25-08-07 CLUB HOPPING 2008/2009
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Auriol Kensington
Barnes Bridge Ladies
City of Oxford



Putney Town

Thames Tradesmen's
Tideway Scullers

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    Men's Squad - Anyone interested in rowing or coaching at ARC is encouraged to come along at 8am on Sat 6th Sept or any Sat after that.

    Particularly keen to attract experienced rowers (male and female) new to Manchester area - there is rowing north of Watford!

    If you can't make it on the 6th, please contact Denis O'Neill via www.agecroftrc.co.uk

    Women's Squad - As above

    Both Squads have already started training again. Men have priority on the ergs Mon/Wed and Tues/Thurs for wts. Women have priority on the opposite nights. Gym work starts 5.30 to 8pm Mon to Thurs.

    Chief Coach: Denis O'Neill, with increasing assistance/involvement from Martin McElroy plus Kev Maynard, Steve Hitchen, Mark Parsons, Cath Leach (PO) and Jacky Czarnoski (PO)

    World Class Start: Hamish Burrell and Adi Dole

    Valuable assistance from Marysh Chmiel last year.

    Full Rowing £240.00

    Student/UB40 Rowing £120.00

    Junior Rowing £120.00

    RACK FEES -£117.50 per boat

    Website: www.agecroftrc.co.uk

    Mens VIII had a good year. Lost Henley semifinal to Winners, bronze at Nat Champs. Won Jackson Trophy by coming 11th at Tideway.

    Numbers of seriously training people now at 20. Aiming for 2 good winter crews which will evolve into 2 competitive Henley crews. A good opportunity for keen newcomers to row and train with like minded athletes.

    Womens Squad - rebuilding after slightly disappointing year. Numbers increased already and training going well. Still need more keen girls to raise the bar further.

    Sen 3/4 squad growing fast and now numbers about 24. Always looking for more!

    Well equipped gym with 20 Type D ergs, a Rowperfect, free weights + olympic bars, static wt machines, dumbbells. Excellent fleet of boats for both Men and Women.

    Train alongside World Class Start Athletes. Quality coaching to all squads.

    Strong social side - Santa Pub Crawl at Xmas - 250 Santas staggering around Manchester!

    The senior squads meets in early September.

    Training for men 4+ times a week, on the water at the weekends and on ergos etc during the week in the winter.

    If you can scull or sweep already and are interested in joining the racing squad e-mail the squad coach Mostyn Field at mostyn.field@btconnect.com.

    If you are interested in joining any other section of the club please email Captain Robert Taylor at robert@delamaine.com or visit our website for lots of information including contact details.

    Mens and veterans squads Mostyn Field

    Women and men novices: Robert Taylor, supported by many volunteers helping with juniors and beginners

    Full Rowing Membership: £260.

    Juniors: £200

    University/Country: £130

    Website: www.ardinglyrowingclub.co.uk

    If you have moved south from the tideway to Sussex or East Surrey and think there is no where to row, think again. In deepest Sussex there is a young club with a small and committed training group that would like to grow. Our location is very easy to reach from Haywards Heath, Crawley, Redhill, East Grinstead, Horsham and the south coast ( 5 current squad members live in the Brighton area). Situated just north of Haywards Heath, the picturesque Ardingly reservoir is ideal for rowing with about 1400 metres available and a large hill sheltering it from the prevailing south westerly winds.

    We are a friendly and welcoming, small but very successful squad. With the club represented at the big 3 Dorney based regattas this season and top 100 finishes in the pairs and 4's head (61st) , as well as our first appearance in the 8's Head, we are a club on the way up going from strength to strength. The mens group (including veterans) is coached by Mostyn Field who has many years experience of rowing and coaching at a high level. The aim is to get maximum benefit from the training done and punch above our weight. We now need some new recruits to help us qualify a crew for Henley next year

    Our Vets have also been very successful this season with three Henley Vets finals and a Silver Medal at National Veterans Championships in Nottingham 2008. And Pairs Head, National Championships and Henley Vets, Victories in 2007 and 2006.

    We have also been competing at Thames based regattas and cleaned up at this years Richmond Regatta, when a squad of 12 people returned with 8 event wins during a great day out for the club.

    If you are moving to Sussex or the surrounding area or live in the area already, get in touch and continue rowing or sculling in a fun, competitive and stunning environment.

    Senior squads meeting at 8am on Saturday 20th September with an outing afterwards. Sunday outing at 9am.

    Veteran A/B/C squad (for experienced oarsmen who want to compete at a high level but who are no longer able to commit to a standard squad system) meeting Weds 17th September at 7pm

    Please fill in this form to be kept up-to-date:

    Martin Gough, Bryony Britten, supported by squad coaches

    Vet ABC squad - Harry Powell, Peter Goodchild

    Active/Full £400
    Student £200
    Veteran £200 (over 65 or 25 yrs continuous association with the club)

    (New members receive 16-month membership for that fee; up for review 20/9/08)

    Website: www.akrowing.com
    Flickr: www.flickr.com/groups/akrowing
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2260669350

    Based in Hammersmith, West London, Auriol Kensington's aim has always been to help rowers who have a career be as successful as possible given their time commitments.

    In 2007/08, AK's top women's coxed four rowed were National Championships finalists while the top men's coxless four reached the second round of the Wyfold Challenge Cup at Henley Royal.

