29 Mar 2021

Message from the Captain: The Guidelines for Returning to Rowing at Mortlake

By |2021-03-29T15:35:47+00:00March 29th, 2021|Captain's Blog, Safety|

Hello everyone, We are all looking forward to the club opening up on Monday 29th March. This message is to remind you of the precautions we all need to take to protect ourselves and each other. They are based on the guidelines of our governing body and then customised to meet our local environment conditions at the club. Please read this right through before you return to the club. Key points from the latest BR advice (v11.1 dated 25th March): Crew rowing resumes. Coxes must wear PPE in line with BR advice. Coaching permitted. Indoor exercise is not allowed. The [...]

2 Dec 2020

Message from the Captain regarding meeting COVID protocols at MAABC

By |2020-12-02T13:43:30+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Captain's Blog|

Dear Club Member, Now that the lockdown is being lifted and London is in Tier 2, rowing in all types of boat can restart from the morning of Wednesday 2nd December. This is largely along the lines of how we were before lockdown 2 - with some tightening of indoor/gym usage requirements and additional mask wearing guidance - see below. Current BR guidelines for Tier Two include the following: All Covid secure club facilities may open Crew boats are allowed Indoor training is allowed subject to Covid protocols Competitions will be allowed Please note the following key points - NEW [...]

3 Dec 2019

Boat-naming for Ken Williams

By |2019-12-03T09:24:46+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Ken Williams was a highly valued member of MAABC who died in 2018. To show appreciation for him as an active member and Vice President a new pair was named Ken Williams on 12th November. Ken’s daughter Zoe christened the boat and his son Russell said a few words. The boat naming included many former members of Horseferry Rowing Club where Ken was a member before he joined MAABC. The family have expressed their thanks and appreciation for the boat being named after Ken and also for the boat naming event that allowed so many of Ken’s rowing friends to [...]

13 May 2019

Ralph Howard: MAABC’s oldest Vice President – 101 years old

By |2019-05-13T20:46:55+00:00May 13th, 2019|Captain's Blog|

Ralph Howard, our oldest Vice President, was born in Berlin on 22 April 1918, where he first started rowing. With the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime, non-Germans were being told to leave Germany.  In Germany, you took the nationality of your father. Ralph’s father was Czech and his mother Polish - so no choice but to leave where he was born, leave his mother in Berlin and go to his father’s birthplace in Czechoslovakia. He had at least been allowed to finish his studies and take the exams in Berlin to be an Optician - as was his father.  In [...]

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