Dover Rowers at Kent School Games, photos reproduced by kind permission from the Kent School Games Website
I am planning to cycle next year from Vietnam to Cambodia (Dec 2016), in memory of Reg Kent, to raise funds for his families chosen charity The British Heart Foundation.
Those of you who knew Reg, will remember him as a key member of Dover Rowing Club through 70/80/90/00’s and he will be greatly missed by all his fellow club mates and friends after he was tragically taken from us far to early, a few weeks ago.
I have know Reg for 30 odd years through rowing, and he has been a big part of my life through rowing/sport and I felt I wanted to do something to remember him and raise funds for his chosen charity.
I hope you feel you can donate to raise funds for this good cause, and in memory of a great character/friend/competitor 🙂
Any amount will be appreciate and all funds raised go to The British Heart Foundation.
The route is from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap and will take me 12 days.
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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
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 ?
On behalf of the Committee of Dover Rowing Club, we would like to wish all our Members, past and present, Sponsors, Supporters, Friends and CARA Clubs, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Successful 2016.
Please find below the information we have received from Reg’s family.
The ‘Celebration of Life’ will take place at Barham Crematorium on Wednesday 9th December at 2pm until approximately 3.20pm. The ‘Celebration of Life’ will then be moving on to the Railway Bell at London Road, Temple Ewell, Dover, CT16 3AD.
If you wish, flowers or donations to The British Heart Foundation may be forwarded to:
W.J. Farrier & Son Ltd, 90 London Road, Dover, CT17 0TG (Tel: 01304 201665)
The Family would like to invite you all to choose clothing in the style that reflects the way that you knew and will remember Reg, but if you would prefer, traditional dress code is perfectly acceptable.
Everyone is welcome at both the Crematorium and the Railway Bell.
For those that may be travelling, the address is:
Canterbury Road (A260)
Kent CT4 6QU
With permission from his family, we are deeply saddened and shocked to advise that Reg Kent, a long standing member, Captain, Vice Captain and friend to many at the club, passed away on Saturday 21st November 2015.
We have no further information at this time.
Welcome to our new website! After joint collaboration between many members of the club, countless tweaks and several revisions, it’s finally here. This version is an overhaul of our previous website to work better on mobile devices, be easier to update and attach content, and most importantly, to help show the world we are the coolest club on the south coast!
And, even better, any posts we make here will show up on Facebook (and other social media sites if/when we set them up), so you can keep up to date with our goings on without the hassle of checking yet another website. Go like our Facebook Page and you’ll get everything posted here too.
Big thanks to Chris Hall for helping set everything up, and the DRC committee of Jacky Silk, Jo Johnston, Tony Burrows, Maria West-Burrows and Petra Crow for their feedback. And, of course, Dave and Sal Fountain for making the original website from which this is heavily inspired. I (Robin McCorkell) merely took all the feedback and great ideas and shoehorned them into a website.
Now, onwards to the CARA 2016 season!