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)
A glorious day of sunshine and racing at Twickenham Regatta concluded with a string of MAA wins. Congratulations to the Women’s 2- of Jen and Katy, the Women’s 2x of Fran and Hannah, the Women’s Masters D2x of Anna and Jo, Miranda in Women’s E1x (her third successive win of the season) and the composite Masters G8 with Lee, Rob, Dave, Ian and Steve on board - who were all comprehensive winners of their events. It was great fun to watch!
Roy Lendrum, one of our long-standing Honorary Vice-Presidents, passed last Wednesday following a period of ill health culminating in pneumonia, whilst under treatment in Northwick Park Hospital. Roy had been unable to attend the club again after celebrating his 85th birthday, together with John Hart and John (Tub) Bryant whose birthday it was too (as in picture below) and had been pretty well house bound for the last five years, being looked after at home by his younger brother, Colin. Although a very long-term member of Thames Tradesmen, since their time at "The Ship" pub and, from 1962, the old [...]
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.