In the sprit of competition and camaraderie every member of the club has been been assigned to one of two teams.
|“The Seals” in Blue||“The Otters” in Red|
Each year a series of head-to-head regattas will take place and the winning team will be given the Atkinson Cup and bagging rights!
Existing members have been split into the two teams by first taking into account their experience, the male / female split and race coxes allocated equally between teams. New members (with no experience) will be assigned a team based on keeping the numbers equal.
Each regatta will be made up of one or more races, depending on availability of rowers. Ahead of each regatta rowers will need to give their availability via the online form.
- Rowers will be allocated a race on a first-come-first-served basis.
- The duty cox will attempt to fill boats with mixed abilities. If there aren’t enough rowers to fill a second race then rowers can race in more than one race.
- Positions within the boat can be changed from those allocated.
- Boats will be drawn out of a hat, as will oars.
- Due to maintenance there will be occasions when wooden boats will be racing plastic ones. When this occurs and there is more than one race the teams will swap boats.
- When attending an Intra-Club regatta please try and wear a top that is the colour of your team.
Race results will be tallied up for each season and the team with most wins will receive the trophy at the end of season party.
If the weather is good, teams will start from Red Buoy 6 (Near the New Lifeboat Station) and race out to Fairway Buoy before turning and heading back with the Green Buoy to the Port / Bow / Left.
The finish line will be opposite lamppost 016 ( in front of Edge Watersports) – this means members unable to attend can watch the finish via webcam!
Distance is 2.5km
Change-overs will occur on the beach near the Old Lifeboat Station (where the Exmouth Regatta “village” usually is).
If the weather is bad, teams will head out to line up between Red Buoy 14 and Green Buoy 17. Crews will then race north before making tight turn at Green Buoy 21.
The finish will be between Red Buoy 16 and Green Buoy 19.
Distance is 2.1km
Change-overs will occur on Shelly Beach.
When possible existing or historic crews have been split up and (in an effort to minimise arguments) so have partners and family members!
The Coxes are denoted with an *
….and no you cant change allegiance because your “sprit animal is a seal” or “I look better in red”. This is your team for life right here!