Tom Bishop was competing today at the Head of the Charles in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts. His division was the Men's Senior Veteran Singles (70+) and he finished first in a time of 20 min. 35.248 sec, 33 seconds ahead of his closest rival. Well done Tom! Michael Tebay, who came second and was last year's winner, was formerly with Tideway Scullers School and rowed with Lionel Bailey, Willy Almand and Pat Barry in their crew of 1969. See this post on.
Dick Findlay also came away a winner in his Veteran eight with Occoquan, beating Upper Thames by 14½ seconds.
Head of the Charles Results
Full results at https://www.herenow.com/results/#/races/20398/results (Saturday tab).
Tom takes the lead in the.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2675.
For the second year running the Pairs Head was blessed with unseasonably warm weather this weekend. The air temperature was breaking through the 20° mark and the south-westerly breeze gave good conditions for the race on the ebb tide. The course was from the University Stone at Mortlake to the middle of the wall at Harrods Depository. The fastest crew on the day was a men's double scull from Tideway Scullers School, completing the course in 13 min. 16.0 sec. The fastest coxless pair was from Imperial College and finished thirteenth overall in a time of 13 min. 39.9 sec. It is interesting to note that the race is now dominated by sculls as opposed to sweep-oar boats, in a ratio approaching 5:2.
This year all the Quintin entries bar one were in masters divisions and there was much debate before the race, both within the club and with the organisers as to whether handicaps should be applied when masters categories had been merged and then sub-divided based on the new British Rowing ranking index. As things stand, handicaps have been applied where no sub-division took place but not where there was sub-division.
The fastest Quintin crew this year was the Masters B/C double of Leif Jacobsen and Alex Miller and our fastest coxless pair were Jason Bowyer and ex-Quintin member, now at Vesta, Ed Roe, who held off a strong challenge from our masters.
In the handicapped masters events, Hilary Cook (in MAABC colours) and Tom Bishop had a comfortable win in Mixed Masters F/G double sculls, with a 102 second margin after the handicap had been applied. On raw times they also beat all but one of the Mixed Masters D/E doubles. In the Open Masters F/G/H/I coxless pairs, Quintin produced the two fastest crews. Bruce Lamka and Steve Aquilina finished 21 seconds ahead of Andrew Bramah and Roger Hine, but found themselves two seconds behind after the handicaps were applied.
Results for Quintin crews are shown below.
|Finish Posn||Start No.||Crew||Category||Time||H'cap Time||Cat. Posn.|
|64||226||Alex Miller and Leif Jacobsen||Mas B/C Champ 2x||14:29.25||3 of 8|
|151||236||Beks Edgar and Mark Chatwin||Mxd Mas B/C Champ 2x||15:00.23||3 of 4|
|208||481||Tom Bishop and Hilary Cook (MAABC)||Mxd Mas F/G 2x||15:27.30||14:07.30||1 of 3|
|211||55||Jason Bowyer and Ed Roe (Vesta RC)||Intermediate 2-||15:28.31||16 of 16|
|242||474||Bruce Lamka and Steve Aquilina||Mas F/G/H/I 2-||15:39.91||14:17.91||2 of 7|
|308||477||Andrew Bramah and Roger Hine||Mas F/G/H/I 2-||16:00.87||14:15.87||1 of 7|
|443||445||Dave King and Adrian Ballardie||Mas F/G Club 2x||17:23.21||9 of 10|
Full results at http://www.bblrc.co.uk/pairs-head-results-2017/.
The club has five entries in the Pairs Head this year and a 50% interest in a couple of composites. The crews and their starting positions are listed below. The race starts at midday on Saturday, 14th October and is over a downstream course on the ebb tide from the University Stone at Mortlake to Harrods wall.
- 55 Open Intermediate coxless pairs - Jason Bowyer and Ed Roe (Vesta RC)
- 226 Open Masters B/C Championship double sculls - Alex Miller and Lief Jacobsen
- 236 Mixed Masters B/C Championship double sculls - Beks Edgar and Mark Chatwin
- 445 Open Masters F/G Club double sculls - Dave King and Adrian Ballardie
- 474 Open Masters F/G/H/I coxless pairs - Bruce Lamka and Steve Aquilina
- 477 Open Masters F/G/H/I coxless pairs - Andrew Bramah and Roger Hine
- 481 Mixed Masters F/G double sculls - Tom Bishop and Hilary Cook (MAABC)
There are 508 crews altogether. The full start list may be downloaded (pdf format) af http://www.bblrc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/draw_v5.1.pdf. Note the revised draw (version 5.1).
Charles Harrison was competing at Wallingford Long Distance Sculls on Saturday and put in the fastest men's masters F single sculls time of 18 min. 46.7 sec. over the 4,250m course. He beat five other masters F scullers as well as a number of younger masters. His finishing position was 187 in division 1, which included junior quad sculls and double sculls and women's double sculls. This win opens a new season of the Pennant Winners Chart and this news item signifies the start of a new "news year".
The full results may be found at http://wallingford-sculls.org.uk/category/results/.
So you can see our first win of the new season.
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