KRC had a successful day's racing at a very wet and windy Teddington Head. The women's squad picked up four wins and the junior women gaining the fifth win of the day, whilst also subbing into one of the senior crews. We also had a number of very close second places with the WJ16 4x-, Mas F 1x and the IM3 8+ (pictured below) all narrowly missing out. The men's squad IM3 8+ had a good race, building experience from Kingston Small Boats Head and a great stepping stone for the main head season. The W IM3 4+ was also the fastest women's 4+ on the day.
Two crews raced at the Fours Head of the River Race on Saturday 7 November. Both crews rowed well in very tough Tideway conditions.
IM1 4+, placed 52nd overall, (climbing 80 places from last year) and 4th in their category, behind Tideway Scullers, Leander and Molesey Boat Club, all having GB U23's, triallists and ex Blue Boat squad members in their crews. Our crew coped well in the rough water and had a strong race, maintaining speed well and overtaking half a dozen crews over the course.
Our Jun4x, placed 83rd overall and 12th in a 40 strong field, climbing 17 places from last years result. The crew only rowed together a few days in advance of racing and pulled off a good result considering this.
Kingston dominated the Small Boats Head with an impressive 12 wins and 7 second places. On a day with stunning conditions - flat, still water and bright sunshine - our rowers came out top with more wins than any other club. The success was spread throughout the squads, full results are listed below. A huge thank you needs to go out our team of volunteers who make this event possible.
Another two wins for the club from the senior and masters women's squads along with some very strong results from the Juniors made for a successful day at Weybridge Silver Sculls. Our WMasA 2x won in a very close race, with a margin of only 1 second over Weybridge RC. Our WMas C 2x produced a much more comfortable win by 20 seconds. The Junior Squad achieved four very creditable 2nd places as well as another four crews in the top 10 of their event. These results are very encouraging for the Junior Squad for the upcoming season.
Full results are as follows:
Win (of 3) W Mas A 2x C Willett / R Kugele
2nd (of 11) IM3 1x J Burrows
2nd (of 7) J14 2x M Hamdi / J Phelan
2nd (of 7) J14 1x J Phelan
2nd (of 3) W J14 1x A Harwood
7th (of 30) J18 1x J Burrows
7th (of 18) W J16 1x B Williams
9th= (of 17) W J14 2x T Palmer / S Curtis
9th= (of 17) W J14 2x L Howard / R Keri-Nagy
9th (of 10) Mas D 1x M Cook
12th (of 18) W J16 1x C Oliver
16th (of 18) W J16 1x C Scott
17th (of 18) W J16 1x M Jheeta
18th (of 24) W J17 1x N Paterson-Moody
19th= (of 26) J16 1x J Hare
19th (of 24) W J17 1x L Bate
20th (of 25) W J15 2x M Baker / R Mitchell
21st (of 26) J16 1x M Saccomani
21st (of 24) W J17 1x S Stiling
22nd (of 25) W J15 2x S Sullivan / F Marton
We had three crews racing at the Pairs Head on Saturday 10th October. We came away with two wins and one 2nd place.
Andrea Finn (KRC) won the Womens Senior 2- in a composite with Kate Grose (TSS) and were 0.33 seconds from being the fastest overall women's pair in the race. Birgith Sims (KRC) won the Womens Masters F/G 2x in a composite with Jackie Darling (BBL) by a very large margin, not needing the handicap to beat the F crews and were only 2 seconds slower than the winners of the E category. (With handicap applied they were the fastest women's double in the race). Andy Kapica (KRC) came a creditable second place in a composite with Dick Findlay (QBC) in the Masters G/H 2x, out of the nine crews in their category. Unfortunately our Senior 2- had to withdraw due to illness.
Andrea Finn (KRC) and Kate Grose (TSS) winning W Sen 2-
KRC took a large contingent of the Junior Squad to race at Wallingford Long Distance Sculls over 4250m, as well as a Senior Womens double. For the first race of the season the weather was fantastic, with bright sunshine and clear skies as our scullers raced down the course. We recorded our first win for the season with the women's Masters 2x winning their category by a considerable margin.
Our next race of the season is Weybridge Silver Sculls on Saturday 17th October.