• Women's Squad 2017 Results

    2016/17 season race wins are outlined below:

    Walton Small Boats Head, December 2016

                W IM2 2x

                W Mas B 2x

                W Mas G 2x (KRC / BBL composite)

    Teddington Head, December 2016

                W IM2 4+

    November-vieren (Holland), November 2016

                W Mas E 4x- (KRC / HOOP composite)

    Kingston Small Boats Head, November 2016

                W IM3 4+

                W Mas B/C 4x-

    Weybridge Silver Sculls, October 2016

                W IM2 2x (also fastest women's 2x)

                W Mas D/E/F 2x

  • Women's Squad 2016 Results

    2015/16 season race wins are outlined below:

    FISA World Masters Regatta (Denmark), September 2016

                W Mas F 4- (Gold) (KRC / HOOP / SLAV composite)

                W Mas F 2x (Gold) (KRC / HOOP composite)

                W Mas F 4x- (Gold) (KRC / HOOP / SLAV composite)

                W Mas G-K 4+ (Gold) (KRC / HOOP / FR / BBL composite)

                W Mas G 4x- (Gold) (KRC / HOOP / BBL composite)

                Mx Mas F 4x- (Gold) (KRC / BRC / CR composite)

                Mx Mas F 2x (Gold) (KRC / BRC composite)

    Trebon Regatta (Czech Republic), August 2016

                W Mas F 4x- (KRC / HOOP / SLAV composite)

    Kingston Amateur Regatta, July 2016

                W Mas A/B 4x-

    Henley Masters Regatta, July 2016

                W Mas C 2- (KRC / TSS composite)

                W Mas F 4+ (KRC / MAA / BBL / TSS composite)

    British Masters Rowing Championships, June 2016

                W Mas A Champ 4x- (Gold)

                W Mas E/F Champ 4- (Gold) (KRC / MAA / BBL / TSS composite)

                W Mas G Champ 1x (Gold)

                W Mas A/B IM3 4+ (Gold)

                W Mas A Nov 4+ (Gold)

                W Mas A Nov 2x (Silver)

                W Mas D Nov 4+ (Silver)

               W Mas A Champ 2x (Bronze)

                W Mas C Nov 4+ (Bronze)

    Metropolitan Regatta (Sunday), June 2016

                W Mas C/D/E 8+ (TSS / KRC / LEA composite)

    Twickenham Regatta, May 2016

                W Mas D 2x

                W Nov 8+

                W Nov 4+

                W Nov 2x

    Weybridge Ladies Regatta, May 2016

                W Mas B 4x-

                W Mas A 2x

                W IM3 4x-

               W IM3 2x

                W IM3 1x

    Walton & Weybridge Regatta, May 2016

               W Mas A/B 4x-

                W Mas A 2x

                W IM3 1x

                W Nov 2x

    Remenham Challenge, December 2015

                W Nov 8+

    Walton Small Boats Head, November 2015

                W Mas B 2x

                W Nov 2x

    Teddington Head, November 2015

               W IM2 2x

                W IM3 4+

                W Nov 4x-

                W Nov 1x

    Kingston Small Boats Head, October 2015

               W Mas C/D/E 4x- (KRC / MAA / BBL composite)

                W Nov 4+

                W Mas F/G 2x (KRC / BBL composite)

    Weybridge Silver Sculls, October 2015

               W Mas A 2x

                W Mas D 2x

    Pairs Head, October 2015

                W Sen 2- (KRC / TSS composite)

                W Mas F/G 2x (KRC / BBL composite)

    Wallingford Long Distance Sculls, September 2015

                W Mas D/E 2x

  • British Masters Championships 2016

    An exceedingly successful weekend for the Kingston Masters rowers with 8 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medal winning crews, putting us fifth place in the Victor Ludorum. In 2015 we won 3 gold medals so this is a significant step up.

    KRC fielded a team of 10 men and 18 women this year, and 7 men and 17 women came away with medals.

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      • Walton, Weybridge and Bourne Regatta 2016

        Walton & Weybridge Regatta 21st May

        KRC had good representation with lots of crews from junior, senior and masters squads competing. We had a very successful day with 6 wins and some notable performances from other crews. Lots of our younger juniors and novice seniors gained useful racing experience.

