The Senior Women's squad had an excellent first major race of the summer season at Wallingford Regatta on Sunday 5th May. For once Dorney was bathed in sunshine, and the crews took full advantage of the excellent conditions to put down a marker for the rest of the season. They came away with 2 convincing wins, in WElite 2x (Fran Rawlins and Anna Townsend - so much for retirement, Anna!) and WIM3 4+ (Claire Ridley, Therese Coen, Gemma Peck, Emily Walters, Nicola Glogowski (cox)). The coxed four also raced in IM2, finishing a creditable 3rd in the final. Full results [...]
The Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships were held on 20-21 October 2012 at Dorney Lake. This was a new regatta, which promised a very high standard of racing as all athletes wishing to trial for the GB Squad this season were required to race in at least one event (excluding 2012 Olympians, although some of them did in fact race for their clubs). The regatta was also run under a new format involving lightweights and open weights all racing in the same event, with only 2 boat classes available on each day. Fran Rawlins and Anna Roots travelled to Dorney to represent MAA [...]
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 [...]
Gabriella Tose was keen to race at Worcester Autumn Regatta on the picturesque Severn below Worcester Cathedral and acquire at least one more ceramic pot before the end of the summer regatta season. She entered two races (WIM2 and WMastB) racing in a Worcester RC single. We are pleased to report that she won the WIM2 race - congratulations! - and missed the 2nd pot win by 6 feet!
Gabriella Tose joined Quintin BC once again at Stourport Regatta to race in her single and a double with her other half Tim on both Saturday and Sunday. She was keen to acquire one of the special edition pottery tankards they issued this year, and did so on the Saturday by winning WIM3 Ix - congratulations! Unfortunately losing IM3 status meant no racing in her single on Sunday, but this meant she could concentrate her efforts on the Masters 2x sprint race with Tim. In a straight final they narrowly lost to Ross RC - better luck next time! Gabriella's beautiful pot - congratulations! [...]
It was touch and go as to whether it would be possible to stage Molesey Regatta this year, as there was a strong flow following the downpours in the week leading up to the regatta on 14 July. However, Saturday's racing did go ahead and the fast flow made for some interesting starts on the stake boats, with eleven capsizes in all (two fours and several doubles and singles!). Anna and Lynda benefited from this in the first race in their WMasC 2x event, heading off down the course while their opponents (Ardingly) went in at the first stroke! They [...]