    This year we are looking to build on that success and to expand the strength and depth of the men's and women's squads.

    AK's Vet ABC squad have been represented in the sculling events at HRR for four out of the past five years. In 2007/08 they won the Vets Fours outright and had wins in both VB 2x and VB 4x at Vets Henley.

    This year the objectives will be to win as many VB events as possible at Henley Veterans Regatta, Veteran Fours Head and Veterans Eights Head, and to take a competitive crew sculling boat and crew rowing boat to HRR.

    Anyone interested in rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching can either contact one of the Captains (details on the club's website) or just pop along on a weekend morning and have a chat. We go out every weekend and a couple of times during the week.

    Any experienced rowers interested in joining us should come along to our start of season Squad Meeting which will take place at 8 am on Saturday 20th September. Bring kit.

    Any novice rowers interested should attend our 3 free starter sessions which will take place on the Saturdays 13th, 20th and 27th September at 12 noon.

    Our head coach is Jo Byrne, an ex Kiwi international rower and sculler.

    Our novice coach is Jenny Hawtin.

    We have other qualified coaches who help out when required.

    Full Rowing subs: £300.00
    (A discount applies for Civil Service employees)

    Novice taster course (10 sessions): £40.00

    We have limited availability for racking singles, price depends upon location.

    Website: www.bblrc.co.uk

    We are located near Barnes Bridge, opposite Barnes, W4.

    Barnes Bridge Ladies is, obviously, a Ladies rowing club. Men can join as coxes or coaches and can use the clubs boats (weight permitting!), but can not compete.

    We are one of the smaller clubs on the tideway, but due to excellent management, have a fantastic fleet of boats at our disposal, from Sims Eights to a set of new Filippis (coxed 4, coxless 4, and 2x/-) as well as an Empacher single. We also have lots of Janousek boats in various sizes. All our boats are built for ladies, so no more size 13 shoes and having to drop the rigging before each outing…

    Last season we won at the Fours Head and raced 3 boats at Women’s Henley: an elite coxed four, a lightweight coxless four and an intermediate eight. We have also had a very successful pot hunting season since then. Our aim is to strike a balance between training hard (and winning races!) and appreciating that people have full time jobs and social lives too.

    At the club itself, we have a fully fitted out land training facility with 8 ergs and a range of weights and machines. In the club house, as you would expect, we have all the usual stuff to make life comfortable, such as a bar, a kitchen, large changing room, and a co-located mens rowing club called Cygnet. Our members are encouraged not to speak to the boys unless it is to ask them to help move heavy objects, man the BBQ or mow the lawn (we have a lovely garden alongside the boathouse.

    Our members range from age 22 to 62, height from 5’1 to 6’2. I wont mention the weight range. We have ex internationals through to complete beginners on our books.

    All sounds like an ideal place to row and socialise ? – it is, so pop along and say hi.

    The senior squads meet in September.

    If you’re interested in joining the club please email captain@broxbournerowingclub.org.

    Head Coach: Matt Stallard
    supported by individual squad coaches.
    Full Rowing Membership £275.

    Discounted for under 24’s and Juniors.

    Racking Fees for 2008:
    £123 per year for 1x

    Website: www.broxbournerowingclub.org

    Located on the Herts/Essex border just outside the M25, Broxbourne Rowing club is a friendly club with a modern fleet of boats. We have recently built a new boathouse to house our ever-expanding fleet and are in the process of renovating the clubhouse. The club participates in all of the big regattas and head races each year, along with local events. We cater for serious athletes as well as the more recreationally minded rower.

    The men's squad had been going from strength to strength over the past five years and we are looking to continue building on this. Notable achievements include qualifying a Thames VIII at Henley this year, a Brit and Wyfold IV last year, and a Thames VIII for the previous three years. We came 63rd in the 2008 VIIIs head and have enjoyed a lot of success at regattas and head races over the past five years.

    The women’s squad has expanded over the last couple of years and our silverware has increased dramatically. We have participated and performed well in many head races and regattas; highlights include winning the Provincial Pennant at WEHORR in 2008 and qualifying crews for Women’s Henley for the past two seasons.

    Senior Squad training is on Monday and Thursday evenings, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

    Alongside our senior squads we have an expanding junior section and a consistently successful veteran section.

    The Women’s Squad meeting will be on Wednesday 17th September at 7pm in the bar area at the Clubhouse just off meadow Lane, Oxford.

    the Men’s Squad meeting will be at 7pm on Tuesday 30th September at the OUBC Rowing Tank, University Sports Centre off Iffley Road, Oxford. Contact Tom Kingham, Men's Captain for further details and directions.

    Anyone interested in rowing in or coxing for either squad is encouraged to come along to the meeting, meet the Captains and Coaches and find out what the plans are for the coming season. If you can’t make the meetings then please contact the relevant Squad Captain – full contact details are available on the Club’s website.

    The full line up of coaches will be known after the squad meetings.

    If you are interested in coaching please contact the Club Captain or come along to one of the Squad meetings.

    We are running an ARA Level 2 coaching course at the Club later this autumn and will contribute to the fees for anyone that then stays and coaches at the Club for the season.

