As a past competitor we hope you will save the date of 12th July this year for the second River Hamble Games…our website is now up and running for entrants, so please visit www.riverhamblegames.com to enter and pass this email onto any of your friends or colleagues who might be interested in signing up.
This year we have extended the competition to include Stand Up Paddleboarding for the first time along with Swimming, Rowing, Kayaking, Sailing and Running from the last event. Every event will be run to a strict timetable on the day and we hope it will be a day of serious sporting competition mixed with a large element of fun for Hamble and the wider community to enjoy.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Distance Medal Race (5/6 miles) in two categories, race and fun boards and a Sprint Race. Competitors will need their own boards for the Distance Race and it will be handicapped depending on length of board. Competitors can enter the Sprint Race with hired or borrowed boards on the day. Boards will be available for use on the day.
Racing will be just outside the River at Cat Head and the event base will be split between Warsash Sailing Club and Hamble River Sailing Club. This year there are three classes, Laser Standard, Junior Handicap and Senior Handicap.
This will be in the River based and will be run using Bursledon Gigs.Each The rowing will be run in heats culminating in a grand final.
Also on the river and Kayaks will be available for loan on the day.Racing will be organized from Hamble side of the river, launching off the foreshore over a slalom course. Heats will culminate in a grand final.
This will be based along Warsash shore of the River, entry into the water will be from the ‘Pink Ferry’ Hard and competitors will swim upstream to a turning mark. Distances will be 1500m or 500m and u16’s are eligible for 500m only.
This event will start from Hamble foreshore. Distances will be 5k and 10k over on and off road terrain with some narrow sections. The route will take runners to Netley Country Park and back to Hamble.
The day will culminate in a medal ceremony at the end of the event and an After Games Party to be held at The Royal Southern Yacht Club (tickets are £15 per head), for competitors and spectators alike to enjoy.
The event is also looking for sponsors and volunteers to help out so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved.
For any questions or further information please visit our website www.riverhamblegames.com or contact Laurie at email@example.com.
We all look forward to welcoming you to the River Hamble Games 2014!