After a very wet winter with the river on red boards for too much of the time we are very much looking forward to a fresh season.
We continue to have regular outings on Sunday mornings and look forward to welcoming new additions to the thriving rowing section with the new adult rowing course starting on 5 May. If you are keen to learn to row please get there promptly on Open Day as we will only have six places this year and the course is very popular.
For any queries about rowing at WBC please contact Lisa Taylor or Chris Satchwill
The rowing section has had a successful Summer season this year despite the inclement weather and adverse river conditions earlier in the season. There is still more to come! Highlights are:
New Trainees: Rather than starting with 6 as in previous years and quickly losing one or two, we started with 10 this year of which 9 are still rowing with us! Fantastic news for the group which means we have had 36 people rowing at one time or another this year - not all together I might add!
Olympic Torch Row: We were lucky enough to get a slot in the procession and follow the Royal Barge "Gloriana" from Kew to Putney in our eight. A wonderful experience, especially for those who had not rowed on the Tideway before.
Trip to Henley: On 29th July we took the eight through Marsh Lock to Henley to give two crews the opportunity to row down the Henley Regatta Course non stop. It took both (weary) crews about 11 minutes compared to 6 1/2 to seven minutes for the pros! This was followed by a bar b que on our return to the boat club.
Social with Skiffers: Planned for late September where we actually have a go in each others boats as well as a social event afterwards.
Phyllis Court Time Trials: We plan to send a reasonable sixed group to get involved in these for a first time in early October. Should be fun.
We are now quite a large group which means we can be more flexible with boats and outings. If anyone else would like to have a go at rowing, then please come and join us as you would be most welcome.