Two crews qualify for Henley - the Captain's Main Target for 2001 achieved..
Mark Chatwin qualifies for Diamonds and draws Duncan Free in round 1
Quintin 1st VIII qualify for the Thames Cup and draw Bacon Boat Club .
Fordy wins Novice Singles at Docklands Regatta but falls in at Kew!
Quintin win Victor Ludorum at Twickenham Regatta
13th overall for Nico Dalton at the Indoor Rowing Championships
Results of the Quintin Sculling Head - Chatwin wins the Phil Read Prize and Nico gets the Iron Man Award
Quintin win S2 VIIIs at Staines beating Maidenhead in a straight final.
Roy Davies wins at Staines in the morning and at Bewdley late afternoon. And he's still the largest (lardiest = ed?) bow man in the country.Fordy picks up his qualifying Novice win taking home 3 quart lidded tankards from Bewdley weekend. He is now concentrating on the Mixed Double for Stourport International.
Mark Chatwin and Nina White pick up the Senior 1 Mixed Doubles Trophy at Bewdley - which is hardly surprising seeing as they were the only Diamond Qualifier / Henley winning combination. Nina has now taken the cotton wool out of her ears and will be resuming normal training shortly...
Mark qualified for the Diamonds and the Vet VIII qualified for the Thames Cup. Mark's row saw his usual quick start, but unusually he did some work in the middle of the race resulting in his qualifying for the Diamonds. Sadly he has drawn Duncan Free in the first round. The VIII have drawn Bacon BC who finished 11th in the Eights Head this year.
Quintin win Senior 2 VIIIs in the fastest time of the day at Kingston Amateur Regatta on a pleasant sunny Sunday afternoon.
A quick shuffle of crew orders and a hasty Lucozade to sweep away the Head hangovers saw Quintin boat 4 crews for The Vets Head. The Bucket rowed again in Quintin 1 whilst Willy Almand, John Peters and Richard Lonnergan added to the years in Quintin 2 to make a very fast C VIII.
Big Frank Webb grabbed the younger vets from John Peter's squad. They also managed to nab some subs from Twickenham 2 who foolishly admitted to being of the correct tender age whilst Nico Dalton (barely awake back from skiing) jumped in for a pleasurable slog against the wicked chop of the Tideway.
The Vice-Presidents / Barflies bundled together to make up a D VIII.
Final positions from the Vets' Head:
QBC 2 - Vet C - 19:03 - 12th
QBC 1 - Vet B - 19:20 - 19th
QBC 3 - Vet C - 20:09 - 45th
QBC 4 - Vet D - 21:25 - 105th
Quintin had five crews racing. Following all the close rcecent tussles there was little surprise that only 3 seconds separated Quintin 1 - the crew that normally races as an VIII - from Quintin 2 - made up of the quad and a veteran scullers' four.
Getting 2 crews in the top 100 was a great result for Quintin but should not overlook the results of Quintin 4 and 5 - also separated by merely 3 seconds!
Lloydy's All Stars stroked by Dick Findlay just pipped John Peter's Senior 2 VIII.
This year we also had a guest appearance by Lincoln College (Oxford) who rowed as Quintin 3 in their first ever race in the main Eights Head.
Toby Lonnergan jumped in to steer Molndals (Sweden) who came 165th. Toby heroically braved the cold again on the Sunday to steer Quintin's second Vet C VIII.
Final Positions :
QBC 1 - 85th - 19:01
QBC 2 - 96th - 19:04
QBC 5 - 236th - 19:59
QBC 4 - 242nd - 20:02
QBC 5 - 283rd - 20:23
The two Quintin elite VIIIs had their timed showdown. The lighter VIII made up of this year's quad and a veteran coxless four were at a disadvantage in the rough conditions allowing the Thames Cup VIII to regain some pride and pip the Elite pennant by 8 seconds.
Quintin's Women's VIII came 86th in the Women's Head, beating a number of the crews who had beaten them at Quintin Head. This was a fabulous result and bodes well for the summer.
Lincoln College Oxford - our recent visitors made 3 bumps in Torpids. Twickenham Women's 1st VIII were 12th in the Women's Head of the River.
Quintin placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Veteran Scullers Head
VetBs win Molesey Vets Head outright
Quintin Eights Head ran over a course from The Pink House to Kew Road Bridge. Given the debacle of Ibis Head a good time was had by all and the PLA got a safe event on their cards. Quintin 1 won the overall event.
The Plum Puddings resulted in a marvellous stroll for the mighty Dacre.
Quintin are launching their new VIIIs Head to be held over the classic Isleworth to Club Course (Pink House / London Apprentice to the QBC FlagPole) This will be held under ARA rules with prizes for the winning crews. The race will be held on Sunday 4th February at 12:30 pm and should be a focus for the later Heads.