Rowers remember Finnis and Took

Organised by Andy Bryant, a small group of long-standing friends of the club recently donated funds to have the ‘Finnis and Took’ memorial refurbished   Before and after photos show the brilliant transformation. Local stonemason and member Neil Scrivener (Kent Stonemason) and repaired and cleaned the headstone and Andy repaired and painted the iron railings.  In the spring bulbs will be planted to finish the transformation

The original story can be found here.


Announcement – Mr Michael John Sharp

We are deeply saddened to advise of the death of Mr Michael Sharp, Vice President and long standing supporter of Dover Rowing Club, who passed away peacefully after a short illness on 28th June 2019.

The Funeral service is to be held on Monday 15th July 2019 at Barham Crematorium Chapel at 2.40pm.

Family flowers only please.  Donations, if desired, to ‘The Brain Tumour Charity’ c/o W J Farrier and Son Ltd, 161 London Road, Dover, CT17 0TG.

Dover Regatta 8th June 2019

After consulting our safety boat operators who have been following this storm from Spain,
It looks like this will be sitting above Dover from 1000 till 1600 at least and based on that forecast we regret to say Dover regatta will be off tomorrow

Will will confirm a new date ASAP.


Lest we Forget

Thank you to Kevin (Curly) Goodwin, Vice President of the club, for laying our wreath at today’s Remembrance Day Service and Parade on behalf of Dover Rowing Club.  

2018/2019 Committee Members

Following the AGM on the 25th October, please be advised of the 2018/2019 committee members:

President – Nick Bailey
Chairman – Vacant
Captain – Tony Burrows
Vice Captain – Maria West-Burrows
Junior Coordinator/Coach – Tony Burrows
Hon Secretary – Jacky Silk
Hon Treasurer – Jacky Silk
Committee Member – Matt Barnett
Committee Member – Jon Cook
Committee Member – Vacant
Committee Member – Vacant
Junior Captain – Rebecca Stothart
Development Officer – Vacant
Safety Advisor – Jo Johnston
VPs – All Re-elected on block

If anyone is interested in filling any of the vacant positions, please contact one of the above Committee Members.

Many thanks
Hon Secretary

World Coastal Rowing Championships, Canada

Following attaining 4th position at the recent British Rowing Offshore Championships at Sandbanks, Poole, Maria and Jo have qualified to represent Great Britain at the World Coastal Rowing Championships in Canada in October. Dover Rowing Club are proud and very excited for them to attend, not only to represent Great Britain but to represent Dover as all competitors wear their club colours and Maria and Jo will be wearing their Dover blue and white quarters with GBR03 emblazoned on them.
If any of our friends would like to help in getting them to Canada the club would be very grateful as we are an amateur rowing club with minimal funds. In return we would be able to put you as a sponsor in our newsletter and on our web pages.
For payment detail please pm Jacky Silk club treasurer
Many thanks
Tony Burrows
Dover Rowing Club Captain