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January 4, 2019

Captain’s Report December 2018

Just a quick one this month. Not much has happened.



Boxing Day Scratch Eights and Fours. The club opened up to a great event. We boated three eights made up of the adults on the day and three quads made up from the juniors. Some close races were witnessed and my run of luck came to an end.

The food was supplied by some of the mums from the junior section and I want to thank them on behalf of the whole club. The soup was delicious.


The new double was named on Boxing Day. Jayne Smith and Paul Brown took it for a spin and came back grinning. It appears to be a fast boat and so let’s hope we can get some trophies with her. The first race could be Star Head in January. Dennis Peet went away for the long awaited respray and is now back on the rack with a shiny coat of white rather than the patchy grey/silver.

Club News

The Christmas Raffle draw on Friday 21 December saw over 70 prizes won. 600 tickets were sold.

There is now a call for volunteers for the Head in February. Please give your names to Mark Redman with the time you can give. There are many indoor jobs as well as outdoor that have to be done. We need your help

Junior Rowing

BRIC – British Rowing Indoor Championships. A group of our juniors travelled to the Olympic Velodrome to compete again in this huge event. All of those who took part deserve our congratulations especially Jorja Haider who won the WJ15 500m event. George Reed was also competing for Hartpury College and, despite being rate capped by his coach for a hip injury, came third in the J18 500m event and tenth in the J18 2000m with a personal best performance.



The current group in the Explore+ squad are almost ready to move on to other groups in the club. We are getting ready to start a new Learn2row course for adults as there is still quite a lot of requests for lessons.


Forthcoming events

13 January          Star Club New Year Head

19 January          Northampton Head of the Nene

2 February           Peterborough Head of the Nene

10 February        Bedford Eights and Fours Head

24 February        Nottingham Head of the Trent