Portugal Rowing Tour

We have been invited to participate in this. Ginásio Clube Figueirense is pleased to present the program for PORTUGAL ROWING TOUR for 2017: DOURO RIVER – 7 to 9 of August MONDEGO RIVER – 10 to 13 of August Registration ends at June 9th.   www.portugalrowingtour.blogspot.pt

By | December 21st, 2016|Masters Men, Social|

2017 membership payable monthly

We have been listening to your requests for the payment of subs by monthly instalments. At our Committee meeting last week, we agreed that from January 2017 we will accept monthly payments by bank standing order. If you choose to pay your subscription (and, if appropriate, racking fee and/or locker rental) by this method then the first payment will take place at the end of February and there will be ten monthly payments. At the AGM it was confirmed that subs for 2017 would remain at £450 (the same as the 2015 level), with a £25 surcharge for payment after Jan 31st. [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Membership|

Captain’s Blog – Nov 16

Once again hello to you all – there is a lot of news re events both on our beloved stretch of water with some international competition and lastly I wanted to mention that I am hearing the peal of wedding bells!   Here is Geoffrey’s Report on the Silver Skiff, Turin Sunday 13th November – hopefully we will get some photographs onto the web site.   This event is held annually on the River Po over an 11km course up round a buoy and back with start and finish in the same place.   One of the advantages of this is that [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Captain's Blog|

Update on Safety Matters and Role of your new CRSA Alice Jenkinson

Dear Members, I am pleased to inform you that Alice Jenkinson has taken on the role of Club Rowing Safety Adviser (CRSA) commencing 9 November 2016.  Her role is primarily to advise the Captain and the Club Committee on all things affecting safety on the water, so that the right steps can be taken to keep members and other river users safe, and to keep the reputation of our Club on the Tideway intact. Once again, many thanks to Ken Williams who has held the role for many years, but stood down in September. Along with support from Keith Mahony some of the notable improvements [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Safety|

Autumn Notes September 26th

I do hope you all had a good weekend.  I thought I would share some jottings about our first foray on the Autumn Sculling Heads circuit – first of all thanks to all who participated in boat loading and looking after our valuable kit!  The most important aspect of travelling to events.  Please acknowledge the time that Merv spent driving he did not leave the head course until at least 5 pm and I would like to thank him personally on behalf of us all.  We cannot compete or be prepared for these events without enormous back up whether its [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Captain's Blog|

Captain’s Note

Dear All   I very much hope you all had a great summer: it was a special one with the Olympics and the marvellous results for Team GB – we marked the occasion with our BBQ and thank you to all who assisted and made it such a great success.   Before I turn to the return to Autumn/Winter training I would like to let the membership know that our much valued member Ken Williams has decided to step down as Club Rowing Safety Advisor from 30thSeptember 2016.  September marks 60 years since Ken starting rowing at Horseferry Rowing Club. [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Captain's Blog|