After the disappointment of the cancellation of yesterday's Head of the River Race it was satifying to see the masters event take place today. Although the wind was still very strong the race was due to take place on the flood, which meant the wind was blowing in the same direction as the tide for most of the course, rather than against it as was the case for yesterday's event on the ebb tide. Conditions were pretty benign for the time of the year and the sun was shining throughout the race.
In our initial report, based on the "live" provisional results, we were surprised to see Milton Keynes RC Masters B at the head of the river, and it turns out there were a number of errors and omissions (which is only to be expected). The final results show Thames RC Masters A at the head, in a time of 13 min. 28.33 sec. and the aforementioned MK were 145th! The fastest women were indeed Agecroft RC Masters A in a time adjusted by 1/100th second to 14 min 23.00 sec. Quintin had a direct interest in five crews. Our captain, Mark Chatwin was rowing in a composite London / Quintin Masters 'B' eight which finished fifth overall in a time of 13 min. 48.79 sec, winning the Masters B pennant - well done, Mark!. Beks Edgar was racing in a composite Tideway Scullers / Molesey / Quintin women's Masters B eight which won their pennant in a time of 14 min. 28.32 sec. - well done Beks! Four of our "supervets" teamed up with Tyrian to form a Masters 'E' composite which finished tenth overall in 13 min. 56.84 sec, third in category, 8.42 seconds behind London RC and 1.54 seconds behind the Irish Old Collegians Boat Club. The remaining "supervets" made up an elderly Masters 'F' eight which just failed to beat Crabtree to the pennant by 0.47 seconds in a time of 14 min. 31.03 sec. (41st overall). Bringing up the rear for Quintin were the "Barflies", also in the Masters 'F' category, finishing in a time of 16 min. 1.51 sec, ahead of fellow Masters 'F' crews Maidstone Invicta (4.89 seconds) and Auriol Kensington (8.08 seconds) and 175th overall.
Other Quintin members were competing in other clubs' colours - Tom Bishop in a winning Wallingford Masters H crew and Willy Almand in an Upper Thames crew.
All in all a relatively successful but slightly disappointing day with two first places, a second and a third. Final results may be found at http://9f0db76548b7fa184c81cf2d-evm7yyswhu5jxti0l0q.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Vets-Head-2017-Results.pdf.
In all probability these last two wins close off this year'swith Beks Edgar top on six wins.
The decision has been taken to cancel tomorrow's Head of the River race due to the strength and prevailing direction of the wind as forecast.
The club has two eights in the Head of the River Race on Saturday. The first eight (Senior category) starts at number 24 and the second eight (Intermediate 2) starts at 189. All support along the course would be gratefully received. Quintin is one of only a handful of clubs to have competed in every official Head of the River Race since its inception in 1926 - quite a record! The race starts at 14:15 GMT and is over the traditional championship course from Mortlake to Putney.
The full starting order may be found at http://www.horr.co.uk/wordpress/draw/, where an Excel spreadsheet may be downloaded.
The next day sees the masters take to the water. Quintin has an interest in four crews in this race: our captain is competing in a composite London / Quintin eight, starting 15th and one of 14 Masters B crews; the Masters E composite with Tyrian starts at number 102 in a field of 39 while the "Barflies" are in the men's Masters F category, starting at number 111, followed closely by the "supervets" Masters F crew at number 115, with 19 Masters F crews overall.
The full starting order may be found at http://9f0db76548b7fa184c81cf2d-evm7yyswhu5jxti0l0q.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Vets-Head-2017-Draw-1.pdf.
The club had an interest in three crews at the Kingston Head on Saturday: Our senior squad entered a crew in the Senior category and another in Intermediate 2, while our masters teamed up with Tyrian to form a Masters E composite. Our masters F crew unfortunately had to scratch as they were unable to obtain the services ofa coxswain, their regular cox being unavailable. There were two divisions, one rowed at 11:00am and the other at 2:00pm - all our crews wee in division 2. Our Senior crew completed the course in 15 min. 58.9 sec, placing them seventh in division 2 and tenth overall, while the IM2s clocked 16 min. 54.9 sec, 23rd in division 2 and 41st overall. The masters pipped the second eight by 4½ seconds, finishing 21st in division 2 and 39th overall in a time of 16 min. 50.4 sec, which was good enough to win them the Masters E eights pennant with 21 seconds to spare over next fastest Walton.
