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Boat-naming for Ken Williams

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

MAA Masters in Germany

Last weekend some of the racing men’s Masters, Andy Napier, Peter Harvey, Colin Cracknell & Peter Hoile, along with the supporters club, wives & daughters, took up a very long outstanding invitation from one of our former members (when we were across the river), Jochen Kleinertz of the Akademischer Ruderclub Würzburg, (ARCW) Germany. We entered a MMH4x- in the Bocksbeutelregatta which is on the Main River every October. This is a head race for all classes of boats, from juniors to Masters. The course is 4.5km from the wine town of Randersacker  downstream to Würzburg, finishing by the rowing club. ARCW [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:36:33+00:00October 30th, 2018|Masters Men, Racing, Regatta|
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