Sarah, Lee and Club Captain Hilary went to Munich last week for the European Masters Regatta and raced in a range of composite crews in a mix of sculling, sweep and coxing. Lee won G4x and H4x, Sarah and Hilary won WF8s together and Sarah also won WF4x and WE8 and Hilary won coxing medals in WG4+ and, with Quintin, in F4+ and G4+. It was great fun and excellent to mix with lots of other UK and Irish clubs who had also made the trip over. Next year the World Masters are in Brandenberg near Berlin (this year they [...]
Recently Jen and Katy raced for England in the Home International in Ireland, with James as coach. England’s crew selection policy meant they raced in the 4+ and 8 rather than the 2- they won trials in - with their first crew outings the day before the race - and this after a 17 hour coach journey to the venue of Lough Rinn. This was first and foremost a team event and credit to the girls (and James) for finishing second to Scotland in both boats and helping England win the Senior Women’s event. We are very proud of you! [...]
Last week saw our girls 4x of Hannah, Rebecca, Jen and Katy racing at Henley Women’s Regatta in Aspirational 4x. The crew comfortably qualified through the time trials and then won their heat and quarter finals easily - getting us all very excited about the possibility of a shot at the final. Alas steering issues in the semis meant this wasnt to be - but we are very proud of what this new combo has achieved this year and what could still be to come. (Image courtesy of Ben Rodford Photography)
Congratulations to Miranda who battled standing waves by Hammersmith Bridge to win Women’s Masters D/E 1x at Hammersmith Regatta on Saturday.This coming Saturday is Chiswick Regatta - alas the only club entry of Miranda was rejected as the regatta was massively over subscribed.Entries are still open for Borne Regatta on the extra bank holiday of Monday 8th May.
James took a trailer of smaller boats up to Bedford yesterday to race through the many bridges there. The format of the event, with multiple divisions over a relatively short course, allowed for lots of doubling up and the girls will have known the bridges well by the end of the day. Lots of excellent results - too many to list here but the 4x of Rebecca, Katy B, Jen and Jade won Band 1 4x, Fran and Katie B won Band 2 2x, Katie R and Sophie LW won Band 3 2x and Katy B and Jen [...]
Congratulations to the Women’s Masters D4x of Caroline, Anna, Kat and Jo - who won their Veterans' Head pennant last weekend by just over one second from long term rivals Eton Excelsior. Well done also to the G4x crew who swapped from sweep to sculling as their 8 fell victim to injury and illness and came third in their class, to the Women’s B8 who came 5th and to the MAA/TTR G8 who came 4th. Many thanks to all the club members who helped out over the weekend - especially the launch drivers and umpires without who these events could [...]