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|Uncategorized|

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|

Captain’s ramblings

Afternoon all ’ hope you all enjoyed the terrific weather on Saturday – just as an fyi this time last year when we held Borne Regatta at Mortlake we had to anchor our gazebo down with weights to stop it flying off the balcony – so it was so enjoyable to have the regatta bathed in sunshine for a change. I would like to thank Nina and her team for a fabulous regatta WOW such a lot of work from unsung heroes! Thank you.  The Club has had such a lot of activity that I can hardly keep track of [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Captain's Blog|

Anna Roots – Memorial Concert

Starz Watterson, a former member of MAA, moved to Germany 3 years ago to study piano.  Subsequently, about 10 months before Anna died, Anna and Sarah Ulliott (aka Scrasey), previous MAA Captain, visited Starz in Germany. Starz is soon returning to visit the UK in April and will be giving a charity piano recital at St Mary's church in Putney on 22nd April at 7.30pm in Anna's memory.  Part of the aim of the recital is to raise funds for the charity that Anna was cycling for when she died and there is therefore a recommended minimum donation of £10. There [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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|