The MAABC Senior and Masters Women’s squads push on at the Pairs Head 2013!

Last weekend saw the first head race of the season with over 400 entries attending the Pairs Head. The womens senior squad was able to be part of a composite crew with PTRC as well as field three other MAABC crews. The composite crew with Francesca Rawlins (MAABC) and Charlotte Taylor (PTRC) won not only their category of Elite Womens Lightweight 2x, but also took the accolade of Head of the River. A fantastic result for the two of them. Their next challenge together is the British Rowing Championships this coming weekend The other MAABC crew fought hard and finished [...]

By | October 19th, 2013|Racing, Senior women, Uncategorized|

Medals at HIR for MAABC senior women

On a rare sunny and flat day at Holme Pierrepoint the annual Home International Regatta took place, a private match between selected squads for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with Mortlake having representation in the English and Welsh teams (full details at the end of this post). The first race of the day with Mortlake interest was the the Lwt W 2- with the MAA crew from the summer season lining up in opposition with Starz Watterston in the England boat and Beks Edgar in the Welsh. It proved an exciting start to the day with a close race between [...]

By | July 30th, 2013|Racing, Senior women|

2 wins for senior women at Wallingford Regatta

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 [...]

By | May 8th, 2013|Racing, Senior women|

Medals for Anna and Fran at DJRC

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 [...]

By | October 30th, 2012|Racing, Senior women|

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|

Wins for Masters and Senior Women at Molesey Regatta

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 [...]

By | July 21st, 2012|Racing, Senior women|