BOURNEMOUTH ROWING REGATTA CANCELLED
Saturday's Bournemouth HDARA Regatta has been cancelled due to the potential weather conditions throughout the day.
Predicted wind speeds of over 15mph have put the regatta in doubt and Westover Rowing Club have decided to cancel it before all the association's clubs start their preparations and travelling.
This means that four more championships have potentially been won, depending on whether Westover intend to run the regatta again later this season.
If Westover do intend to run the regatta later this season, which will hopefully be confirmed soon, then there will be no changes to the championships at this stage.
However, if the regatta has been cancelled for this season and won't be rescheduled, that would mean that the Men's Masters Over 40's, Ladies Masters, Ladies Senior Pair and Ladies Junior Scull championships could have been won.
In regards to the Ladies Junior Scull category, Anna Webb (who did an interview with SCJ that was due to be published with the Bournemouth preview this morning) will have won Newport's first ever major championship.
All four categories are guaranteed to end in at least a row off at this stage. The crews in second place for the championship must win every race left this season in order to force that row off but the cancellation of Bournemouth would leave only four races this season.
The Men's Masters Over 40's and Ladies Masters Fours championships both stand at 6-1-1 in favour of Itchen and Southampton respectively. Both the Ladies Senior Pair, led by Itchen, and the Ladies Junior Scull are set at 6-1.
In the event that Bournemouth isn't going to be rescheduled, Southsea would be guaranteed at least a row off in the Men's Junior Pair.
The next regatta is scheduled to be at Southsea on July 16th followed by Woolston on July 23rd. A two week break then follows and South Coast Journalism will be filming highlights of Bashley vs New Milton Town FC on July 30th. The season will continue on August 13th with Itchen regatta before the campaign concludes at BTC on August 20th.
8th July 2016 - Alex Barnes