    Our subscriptions run from 1st Jan to 31st Dec, therefore the fees for the remainder of the year (3 months) are currently:

    Full rowing £70;
    Student £52.50;
    Junior £32.50;
    coxing £20 and;
    coaching £20.

    Renewal fees in January may rise so please check the Club website for full details.

    Website: www.oxfordrowingclub.org.uk

    Six medals at the National Championships in 2008 – Gold in the Junior Women’s Coxless Fours, Gold in the Junior Women’s under 14 double scull, Gold in the Junior Women’s under 16 single scull, Silver in the Open Men’s Quad, Silver in the Open Women’s Coxed Four and Bronze in the Junior Women’s under 16 coxed fours.

    Club Captain – Chris Thomson – corc.captain@btinternet.com

    Men’s Captain – Tom Kingham – men@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk

    Women’s Captain – Hannah Partington - women@oxfordrowingclub.org.uk

    Monday 22nd September : Training commences with circuits @ 7.00pm at George Green School.

    Saturday 4th October 2008 @ 8am : All rowers wanting to compete for Curlew RC in the 2008-09 season should meet at the London Regatta Centre, nr Canary Wharf.

    For more information, directions and training schedule please go to our club website or email the Club Captain.
    0870 285 1591


    Head Coach : Dave Keogh
    20 years of rowing experience from University, club to national level. Rowed for many years at Thames Rowing Club. Competed at Henley Royal Regatta regularly and the Nat Champs.

    Head Coach : Rick Geer
    15 years of coxing and coaching experience. Part of the coxing and coaching set-up for the Oxford Blue Boat Squad for 4 years. St Edwards School up to University (Lincoln College) and Club level. He has coxed and coached the club’s 1st VIII, for the last 7 years

    Gustavo Salcedo
    Mark Tompkins
    Gavin Donaldson
    Paul Williams
    Julian Johns

    Full: £30 pcm
    Website: www.curlewrowingclub.co.uk
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=244524692

    Curlew Rowing Club has 2 new coaches this year and is seeking to grow its current men’s and women’s squads with enthusiastic and experienced rowers. We are looking to build on a decade of crews qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta and with crews finishing in the top 80 boats in HoRR and WHoRR – we the most successful rowing club in the Canary Wharf, Docklands & Greenwich area. This season we also have a new ARA sponsored coach in place – Gustavo Salcedo which will offer great support to our existing coaching team.

    Curlew RC is an open and friendly club – encouraging all members to aim and reach their potential. Our yearly rowing camp to Banyoles is a key in this process - accelerating technique development in a great week of training in NE Spain.

    Other progress is the refurbishment of the clubhouse and new slipway – due for completion Oct 2008.

    The club attracts a large number of rowers working in Canary Wharf and the City, as well as those that live in and around Greenwich, Blackheath and the Docklands. The club has the option of rowing from either Greenwich, on the Thames or at the London Regatta Centre – multi 2km rowing lanes and bespoke rowing facility. The club also has its own riverside clubhouse in Greenwich along with a gym which has the addition of 8 brand new Ergos.

    Senior Squad training tales place on weekday evenings from 7pm (apart from Fridays) and Saturday & Sunday mornings.

    Beginners Course - Saturday 25th October 10am at the London Regatta Centre. Please contact the club captain.

    Anyone interested in rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching can either contact one of the Captains (email captain@cygnet-rc.org.uk or details on the club's website) or just pop along on a weekend morning and have a chat.

    Captain Peter and Deputy Rob are usually around weekend mornings and most evenings of the week.

    Kirsty Simpson and
    Kathryn Pengelly
    full membership £228
    (£160 for members of the civil service sports club.
    Website: www.cygnet-rc.org.uk

    Located just over Barnes Bridge from the station, opposite Barnes, W4.

    We have an active experienced squad, which trains 6-8 times per week, an expanding novice squad and a group of vets who train and compete as and when it suits. With new structures and coaching put in place in 2008 Cygnet aims to strike the balance between competitive rowing and work/career/life/family. Our training is flexible, with outings, ergs and circuits. You are not required to do all your training with the squad and/or at the club.

    Our active squad members have busy careers and family lives but we managed to qualify an 8+ for the Thames Cup in 2008 and plan to build on that success in 2009. We have a friendly and social atmosphere with plenty of social occasions with out sister club Barnes Bridge Ladies, we encourage participation in other sporting events such as the rowers revenge triathlon, and sculling weekends at the club's bungalow in Shepperton.

    Women’s Squad meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 24th September in the Club Room, or contact womenssquad-captain@furnivall-members.co.uk

    Men's Squad - contact Menssquad-Captain@furnivall-members.co.uk or membership@furnivall-members.co.uk

    Squad training starts on Saturday 27th September.

    Head Coach: Andy Holmes MBE.

    Recreational squad led by Steven Albrecht.

    We are interested to hear from coaches who would relish the opportunity to work with Andy to build on our success. Please contact the Club Captain (captain@furnivall-members.co.uk) if you are interested.

    We offer financial support for ARA coaching courses.

    Full membership: £315 p.a.

    Students: £157.50 p.a.

    Rack Rental: £150 p.a.

    Social/coxes: £50 p.a.

