Our Junior Squad have posted a healthy set of wins at both Molesey and Staines Regattas.
Molesey Regatta: 11 crews entered, 4 finals and 2 wins in WJ13 4x+ and WJ15 2x
Staines Regatta: 11 crews, 8 finals, 5 wins in:
Well done to all crews who raced!
KRC again hosted another very successful regatta over two days, with over 500 crews racing every 3-4 minutes for a total of 20 hours. The regatta was sponsored again this year by CNM Estates Ltd.
KRC squads were successful in several events. The Senior Men won the Open Diamond Jubilee Sprint 8's. Our junior squad had a strong entry of 25 boats, seeing 7 finals and 2 wins in the J16 2x and WJ15 1x. We also had wins in WMASA/B 2x, MAS F1x and a number of 2nd places.
A few lucky crews had their trophies presented by Sir Steve Redgrave CBE and Anna Watkins MBE who fitted a prize-giving into their filming with John Inverdale for the BBC's coverage of the Rowing World Cup from Lucerne. The regatta was pleased to welcome Lord Sterling of Plaistow, who commissioned the Queens Row Barge Gloriana. Gloriana was rowed downstream by volunteers from racing and was moored at the Gazebo landing stage for both days.
LAST FEW SPACES AVAILABLE!
Kingston Rowing Club is offering three sculling courses aimed at experienced adult and junior scullers who want to improve their sculling, as well as adult beginners. The courses are for five days on the following dates:
Course 1: 3rd to 7th August 2015
Course 2: 10th to 14th August 2015
Course 3: 17th to 21st August 2015
The courses are limited to twelve athletes working with two professional coaches ensuring a fantastic coach to athlete ratio.
Athletes can bring their own 1x or we will provide boats. There will also be sessions in 2x and 4x-.
The course will be tailored to the abilities and goals of each individual and will include the following components:
We are pleased to announce dates for the Junior Squad Summer 'Learn To Row' courses
These popular courses will be held on the following dates:
- 27th July to 31st July 2015 (sorry, now fully booked)
- 17th Aug to 21st Aug 2015
- 24th Aug to 28th Aug 2015
There will be work carried out on each of the arches of Kingston Railway Bridge until July 2015.
Look out for Red danger signs with a triangle of three red lights slung under the arches, and for red danger buoys placed in the river. Boats going upstream must give way to boats coming downstream (standard river rules of navigation apply), but boats coming downstream must take extra care travelling through the arches.
The Central arch is now only closed whilst work is going on overhead and at these times a red danger board is located over the span. At other times the arch may be navigated and a white light on a yellow background is shown (indicating that there is restricted headroom of 15 metres). At night an additional horizontal fluorescent strip light is visible. Please check the status of the central span each outing.16/4/2015
Currently the Surrey (Kingston) arch is fully closed, indicated by a red danger sign slung below the arch.
At least one of the navigation arches will remain open during maintenance work on the bridge. Scaffolding will encapsulate the span/arch where work is taking place. Please navigate slowly and with caution, following signs and directions from safety boats and/or Environment Agency officers.