John Francis Pearce
1941 - 2017
It is with sadness that I have to report the death in the early part of this year, of John Pearce, a Vice President and great stalwart of Kingston Rowing Club. He was educated at Kingston Grammar School and rowed in their 1st Eight whilst there taking a few years off when he left school, to study marine engineering at Tough Bros in Teddington. Upon completion of an apprenticeship with this company he returned to row at KRC. By this time, his father had firmly established Thames Ditton Marina and work commitments meant that John had less time to devote to his rowing. After a few years concentrating on work with the Marina, John joined his younger brother Peter who had since joined KRC, to row with him in a pair entering the Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta. The following year, both brothers teamed up with Peter and Geoff Risk to enter the Wyfolds at Henley Royal Regatta making the first time a pair of brothers had entered as a crew! After giving up rowing, he spent time as a coach with our highly successful Britannia Four, deputising for Ron Needs their coach, on the occasions when he was unable to get down to the Club.
The Kingston Rowing Club Annual Dinner
will be held on
Saturday 4th February 2017
By popular demand the Dinner will be returning to Glenmore House, Surbiton, KT6 4BN.
4 course dinner excluding wine is £40 per person, payable by cheque, bank transfer or card.
Click here to book online and for full details. Spaces are limited so book quickly!
All payments must be made by 31st January 2017.
13th June 1952-1st November 2016 – A Colossus of World Rowing
If I had three words to describe Richard Ayling who has just died at the age of 64 they would be: passion, commitment and fun. He was a giant of a man, who loved, just loved, the sport – every bit of it. He always wore his heart on his sleeve. And his laughter – Richard could take a joke as well as dish them out – was always raucous. His life touched so many who helped make our sport great. But it would be typical of ‘Lurch’ – his ‘70s nickname given to him by his crewmates in Bob Janousek’s British squad – to give credit to others. Make no mistake though; British rowing owes a debt to Richard Ayling.
The next Kingston Small Boats Head will be on the 4th November 2017.
Kingston Head of the River for Eights and Fours will be held on the 18th March 2017.
Kingston Small Boats Head 2016 was held on 5th Nov 2016 over two divisions. The 1st Division at 10:30. The 2nd division at 14:00.
Final 2016 Results:-
The entries poster lists the events available. Entries have now closed.
Please ensure you read the 'Instructions for Crews' and understand the 'Course Map' below as a minimum before boating.
- The Start Order has been published for:-
KGS W.J15A.4x+ moved to Div 1 3/11
Any enquiries may be emailed to the Organiser Peter King.
KRC men competed at the British National Rowing Championships at Holme Pierrepoint Nottingham on the weekend of October 22/23. We entered in a new 'Club Shield' category for 4- and 8.