent hosts.

If you are interested and want to take part please post in the normal way. Can you please indicate if you are interested in the Saturday, Sunday or both.

There is quite a lot of boat lifting required to take account of the fast changing tides so the more attendees the better in order to lessen the workload for everyone.

Last year, one of the galleys was rowed to/from the event. We can look into whether this will be an option nearer the time.

If you are available to tow a boat to / from Eastney, can you please indicate on your post.

Dave

PS. The Round Hayling Race will be the following weekend so this is a good opportunity to hone your skills in readiness for that – I will post details of Round Hayling in a few days time.
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Re: Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

Andy Mac
We would love to attend on both days please Dave as per last year.

I'm also happy to row a boat down WP and of course to bring it back Sunday or Monday WP

Both of us for both days please Dave.

Cheers, best
Andy and Wendy

PS we are away on holiday until 30th April.
Then back to lots and lots of rowing
Dee
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Re: Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

Dee
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Sunday race please Dave also posting for Alison and Ann from Thames Ditton both rejoined members . ( Alison may have posted )
Thanks .
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Re: Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

MartinS
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Sounds like fun Dave - interested in both days.
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Re: Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

James Griffin
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Saturday only please
Regards James
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Tina Way
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Sunday please Dave.

Thanks
Tina
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Dave M
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Thanks to everyone who has posted thus far. Would anybody else like to participate on one or both of these days?
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Tom Bennett
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Book me in for both days please. Tom
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Alison b
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Hi Dave
Anne and I would like to take part on the Sunday 10th June
for the Cockleshell Challenge
Thanks
Alison
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Re: Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

BobbyClayton
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Hi Dave
I thought I put myself down for both days but can't see it, which is just as well as can now only do the Saturday please
Bobby
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Re: Cockleshell Heroes Challenge at Eastney Cruising Association June 9th and 10th

Anita
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I'd like to take part on Sunday please.

Thank you.

Anita