ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN ON BROE
Note: Kingston Head will continue to offer W IM2 8+ and W IM3 8+. Clubs who race under W IM1 8+ at WHORR will be able to compete at their appropriate status.
We are pleased to announce an Easter KRC "Junior Learn to Row" course. This popular course will be held from 4-8th April 2016. Monday to Friday inclusive from 1000 to 1600 and will cover the following activity:
- Introduction to the Boathouse
- Introduction to the rowing stroke on the indoor rowing machine (ergo)
- Introduction to the equipment used, parts of the boat and oars
- How to get into and out of the boat safely
- Water safety / confidence drills / capsize drill
- Building rowing strokes in the boat on the water
- Rowing in time together as a whole crew
- Fine tuning blade work, power application, balance and teamwork
The coaching team for this course will be headed up by Course Leader Chris Griffiths. All KRC coaches are CRB Checked and British Rowing Qualified. Minimum age is 11 years.
The total course cost is £225.
To register interest, ask a question or apply for a space, please complete this form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Please note these courses are popular and always oversubscribed!
KRC fielded six 8's at the Remenham Challenge. Overall results:
The senior men's 8's both raced well maintaining good technique and pace. The 1st 8 placed 5th overall and 2nd in Intermediate, 17 seconds off the overall Elite Winners (Thames RC, containing a number of their 2015 winning HRR Thames Cup 8+ and a couple of full internationals on board). The 2nd 8, also racing as intermediate, placed 9th in the division. This was an encouraging overall performance for our young squad
Our junior boys were the only Junior Status crew entered, so they stepped up to race as Intermediate, against other clubs men's crews. They placed 7th out of 13 and had a solid performance in difficult conditions. The young athletes gained valuable experience of Tideway rowing and Captain and Coach Danny O'Dowd was very pleased with their result.
The women's squad entered two crews and came away with excellent results. The masters crew came 2nd (of 3) and the Novices won (of 8) with some efficient rowing in the rough water. (pictured below)
Winning crew: R. Kugele (str) / K. Halle / K. Warner / J. Dickman / A. Sims / M. Stalley / L. Long / H. Walmsley (Bow) / R. Brunning (cox)
More red and white success with another three wins at Walton Small Boats Head. Racing started with perfect conditions, but the 3rd and 4th divisions were unfortunately cancelled due to winds gusting over 40mph, so not all our crews were able to compete. Our Juniors fielded a large team and won in the WJ17 2x category, plus an encouraging 3rd place in WJ16 1x (Beatrice Williams). The Senior Women came away with 2 wins in WMasB 2x and WNov 2x, and 2nd place in WIM3 2X. Our WMasG 2x composite (Birgith Sims and Jackie Darling of BBL) raced time only (having scared away the competition!) but with handicap were the fastest Masters womens double by an impressive 18 seconds. We also had representation from the masters men with two single scullers. KRC has now racked up 24 wins at racing so far in the 2015 season.
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.