Training Camp 2017: Lads on Tour

On April 1, a group of Mortlake rowers and coaches headed across the Channel for a week of intensive training in the French rowing haven of Brive-la-Gaillarde. This is their story. Never heard of Brive? Don’t worry, most people not born there haven’t either. According to Brive’s Wikipedia page, it is famous for being associated with a song by popular French singer Georges Brassens, and for having excellent rowing facilities at the local lake, Lac-du-Casse. As none of us have a particular penchant for 1960s French pop music, the Mortlake team can testify only that the second fact is true. [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Captain’s Blog – March 6th

Hi all Good morning I trust you are all well – dodging the various showers etc. Activity at the club is now focussing on the 8’s head projects which as usual seem to come round faster and faster each year.  However before I discuss our crews and coaches with you I just wanted to give Serena, Alice and Alyeska a very big HIGH FIVE for the amazing pancakes dare I say it, but the American pancake recipe is a contender! They were gobbled up at a rate of knots.  I was supposed to make a batter but time planning meant [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Captain’s February Blog

After a bit of time off the air waves as we had Christmas and New Year and horrible water.  However painful it must be for all of you, I am back with my ramblings and observations as there is much activity going on at MAABC including some news about mixed crew racing -  firstly, you may have noticed that we are continuing to tidy up the boating area and fleet, we have said goodbye to the Phoebe Mason and that has gone to Putney High School – we will be focusing on the outside racks to tidy up the boats.  [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|