Last weekend some of the racing men’s Masters, Andy Napier, Peter Harvey, Colin Cracknell & Peter Hoile, along with the supporters club, wives & daughters, took up a very long outstanding invitation from one of our former members (when we were across the river), Jochen Kleinertz of the Akademischer Ruderclub Würzburg, (ARCW) Germany. We entered a MMH4x- in the Bocksbeutelregatta which is on the Main River every October. This is a head race for all classes of boats, from juniors to Masters. The course is 4.5km from the wine town of Randersacker downstream to Würzburg, finishing by the rowing club. ARCW [...]
The club will be holding its annual Bonfire Night party on the evening of Saturday November 3rd. Please click on the poster for a full size version.
MAABC is starting a development programme under the direction of Director of Rowing, Valentin Piticariu. Following a successful year for the Women’s Squad, we are looking to build on this and also develop a Men’s Squad after nearly 10 years without one. We will be holding a Rowing Forum on 15th September at 11.00am and would like to invite: men and women under the age of 35 who have been away from the sport for a while and also men and women under the age of 30 who would like to learn to row to come and find out about [...]
MAABC crews, some young and others a bit older, raced at Molesey Regatta on 21st July with some success. It was an extremely hot day that was a challenge to all who took part. Our men's masters won F/G/H quads beating Thames in the first race and Kingston in the final. In both races the MAABC Masters H crew dominated and won comfortably. The crew consisted of Peter Hoile, Colin Cracknell, Keith Mahony and Andy Napier. This was the fourth Summer regatta entered by our men's masters in a G/H quad and they have won in three regattas, Borne, [...]
The weather may have been roasting this past weekend as hundreds of rowers descended upon Dorney Lake for Metropolitan Regatta, but the MAABC Senior Women's Squad was hotter. Taking advantage of the 3 weeks of the year when Britain actually experiences sunshine, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June saw 5 MAABC crews competing across 4 different boat classes (plus an MAABC guest star rowing in a composite crew). Knowing this was their last chance to experience competitive lane racing before Henley Women's Regatta, the girls came ready to eat, nap and row really, really fast. Saturday Saturday morning started nice and early [...]
On Saturday 14th April MAABC lost one of its most valued and popular members when Ken Williams died just before his 80th birthday. Ken became part of MAABC when it moved to the current boathouse 20 years ago. At the time Ken was a member of Horseferry Rowing Club, the previous owners, and the sale allowed Horseferry members to use the facilities alongside MAABC. However, after a short period Ken became a full member of MAABC. Ken took up rowing about 60 years ago when he joined Horseferry Rowing Club, a club he remained with for the next 40 years [...]