        Walton W Mas A 2x web
         Women's Master A 2x Rachael Kugele and Caroline Willett
      • Hammersmith Head, 20 February 2016

        Five crews raced at the Hammersmith Head on 20 February. 


        IM1 8+ - 5th overall, won category
        IM3 8+ - 10th overall, 3rd in category
        MAS E 8+ - 61st overall, 4th in category
        WNOV 8+ - 74th overall, 2nd in category
        WJ14 8x+ - 108th overall, 1st in category (pictured)

        Both senior men's crews had good races and had a good chance to experienced all the conditions the Tideway has to offer. It was great to have both crews come in the top 10 crews, especially a strong result for the 2nd 8+. The 1st 8+ had an encouraging result placing 8 seconds ahead of Molesey's IM1 8+.

        The Junior girls, having come 6th at Hampton Head (after breaking a blade 200m from the finish!) were determined to come out fighting at Hammersmith Head. The crew stormed to the top of their category with a win of almost 1 minute ahead of the 2nd place crew from Emanuel. The girls are now in a confident place as they train hard to come out strong at National School's Regatta later in the year.

        The days racing was invaluable for all crews in the run up to the Head of the River Race, Women's Head of the River and Vets Head of the River next month. 


        hammersmith head wj148x win

      • Remenham Challenge, 19 December 2015

        KRC fielded six 8's at the Remenham Challenge. Overall results:

        Men's 1st 8, Intermediate, 5th
        Junior Boys, Intermediate, 13th
        Men's 2nd 8, Intermediate, 17th
        Open Masters Men, 23rd
        Masters Women, 32nd
        Novice Women, 34th

        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)

        remenham challenge novice win

      • Weybridge Silver Sculls, 17 October 2015

        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
        Win (of 4) W Mas D 2x B Sims / C Willett

        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

      • Success at the Pairs Head, 10th October 2015

        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. 

        Womens Pairs Head Win 2016

        Andrea Finn (KRC) and Kate Grose (TSS) winning W Sen 2-

      • Wallingford Long Distance Sculls, 26 Sept 2015

        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. 

        WMasD 2x - Win
        J15 2x - 2nd 
        J16 2x - 2nd
        J14 1x - 2nd 
        WJ14 4x+ 4th
        WJ14 2x - 5th
        WJ16 4x-  - 5th
        WJ18 4x- - 5th
        WJ18 2x - 11th
        WJ16 1x - 24th
        WJ13 4x+  unfortunately had no competition 

        Our next race of the season is Weybridge Silver Sculls on Saturday 17th October. 

      • Kingston Small Boats Head, 31 October 2015

        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.

        Winning crews:
        IM2 4x Head Crew R. Sharratt, A. Bedford, J. MacKinney, M. Zammit
        IM1 4+ B. Handy, H. Bedford-Payne, J. Ciccarelli, J. Marsden, A. Hing (cox) (pictured below)
        IM1 2- B. Handy, H. Bedford-Payne
        IM3 1x J. Burrows
        J18 2- T. Betty/J. Burrows
        J15 1x M. Cramp
        Mas D 4x- N. Bascombe, C. Worthington, T. Povey, M. Fellows
        Mas E/F/G 2x A. Kapica/D. Finlay (QBC)
        Mas F 1x A. Tompkins
        Nov 4+ R. Kugele, K. Halle, A. Sims, H. Storen and J. Hughes (cox)
        W Mas C/D/E 4x- B. Sims, J. Darling (BBL), C. Willett, H. Cook (MAA)
        W MasF/G 2x B. Sims/J. Darling (BBL)
        Many of the higher status events had little or no other competition so many of our senior men's crews raced time only. Our IM2 4x were Head Crew with a time of 17.26.  The Senior 4+ (T/O) clocked the 3rd fastest time in Division 2 and the IM1 4+ (T/O) clocked the 2nd fasted time in Division 1.
        Kingston Small Boats 2015 im14 win
      • Women's Squad 2015 Results

        Pairs Head, October 2014

        W Mas C/D/E 2- (KRC / TSS composite).

