7 Jun 2018

Metropolitan Regatta: MAABC Senior Women hotter than actual surface of the Sun

By | June 7th, 2018|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

The weather may have been roasting this past weekend as hundreds of rowers descended upon Dorney Lake for Metropolitan Regatta, but the MAABC Senior Women's Squad was hotter. Taking advantage of the 3 weeks of the year when Britain actually experiences sunshine, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June saw 5 MAABC crews competing across 4 different boat classes (plus an MAABC guest star rowing in a composite crew).  Knowing this was their last chance to experience competitive lane racing before Henley Women's Regatta, the girls came ready to eat, nap and row really, really fast. Saturday Saturday morning started nice and early [...]

8 May 2018

A tribute to the life of Ken Williams – MAABC Member and Vice President

By | May 8th, 2018|Captain's Blog|

On Saturday 14th April MAABC lost one of its most valued and popular members when Ken Williams died just before his 80th birthday. Ken became part of MAABC when it moved to the current boathouse 20 years ago. At the time Ken was a member of Horseferry Rowing Club, the previous owners, and the sale allowed Horseferry members to use the facilities alongside MAABC. However, after a short period Ken became a full member of MAABC. Ken took up rowing about 60 years ago when he joined Horseferry Rowing Club, a club he remained with for the next 40 years [...]

2 Mar 2018

Rowing Art Exhibition

By | March 2nd, 2018|Captain's Blog|

Interested in Rowing Art? Annabel Eyres (international oarswoman, Oxford Blue and former designer for Rock The Boat) is exhibiting at Riverside Gallery & Framing in Barnes.  Please see the flyer for more information. Riverside flyer  Riverside Gallery flyer bk

13 Dec 2017

MAABC Success at the Indoor Rowing Championships

By | December 13th, 2017|Captain's Blog, Racing, Senior women|

Captain Nicola Dale writes that two members of MAABC won at the British Indoor Rowing Championships last Saturday with a third member also doing particularly well! Kaila Engelsman won the Open Women's event in a cracking time of 7:01.6 even writing this makes me feel exhausted.  We are incredibly proud of this and perhaps we should consider naming one of the new ergos after Kaila.  There is an excellent article on Kaila's success and her ambitions on the WeRow Life website. Additionally Jennifer Aitken came in 4th which was a superb effort with a time 7:19.1  - and thirdly Natalie [...]

1 Nov 2017

A tribute to the life of Geoffrey Potts 1947 – 2017

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

“People can achieve so much more by having the confidence to work just a little bit harder” Geoffrey Potts Geoffrey Potts knew that life was about margins and sacrifice. In 1974 Geoffrey raced in the lightweight single sculls at the World Championships in Lucerne. He came 4th by a margin of a foot and had the photo finish as a reminder. Most of us would be satisfied to be the 4th best in the world in any sport but Geoffrey told us he knew he could have trained harder, pushed harder and prepared better. He used this as a reminder [...]

28 Sep 2017

MAABC on Gloriana

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

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 [...]