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Another two wins for the club from the senior and masters women's squads along with some very strong results from the Juniors made for a successful day at Weybridge Silver Sculls. Our WMasA 2x won in a very close race, with a margin of only 1 second over Weybridge RC. Our WMas C 2x produced a much more comfortable win by 20 seconds. The Junior Squad achieved four very creditable 2nd places as well as another four crews in the top 10 of their event. These results are very encouraging for the Junior Squad for the upcoming season.
Full results are as follows:
Win (of 3) W Mas A 2x C Willett / R Kugele
2nd (of 11) IM3 1x J Burrows
2nd (of 7) J14 2x M Hamdi / J Phelan
2nd (of 7) J14 1x J Phelan
2nd (of 3) W J14 1x A Harwood
7th (of 30) J18 1x J Burrows
7th (of 18) W J16 1x B Williams
9th= (of 17) W J14 2x T Palmer / S Curtis
9th= (of 17) W J14 2x L Howard / R Keri-Nagy
9th (of 10) Mas D 1x M Cook
12th (of 18) W J16 1x C Oliver
16th (of 18) W J16 1x C Scott
17th (of 18) W J16 1x M Jheeta
18th (of 24) W J17 1x N Paterson-Moody
19th= (of 26) J16 1x J Hare
19th (of 24) W J17 1x L Bate
20th (of 25) W J15 2x M Baker / R Mitchell
21st (of 26) J16 1x M Saccomani
21st (of 24) W J17 1x S Stiling
22nd (of 25) W J15 2x S Sullivan / F Marton
We had three crews racing at the Pairs Head on Saturday 10th October. We came away with two wins and one 2nd place.
Andrea Finn (KRC) won the Womens Senior 2- in a composite with Kate Grose (TSS) and were 0.33 seconds from being the fastest overall women's pair in the race. Birgith Sims (KRC) won the Womens Masters F/G 2x in a composite with Jackie Darling (BBL) by a very large margin, not needing the handicap to beat the F crews and were only 2 seconds slower than the winners of the E category. (With handicap applied they were the fastest women's double in the race). Andy Kapica (KRC) came a creditable second place in a composite with Dick Findlay (QBC) in the Masters G/H 2x, out of the nine crews in their category. Unfortunately our Senior 2- had to withdraw due to illness.
Andrea Finn (KRC) and Kate Grose (TSS) winning W Sen 2-
KRC took a large contingent of the Junior Squad to race at Wallingford Long Distance Sculls over 4250m, as well as a Senior Womens double. For the first race of the season the weather was fantastic, with bright sunshine and clear skies as our scullers raced down the course. We recorded our first win for the season with the women's Masters 2x winning their category by a considerable margin.
Our next race of the season is Weybridge Silver Sculls on Saturday 17th October.
Kingston dominated the Small Boats Head with an impressive 12 wins and 7 second places. On a day with stunning conditions - flat, still water and bright sunshine - our rowers came out top with more wins than any other club. The success was spread throughout the squads, full results are listed below. A huge thank you needs to go out our team of volunteers who make this event possible.
Some 150 athletes turned out our Start of Season Meeting on September 5th. A great turnout of both existing squads and many new members attended along with our Executive Committee members. Captain Danny O'Dowd and Rowing Manager Nick Rowett covered key information about the club for new members and outlined key contacts which can be found here
We had an extremely exciting and successful 2014-15 season, 2015-16 sees much more to come on the horizon!
Kingston Rowing Club's summer sculling courses were a great success. For three weeks we ran courses with two professional coaches, Nick Rowett and Andy Medcalf and some helpers, for a group of 12 or fewer scullers, giving a lot more coaching attention to individuals than other similar courses. Feedback from athletes was extremely positive and some have already booked places for next year. We will be running them again in 2016 in July and August. To register your interest please contact Nick Rowett
KRC again hosted another very successful regatta over two days, with over 500 crews racing every 3-4 minutes for a total of 20 hours. The regatta was sponsored again this year by CNM Estates Ltd.
KRC squads were successful in several events. The Senior Men won the Open Diamond Jubilee Sprint 8's. Our junior squad had a strong entry of 25 boats, seeing 7 finals and 2 wins in the J16 2x and WJ15 1x. We also had wins in WMASA/B 2x, MAS F1x and a number of 2nd places.
A few lucky crews had their trophies presented by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE and Anna Watkins MBE who fitted a prize-giving into their filming with John Inverdale for the BBC's coverage of the Rowing World Cup from Lucerne. The regatta was pleased to welcome Lord Sterling of Plaistow, who commissioned the Queens Row Barge Gloriana. Gloriana was rowed downstream by volunteers from racing and was moored at the Gazebo landing stage for both days.
KRC is looking for ambitious oarsmen to join their senior men’s squad.
The current squad is a rapidly up and coming young group dedicated to winning at Henley Royal Regatta.
The 2014/15 season posted strong results:
2nd in Senior 4- at the Fours Head
4th fastest open weight U23 4- at the British National Championships
3rd in Elite 8s at Wallingford
Top 3 finishes in Senior 4+ at the Met and Marlow.
We need equally motivated and talented rowers to join us.
You do not need to be the finished article, our approach is all
about development. You do need to have big ambition, dedication,
discipline and drive.
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If you finished your rowing career a few years back, concentrated on climbing the corporate ladder or raising the family, but now feel the pull of the river, the KRC veteran squad may be just what you need.
This section of the club currently boasts competitors from 27 years to well above 60.
It is a very successful branch of the club, having returned from last years world meeting in Zagreb, Croatia with 21 medals with wins in all boat types from1x to 8+.
We had representatives in the first eights for both the men’s and the women’s Head of the River, as well as 2 eights entered for the sadly cancelled veteran Head.
The club is planning to send crews to Veteran Nationals at Nottingham in June, Veteran Henley in July and the World meet in Trakai, Lithuania in September.
We expect a significant number of wins.
As the club is operating an inclusive policy, we have had the benefit of training with the senior squad under the professionally led coaching team, headed by Ian South.
We are always looking to expand the group and welcome newcomers.
There is an opportunity to do as much training as you want, but also the benefit of being able to take a weekend off for less vigorous activities, without the risk of being dropped.
If you are considering getting back into a boat and rekindle the old competitive spirit, please contact Birgith via email to xxx or leave a message in the club letter rack.
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