    Website: www.furnivall.org/index.htm

    Furnivall SC is a friendly, well equipped, well organised and expanding club, competitive from novice up to National and International levels. We are completing a major refurbishment programme and the club now boasts a new erg room and women’s changing facilities, with refurbished men’s changing facilities and new club room to follow this autumn.

    One of our main aims is to cater for those who wish to succeed in top-level competition. However, we accept that not all athletes can commit to this level of training, so we also offer opportunities to train and compete at a less serious level. Our various squads include:

    Competitive Women’s Squad: Over the 08/09 season, this squad will look to build on the successes of the 07/08 season, which saw wins at Women’s Henley, Nat Champs, and finalists in Henley Royal.

    Recreational Women’s Squad: This squad is for rowers who would like to row a couple of times per week, but who don’t have the time/inclination to commit to a land training programme.

    Social Sculling Group: Under guidance of Hugh Bantin the group organises regular outings both for born again scullers and retired athletes.

    Men’s Squad: we intend to re-launch this year. Please visit our website in the autumn for further details, or contact the Men’s Captain.

    Novice Rowing Courses: Furnivall runs a 10 week ‘learn-to-row’ course. The course takes absolute beginners to the point of being safe on the river. Please contact us via Beginners@furnivall-members.co.uk for more info.

    Anyone interested in joining us please contact the club:
    Email: info@grosvenor-rowingclub.org.uk

    Men’s senior squad 13/09/08 10.30am

    Women’s senior squad 20/09/08 9am

    Veteran Women 23/09/08 7.30pm

    Veteran men, Intermediate and novices please contact us.

    Learn to row courses starting throughout the year.

    Paul Turner
    Neville Orme
    Standard £250
    Student £135
    Coxes – speak to the Captain

    Plus £20 joining fee

    Learn to row £50

    Website: www.grosvenor-rowingclub.co.uk

    A friendly club based in the historic city of Chester which boasts one of the most beautiful and quiet stretches of river in the country. Recent development at the club boat house has provided us an exceptional space for training as well as social functions. We have strong men’s and women’s squads and cater for adults from beginner through to senior and veteran. We are very keen to welcome new members particularly into our senior squads.

    Senior Men: The men’s squad are aiming to improve on last years performance which saw us placed 14th in the Head of the River. This was followed by three crews qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta and the eight reaching the quarter finals.

    Senior Women: The squad are looking to better our quarter final result at Henley Women’s Regatta and bring home medals this year. The first half of the season the focus will be on improving skill in small boats, after Christmas the goals will be WEHoRR and HWR.

    Veteran: A large relaxed and friendly but very active group who came back from this years Henley Veteran’s regatta clutching medals. A men’s eight is currently training for Boston marathon and a sizable group of women have next year’s world masters in their sights.

    Novice and Intermediate groups are open those not quite ready or able to commit to the senior squads, complete beginners are catered for through the ‘learn to row’ course which feeds into the novice squads. The intermediate men cater for those around senior 3-4 level.

    There will be a start of season party on Saturday 13th September after the Great River Race; training will commence the following week for men and a week later for women.

    Experienced rowers, coxes and coaches of both sexes please get in touch on hsbcrowing@hsbc.com, and we can discuss which squad and sessions you should join.

    Beginners please also contact us on hsbcrowing@hsbc.com - we run a six weekend beginners' course, ending with some fun races, before you decide whether you want to commit for longer. It costs only £30 for up to 12 sessions.

    Duncan Allison (ARA Silver)
    Nick Watkins
    Dan Pullen
    Robin Cave
    Michele Casati
    Full rowing £125 per annum

    HSBC staff £100

    Coxes £20

    Racking fees (limited availability) £50

    HSBC Rowing Club, while designed to offer staff of the bank opportunities to row at the appropriate level for them, does take other members to facilitate that, with all playing a full part in the life of the club. It doesn't matter whether you've won at Henley or never rowed at all - there'll be others like you in the club, all finding ways to fit training and racing around demanding careers.

    2008 saw much improvement, wins, and the development of some friendly rivalries with other clubs through close competition and a good social atmosphere.

    23 oarsmen and women achieved their first wins last season and we hope to see a new crop of novices achieve the same in 2009, as well as senior crews scoring larger numbers of wins higher up the scale at both Dorney and river regattas with a view to Henley qualification.

    Whether you're at the bank or in a demanding job elsewhere, want to fit training and racing around it and would enjoy the social side of a friendly club, get in touch at hsbcrowing@HSBC.com.

    SENIOR SQUAD: A meeting will take place on 1st September at 7:00pm to start the season, and all prospective athletes and coaches should attend. Senior squad training will start 6:30pm on Tuesday 2nd September

    NOVICE SQUAD: All Novices should attend the meeting on the 1st September, season start will be determined based on numbers of Novices in attendance

    JUNIOR SQUAD: All potential new juniors should contact Richard Ayling via the Kingston Web site

    For further information about next season, or if you are unable to attend the meetings but would still like to join please contact:
    Ian South (Director of Rowing) at imsouth@kingstonRC.co.uk.

    Head Coach: Ian South

    Junior Head Coach: Richard Ayling

    Senior coaches:
    Michelle West
    Kate Hewitt,
    Richard Nelson,
    Ian Wylie,
    Michael Clarke,
    Matt Evans,
    Peter Hope

    Full Rowing £370
    Website: www.kingstonrc.co.uk

    Based on the Thames between Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock, KRC enjoys one of the longest and calmest stretches of rowing water in the UK.

