The Senior Women's squad had an excellent first major race of the summer season at Wallingford Regatta on Sunday 5th May. For once Dorney was bathed in sunshine, and the crews took full advantage of the excellent conditions to put down a marker for the rest of the season. They came away with 2 convincing wins, in WElite 2x (Fran Rawlins and Anna Townsend - so much for retirement, Anna!) and WIM3 4+ (Claire Ridley, Therese Coen, Gemma Peck, Emily Walters, Nicola Glogowski (cox)). The coxed four also raced in IM2, finishing a creditable 3rd in the final. Full results [...]
A new kit order window is now open until 3 May 2013 - so if you need to stick up on some extra MAABC kit for summer racing, now is your chance! Full details are available on the updated Kit page - any questions please speak to the club kit officer, Rachel Drayson, either at the club or via e-mail at email@example.com
The senior women's squad recently returned from this year's training camp in Portugal, where they spent a week getting in some quality training off the Tideway, in conditions that, whilst not as beautiful as hoped, were certainly better than the freezing cold and snow "enjoyed" by those left behind in London over Easter... Gemma Peck has kindly provided a short write up - thanks!: "Meat or fish?" "Meat or fish?" The most commonly asked question on training camp: posed at dinner time when being served a choice of traditional Portugese dishes for our evening nutrition. The setting: the chilly, concrete-paved [...]
The next Learn to Row course will be starting on Sunday 14th April, and will run for 6 weeks, with sessions on Sundays 1.30-3.00pm and Tuesday evenings 7.00-8.30pm (plus an additional session on Saturday 27th April 2.00-4.30pm). Full details are available on the Learn to Row page - there are still a few spaces available, so please contact Susan Hodgson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you or anyone you know is interested.
Entries for this year's Borne @Chiswick regatta are now open via the British Rowing Online Entry system, and all MAABC members are strongly encouraged to enter. The regatta takes place on Saturday 11th May, with racing offered in all open, women's and masters categories, as well as junior categories from J14 and mixed coxed fours. If you are worried about picking up points bearing in mind your plans for the rest of the season then remember you can race Masters from the age of just 27 (for which no points are awarded for winning), or you could race the mixed [...]
4 crews from MAABC raced at Women's Head of the River on Saturday 9th March 2013, with our first crew home 20th out of 302 crews. Well done to all those who raced, and thanks to those who came along to cheer from the clubhouse and along the course. The final results for the MAABC crews were: Senior W8 - 20th - 19:31.10 IM2 W8 - 43rd - 19:54.73 MasC W8 - 100th - 20:33.94 (composite with Barnes Bridge BC) MasF W8 - 167th - 21:17.46 (composite with Barnes Bridge BC, Burway RC, Kingston RC, Maidenhead BC, Thames RC) Full [...]