Kingston Rowing Club started the 2008-9 season in winning style at the Bedford Autumn Small Boats Head on Sunday 12th October. On a day when the weather was more akin to a summer regatta than an autumn head race the club registered 5 category wins at the first event of the season.
The Men's Senior 3 coxed four was the 8th overall, ahead of the Women's Senior 2 double scull, the Men's Senior 3 coxless pair, the Men's Senior 3 single scull, the Men's Novice Single Scull. All the category winners were thrilled, none more so that Tom Haworth, who won three events.
The Senior 3 coxed four of Jay Gomez, Tom Haworth, Adam Dracott, Richard Lear and Helen Operta (Cox)
Andy Hall, Club Captain was thrilled with the results, especially the number of further crews that were second placed within their category, and said "it's clear that the progress we have made over the past three years is paying real dividends in our performance on the water, and the support of the club's sponsor Laytons Solicitors has been critical in helping provide the top level racing equipment that is helping generate these results.