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21/06/2020

Due to coronavirus and social distancing, this year's AGM will be on ZOOM. Full details will be circulated to members later in a few weeks time.

All members should have received their 'Register your attendance' email from KRC. If you have NOT received this, please contact us on: info@kingstonrc.co.uk 

Please click HERE to the video of the 2020 season

Looking back on our 19/20 season on what would have been the first day of Henley Women's 2020

It isn't the season we had hoped for, but we have come a long way laying a great foundation going forward and kept the hard training and team spirit going strong throughout lockdown. We can't wait to get back on the river again as a squad hopefully soon. 
Bring on Henley 2021 💪

21/06/2020

ALL Adult LTR courses are suspended due Coronavirus.

Rowing is a fun sport, whether you want to meet new people, get active and improve your fitness or try something new this year. Founded in 1858, KRC has a strong reputation for success, both on the domestic and international rowing scene. Based on the River Thames between Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock, our rowers enjoy one of the longest, and calmest, non-tidal stretches of river in the UK. Kingston Rowing Club’s LTR courses are always popular, and the majority of attendees go on to become full members. In recent year’s we have had rowers succeed at all levels with some even going on to compete at the Henley Regattas.

• Thursday’s 7pm land training, Sunday’s 3:30pm water session
• Based on ability and space, you may have the opportunity to join the Club in the squad best suited to your ability and commitment levels. 
• Limited places available so secure your place quickly!

THESE COURSES ARE SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNMENT'S GUIDELINES ON CORONAVIRUS

(our apologies for any confusion from our earlier announcement)

The proposed dates are:

Course 1 – 3rd Aug to 7th Aug 2020

Course 2 – 10th Aug to 14th Aug 2020

Course 3 – 17th Aug to 21st Aug 2020

Course 4 – 24th Aug to 28th Aug 2020

These are stand-alone one week school holiday courses running Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 16.00 pm each day and covering all the basics of rowing including:   

  • Introduction to the Boathouse

  • Introduction to the rowing stroke on the indoor rowing machine or "ergo"

  • Introduction to the equipment used - parts of the boat and oars

  • How to get into and out of the boat

  • 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

These courses are aimed at those with no previous rowing experienc...

21/01/2019

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Peter Pearce. 

He was a long time member of KRC and was a member of the crew winning the semi Finals of the Wyfold in 1967 and in the crew winning Brittania Fours in 1969

Members will be informed of the Funeral arrangements in due course.

09/11/2018

KRC would like to congratulate Andy Medcalf, KRC Senior Men Head Coach, on his recent appointment as senior coach with the Portuguese National Squad. Andy’s remit is to take the top guys in the Portuguese Squad to the next level and to qualify them for Tokyo 2020.  Andy has an impressive CV having joined KRC after coaching at high level programmes, both at universities and clubs, in the UK and US.  He has a wealth of experience in developing athletes to perform at higher levels. Whether at international standard or at club level as at KRC. Over the past 30 years or so athletes under his guidance have won medals at world championships and Olympic Games and also had success at major domestic events. This includes at Henley Royal Regatta and Women’s Henley. 

Andy will continue in his position as KRC Senior Men’s coach in addition to his new role. We believe this will be a mutually beneficial arrangement. At present the plan is for him to spend about one week...

 Kingston Rowing Club had a fantastic day at the recent Weybridge Silver Sculls. KRC picked up 4 wins in:

- Masters B/C/D/E Nov 1x (by 4 mins)

- Masters B/C 2x

- WJ16 1x (4th in Bonnie Bird Cup (JW1x), 7th in Houghton Cup (W1x))

- WJ16 2x (4th in Junior Women's 2x, 6th in Women's 2x)

KRC also had a number of podium placings:

- WJ16 2x (1st & 2nd)

- J15 1x (2nd & 3rd)

- WJ15 1x (3rd)

Congratulations to Birgith Sims and Caroline Willet who took the Women's Masters 2x title at a very wet and windy Pairs Head of the River. This marks KRC's first wins of the 2018/19 season, and we're sure it'll be the first of many. Congratulations also to our WJ18 2- and WJ16 2x who both placed 2nd in their categories, despite some major crashes and obstructions from the slower crews.

As you may know the K.R.C. Junior Squad is currently operating near maximum capacity and we are very limited in our ability to take on new beginners.

However, in order to provide an opportunity for juniors to experience rowing we will now be running the following ‘Learn To Row’ course during the October school holiday:

Course 1 – 22nd Oct to 26th Oct 2018

This is a stand-alone one-week school holiday course running Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 16.00 pm each day and covering all the basics of rowing including: 

•             Introduction to the Boathouse

•             Introduction to the rowing stroke on the indoor rowing machine or "ergo"

•             Introduction to the equipment used - parts of the boat and oars

•             How to get into and out of the boat...

At the AGM on 22 July 2018, Jon (“Mac”) MacKinney was elected Captain of the Club.  Mac has been a member of the Club for a number of years.  

Mac said “Firstly, I would like to thank Danny for the outstanding work he has put in to the Club over the past three years.  He is a tough act to follow!  

As Captain, I am looking to build on Danny’s good work for the coming season.  KRC is one of the few clubs in the country to have success across all squads, from GB representation through to beginners winning their first pots at Town regattas.  Particular highlights for me from the past season are the amazing win at Women’s Henley by our Junior girls, ALL of our Senior Men’s squad qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta, and a growing Masters’ Squad. 

This coming season we’re going to build on that success and I am pleased to announce that Danny has agreed to accept a new position of Rowing Director.  

I am proud to be Kingston Rowing Club’s Captain but even pr...

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