Captain’s February Blog

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.  [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Captain's Blog|

Autumn Notes September 26th

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 [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Captain's Blog|

Captain’s Note

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. [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Captain's Blog|

Happy Easter to you all

Has Spring sprung yet?  I think it is trying although the forecast for the weekend as usual covers every scenario.  As ever, the club seems extremely busy.  We have the Boat Race Circus rumbling in this week – can all members be as considerate as possible whilst enjoying the publicity of our lovely club on the TV.  Make sure you tell friends to watch and advertise our club. Thank you to members to helped clear the lawn immensely appreciated.   Last weekend saw the culmination of the various 8’s head.  Congratulations to our neighbours QBC who had  spectacular results in [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Captain's Blog|

Mortlake Veterans training camp – Mimizan, France, May 2014

Quote from coach Ben - “I love working with these girls, who have a really positive attitude. This was a great camp and we now have an excellent base to start the regatta season with". Mortlake and Quintin may share a beach but to date we haven't shared training camps. Quintin’s camps have a reputation for going to scenic places and for providing a mix of serious training with a holiday -  recipe which suits veterans well. And so when we were asked us on this year's trip, which involved flying to Bordeaux and over the early May [...]

By | May 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Next stop GB Trials

On the weekend of 18/19 October MAABC were represented by Fran Rawlins racing in a composite lightweight double with Charlotte Taylor of PTRC. After a solid time trial on the Saturday morning the double placing them in the A/B semi final they put in an outstanding race to be the only lightweight crew to make the A final beating the GB lightweight Squad 2x in the process who were forced into the B final. As they were the only lightweight crew in the A Final they went into the race already assured of being crowned British Champions and took the [...]

By | November 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|