        Kingston Small Boats Head,November 2014

        W IM2 4x-

        W IM2 2x

        Teddington Head, November 2014

        W Mas B/C 4+

        W IM2 1x 

        Kingston Head of the River, March 2015

        W IM3 4+

        Walton & Weybridge Regatta, June 2015

        W Mas A/B 4x-

        British Masters Rowing Championships, June 2015

        W Mas A Champ 4x-

        W Mas A Nov 1x

        Richmond Regatta, June 2015

        W Nov 1x

        Kingston Regatta, July 2015

        W Mas A/B 2x

        W Mas A/B 1x

      • British Rowing Masters Championships - 13th & 14th June 2015

        Eight KRC women represented us at the British Rowing Masters Championships at Nottingham. Despite a thoroughly very wet day, the lake was about as flat as I have ever seen it - most unusual for Nottingham. This event has Championship, IM3 and Novice events all for Masters rowers (27 years old+) and is raced over 1000m.

        We had entries in eight events and won gold in three of these:

        • Women's Championship A 4x- Emma Scruby, Sophie Faldo, Caroline Willett and Rachael Kugele (str). The crew had a great race as they were very close at half way but pulled out a really strong second half to win by clear water.
        • Women's Championship F/G 2x Birgith Sims and Jackie Darling of BBRLC (str). Despite being one age category older than their three opponents, they pulled away from the field to win by a huge margin, sculling with beautiful efficiency.
        • Women's Novice A 1x Wendy Saunders. If you are going to win your novice pot, a championship regatta is a good place to do it.

        In all, six of the eight KRC rowers won a gold medal, and we were just 3/4 length off winning the W Nov B 4x- which would have been gold for the other two.

        Champ A 4x Gold

        Champ FG 2x Gold

        Nov A 1x Gold

      • Walton & Weybridge Regatta - 6th June 2015

        KRC had five crews racing at Walton this year and we came away with one win.

        Walton W A 4x

        Our crews in the W IM3 2x, W Nov 4+ and M Nov 8+ all got knocked out in their heats, although the Men's Nov  8+ had an exciting race losing by only 1 length to the eventual winners and were closer to them than any of the other crews they beat - this bodes well for their next attempt to win their novice pot.

        Emily Baylis, having her first go at Women's Novice 1x clearly scared off most of the opposition as both the other scullers on her side of the draw scratched so she rowed over to get into the final. She lost in the final but had a very encouraging first single sculls race.

        Our winning crews was the Women's Masters A 4x- of Emma Scruby, Sophie Kennedy, Caroline Willett and Rachael Kugele (str) who their final 'Easily' over a Weybridge Ladies crew.

      • Pair's Head Win 2013

        Congratulations to Andrea Finn, with Kate Grose on winning the Pairs Head Master's C 2-, coming a very creditable 252/437 overall (just beating Birgith Sims into second place by 3 seconds on handicap).

        First strike of the new season to the ladies!

      • FISA World Masters Regatta Lake Varese 2013

        Varese - 4 winsIf you ask some of the more senior members of the club what the Veteran regatta is about, they will likely regale you with stories of ‘having a pull’ quaffing a lot of beer and a party where you might ‘get lucky’. 20 years ago, that was not so far of the mark. If you knew which end of an oar to hold, the chances were that you would come home with a win.
        Today, veteran, or as it is now known, Masters Rowing is a very different story. Gone are the beer bellies, the purple faces of heavily puffing unfit middle aged men trying to recreate their youth.

        FISA World masters is now the largest regatta in the world, with races running every 3 minutes for 4 days. If you want to see luscious legs in lycra, come along. The idea of continuing to race as the years roll on has indeed caught the imagination of rowers from across the globe with 39 different nations represented.


      • Masters at Molesey Regatta 2013

        Kingston Masters D Quad

        Well done to Charles Worthington, Neil Bascombe, Miles Fellows and Steve Drury (L to R in pic) on winning the Masters D Quadruple sculls at Molesey Regatta. They raced Eton Excelsior in their heat before beating Maidenhead in the Final by a comfortable 3 lengths.

