Once again hello to you all – there is a lot of news re events both on our beloved stretch of water with some international competition and lastly I wanted to mention that I am hearing the peal of wedding bells! Here is Geoffrey’s Report on the Silver Skiff, Turin Sunday 13th November – hopefully we will get some photographs onto the web site. This event is held annually on the River Po over an 11km course up round a buoy and back with start and finish in the same place. One of the advantages of this is that [...]
Dear Members, I am pleased to inform you that Alice Jenkinson has taken on the role of Club Rowing Safety Adviser (CRSA) commencing 9 November 2016. Her role is primarily to advise the Captain and the Club Committee on all things affecting safety on the water, so that the right steps can be taken to keep members and other river users safe, and to keep the reputation of our Club on the Tideway intact. Once again, many thanks to Ken Williams who has held the role for many years, but stood down in September. Along with support from Keith Mahony some of the notable improvements [...]
I do hope you all had a good weekend. I thought I would share some jottings about our first foray on the Autumn Sculling Heads circuit – first of all thanks to all who participated in boat loading and looking after our valuable kit! The most important aspect of travelling to events. Please acknowledge the time that Merv spent driving he did not leave the head course until at least 5 pm and I would like to thank him personally on behalf of us all. We cannot compete or be prepared for these events without enormous back up whether its [...]
Dear All I very much hope you all had a great summer: it was a special one with the Olympics and the marvellous results for Team GB – we marked the occasion with our BBQ and thank you to all who assisted and made it such a great success. Before I turn to the return to Autumn/Winter training I would like to let the membership know that our much valued member Ken Williams has decided to step down as Club Rowing Safety Advisor from 30thSeptember 2016. September marks 60 years since Ken starting rowing at Horseferry Rowing Club. [...]
Dear All, Hope you are all well and getting excited about the Summer Racing season and the Euro Football Championships (or not!) – I am sure we will be watching some of the matches at the Club reminiscing about 1966 when we won something. I am proud to say that our results thus far this season totally eclipses Roy’s results. Most importantly, we are hosting Barnes and Mortlake Regatta this upcoming Saturday at the Club. Very annoying that British Masters is also on that weekend – can everyone who is not racing please give as much support to the Regatta [...]
Adjustments continue to be made to the draw that was published on Monday. There is a document linked from the regatta's web page that contains the details of the specific changes that have taken place. A full replacement draw and race timetable will be posted on Thursday evening.