For details of the pennant-winning crew see thepage.
The full results may be found on the Kingston Rowing Club website at http://www.kingstonrc.co.uk/kingston-heads-and-regattas/kingston-head-of-the-river.
There was Quintin interest in one crew at Women's Eights Head of the River this weekend. Beks Edgar raced in crew number 63, a Quintin/TSS/Kingston/ULBC Masters B composite. The crew finished 28th (out of 295 finishers), completing the course in a raw time of 19:47.3, nearly a minute clear of the nearest Masters B opposition, making them the fastest Masters B crew but just 3rd in the handicapped masters race (across all masters categories A-G).
The crew were very pleased to have placed so highly in making the top 30 crews on raw time, and with a handicapped time that would have put them closer to the top 20. They were however disappointed not to have placed higher in the handicap event for the pennant, finding themselves just the wrong side of an age category.
They are now targeting Veterans Head in two weeks time, where 75% of the crew will race again, aiming to be the fastest women's crew overall.
Full results are at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2440gUcKeNTVTBwRnRNTnlkd0k/view.
A post-race photograph of the crew may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2540.
the club's masters had two crews rowing in the Hammersmith Head on Sunday, and also an interest in a composite Tideway Scullers / Quintin / Kingston crew. The "supervets" put out a Masters F eight (average age 60-64), as did the "Barflies", and Beks Edgar was competing in a women's Masters B eight. The day started wet with strong winds from the south-east creating near-sinking conditions on our home reach in the early morning, as our "supervets" discovered when they went out for a practice at 8:00 am. However by the time the race started the rain had stopped and the wind had veered to the south and west, giving predominantly tail-wind conditions over the course, with the occasional burst of sunshine in between the rain-heavy clouds. The race started shortly after 9:30 am, but our veterans, starting at numbers 237, 240 and 242, had to wait until past 11 o'clock before they could get underway.
The "supervets" set off at a brisk pace and overtook the Putney Town 'F' crew before the White Hart and then set about closing down the Masters E division in front of them, eventually catching Marlow RC on the finishing line. They completed the course in 11 min. 32.76 sec, just over 10 seconds quicker than Thames, the second fastest Masters F crew. Their time also beat those of all the Masters E crews and only London beat them in Masters D. Their overall finishing position was 64th and the crew's performance entitles it to the Masters E/F handicap pennant. The "Barflies" decided on a more leisurely approach and completed the course in 12 min. 45.16 sec, placing them 180th overall.
Meanwhile the women's Masters B composite were giving the "supervets" a run for their money, completing the course in 11 min. 36.35 sec, only 3½ seconds slower. They were the faster of the two WMas B crews by 32 seconds, finished 73rd overall, and were the sixth-fastest women's crew, winning teh women's Masters B/C/D pennant.
The full results may be found at http://www.mikrotime.com/rowing/row2017/hamh17.html, and take a look at our .
The club's first and second eights were competing at the Reading University Head on Saturday. As expected, the race was dominated by Oxford Brookes University, who won six of the thirteen available pennants. Our first VIII, rowing in the Senior category in division 2, finished eighth out of ten in a time of 13 min. 42.8 sec. Our second VIII, also in division 2 but in the IM2 category, were fifteenth out of eighteen in a time of 14 min. 37.6 sec.
The full results may be found at http://readinguniversityboatclub.co.uk/results/.
There was a record entry for the Quintin Head this year and the limit of 250 crews was reached on the Tuesday before entries closed. Inevitably for the time of the year there were a number of scratchings after entries closed, due to illness or injury. On the day a number of crews also scratched and one or two had equipment failure on the river before the race started and were unable to compete. This left 235 to complete the course from just below Hammersmith Bridge to the davit at Chiswick Staithe without major incident.
The weather gods smiled once again - daytime temperatures had risen a good few degrees since earlier in the week and, after a rain shower before racing started, the sun shone intermittently throughout the race. There was also a very moderate breeze blowing from the south.
