On the night of 5th June 1944, a unit of the British 6th Airborne Division took off from Dorset in gliders to capture Pegasus Bride over the Orne River just north of Caen. The attackers poured out of their gliders surprising the German defenders and took the bridge within 10 minutes. This was the beginning what is now famously known as D-Day and the eventual liberation of Europe seventy years ago. The events were also narrated as a film in The Longest Day. Seventy years later, members of MAABC accepted an invitation from Caen Rowing Club to join them in [...]
MAABC had yet another successful year at the Pairs Head, winning three pennants, one of which we share with our neighbours QBC. We had strong performances from many sections of the club. Beks Edgar and Caris Marsh were the fastest womens double from the club and finished 2nd in their category. Annabel Headley and Emily Walters finished 3rd in their category of 21, followed by Lora Garrod and Dani Charles who finished 6th in the same category. The three wins came from the Masters, Anna Ramsden & Katarina Rolfsman won the WMasB 2x pennant, Caroline Bell-Syer & Laura Campell won the WMasD2x pennant [...]
Sign up for our new Monday night yoga classes at 7pm in the Lawson room. Yoga is great for flexibility, core strength and injury prevention. You don't have to be able to touch your toes or tie yourself in a knot to benefit from yoga - everyone will feel the changes it makes, and it may even help you sit up a little at front stops! Classes to start Monday 29 September 2014 7pm prompt. Please email Gary on firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
START OF THE SEASON MEETING FOR ALL TRAINING ATHLETES - 13 SEPTEMBER AT 12 NOON The new season is starting and all groups are invited to a start of the season meeting on Saturday 13 September at 12 noon in the Lawson room. Our Captain and Coaching team will go through group structure, training and goals for the season. The meeting is also a great introduction to the club for anyone interested in joining MAABC. Please feel free to turn up on the day or email our head coach Gary Lovejoy on email@example.com See you there!
Thank you to everyone who came to our summer party and made it such a success – what a great party! What a turn out! The food was delicious, the was band great, the company excellent, and then we danced the evening away. Geoff Garbo and his band & the delicious food from the Tapestry Thank you Nicola Dale, Christina Greenhalgh and Giselle Mahony for organising, Geoff Garbo and his great band, Caroline Bell-Syer for beautiful flowers which made the club room look extra special. Thank you Nicola for organising! Hope to see you [...]
Quote from coach Ben - “I love working with these girls, who have a really positive attitude. This was a great camp and we now have an excellent base to start the regatta season with". Mortlake and Quintin may share a beach but to date we haven't shared training camps. Quintin’s camps have a reputation for going to scenic places and for providing a mix of serious training with a holiday - recipe which suits veterans well. And so when we were asked us on this year's trip, which involved flying to Bordeaux and over the early May [...]