    The club has a growing women’s and men’s Senior Squad and our crews regularly feature at HWR, HRR and Nat Champs, as well as a large novice group that is rapidly developing.

    The Senior Squad is looking to expand in 2008-9 following on from our successful season in 2008.

    Is a minimum standard you would need to be competent enough to row/scull a small boat to Hampton Court and back from the club, and be able to train unsupervised with free weights.

    In addition we plan to increase the Novice squad for both Men and Women to encourage the growth through the club

    For more information please contact Andy Hall (Captain) at captain@kingstonrc.co.uk or Ian South (Director of Rowing) at imsouth@kingstonRC.co.uk.

    LEA RC
    Women's squad - Tuesday 2nd September 8:30pm in the bar.

    Men's squad - Thursday 4th September 8:30pm in the bar.

    Please contact the Captain (Frankie) via email captain@learc.org.uk to let him know you wish to attend and for any more information.

    It is the aim of the club to assign 2 coaches to each section of the club. The coaches for next season so far will be;
    Orhan Kephalas
    Richard Metcalf
    Paul Carter
    Andrew Johnson
    John McCarthy
    Jimmy O'Neill
    Francis Bray
    Adrian Chew
    Simon Claridge
    Fred Johnson
    Jim Peacock
    Full membership - £320
    Sculling & racking - £320
    Junior - £90
    Student - £90
    Website: www.learc.org.uk

    The Lea Rowing Club aims to cater for all abilities and aspirations.

    At the men's elite level the club wishes to build on the semi final result at Henley Royal Regatta 2008 and the 13 athletes that pre-qualifed for the regatta. The club also wishes to improve on the 33rd and 112th finish positions for the Men's Head with at least a top 25 and 80 finish. The club would also like to hear from rowers who are wanting to compete in a large senior squad with the intention of racing at Henley Royal Regatta. The club has put in place a solid learn 2 row programme for novice athletes as well.

    The club would be very keen to hear from senior women who want to join a keen and committed group of ladies who have been rowing at the club for about a year now. The aims of this group will be to get a top 100 finish in the women's head and to compete at Women's Henley Regatta.

    Anyone considering Joining LRC this season, should contact Paul Reedy on paulreedy@hotmail.com
    Website: www.londonrc.org.uk

    Have already happened.

    If you want to join please contact the relevant squad coach or the club captain. Generally men have the ergos on Mon/Wed and gym training Tues/Thurs, opposite for women. Water training weekend mornings.

    Men's Senior squad & Development squad:
    Sally Reay (07818 075253 / sally.reay@o2.co.uk) with assistance from John Stevenson and others

    Women's Squad:
    Russ Haley (07770 568761 / russell@rhaley.orangehome.co.uk) with assistance from Andy & Lisa Knill

    Women's Development:
    Lisa Knill (07881 552748 / lisa@knill100.freeserve.co.uk)

    Junior Men:
    Russell Peacock (07881 405973 / Russell.Peacock@maindec.co.uk)

    Junior Women:
    Bret King (07900 935542 / bretking5@hotmail.comemail)

    Junior Development:
    Ray Swordy (rswordy88@aol.com)

    Full: £290

    Junior (U18) full £190

    Family: £580 (2 adults, plus kids)

    Vet (65+) and Junior Development £120

    Racking available, variable charges.

    Website: www.marlowrowingclub.org.uk

    All squads are healthy, but always on the lookout for new members. Marlow is just off the A404 which connects Jct4 of the M40 and Jct4 of the M4 and is therefore very easy to access - with members coming from a large catchment area well beyond Marlow itself (postcode is SL7 3HU to look up location). The club is just by the bridge.

    There is a good stretch of water from the clubhouse up to Temple lock and then an excellent stretch below Marlow lock down to Cookham.

    For vets and general enquiries contact Club Captain John Tetley (07774 119911/tetley@btinternet.com) -

    HP Squad – Contact Tom Courtney for more details on training times and expectations on 07960 843 246

    Club Squad – Meeting @ 7am on Sat 13th Sep for meeting and row


    Tom Courtney –tom.courtney@moleseyboatclub.org

    Ed Green – ed.green@moleseyboatclub.org

    Andy Triggs Hodge captain@moleseyboatclub.org

    Director of Rowing - Tom Courtney

    Development Coach - Ed Green
    Plus others

    Full Senior: £365

    Student (max of 4 years tertiary) £240

    Rack Rent - £140

    Website: www.moleseyboatclub.org

    Molesey Boat Club is the only Heavweight men’s designated High Performance Centre within the M25.

    In 2008 the club squad won the Brit four, made Saturday in the Wyfold, and Friday in the Thames. We had 52 members qualify for HRR in 2008 including 3 Thames Cup Eights, 2 Wyfold fours, Brit, Men’s Quad and Stewards 4.

    The club is looking to enter all club and intermediate events at HRR in 2009 moving on from our successful 2008 season.

    Our aim in 2009 is also to reinvigorate our Women’ Squad by offering limited High Performance opportunities as well as a strong club squad.

    Men’s squad – Squad meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 16th September. The squad will be training on 13th Sept at 8.30 and 14th Sept at 2pm – if you would like to row, please email the men’s coordinator Pete at Peter.Rossi@bdo.co.uk.