Racing commenced just three minutes late at 12:18 pm and the last crew crossed the start line at half past one, and the finish line (a different crew!) at 1:50 pm, so well done the crew marshals, that's an average interval of just over 18 seconds, including a four-minute holdup in the middle of the race! An hour and a half after the last crew crossed the finish line, the provisional results were published, so well done the timing teams!
Now for the racing! Thames Rowing Club dominated the event, finishing head of the river and also taking the men's Senior pennant. They also won the men's and the women's Intermediate 2 events and the women's Novices pennant. As was rather expected, Cambrdige University's Elite women's crew were the fastest women's eight and finished 25th overall, only 48 seconds behind the overall winners.
As well as Thames, there were other multiple pennant winners. Westminster School won men's Junior 18 and Junior 16 pennants with their 2nd and 3rd VIIIs, while Latymer Upper won both men's and women's Junior 15. Henley Rowing Club won the women's Junior 18 pennant and also the men's Masters D category (with the help of their neighbours from Upper Thames). In the other masters categories Weybridge won both the men's Masters E category and the women's Masters B-E handicap.
The Quintin Senior VIII finished 15th overall and their IM3 crew, with one late substitute forcing it to row as IM2, finished 61st. Only 7½ seconds behind them were the Quintin "Supervets", racing for and winning the men's Masters F pennant. This crew were also pleased to note that their time beat those of all the men's Masters E crews and all but two of the Masters D.
Details of the winning Masters F crew on ourpage.
Full results may be found on this website at ../quintinhead/results.php?date=2017-01-28.
Photographs of the pennant winners may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2505.
Photographs of the three Quintin crews may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2529.
The first Tideway Head of 2017 is fast approaching - only fourteen days to go. We hope that all club members will be involved - either rowing or helping to run this prestigious event. Over the years the race has grown from a small affair involving a few dozen crews to one of the major eights races on the Tideway Thames, with over 200 eights competing. So this is a call to all club members to make sure you are involved. If you are not in a competing crew or have not already volunteered to help get in touch with Adrian Ballardie by emailing email@example.com.
Christmas at Quintin got off to a good start today with the annual Plum Puddings race from the Pink House to the boathouse. There were seventeen entries and sixteen starters to the race, which was held in ideal conditions on a low ebb tide and very little in the way of wind. As expected, the fastest crew overall was the Quintin 1st VIII, with the Quintin IM3 VIII second and the Quintin "supervets" third. However the results were based on a sealed handicap and this gave the first prize of nine bottles of wine to the MAABC mixed Masters F crew, Christmas puddings for Putney Town women's Masters C and a couple of cases of beer for Barnes Bridge Ladies' WIM3.
The full results:
|4||11||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha||Mixed Masters C||15:32||5|
|6||7||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha||Mixed Masters E||16:03||6|
|7||12||Barnes Bridge Ladies||WIM3||16:12||3|
|9||10||Putney Town||Women's Masters C||16:40||2|
|10||15||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha||Mixed Masters F||16:41||1|
|12||13||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha||WIM3||16:55||8|
|16||16||Barnes Bridge Ladies||Women's Novices||18:22||10|
After the racing there was a very hot chilli con carne and a vegetarian alternative for eats, followed by sweeties and lots of Christmas cheer and drinks from the bar.
Five Quintin crews raced at Walton Small Boats Head this Saturday. The sole Quintin entrant in division 1 was Rebekah Edgar racing in a composite Women's Masters A double scull with Caroline Matthews (TSS). The crew completed the course in 11:41.2, a time that won them the pot for Overall Fastest Women's crew of the day (across all divisions). The same crew raced again in division 2, this time in the Women's IM1 double sculls category and recorded a time of 11:44.7, making them also the second-fastest womens crew of the day!
Beks goes top of thewith four wins.
The event also marked the first race for this September's Learn to Row group with seven of the group racing across divisions 2 and 3, in the Mens, Womens and Mixed Novice double sculls categories. Fastest of the combinations was the Mixed Novice double of Laura McGarvey and William Nisbet in division 2 in a time of 12:16.3. The group, coached by Ashley Cowley, all thoroughly enjoyed their first race experience and are looking forward to their second at Plum Puddings next weekend.
The full results may be found at http://www.waltonrowingclub.co.uk/walton-small-boats/results/.
