Detail of this year's traditional Beer & Beef event on 1 December 2012 are now available on the events page, together with details of the Club Christmas lunch (aka (Not The) Veterans' Lunch) on 14 December 2012.
Fours Head - Saturday 10 November, 12.15pm start We have 5 crews racing at the Fours Head this year: 49 WELwt 4x 4x : Elaine Johnstone (TSS), Fran Rawlins, Beks Edgar, Anna Roots 313 WIM1 4x : Rachel Drayson, Chihiro Fukishima, Victoria Samson, Jenny Bizley 329 WIM1 4x : Starz Watterston, Lorna Brown, Emily Dickinson, Alexa Szladowska 427 WIM1 4- : Therese Coen, Kat Bruce, Vicki Mortimer, Gemma Peck 473 WIM2 4+ : Tina Albrecht, Emma Dwyer, Claire Ridley, Lottie Alldritt, cox: Nicola Glogowski Please do come along to support the racing crews and cheer them on from the towpath - it really does make a difference! Veterans [...]
John Hart, a longstanding MAABC member, has recently published a book titled "Mammoth Boy: A lad's epic journey to find mammoths in the Ice Age". The book is widely available to buy, both instore and online, including here (Amazon UK - Kindle version also available). Reviews on Amazon have so far unanimously given it 5 stars! Synopsis It's around 15,000-12,000 BC, the Late Stone Age, and an orphan boy is surviving on the fringes of a hunters' camp. A passion to find mammoths has been ignited in him by Old Mother, the ancient crone who guards the camp fire and [...]
The MAABC Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 27 October 2012. The meeting was well attended by members from across the various groups, all keen to have their say in how the club should be run over the forthcoming year. A new Committee was elected for 2012/13, with many of this year's committee members reprising their roles, or stepping into new roles. The key changes of note are: Ian Roots elected as Captain Tim Burrows elected as Assistant Secretary Alice Poole and Gemma Peck elected as new members of the Committee Sarah Ulliott will take on the role of [...]
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 [...]
The provisional timetable of racing at Barnes & Mortlake regatta has been revised to take into account comments received from competitors. The final timetable of racing (Word format, 365kb) is now available. Please contact the Entries Secretary, Peter Hoile, with any queries (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also note that there is a hockey tournament taking place this weekend which means parking restrictions are in place on Hartington Road. Parking is also prohibited on Ibis Lane. Please see the Barnes & Mortlake Regatta Parking page for details about parking arrangements for competitors' cars and trailers.