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.
On April 1, a group of Mortlake rowers and coaches headed across the Channel for a week of intensive training in the French rowing haven of Brive-la-Gaillarde. This is their story. Never heard of Brive? Don’t worry, most people not born there haven’t either. According to Brive’s Wikipedia page, it is famous for being associated with a song by popular French singer Georges Brassens, and for having excellent rowing facilities at the local lake, Lac-du-Casse. As none of us have a particular penchant for 1960s French pop music, the Mortlake team can testify only that the second fact is true. [...]
After a bit of time off the air waves as we had Christmas and New Year and horrible water. However painful it must be for all of you, I am back with my ramblings and observations as there is much activity going on at MAABC including some news about mixed crew racing - firstly, you may have noticed that we are continuing to tidy up the boating area and fleet, we have said goodbye to the Phoebe Mason and that has gone to Putney High School – we will be focusing on the outside racks to tidy up the boats. [...]
We have been listening to your requests for the payment of subs by monthly instalments. At our Committee meeting last week, we agreed that from January 2017 we will accept monthly payments by bank standing order. If you choose to pay your subscription (and, if appropriate, racking fee and/or locker rental) by this method then the first payment will take place at the end of February and there will be ten monthly payments. At the AGM it was confirmed that subs for 2017 would remain at £450 (the same as the 2015 level), with a £25 surcharge for payment after Jan 31st. [...]
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 [...]