    Women’s squad – Squad meeting at 7.30 on Monday 8th September. There are outings on the 7th and 8th. Email Lucy, the women’s coordinator (Lucy@brennanblakemore.com) if you’d like to come down this weekend.

    Veteran’s squad – welcome any Thursday at 7pm for coached sessions. Please email Tom Martensson - Thomas.Martensson@mhllp.co.uk

    James Davey
    Paul Keane
    John Collins
    Sheena Craig
    Tom Evens
    Adult: £25 a month

    Students: £15 a month

    Coxes: Free

    Website: www.putneytownrc.co.uk

    One of the friendliest clubs on the Tideway, Putney Town provides a perfect range of rowing options – from competitive racing to more relaxed weekenders as well as offering dedicated veteran and intermediate groups. We also run raw beginners courses too. We offer a wide mix of sporting activity coupled with fun and social events.

    In 2007/8 the men’s squad qualified a Thames Cup VIII at HRR for the second year running, and were competitive at S2/3, including a win at Wallingford regatta. The Women’s squad came top 40 at the WEHORR, and reached the ¼ finals at Henley Women’s Regatta.

    Both groups attended an overseas training camp, and have access to excellent equipment. Each squad has received a new Filippi VIII in the last 14 months, and have access to a modern fleet of sweep and sculling boats.

    We're located just upstream of Chiswick bridge, allowing us the choice of outings to both Putney and Richmond. We have a well equipped free weights room and also a large training hall equipped with ergos which is also used for circuit training and parties!

    We are always keen to recruit coxes and will provide full training for steering on the Tideway and club membership is free for coxes.

    We are a 7 minute walk for Kew Gardens Station (District Line) 10 minute walk from Mortlake Station (Mainline – Waterloo/Clapham Junction/Putney/Richmond line). We have ample free parking and regular local bus routes.

    Please visit our website or email captain James Davey - captain@putneytownrc.co.uk

    Training for the 08/09 season starts on the 13th Sep with outings in scratch boats, anyone wishing to consider Quintin as their club for the next rowing season should contact the captain by phone 07808 940 462 or email captain@quintinboatclub.org

    The first race of the year will be Wallingford LDS followed by the pairs head. Selection will then commence for the fours head crews.

    Head coach is TBC

    The Captain is aiming to get each racing crew coached over the weekend.

    We have qualified coaches who help out when required, some of whom have raced for GB at Olympics and other major regattas.

    Full Rowing £315

    Students £100

    Rack Fees £150

    Website: quintinboatclub.org

    Quintin is primarily a racing club with a focus on enjoying the sport whilst not forcing all athletes to train at the club each and every day of the week.

    With a new Gym nearly completed and a large selection of Empachers waiting to be used, Quintin is looking for new members of all standards. The senior squad's focus is to put together the best boat possible to Race at major races between now and HRR .

    Novices - Looking to bring more members through to the senior squads.

    All squads receive coaching , with a number of our coaches having rowed for GB at the Olympics and major events.

    Training is flexible in terms of fitting it around your work, you are not forced to train every morning , but there is a focus on getting racing crews out onto the water at least 2 times a week during the winter as well as at the weekends. Land training does not need to be done at the club, but if possible is recomended so that you have someone else to train with.

    Mens/Womens squads & coxes: 7.30pm Thursday 11 September at Linden House, Upper Mall, Hammersmith. All welcome.

    If you are interested in joining or finding out more, please contact Pippa Blockley (Women's Captain) pippa_blockley@yahoo.co.uk, or Andrew Maunder (Men's Captain) a.c.maunder@herts.ac.uk.

    Weekend outings start 13th/14th September (am) and club circuit training starts Thursday 18th September (eve).

    The team includes:
    Jamie Low,
    Will Tew,
    Becky Shaw,
    Chris Morrison

    The club is also part of the ARA's Club and Coach scheme and will welcome an ARA-sponsored coach this autumn

    Membership: £295 per year (1 month's free trial),

    Student £150

    gym only is £130.

    Cox'ns free!

    Website: www.sonsrowing.co.uk

    Sons is a small, friendly club which aims to cater for those who want to row competitively (including those who have done some rowing at university and want to continue), and also those who enjoy the odd paddle. It has a sociable atmosphere, and makes good use of the impressive clubhouse at Linden House by hosting the Christmas ball, Summer party and other events at the club. Both mens' and womens' squads had some good results last year and are looking forward to another successful season in 2008-09 with the aim of taking crews to HRR and HWR, HVR, as well as to other local regattas.

    The club thus offers competitive squad rowing at novice, S2, S3, S4 levels, as well as catering for more social rowing and sculling. It also has a Veterans/Masters group of more experienced rowers. We are keen to build on the talent we already have in the squads and also want to encourage people who are interested coxing boats next season to get in touch.

    For all of those who are interested in rowing at SBC next year:
    Men's Squad Meeting at 7pm on Monday 1st September.
    Women's Squad Meeting at 8am on Saturday 20th September.

    If you're unable to make the meeting then the various squad coordinators can be contacted via the club's squad pages. at www.stainesboatclub.co.uk/squad/training.aspx

    For general information, please contact the Captain, Craig Twaddle.