      • Henley Masters 2013

        Henley Masters 2013

        Henley Masters was represented by Andy Tompkins and Birgith Sims this year and both came away with wins. The course runs upstream from Temple Island along the Henley RR course but in consideration to age finishes early at 1000m by Upper Thames RC.

      • Leviathan Outing 2012

        The first new gathering of the Leviathan will take place on Sunday 12th February 2012 at 10.00hrs Lurch Ayling is unable to act as secretary so I am reverting to my original position as secretary/founder, until someone more capable can be enticed into this much sort after post.

        I have been supplied with a previous list of e mail addresses which was used to keep everyone informed about our meeting dates etc., but some are so unorthodox, not to say obscene, that I would be grateful to receive an email from all those who would be interested in knowing what the Leviathan is up to. This will allow me to know names against the mail address. I am aware that some still do not have e mail and I will have to find another way of contacting you. Please let me know even if you feel I already have this information.

        My E mail is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

        My telephone number: 01787 8805756

        My address: 44 Bantocks Road,Great Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 0RT

        For those who have not heard of the Leviathan, it is a social gathering for all old KRC members, indeed any old rower, who wishes to meet on an ad hoc basis. Thanks to efforts from some of our members we try to supply a lunch, and for those who wish to find out how far their rowing has waned, we try to organise boats. This is not compulsory and indeed in some (most?) cases is not recommended.

        Our meetings also of course allow us to keep in contact with, and continue to support our club.

        Would all interested parties please let me have your e mail addresses.


      • Two wins at Veterans Head 2011

        The Vesta Vets Head was held the day after the Tideway Head on 3rd April. Preserving the normal Vet routine of morning rowing outing, drinks at the bar, Sunday Lunch meant the race had to start at 9:00 just two hours before low tide. This added another minute or so to the time, unfortunate for those who thought the race was plenty long enough already, and even more unfortunate for those starting at the tail end in slack water.

        The veteran squad boated an all Kingston men’s entry for the first time in a year or two. The Master’s D crew contained a number of new and old faces, and several who hadn’t been seen in their racing vest for a good while! - Steve Peters, Charles Worthington, Miles Fellows, Peter Fish, John Fitch, Steve Drury, Ray Merrall, David Livingstone and a somewhat jaded JP Salter as cox suffering from post Tideway Head party overindulgence.

        In addition to the all KRC crew there were a number of members who could be spotted sporting their Kingston colours in assorted composite crews. Andy Kapica slotted into the winning bow seat of a six club Vet H crew (that’s an average age of 70-75!) with some very long standing crew mates. Birgith Sims stroked and won Women’s Vet D-F, Helen Gadsden raced in the 5 seat of a Women’s Vet C Eight, and Andy Tompkins rowed at 5 in another Vet D Eight.

        Finish Position




        Category Position


        Kingston composite with Warwick BC/Walbrook/Poole



        2nd out of 42


        Kingston composite with Henley/TSS/Bradford/Sheffield/Minerva

        MasG/H (H)


        1st out of 7


        Kingston RC



        21st out of 42


        Kingston composite with Crabtree BC/Walton RC/Dart Totnes RC



        3rd out of 12


        Kingston composite with Medway Towns RC/Walbrook/Barnes Bridge Ladies/Burway RC/Maidenhead RC/Fredensborg/Thames RC

        W.MasD+ (F)


        1st out of 9

      • KRC Veterans in Trakai, Lithuania.

        The FISA World Veteran meeting 2008 took place in Lithuania on the East coast of the Baltic.

        The FiveFive intrepid participants set off from Kingston with the weather forecast warning of strong winds, heavy rain and low temperatures. Oh great- here we go again. The rucksack was straining at the seems with warm rowing gear, gilets and waterproofs.
        Even my fleece hat got packed after last years near hypothermia experience in Zagreb.
        Flylal (the Lithuanian version of Easyjet) got us there with no fuss and no food!. So having checked into the B+B, a very nice guesthouse in old Vilnius town (described on their web site as a sexy hotel for sexy people, so just right for us) we raided a McDonalds for burgers, coke and chips. Not a cool start.

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