MAABC on Gloriana

On Sunday 24th September the sun shone for MAABC’s outing on the Queen’s Rowbarge Gloriana, created to mark her Diamond Jubilee. Some 19 rowers and a dozen passengers assembled as per organiser Peter Robert’s instructions on the dot of 10am (well give or take 25 minutes), all successfully clad in MAA kit (though of varying era and number of layers). We were briefed on how to row her - fixed seat, square blade paddling, no buttons or gates, long strokes – and the need to be able to “toss the blades”, then we went aboard. There was much interest in [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Masters Men, Masters women, Social|

MAABC appoints Valentin Piticariu as head coach

Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club (MAABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentin Piticariu as the Director of Rowing for MAABC for the start of the upcoming 2017/18 season in September 2017. Valentin will lead the current team of experienced voluntary coaches at MAABC, whilst adding significant experience from his own international level rowing career and subsequent coaching activity. Recently Valentin coached at Team Keane for the past three years, running and leading groups from inexperienced beginners through to competitive racing groups. Prior to this he coached back in his home country of Romania after he left the [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Racing, Senior women|

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|Masters Men|

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|

2015 Head Season Results – 2 Pennants!

It has been a busy and successful head season for the club with pennant wins in Hammersmith Head (WMasC) and Vets Head of the River Race (WMasB) Hammersmith Head - Sunday 1 March MAABC was represented by 4 club and 4 composite crews with the WMasC winning the WMasC/D/E pennant. Posn no in cat no club time cat Masters cat. 5 8 122 MAABC 11:39.5 W.IM1.8+ 3 8 195 TTR/MAA 11:40.5 MASE.8+ MasE/F/G 1 7 211 MAABC 12.02.35 W.MasC.8+ WMasC/D/E Pennant Winner! 5 8 131 MAABC 12:12.8 W.IM2.8+ 4 8 200 TSS/MAA 12:21.2 MasG.8+ MasE/F/G 2 7 216 TRC/BBL/MAA/KRC/TSS 12:31.4 WMASD.8+ [...]

By | April 8th, 2015|Racing|

Quintin Head 31 January 2015

The Quintin head 2015 was probably one of the coldest races many of the participants had ever experienced.  May were on marshalling for over two hours, only warming up half way to Hammersmith. MAABC was represented in five crews, three club and two composites with other tideway clubs. The fastest crew on the day was the Men’s Masters D composite with Thames Tradesman. The High Performance women represented the club in WIM1 and WIM2 while the Masters women competed in the WMB-E category. All crews competed well in difficult conditions and look forward to the rest of the 8s season. [...]

By | February 6th, 2015|Racing|