    * * We are very keen to recruit new coxes * *

    The team includes: Bob Slade, Adam Gill, Murray Litvak, Terry Moore, Cath Moore, Jo Watler, Jeremy Pollen, Ted Dyos, Pete Harvey and Roy Dauncey.

    New coaches are most welcome.

    Competing £260.00
    Student/Junior/UB40 Competing £130.00
    Leisure Rowing £170.00 (may not race)
    Supporter/Coxing £45

    £100.00 per boat indoors
    £50.00 per boat outdoors

    Website: www.stainesboatclub.co.uk

    Staines is a friendly and welcoming club with a good social side. We have a variety of membership categories to suit all, from the avid (every day, all week, come rain or shine) rower to the social only (the bar will suit me just fine) ex-rower.

    All squads have expanded since last year and go into next season looking very healthy. The club had crews at HRR & HWR in 2008 and has had wins in recent years at HWR and at the Nat Champs.

    Clubhouse facilities have been improved in the past year and further refurbishments are planned during the next 12 months.

    at Thames boat house Putney Embankment.

    The start of the season meeting for senior men and women, as well as novices;
    Saturday 13th September, meet the coaches at 10am and afterwards there will be a bbq.


    Lubo Kisiov

    Merv Lee,
    Antonia Schmiegelow,
    Clive Whitford,
    Dave Thomson,
    Adam Neilson,
    Sheena Cassidy,
    Sylva Ohnutova,
    Annie Christiansen,
    Chris Maxfield,
    Sarah Leys,
    Will King,

    Full membership £495
    Student £230
    House membership £70
    Cox £70

    Rack rent £220 for single.

    Locker rental £50

    Membership year runs from October to September. Please note that fees can either be paid in full or via instalments. For new members a one-off joining fee of £100 (£50 for students) is also payable.

    Website: www.thamesrc.co.uk; thamesrc.com

    Come and talk to current Thames rowers about the busy competitive and social life to be found down at the club. Our new £1.1m building features an ergo room, heavy weights room, circuits gymnasium and physio/treatment room. An indoor rowing tank is under construction. In addition we have a £700k fleet of boats consisting of eights, fours, pairs and singles.

    In the past few years Thames members have won medals at all levels. These include Olympic and World Cup medals; Commonwealth; National Championships; Henley Royal (men's club coxless fours, 2006 and the women's eights, 2005; Henley women's (elite lightweight quads, elite singles, and intermediate eights). That's on top of a variety of Head race pennants, pots and medals at summer regattas around the Thames region.

    After racing the club bar is often open for celebrations and the parties we throw following the Men's and Women's Head of the River races are legendary.

    Thames welcomes rowers of all abilities - from the very beginner up to Olympic level.

    We also welcome new coxes - there are lots of opportunities at Thames, and we will provide specific coaching for coxes, both novice and experienced, as well as reduced subs.

    Men's squad – Saturday 13th September at 8am at the club. Please bring kit.

    Women's squad – Saturday 20th September at Noon at the club. Please bring kit.

    Veterans – somewhat more ad hoc. Contact the club for more details.

    Contact Captain Adam White (adam[dot]white[at]tandf.co.uk) for more details. Alternatively, call the club any evening Mon-Thurs or weekend morning on 020 8994 8612.

    Head coach (all squads):
    Fred Badowski

    Also starring:
    Simon Kenyon,
    Dave Bulmer
    Alan “Woody” Sherman

    Full membership £300 (reduced for early payment to £275)

    Discounts for Students, Juniors or the unwaged.

    Rack rent: £125.

    Website: ttrc.org.uk (currently undergoing major facelift...)

    TTRC Men’s Group is looking to build on successes in the last few years, including 23rd in the HORR in 2008, and improve in the forthcoming season. We’d like to hear from anyone who is interested in joining a club keen to make progress.

    Investment is available for kit both on and off the water, and there are the benefits of newly refurbished facilities in the clubhouse. At Tradesmen’s, we are keen to develop the athlete in the best way for them, tailoring training programmes to suit requirements both on and off the water. If you’re tired of ploughing the same furrow as dozens of others, then why not give us a shout?

    TTRC Women’s squad is becoming more prominent. If you are new to the sport, or keen to revisit the sport after some time out, this could be the place for you. Friendly and sociable, this group aims to race more and more over the coming season.

    TTRC Veterans have a strong history of picking up pots at events around the country. We’ve an active group of guys, ranging from Vet B up to G. Both sweep oar and sculling catered for. If you’re interested in a regular splash or in something more seriously racey, drop the club a line.

    Thames Tradesmen’s RC is a short walk from Barnes Bridge station, and is easily accessible from Chiswick, Hammersmith, Barnes, Mortlake and Richmond.

    Trialists are advised to contact the Captain directly- training commences on Monday 8th September.

    Men and Women's Groups meeting at 09:30 on Saturday 20th September 2008, the Bernie Thompson TSS race will take place later that morning.

    Chief Coach- Tom Gale

    With Assistance from:
    Bill Barry
    Mike "Trigger" Hennessey
    Jack Carr
    Phil Rowley
    Chris Williams
    Kaarin Scanlan

    Full membership: £396
    Weekday: £360
    Student Junior £276 Associate/Cox £75

    Boathouse: £96
    Arches: £60
    Outside: £30

    Website: www.tidewayscullers.com

    Tideway Scullers School continues to encourage excellence in the sport of sculling and aims to support athletes competing at an international level, with 5 members competing in Bejing; 3 in M1x. it continues to be Britain's premier sculling club.

