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Another head – another MAA pennant

Congratulations Jen Bailey and Katy Brooks, who won the Intermediate 2x pennant by 5 secs over TSS  in today’s pairs head. They were the third fastest women’s crew overall - beaten only by Leander and Reading University Championship doubles. No hoped-for Masters pennants - Kat and Caroline produced a very fast time in Masters E2x but lost out to a Henley crew. There was a great atmosphere at the club - on the beach beforehand and on the balcony afterwards. A great advert to visiting clubs. Many thanks to all members who gave their time this weekend to make this [...]

By |2022-10-05T12:04:29+00:00October 5th, 2022|Captain's Blog, Masters women, Racing, Senior women|

MAA win Novice pennant in Scullers Head

Many congratulations to Jen Bailey, who successfully negotiated some challenging conditions to finish in a time of 25 min 34 secs and win the Women’s Novice pennant by 49 seconds. Jen was greeted back to the shore by jubilant squad mates and appropriately showered in bubbly. The boat Jen used, a near 20 year old empacher, was donated to the club by the widow of former club coach Geoffrey Potts, who himself had raced very successfully in that boat for many years. You did Geoffrey proud Jen. Results from all club members were highly creditable and showed the benefits of [...]

By |2022-10-05T12:01:40+00:00October 5th, 2022|Captain's Blog|

Head Coach Vacancy

Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club are seeking a new head coach for next season, to build on this year’s successes of qualifying three crews including an eight for Henley Women’s Regatta and wins at other regattas.   This is a good opportunity for someone to build a rowing coaching career. MAA has a top class fleet of boats and significant club support.   Hours flexible/negotiable but to include Saturday and Sunday mornings. Private coaching opportunities are likely to be available.   Tideway knowledge is preferred, ability to drive a launch essential. Ability to drive a trailer, or to learn [...]

By |2022-07-11T16:27:57+00:00July 11th, 2022|Captain's Blog, Racing|

Borne at Chiswick Bridge Regatta 2022

Entries are now open on BROE for this year’s Borne at Chiswick Bridge Regatta which will take place on Saturday 7 May 2022.    Racing takes place over 1000m from a free start between Chiswick Bridge and Kew Rail Bridge. Entries close at 5pm on Sunday 1 May. Draw to take place on Monday 2 May. The poster for this year’s regatta is here. This year sees entries for 8’s included, and a 'masters beginners' category for masters rowers new to competition in 4+ and 4x Thanks to all the MAABC people, committee and friends who make this regatta possible. We look forward to seeing you [...]

By |2022-04-21T14:26:47+00:00April 21st, 2022|Borne, Captain's Blog, Regatta|

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

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 [...]

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

Message from the Captain regarding meeting COVID protocols at MAABC

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 [...]

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