To Lizzie Foley and Zoe Fitzsimmons for their recent fundraising for Dover Rowing Club and The Kent and Medway Charity Team (who organise road safety & literacy schemes to improve health and literacy of children) of which Dover Rowing Club received £272.83.

Thank you Ladies

Dover RC Committee 2016/2017

Following this evenings AGM, please be advised of the 2016/2017 committee members:

President – Nick Bailey
Chairman – Kevin (Curly) Goodwin
Captain – Tony Burrows
Vice Captain – Maria West-Burrows
Junior Coordinator/Coach – Jo Johnston
Hon Secretary – Jacky Silk
Hon Treasurer – Jacky Silk
Committee Member – Petra Mathews-Crow
Committee Member – Megan Barter
Committee Member – Mary Newcombe
Committee Member – Lizzie Foley
Junior Captain – Cameron Macintosh
Development Officer – Chris Hall

Many thanks

Terry Easley – Funeral Details

Terry Easley – Funeral Details

Funeral service to take place on Monday 17th October 2016 at Barham Crematorium 11.20am, followed by a gathering at the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club.

Family flowers only please, Donations, if desired, to Age Concern Dover c/o W J Farrier and Son Ltd, 161 London Road, Dover.

Announcement- Terry Easley

With permission from his family, we are deeply saddened to advise that Terry Easley, a long standing member and friend to many at the club, passed away earlier today.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time

Funeral details will be posted in due course .


1st October 2016 at the Powdermill Hotel.
Powdermill Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0SP
01424 775511

Nrs required by 18TH SEPTEMBER LATEST.

Anyone wishing to book overnight accommodation can contact the hotels reservation department directly. The discounted prices for the accommodation will be £90.00 for a double room and £130.00 for a suite. These rates are per room, based on two people sharing bed and breakfast. (These were last year’s prices). Please ask for the best price as you will be attending the dinner.

The organisers have asked if each club can bring a couple of raffle prizes with them, so if you have any at home, please let me know.

The presentation evening will run as follows
 Pre drinks from 17.30 Sitting for 18.00
 Presentation of prizes
 Disco till 12.

Places are limited so please let me know if you wish to attend ASAP. detailing your menu choice and arranging your payment of course !

The costs of the evening is £33 Per Person.

Seats will be allocated on a first come basis.


A) Roasted Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup
B) Confit Duck Leg Ballotine, Plum Puree, fine Cress Salad, Port Dressing
C) Smoked Haddock Bon Bon’s, Apple Salad, Apple Puree
A) Corn Fed Chicken filled with Watercress Mousse, Confit Potatoes, Thyme Jus
B) Medallions of Beef Truffle Mash, Red Wine Jus
C) Roasted Hake Clam & Mussel Chowder, Saffron Potatoes, Poached Bok Choi
D) Roasted Artichoke Tart, Confit Potatoes, Glazed Baby Vegetables, Shallot Jus (v)
A) Assiette of Apple, Apple Parfait, Apple Compote, Apple crisp
B) Dark Chocolate & Orange Parfait, Orange Sauce
C) Pear & Almond Tart, Cinnamon Ice Cream
D) PowderMills Selection of Fine Cheeses with Homemade Chutney
Coffee & Mints

Announcement – Mr Bryan Cope

We are deeply saddened to advise of the death of Mr Bryan Cope, President of Dover Rowing Club from 1997 – 2014, who passed away peacefully on 17th June 2016.

Funeral service to take place on Thursday 30th June 2016 at Barham Crematorium 10am.

Donations, if desired, to The British Heart Foundation or Municipal Charities c/o W J Farrier and Son Ltd, 161 London Road, Dover.


Skill Development Workshop, Kent

BR Skill Development Workshop


Monday 8th February, 18.30-21.30 – Maidstone Invicta

Cost: £27.00 British Rowing members, £55.50 non members


Skill Development should set the foundations for all rowers whether they want to take part in rowing to get fit or if they aspire to be future Olympians. It can be used to support individuals learning to row in any setting but equally can be included within the training programme of an existing rower.

This workshop will explore the use of skill development in coaching sessions and enhance coaching skills.

The workshop will be delivered by British Rowing’s Performance Coaches


A New Year message from our Chairman – Kevin (Curly) Goodwin

Some people come into The Rowing Club, one or two stick it out, and stay, some may fall by the wayside. Many of them cannot hack it, and slowly leave us, but we have some Die Hard Stalwarts, who Love ❤ our sport.

Everybody Hurts, Sometime. Tears may fall, for our efforts, the pain or strains we may endure when you are missing that last stroke, you can’t quite get there, to reach Your goal. Or simply because the ones we love ❤ and care for are no longer here anymore.  Use these thoughts and memories, channel and focus them within so becoming stronger, together.

The History of our club, has been added to and grown through the years.  Founded in 1846, The Oldest Coastal Rowing Club in Great Britain. We are proud of that fact. We were also the very First rowing club to have someone stand as The President of the Coastal Amateur Rowing Association.  We have had our share of Champions ?, and good rowers throughout the years.

Ladies rowing was also first introduced at Dover Regatta by Roger Cuff, not half a century ago.

It is most important that we all remember and respect our past, our rules and regulations even our instructions for handling the clubs equipment.  It will, and does last longer, if we take care and pride ourselves with everything in our boathouse or club. Take pride in Yourselves, for YOU ALL are carrying on the tradition of being Coastal Oarsmen and Women. – The True Dover Sharks, who outrowed The Custom.and Excise years ago.

Never forget the club where you picked up a blade or boat, and got your feet wet for the very first time .

The Gods, have played a great part in the destiny of Dover Rowing Club

At least,, that is what l believe, but who knows its all our futures.?

It would be marvellous to look into a misty pool, and find this club survive its coming problems, to get a glimpse, of the yet again, reduction of our glorious  Dover Regatta Course. What we are left with to carry into 2020 or beyond.

My predecessor’s and colleagues today, Our Club Committee, are only the key holders, and YOU have to realise, as the passing of Reg Kent, has reminded myself, one day, some of us won’t be present within our club, not physically anyway.

When l looked at the vast number of people who attended Reg’s funeral, a good third ,had passed through our club at some time in their lives.  What a club we would be if they were still members or supporters, think on these words.  Get Involved with your club, bring as many new members into our sport of rowing.  We Need You !

Throughout my little speech, my words of wisdom? I noticed the first letter of certain words began to spell another word:

The word I found was, Something. Why something?

To me, lt’s similar to a piece of music. You get your main notes, as you have your general rowing, your ups and downs, good bits, bad bits. Various twiddly bits in the middle, then eventually, we get the lovely long mellow ballad, stretched out, smooth laid back finish.

We All, have our own tunes, but it’s missing Harmony.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We cannot and definitely won’t exist without Harmony within our club. Of course, we may hit a bum note, (That’s got nothing to do with flatulence!) here and there, along the way. Any one of us !

So, My friends, lets go forth, but l would prefer you to get 1st place, let’s All work together, Harmonise and take the music of our club into the future. Ladies and Gentlemen, Founded in 1846, l give you a toast for 2016, Dover Rowing Club.

Happy New Year  to All My Boys and especially My Girlies Ha Ha ?