1 Jul 2024

Senior women just miss out at HRR Qualifiers

By |2024-07-01T13:58:29+00:00July 1st, 2024|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

A very gutsy row last Friday by our girls in a blustery head wind (and as you know they are not a large crew - see photo below) saw them come agonisingly close to qualifying for Henley Royal in a very tough field, missing out by only two places. They beat the only overseas entry that was made to do the qualifiers by 40 seconds. And a host of other smaller clubs like our own. Well done girls we are very proud that you made such a good go of it. Next up for the club in two weeks time, [...]

1 Jul 2024

Jen Bailey – a very rapid rise to so very close to a Henley Women’s win

By |2024-07-01T13:59:17+00:00July 1st, 2024|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

Last weekend saw MAA club member and women’s squad captain Jen Bailey make the final of Henley Women’s Regatta in her 1x . To understand quite what an impressive feat this was, below is a brief outline of Jen’s rowing career. Jen came to MAA from Westminster University, where she had learned to row next door to us. As a former gymnast (she represented GB in a demonstration event in the Rio Olympics) she had many of the attributes that make for a very good rower, including strength, focus, determination and competitiveness.  She immediately set an example to the other [...]

19 Jun 2024

Successful club weekend and Happy Birthday Nina!

By |2024-06-19T10:32:18+00:00June 19th, 2024|Barnes & Mortlake, Captain's Blog, Masters Men, Masters women, Racing|

Firstly a very Happy 95th Birthday to club president Nina today. It was fabulous of you to wow the crowds at our regatta on Saturday with your row past with Sarah Vine - in a very challenging blustery wind. Next a big thank you and well done to the many people from the club who helped make Saturday such a club success. And thanks to the visiting clubs who made for such a great atmosphere (including cheering Nina onto the water). One of the highlight results of the day was by Chiswick School - our local school - who boat [...]

5 Jun 2024

7 Club Wins at Twickenham Regatta

By |2024-06-05T09:47:48+00:00June 5th, 2024|Captain's Blog, Racing|

The club had a great day of racing at Twickenham Regatta in perfect rowing weather. And the 11 club crews did the club proud - everyone made their final (two of which were all MAA events so someone had to lose) and 7 crews won Jade in Women’s 1x Anna in Women’s Masters CD 1x Miranda in Women’s Masters E1x Ed in Masters D1x (this after a dead heat and a re-row in Ed’s first 1x side-by-side race this century) Women’s Masters D4x Women’s Masters DE8 (composite with Sons) Women’s 4+. The stand out club performance came from the newly [...]

9 Oct 2023

4 Pairs Head Pennants for MAA

By |2023-10-09T12:00:26+00:00October 9th, 2023|Captain's Blog, Masters Men, Masters women, Racing, Senior women|

Firstly, many thanks to everyone who helped make yesterday’s race work so well. Races can't run without lots of volunteers and we provided launch drivers and marshals in the form of Luke, Hannah and Chris while Sharika and Barry ran around the beach collecting wellies and numbers and Keith sorted out lots of visiting clubs (proving we can (just) fit 4 trailers on our lawn) and Giselle provided the visitors with refreshments and the sun shone and everyone was friendly and we had some lovely compliments from our visitors.   One of these came from the City of Cambridge mixed double who [...]

8 Aug 2023

Euro Masters in Munich – MAA medals

By |2023-08-08T09:40:33+00:00August 8th, 2023|Captain's Blog, Masters Men, Masters women, Racing|

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 [...]

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