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 [...]

15 Aug 2017

MAABC appoints Valentin Piticariu as head coach

By | August 15th, 2017|Racing, Senior women|

Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club (MAABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Valentin Piticariu as the Director of Rowing for MAABC for the start of the upcoming 2017/18 season in September 2017. Valentin will lead the current team of experienced voluntary coaches at MAABC, whilst adding significant experience from his own international level rowing career and subsequent coaching activity. Recently Valentin coached at Team Keane for the past three years, running and leading groups from inexperienced beginners through to competitive racing groups. Prior to this he coached back in his home country of Romania after he left the [...]

31 Jul 2017

Pastels and Patterns Summer Party!

By | July 31st, 2017|Social|

Last Saturday night we celebrated the 2016/2017 rowing season with our Pastels and Patterns Summer Party Dinner Dance (click here to see pics!) Organised by 2 of our gorgeous Mortlake Senior Squad members Katie Percival and Jade Robertson, over 75 of our members congregated of all generations to have some fun and acknowledge the our achievements through the rowing season. One of the members, Christina Greenhalgh created a video to look back on the year.    If  you fancy joining in with Mortlake life please do get in touch.