The club had two crews competing at Wallingford Head on Sunday - an IM3 eight and a Senior coxless four, both in division 2. The eight finished 13th out of 23 in the category in a time of 15 min. 53.9 sec. for the 4.5 km course. The four were third out of five in a time of 16 min. 10.7 sec, behind Oxford Brookes University and Lea RC.
The full results may be downloaded at http://wallingford-head.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Div-2.csv.
The club had a solitary representative at the Teddington Head on Saturday - Beks Edgar in a women's coxless four composite with Sally Pollock Morris (Reading RC), Clare Hayley (Marlow RC) and Claire McIntosh (Tideway Scullers). The crew entered as women's Masters B/C in division 1, but in the absence of any opposition they were moved by the organisers to Elite (also with no opposition after Molesey scratched!). In cold but beautifully sunny conditions the crew completed the course in 19 min. 5 sec, two seconds behind the fastest women's coxless four from Tideway Scullers School. The fastest crew of the division was a London RC men's eight in 15:33.
The official results may be downloaded at http://www.walbrookrc.co.uk/UserFiles/Files/Teddington_Head/Teddington_Head_div_1_results_Div_1_by_class.pdf.
Briefly, our results from today's race (updated after publication of final results):
|Finish||Bow No||Sculler||Cat||Time||Cat. Posn|
|20||6||Mike Ewing||IM3||22:35.39||2 of 27|
|84||11||Jon Brown||Sen||23:27.87||3 of 3|
|134||30||Luke Moneley||IM1||23:52.56||9 of 13|
|168||512||Tom Bishop||Mas G||24:07.32||1 of 15|
|176||487||Charles Harrison||Mas F||24;13.36||3 of 20|
|188||238||Ken Almand||Mas C||24;19.73||16 of 27|
|232||81||Steve Aquilina||Mas E||24:40.08||12 of 27|
|263||71||Mark O'Brien||IM3||24:51.78||21 of 27|
|277||68||Leif Jacobsen||Mas E||24:59.07||16 of 27|
|302||390||Mark Boyd||IM3 Lwt||25:14.02||9 of 12|
|333||522||Graham Bagnall||Mas H/I (H)||25:27.10||2 of 4|
|376||388||Jakub Chalupczak||IM3 Lwt||25:49.82||11 of 12|
See http://9f0db76548b7fa184c81cf2d.evm7yyswhu5jxti0l0q.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Scullers-Head-2016-Results.pdf for final results in finishing order and http://9f0db76548b7fa184c81cf2d.evm7yyswhu5jxti0l0q.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Scullers-Head-2016-Results-by-category.pdf for final results by category.
Tom's win updates the.
There is to be a celebration of the life of one-time Quintin member Harry Purchase at the Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames, at 11:30 am on Sunday, 15th January 2017, which would have been his 85th birthday. Some of you may already know that there will not be a conventional funeral for Harry – in his usual generous fashion he left his body for medical research so that others could benefit. However the family will, in accordance with his wishes, be having a party, as mentioned above. It will be a proper celebration of his life and guests are requested not to wear black but bright colours – Henley garb is suggested. All are welcome to attend to help celebrate his wonderful, full life: the day will include a Humanist Service. All that is asked is that you let the family know if you would like to attend so they can make the right amount of sandwiches! Light refreshments and even a glass of something will be available – Harry’s party without a drink would be unthinkable!
You can contact Diane Purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org
The club has twelve entries in the Vesta Scullers' Head next Saturday. The race is over the traditional Championship course from Mortlake to Putney and starts at 1:30 pm. The start numbers for our scullers are given below:
|68||Leif Jacobsen||Mas E|
|81||Steve Aquilina||Mas E|
|238||Ken Almand||Mas C|
|388||Jakub Chalupczak||IM3 Lwt|
|390||Mark Boyd||IM3 Lwt|
|487||Charles Harrison||Mas F|
|512||Tom Bishop||Mas G|
|522||Graham Bagnall||Mas H/I (H)|
The full starting order may be downloaded at http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/Scullers-Head-2016-Draw.pdf.
We are sorry to announce that Harry Purchase died at the weekend. Having originally joined Quintin as a schoolboy cox in 1948, he rowed for the club in the 1950s, including in the 1955 Thames Cup eight. Younger members may remember him as the master of ceremonies at the centenary dinner in 2007.
