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Steve Chasey - Obituary

steve-chasey.jpg It is with sadness that we report that Steve Chasey, a rower, coach, and a great character of  KRC passed away last night.

Steve will be fondly remembered for his enthusiasm and love for all things rowing, and for passing some of that on to the many rowers, novice to elite, that he coached in recent years.

Steve's involvement in KRC spanned decades and his love for the sport is clear from this short excerpt of the History of the Kingston Regatta published in last year's regatta programme.

Steve Chasey who first rowed at the Regatta for Kingston Grammar School and has been a lifelong member of Kingston RC where he still coaches and with the greatest of respect to Steve can safely be described as being a member of the ‘MAD’ crowd. Steve writes:

“Without rowing I really don’t know where I would be. It has been the constant that has held everything together. From schooldays in Kingston through the hedonistic 60s into the armed forces, special forces, whatever the world has brought, rowing and the river has always given me space to breathe again. To take those gasps of air after a heavy workout on the river as the mist rises to reveal a warming sun saying ‘good morning’, easing those aching muscles, giving fresh light on the world again. The river has been my life, so much so that I can’t imagine life without it. I now live on a boat on the river at Kingston, a part of its ebb and flow. From competing at the Regatta as a boy to coaching crews I have been coming to the Regatta for 50 years now and I wouldn’t miss this day for the world.”

Our sincerest wishes are with Steve's family.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday 4th June 2008 at Kingston Crematorium, 2:20 and afterwards at the Club.

Kingston Cemetery
Bonner Hill Road 
Kingston upon Thames 
KT1 3EZ  
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Leviathan Update 2008

Since the start of the 150th Anniversary season the Leviathans have continued to enjoy their monthly outings up to Hampton Court (sometimes) and in their November foray also enjoyed a magnificent Pheasant repast following their re-hydration (on medical advice).

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River Safety Information

KRC provides all members with information relating to safety at the KRC boathouse and our stretch of river, and requires all members to have read and to adhere to the Safety Plan as part of their acceptance of membership. You can download the KRC Safety and Boating Plan here.

KRC adheres to the Row Safe guide  (replacing the ARA water safety code) and expects all members to adhere to these basic safety standards.  The British Rowing Safety section of their website contains a wealth of additional documents.

The state of the stream at Kingston can be indicated by visiting the Environment Agency web site (Molesey Lock to Teddington Lock reach).  The latest information is available by contacting the Lock Keeper directly on 0208 940 8723  Teddington Lock website.

 

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