Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 7.00pm


Hampton Head

The Junior Men and Junior Women were out in force at Hampton Head, as Chris Williams reports:

The race was nearly cancelled because of the high stream, and the J13s and J14s were taken out, but the organisers at Hampton School decided it was safe to go ahead and very good racing resulted on what became a lovely day. The new TSS tent, purchased with funds from the Jack Petchey Awards, provided shelter from the cold in the morning as well as being a fantastic focal point.

Hampton is a huge, multi-division head, and getting a top-three place is really good as so many good crews are there. Our results this year can be summarised as eight seconds (one time-only) and two thirds out of fifteen entries - that's truly epic!

From the Junior Men, pride of place goes to the J18 quad of Luke, Alex K, Laurence and Marcus who, although given second placed, tied on time (7:31.5) with the winners from the Lea, beating all of our other J18 rivals - and everyone was there. Laurence and Tyler from ASL were the second-fastest J18 double, but were time-only, and Marcus and Alex were third-fastest (but placed second) in the same event.

The J16 quad looked very good - very clean and sharp - but finished five seconds behind a racy Walton crew, while the J15 coxed quad (Albie, Julius, Will and Dylan, coxed by Seb) were second to Henley. Julius and Will were also second in J15 doubles, while Dom and Lenney showed huge improvement to finish ninth.

At WJ16, the double of Orla and Jess were second, the coxed four third and the quad fourth: all right up with the very good competition. There was also a third-place finish for the WJ15 quad, while the doubles were second and twelfth. Charley and India were tenth of thirty-three in WJ18.

So, all in all, a very pleasing day showing great strength across all the age groups for boys and girls. Well done to all athletes, and thanks to the coaches and other helpers, particularly our launch drivers and umpires, and to the helpers back at the club, as well as to SPGS who helped us with some equipment.

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The J13/14s headed for the great indoors, to race at the South of England Indoor Rowing Championships in Abingdon, as Anna Murphie reports:

The juniors attend this every year, and it's a very well-run event with the J14s racing over four minutes and the J13s over three - and some six hundred competitors.

All of the twelve competitors from our J13/14 group pushed themselves to achieve PBs or close to. Notable achievements include Albie winning the J14 event with a 1:42.3 average split, and the WJ14 relay team of Hannah, Katherine, Freya and Aleyska, who took a well-deserved bronze.

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Quintin Head

Seven eights raced at Quintin Head, with four finishing as runners-up in their respective categories.

The two men's squad eights both finished inside the top twenty, with the Senior boat fifth and the IM2 crew sixteenth, and both in second place in their categories.

The women's squad raced two matched eights, with Chill finishing 4.7 seconds ahead of Netflix, and second and third in WIM1.

The fourth second-place came for the Great Ache in Masters E.

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Weybridge Winter Head

The Great Ache at Weybridge: A Race Report

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2017 Sculling Courses

Booking is now open for all five of this year's sculling courses:

Easter course: 3 to 7 April

Summer courses: 31 July to 4 August; 14 to 18 August; and 28 August to 1 September

Junior Advanced course: 7 to 11 August

For full details of the courses, including application forms, applications for introductory membership and information about the earlybird discount, see the Sculling Courses page and the FAQ.