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|

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|

Metropolitan Regatta: MAABC Senior Women hotter than actual surface of the Sun

The weather may have been roasting this past weekend as hundreds of rowers descended upon Dorney Lake for Metropolitan Regatta, but the MAABC Senior Women's Squad was hotter. Taking advantage of the 3 weeks of the year when Britain actually experiences sunshine, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June saw 5 MAABC crews competing across 4 different boat classes (plus an MAABC guest star rowing in a composite crew).  Knowing this was their last chance to experience competitive lane racing before Henley Women's Regatta, the girls came ready to eat, nap and row really, really fast. Saturday Saturday morning started nice and early [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:36:34+00:00June 7th, 2018|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

A tribute to the life of Ken Williams – MAABC Member and Vice President

On Saturday 14th April MAABC lost one of its most valued and popular members when Ken Williams died just before his 80th birthday. Ken became part of MAABC when it moved to the current boathouse 20 years ago. At the time Ken was a member of Horseferry Rowing Club, the previous owners, and the sale allowed Horseferry members to use the facilities alongside MAABC. However, after a short period Ken became a full member of MAABC. Ken took up rowing about 60 years ago when he joined Horseferry Rowing Club, a club he remained with for the next 40 years [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:36:34+00:00May 8th, 2018|Captain's Blog|

Rowing Art Exhibition

Interested in Rowing Art? Annabel Eyres (international oarswoman, Oxford Blue and former designer for Rock The Boat) is exhibiting at Riverside Gallery & Framing in Barnes.  Please see the flyer for more information. Riverside flyer  Riverside Gallery flyer bk

By |2018-03-02T18:14:06+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Captain's Blog|

MAABC Success at the Indoor Rowing Championships

Captain Nicola Dale writes that two members of MAABC won at the British Indoor Rowing Championships last Saturday with a third member also doing particularly well! Kaila Engelsman won the Open Women's event in a cracking time of 7:01.6 even writing this makes me feel exhausted.  We are incredibly proud of this and perhaps we should consider naming one of the new ergos after Kaila.  There is an excellent article on Kaila's success and her ambitions on the WeRow Life website. Additionally Jennifer Aitken came in 4th which was a superb effort with a time 7:19.1  - and thirdly Natalie [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:36:34+00:00December 13th, 2017|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|
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