Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 7.00pm



Tim Male and Bexhill's Mark Mitchell won the John Brocklebank Challenge Cup for Elite doubles.


World Cup III

Alan Campbell, representing Great Britain, won bronze in the heavyweight single at the third World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland.



Last Sunday saw the penultimate regatta of the season, at Egham. The course is 650m against the stream with two bends which always catch people out. A pleasure boat on the course and cruisers creating wash made for some interesting moments; still, there was some good racing and some good wins.

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Henley Women's Regatta

Winners of the Invesco Perpetual Trophy for Intermediate Club Eights

The club's women competed over all three days of Henley Women's Regatta, with seven crews making it through to Sunday, two of those contesting finals - and a win in Intermediate Club Eights.

Friday started with first-round time trials for most boats. First down the course was the Intermediate eight, posting the fastest time in the event. The Senior quad and double, and the three single scullers all went through, but the Club coxed four (Meg Hollands, Aba Carboo, Holly Smith, Lizzie Stutters and junior cox Megan) were fastest non-qualifiers by just half a second.

In the side-by-side racing, the Senior coxed four of Kate Grose, Caroline Matthews, Judith Schulz and Andrea Finn, coxed by Hilary Cook, had a convincing win over Putney Town; however, the other Senior boat, with Ava de Ryke, Amanda Chain, Becca Ewen and Lucy Ventress on board, went out to Newcastle University. In Senior lightweight singles, Rachael Davies had a one-length win over a OUWLRC sculler, but Jacqui Johnston went out to Sarah Lewis of Greenbank Falmouth. Katie Wilkinson-Feller chalked up an easily verdict in Senior singles, and the Senior quad - Charlotte Dexter, Livs Uguz and Rowi Mortimer for TSS, with Jess Belcher representing Bournemouth University - won by a length and a quarter over Birmingham University to round off a successful opening day.

On Saturday morning, Rachael won her quarter-final by a canvas, with Katie following an hour or so later with a more comfortable margin of three lengths, and then an easily verdict for the eight. the Senior four beat the US's Merrimack College by a length, but Ana-Lucia Limbrick lost her race in Elite singles to a sculler from the University of Massachusetts. In Senior doubles, Rhona MacCallum and Catherine O'Riordan had a two-length win over Molesey, and the quad crossed the line a length up on IC.

In Sunday's semi-finals, the Senior coxed four's run came to an end against Molesey, but it was still an impressive campaign by the Masters B crew. Rachael had an extremely tense race losing by a canvas to the Oxford Brookes sculler who went on to win Senior lightweight singles; the Senior quad and double also met the eventual winners in their semi-finals. Rebekah Edgar, in a composite lightweight pair with Oxford Brookes, also went out, to the Lea, but Katie booked her place in the final of Senior singles, and the eight dispatched City of Oxford in their semi-final. 

Katie took on Andrea Proske of Victoria City in the final of Senior singles. The win going to the Canadian sculler by three lengths, but as Katie is just nineteen her performance this year bodes very well for the future.

A dead heat and re-row on the other side of the Club eights draw meant that the final was put back to give Grosvenor as much time as possible to recover before the final. In the penultimate race of the day, the eight took an early lead, crossing the line a distance ahead of Grosvenor to take the Inveso Perpetual Trophy for Club Eights. This was the club's first win in an Intermediate-level event since 2003. The 2016 crew were Debbie Beadle, Marlie Carter Edwards, Maxi Scibor Rylska, Olivia Ambler, Annabel Headley, Emily Walters, Gemma Wheeler, Anna Terry and cox Sarah Davies. They raced in the new women's eight named for Claire McIntosh, who was in the successful 2003 Club coxed four (along with Andrea Finn) and in 2016 umpired the final of Club eights.


British Rowing Masters Championships

A small group went up to Nottingham to race at the British Rowing Masters Championships.

On Saturday, there was a silver medal for Mark Alloway, racing mixed masters F doubles with his sister Ruth Bradbury, in a TSS/Parr's Priory composite. They had also made the final in mixed E, where they finished fourth. Katie Robins and Kathryn Hickmott also took silver, in women's D doubles.

Pauline Peel was the club's sole representative on Sunday, winning women's E coxless fours in a TSS/Kingston/Mortlake/Barnes Bridge Ladies composite.