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.
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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 W...
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.
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
KRC took our biggest entry to Wallingford for the past few decades as a total of 15 boats represent KRC at the regatta last weekend. We took a total of 1 win, and 6 crews making the A final. Our winners were the WJ16 4+, who continue their unbeaten run in this boat since the National Schools' Regatta last year. Other top results included Ch 1x, Geir, who placed 5th in a highly competitive field. Special mentions also to our Ch 4+ (B) who made the A final over the Ch 4+ A, as well as our WCh 4- who also made the A final. A good weekend for the whole club.
On Sunday morning, two eights from Kingston Rowing Club set out on the tideway to race the most prestigious men's head race in the UK Rowing Calendar. After a difficult build up to the race with various injury and illness, the crews boated from Putney ready for a gruelling 19 mins of Tideway torture. The crews raced well, achieving our best results for quite some time, with the 1st 8+ placing 26th (improving 3 places on 2016) and the 2nd 8+ placing 71st (improving 64 places on 2016). Notable mentions must go also to Kingston RC member Matt Rowe who took the overall win while sitting in the bow seat of Brookes 1.
Sunday saw our annual Christmas Rum Punch regatta. First started by the Vamp, the race has been tradition at the club ever since. In the aftermath of the '12 Shots of Christmas' party in the night before, the strongest made it out of bed for some fun, side by side, 500m sprint racing. With the rum punch flowing, and mince pies for all, the event went down well, with 4 eights and 5 junior quads racing. It was fantastic to see the whole club mixing in together.
On Saturday 16th December, Kingston made their way down to the tideway for the last time in 2017, ready to battle their Remenham compatriots in the annual Remenham Challenge. In fairly flat conditions, just over 50 crews from the founding clubs and, for the first time, our good friends at Wadham College, Oxford. The club picked up a win in the WMas8+ category, and were more than 30 seconds (pre time adjustments) clear of their nearest competitors. Well done to Remenham for organising such a slick event!