The club had four crews competing in the Veteran Fours Head on Sunday. The course was on the flood tide from the Mile Post to the derrick at Chiswick Staithe. We believe this is one of the few occasions a head race has been started at the Mile Post, but in any case the timing team at the start found crew identification challenging on this wide stretch of the river. As a result, times and positions have yet to be confirmed, but it looks as though our "Supervets" lived up to their moniker and brought home both the Masters E and Masters F coxless fours pennants. Beks Edgar built on her success in yesterday's race to win the pennant for women's Masters A quad sculls in a QBC/TSS/MAA composite. The crew was also the second fastest women's crew overall. The provisional results for the club's crews are given below, without overall placings as these have not yet been computed.
|Bow No||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn|
|86||Quintin BC (Lonergan)||Mas E 4-||18:32||1 of 8|
|145||Quintin BC / TSS / MAABC||WMas A 4x||19:07||1 of 5|
|110||Quintin BC||Mas F 4-||19:11||1 of 5|
|194||Quintin BC||IM3 4+||19:11||3 of 8|
|92||Quintin BC (Capel)||Mas E 4-||20:48||8 of 8|
The winning Masters E four: Huw Jones (bow, steers), Steve Aquilina, Fred Jefferies, Richard Lonergan (stroke). The winning Masters F four: Geoff Peel (bow, steers), Leif Jacobsen, Jonathan Ferris, Pete Meaney (stroke). The winning women's Masters A quad: Beks Edgar (bow steers, QBC), Caroline Matthews (TSS), Rowi Mortimer (TSS), Lorna Cardwell (MAA, stroke).
See the updated.
The official results are available at http://www.vetfourshead.com/results-and-prizesa/.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2478.
While the rest of the club were facing the challenges of the tidal Thames over the weekend, Mike Ewing and Tom Bishop were savouring Italian waters at the Turin Silver Skiff, an eleven kilometre "there-and-back-again time trial on the River Po. Mike finished a very creditable 38th overall and won the Masters A pennant in a time of 43 min. 41.920 sec, ahead of 19 other Masters A scullers. Tom Bishop, hoping to retain his Masters G title from last year, was unfortunately beaten by three Dutchmen to finish fourth in category (out of 21) and 277th overall in a time of 49 min. 31.900 sec. Geoff Potts, in MAABC colours, was the seventh Masters G sculler.
The overall results may be found at http://test.silverskiff.org/S2016_General.pdf, while the Masters A finishing order is at http://test.silverskiff.org/S2016_MMA.pdf and that for Masters G is at http://test.silverskiff.org/S2016_MMG.pdf.
Mike Ewing adds to histally.
The club had an interest in five crews in the Fours Head on Saturday, with three men's coxless fours, a men';s coxed four and a women's coxless four composite with Tideway Scullers School. The race was over the traditional Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney. The provisional results for the club's crews are given below, with the women's four first in their category.
TheBeks Edgar (QBC), Caroline Matthews, Judith Schulz, Andrea Finn (all TSS).
|Overall||Bow No||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn|
|93||35||Quintin BC I||Sen 4-||19:57.7||9 of 13|
|171||178||Quintin BC II||IM1 4-||20:39.1||20 of 36|
|185||337||Quintin BC / Tideway Scullers Sch||W Sen 4-||20:44.9||1 of 4|
|212||186||Quintin BC III||IM1 4-||21:05.8||28 of 36|
|267||273||Quintin BC IV||IM2 4+||21:37.1||35 of 40|
The full results may be downloaded from http://www.hor4s.com/results/.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2472.
Charles Harrison took on Charles Parry of Wallingford RC for the honours in the Masters F/G single sculls handicap at Henley Long Distance Sculls today. Our Charles clocked a time of 13 min. 39 sec. compared with Charles Parry's 14 min. 19sec. After adjustments for the handicap these times converted to 12:24 and 12:43 respectively, so the honours came to Quintin. Well done Charles! Mark O'Brien was unable to get his boat to Henley and so competed in the Kingston Small Boats Head (see below).
The results for Henley may be downloaded from http://www.henleyopenevents.co.uk/results and Charles' win is recorded on our page.