    Domestically the club had wins at the Pairs, Fours, Scullers and Eights heads and looks to build on these successes. Henley Royal, Women's Henley and National championships remain the focus for the summer season.

    The club also has very successful veteran men's and women's groups competing both nationally and internationally and a thriving junior section.

    Contact: captain@tidewayscullers.com

    Men’s senior squad meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 8th September with training commencing on 13th September.

    Women’s senior squad meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 15th September with training commencing on 20th September.

    For more information see contact men@twickenhamrc.net or women@twickenhamrc.net or call Gerald Elphicke on 07909 985 337.

    Gerald Elphicke
    James Morton Corin Margetson
    Nick Burkitt
    John Nortje
    Jessica Essex
    Full Rowing £300
    New Graduates £200
    Students £150
    Surf Boat Rowing £150
    Website: www.twickenhamrc.net

    What's different about us?

    At Twickenham we continue to develop our 'Train Smart' strategy. This means:

    1. We will work to maximise your potential as an oarsman/woman with a carefully planned and personalised training, recovery and support programme. In 2008-9 this includes fully integrated physio support (providing physio treatment at a fraction of commercial rates) and nutritional support including the provision of two balanced, hot meals at the club during the week.
    2. We will work hard to maximise your training time and remove the faff. What does this mean? You can train hard and still have a life.
    Twickenham has successful and growing squads of both men and women, both of which compete at the top regattas including HRR and WHR.

    We are aggressively looking to expand both our men’s and women’s squads.

    Twickenham RC is just 20 minutes from London Waterloo and 10 minutes from Clapham Junction.

    Men’s Squad
    Thursday 4th September at 7.30pm in the Vesta bar. No training kit required.

    Women’s Squad
    Senior Women - Wednesday 3rd September at 7.30pm in the Vesta bar. No training kit required.
    Intermediate Women – Thursday 11th September at 7.00pm in the Vesta bar. No training kit required.

    All beginners / novices – please contact Nick Ireland or Graham Harvey (men) and Nicola Musgrave or Jane Osborne (women) – for contact details see www.vrc.org.uk/rowing.phtml

    Senior/Intermediate Men: Karl Henderson and Martin Hindshaw

    Development/Novice Men: Nick Ireland and Graham Harvey

    Senior Women: Matt Gilliver, Peter Williams and Paul Fitzwilliam

    Intermediate Women: Paul Lorenzato and Jason Gray

    Novice Women: Nicola Musgrave and Jane Osborne

    Subs £405
    Coxes £60
    Students £100
    Racking £150
    Lockers Free
    Joining Fee None
    Website: www.vrc.org.uk

    The Men’s Senior/Intermediate squad is aiming to surpass the achievements over the last two or three years of our top boat finishing 28th and 50th in the Head of the River Race (in 2006 and 2008 respectively), and whilst we have qualified over 80% of our squad for Henley for the last two years, our headline aim for this season is to get our top boat to be a selected crew and make a Henley semi-final at the very least.

    The Men’s Development Squad is aimed at athletes below the level of our Senior/Intermediate Squad, and our aims are to improve your rowing and fitness, with an aim to compete in the Head of the River and the local and regional regattas, such as Putney Town Regatta in May. The Men’s Novice Squad is aimed at complete beginners, so if you would like to learn to row at Vesta we’d like to hear from you.

    The Senior Women’s Squad has aspirations for 2008/9 to compete successfully at the highest level of club rowing. If you have already rowed at senior club level or would like to move up from an intermediate level, please get in touch.

    The Intermediate Women's Squad aims to move forward from novice level rowing and become competitive at senior 3 and 4. The Women’s Novice Squad is aimed at complete beginners, so if you would like to learn to row at Vesta we’d like to hear from you.

    23rd September 7.30pm with supper
    Professional Coach (under interview)
    Diane Graham
    Bob Hopkins
    Dan Teuten
    Stewart Walker
    Sue Eggerman
    John Graham
    Rowing £290
    Student Rowing £160
    Coxes free
    Website: www.walbrookrc.co.uk

    Come and join a club which is aiming high this year and wants to be at HRR and HWR with some good crews. We are based at Teddington and near to Hampton Wick railway station, with a direct train line out from central London. It is the first non-tidal club on the Thames and, on most days of the year, conditions are excellent for rowing and sculling. We use the four mile stretch of water up to Molesey Lock which takes in Kingston and Hampton Court and has to be one of the prettiest and safest stretches of the Thames.

    Both the Men's and Women's squads are looking to build on their strong senior 3/4 group who have had a number of wins this summer; as well as recruit novices. Next year, Walbrook will cater for both those wishing to train to qualify for Henley and for those wishing to train on a more relaxed basis for the regional regattas, as their other commitments allow. We are looking to expand the squads in 2008-9 with the employment of a professional coach and the possibility of a training camp over Easter.

    We will encourage you and give you the opportunity to learn and develop the fitness and skills necessary to enjoy rowing and sculling at whatever level you aspire to. We have many good club sculls available too.