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|

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|

Anna and Fran win WSen 2x at Pairs Head

The 2012/13 season has got off to a great start with some fantastic racing at Pairs Head. We had 9 crews racing this year across a range of categories. Full MAA results are set out below - congratulations to Anna and Fran who won W Sen 2x in an excellent performance just a couple of weeks before the Diamond Jubilee British Rowing Championships. We also had 3 crews finish within 0.4 seconds of each other, each finishing second or third in their respective categories, showing the real strength in depth of the women's squads. Category Crew Time Adjusted for handicap Category [...]

By | October 23rd, 2012|Masters Men, Masters women, Racing, Senior women|

Masters crews win 4 events at Barnes and Mortlake regatta

The 2012 Barnes and Mortlake Regatta was held on a blustery, sunny Saturday, more like April than June. There was a fast running outgoing tide for the morning races and a sluggish incoming tide in the afternoon.  There was a good turn out of the usual helpers manning the car park, catering and bar facilities, registration and boating areas (for which many thanks!). We had 4 winning crews: WMas B/C 4x: our B crew (Jo Gapper, Christina Greenhalgh, Kat Rolfsman and Anna Ramsden) raced a semi-final, beating Ardingly, then met our C crew in the final whose 5 second advantage [...]

By | June 18th, 2012|Masters Men, Masters women, Racing, Uncategorized|

11 MAA crews racing at Barnes and Mortlake – Saturday 9th June

Looking forward to a great day of racing at the second of our 'Home Regattas' Barnes and Mortlake. There are 11 MAA crews racing in novice and Masters categories. Full details of their categories and race times below - we wish all the crews the best of luck - GO MORTLAKE... WNov 1x Christina Greenhalgh Race 2 9.05 heat against UL Race 13 10.20 heat against Roehampton Race 33 13.20 Final W Nov 1 x Holly Kirby Race 8 9:45 heat against TSS Race 33 13.20 final Mx IM3 2x Gabriella & Tim Tose Race 20 11.45 final against Deben [...]

By | June 8th, 2012|Masters Men, Masters women, Racing|