Meanwhile our senior squad (the youngsters) were performing at Kingston Small Boats Head. In division 1, raced at 10:30 this morning, our Senior coxless four finished third overall in a time of 18 min. 16.6 sec, were the fastest coxless four and won the Senior coxless fours pennant. Our IM2 coxless fours finished 13th and 22nd and the IM3 coxed four finished 54th. Beks Edgar, in her composite women's Masters B coxless pair with Andrea Finn finished 108th. Graham Bagnall missed out on the Masters G/H single sculls handicap by a handicap time difference of 6.5 seconds to Andrews of Ardingly.
The winning Senior four: Mark Chatwin (bow, steers), Luke Moneley, Rob Williams, Max Murdock (stroke).
|Overall||Bow No||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn|
|3||4||QBC Senior 4-||Sen 4-||18:16.6||1 of 3|
|13||18||IM2 4- (Clay)||IM2 4-||19:25.8||2 of 3|
|22||20||IM2 4- (Byrne-Smith)||IM2 4-||19:57.1||3 of 3|
|54||40||IM3 4+||IM3 4+||21:12.8||7 of 7|
|108||142||Beks Edgar & Andrea Finn||W MasB 2-||23:09.6||1 of 1|
|156||191||Graham Bagnall||Masters G/H 1 x (H)||24:46.4||2= of 7 after h'cap applied|
In division 2, starting at 14:00 our IM2 coxed four was placed 23rd while Mike Ewing, in IM3 single sculls, was 32nd, Mark O'Brien (also IM3) was 111th and Dick Findlay's Masters H double scull with Andy Kapica of Kingston RC was 118th. The provisional results show the winner of IM3 single sculls as KCS-Firullo (bow number 255). We believe this is an error as crew number 255 in the start list was an IM1 coxless four (also from Kings College School). We are therefore confident that Mike has won the IM3 single sculls pennant, but await confirmation from the organisers of the race.
The final results, published on Tuesday, 8th November, confirm that Mike won the IM3 single sculls pennant.
|Overall||Bow No||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn|
|23||268||IM2 4+||IM2 4+||20:15.8||4 of 5|
|32||338||Mike Ewing||IM3 1x||21:02.7||1 of 12|
|111||341||Mark O'Brien||IM3 1x||23:17.4||10 of 13|
|118||425||Dick Findlay & Andy Kapica||Mas F/G/H 2x||23:25.7||2 of 3 after h'cap applied|
The final results for Kingston may be downloaded from http://www.kingstonrc.co.uk/kingston-heads-and-regattas/ksbh.
Winning Quintin personnel recorded.
The provisional start order for the Veteran Fours Head is now available. The course this year is on the flood tide, starting at the Mile Post and finishing at what is described on the official website as Barker's Rails, but is more likely to be the derrick at Chiswick Staithe (Barker's Rails was a point further upstream, possibly where Hartington Court, the block of flats just downriver of the UL boathouse, is now situated or a little way downstream from there - see the). The Quintin start positions are:
- 86 - Masters E coxless four (stroke: Richard Lonergan)
- 92- Masters E coxless four (stroke: Aubrey Capel)
- 110 - Masters F coxless four
- 145 - women's Masters A quadruple scull (composite with MAABC & TSS)
- 194 - IM3 coxed four
The full starting order may be downloaded at http://www.vetfourshead.com/. The race starts at 10:32 after two minutes silence at 10:30 for Remembrance Sunday. All support along the riverbank gratefully received.
The starting order for next Saturday's race has been published. Here are the start numbers for the Quintin crews:
- 35 - Senior coxless four
- 178 - IM1 coxless four
- 186 - IM1 coxless four
- 273 - IM2 coxed four
- 337 - women's Senior coxless four (composite with Tideway Scullers)
The full starting order may be downloaded at http://www.hor4s.com/draw/. The course is the usual Championship course from the University Stone/Post at Mortlake to Putney Pier. The race starts at 13:15 and all support along the riverbank would be gratefully received. Crews with high numbered starting positions are reminded that they may well require navigation lights for the journey home (no joke intended!).
The club has two scullers entered for Henley Long Distance Sculls next Saturday. Mark O'Brien goes first for Quintin at number 77 (IM2 category) in division 1, which starts at 10:00 am. In division 2, starting at 1:00 pm Mark competes in the IM3 category at number 477 (the division starts at number 301) and Charles Harrison (Masters F) competes for the Masters F/G handicap prize at number 556. mark informs us, however, that if he cannot get his boat to Henley he will be competing at Kingston - see below.
