Rowing Forum for Men and Women at Mortlake, Anglian and Alpha Boat Club

MAABC is starting a development programme under the direction of Director of Rowing, Valentin Piticariu. Following a successful year for the Women’s Squad, we are looking to build on this and also develop a Men’s Squad after nearly 10 years without one. We will be holding a Rowing Forum on 15th September at 11.00am and would like to invite: men and women under the age of 35 who have been away from the sport for a while and also men and women under the age of 30 who would like to learn to row to come and find out about [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Racing, Senior Men, Senior women|

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

MAABC Success at the Indoor Rowing Championships

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 [...]

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

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|

Update on Safety Matters and Role of your new CRSA Alice Jenkinson

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 [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Safety|