On Sunday 12th April two boats were named. Mohana named a Junior Eight and our juniors took the boat for its first outing on the river. Gordon Craig, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at the Royal Star & Garter Homes, named the four 'Row to Remember'.
Junior Eight - 'Mohana'
The Kingston Rowing Club juniors have an exceptionally strong spirit and when one of their number, Mohana Knipp, became seriously ill her response was to want to help her crew mates. Her mother, Bettina Knipp, donated £12,500 towards a new Stampfli racing eight. The club undertook a major sponsored row in 2014 to raise money for new boats and also to raise money for the Royal Star Garter Homes now with a home in the Borough. The club raised £5,800 for the Royal Star and Garter and sufficient funds to allow the acquisition of this £28,000 boat. This would have been impossible without the very generous donation from Mohana and Bettina Knipp.
Club Coxless Four - 'Row to Remember'
The Row to Remember fundraising enabled the purchase of a coxless four/quad sculling boat. The weight specification of the boat makes it suitable for our women's squad and our junior men and is a versatile addition to the club's fleet.
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There will be work carried out on each of the arches of Kingston Railway Bridge until March 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.
Kingston Head was held on Saturday 21st March 2015 with two divisions at 11:00 and at 14:00. Congratulations to all who competed and assisted in the smooth running of the event, both competitors and all the many volunteers.
The results are now available:-
Ian Weir's Rowing Photography Div 1 and 2 Photos.
The Flyer with details of events to be held in each of the two divisions and entry requirements is available.
The final starting order is now available. Please double check your start number.
Please note that only one Open and one Women's Octuple crew entry is permitted per school/club.
Please ensure you read the Crew Instructions and Course Map - esp. know when to boat, where to marshall, and the navigation instructions.
Kingston Small Boats Head was held on Sat 8th November 2014.
Results are now available.
- Division 1 as excel and as pdf
- Division 2 as excel and as pdf
- Combined Div 1 and Div2 as excel (also includes crew name as well as club)
Thank you for all those competitors, Umpires and Marshals for all that you have put into making the day a success!
There are pictures from both divisions from Rowing Photography.
More pictures taken during the day will be available later this evening:
- Division 1 taken from the balcony (mostly Kingston crews) and more Kingston Crews Neil Bascombe
- Division 2 taken from Kingston Bridge (most crews)
The Entry Poster of events is available here.