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Please click HERE to look at a 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 💪

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...

 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...

This coming Sunday, Kingston Rowing Club will host it's annual general meeting and invites all club members to attend. We hope to see you this Sunday at 11:30.

The J13 and J15 squads raced at Thames Valley Park this year, based just outside of Reading, tucked in opposite the Redgrave-Pinsent Lake. With 3 octos racing, and even more small boats, it was one of the largest entries we've ever put in for these squads. For those who have never been, TVP is the same weekend as Marlow, and so attracts a large junior entry from J13-J15 from most of the top schools and clubs in the Thames area. Over 500m, upstream, its a proper splash and dash, but run to an excellent standard, with no umpires launches and all officiating taking place on towers placed along the course. 

We picked up 2 wins, in the WJ15 2x (above) and WJ13 4x+. The WJ15 2x had a breezy ride into the final, dominating off the start in each race, and then won their final by just over a length to Maidenhead. The WJ13 4x+ had a similar route to the final, comfortably seeing off competition from Henley and Guildford RC. They won their final by a considerable margin. Special...

Daniel O'Dowd, Captain of Kingston Rowing Club, formally invites all members and friends of Kingston Rowing Club to the boat naming ceremony of our new Senior Men's 1st VIII and Junior Women's IV+. The Captain has chosen to name these boats after two members of the club who have been an integral support to him throughout his captaincy, Dermod Sweeney and Chris Griffiths. The ceremony will start at midday, on the green alongside KRC. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Kingston Rowing Club took a small section of the Senior Men's Squad out to Ghent International this weekend. After a successful weekend, we picked up a medal of each colour (M4+ Bronze Sat, M1x Silver Sat, M1x Gold Sun). A fantastic weekend and a massive well done to our Senior Men. #TopGeir 

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