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|

Update on Safety Matters and Role of your new CRSA Alice Jenkinson

Dear Members, I am pleased to inform you that Alice Jenkinson has taken on the role of Club Rowing Safety Adviser (CRSA) commencing 9 November 2016.  Her role is primarily to advise the Captain and the Club Committee on all things affecting safety on the water, so that the right steps can be taken to keep members and other river users safe, and to keep the reputation of our Club on the Tideway intact. Once again, many thanks to Ken Williams who has held the role for many years, but stood down in September. Along with support from Keith Mahony some of the notable improvements [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:36:36+00:00November 20th, 2016|Safety|

Jubilee River Pageant Weekend – river closures

Controlled navigation and river closures will be in force over the weekend of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant - please make sure you are aware of the restrictions in place, and arrange your outings accordingly! Saturday 2nd June You may go out on the river in the morning, but you must stay above Hammersmith Bridge and should be aware that river traffic may be heavier than usual. Please ensure that you are off the water by high tide at the latest - this will be at approximately 1.30 p.m. at Chiswick Bridge. In the afternoon a flotilla of approximately sixty pageant vessels will [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:36:43+00:00May 27th, 2012|Safety|

Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race – 2.15pm, 7th April

The 158th annual Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race will take place at 2.15pm on Saturday 7th April. More information about the race is available on the official race website ( As usual, the MAABC boathouse will be set up as part of the Finish HQ, and host the awards ceremony after the race. Please ensure that the car park is left clear on the day of the race, and plan any visits to the club/outings accordingly.

By |2016-11-17T20:01:00+00:00March 30th, 2012|Safety, Social|
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