The full starting order for Henley may be found at http://www.henleyopenevents.co.uk/events/henley-sculls-2016.
The club has ten entries in various categories for Kingston Small Boats Head on the same day. We have an IM2 and an IM3 coxed four, a Senior and two IM2 coxless fours, Mike Ewing in IM3 single sculls (along with Mark O'Brien if he doesn't make it to Henley), Graham Bagnall in Masters H single sculls, Beks Edgar in a composite women's Masters B coxless pair with Andrea Finn of Kingston RC (or is it TSS?) and Dick Findlay in a composite Masters H double scull with Andy Kapica of Kingston RC.
The Quintin start numbers are as follows:
Division 1, starting at 10:30
- 4 - Senior coxless four
- 18 IM2 coxless four (stroke: Nick Clay)
- 20 - IM2 coxless four (stroke: Byrne-Smith)
- 40 - IM3 coxed four
- 142 - composite women's Masters B coxless pair
- 191 - Masters H single scull (Graham Bagnall) in G/H handicap
Division 2, starting at 14:00
- 268 - IM2 coxed four
- 339 - IM3 single scull (Mike Ewing)
- 341 - IM3 single scull (Mark O'Brien)
- 425 - composite Masters H double scull in F/G/H handicap
The full start order for division 1 is at http://www.kingstonrc.co.uk/images/stories/Events/ksbh2016/Division_1_KSBH_2016__Start_Order_V2.pdf and for division 2 is at http://www.kingstonrc.co.uk/images/stories/Events/ksbh2016/Division_2_KSBH_2016__Start_Order_V2.pdf.
The club had a good representation in the Pairs Head on Sunday, with an interest in ten crews of whom five came away as pennant winners. This year the race was held on a flood tide with the course starting at Harrods wharf and finishing at the entrance to the Chiswick Quay Marina (formerly Cubitt's Yacht Basin). After a wet start to the day the clouds rolled away to leave a pleasant warm afternoon, but with a stiff SSW breeze, meaning that Corney Reach would be quite lumpy all the way from Chiswick Eyot to Barnes Bridge. The race started just a few minutes late but with some crews still attempting to gain their marshalling positions. With 472 entries and no opportunity for crews to "slot in", the lower order starters were on the water for over two hours before they got to race. Thank goodness the weather was warm!
The fastest crew overall was a composite Leicester/Peterborough Elite double in a time of 14 min. 10.1 sec. but our attention was drawn immediately to our Elite pair of Alex Miller and Mike Ewing, who, after last year's absence, regained their Pairs Head crown as the fastest coxless pair in a time of 14 min. 39.5 sec. Our Senior pairs also put in respectable times: 15:03.9 for Mark Chatwin and Max Murdock and 15:35.3 for Luke Moneley and Rob Williams.
Our masters also performed well, with the following pennant winners: Steve Aquilina and Ian Hyslop (Masters F 2x), Beks Edgar with Ian Roots of MAABC (Mixed Masters C 2x), Tom Bishop with Hilary Cook of MAABC (Mixed Masters F 2x) and Dick Findlay with Andy Kapica of Kingston RC (Masters H/I 2x).
To summarise the Quintin results:
|Overall||Bow No||Crew||Cat||Time||Cat. Posn|
|8||21||Alex Miller & Mike Ewing||ELI 2-||14:39.5||1 of 7|
|20||30||Mark Chatwin & Max Murdock||Sen 2-||15:03.9||3 of 9|
|70||25||Luke Moneley & Rob Williams||Sen 2-||15:35.3||6 of 9|
|103||236||Beks Edgar & Ian Roots (MAABC)||Mxd MasC 2x||15:51.6||1 of 3|
|134||421||Steve Aquilina & Ian Hyslop||MasF 2x||16:09.0||1 of 4|
|151||90||Phil Theron & Kierhan Brown||IM3 2x||16:15.7||9 of 11|
|210||439||Tom Bishop & Hilary Cook (MAABC)||Mxd MasF/G 2x||16:37.9||1 of 4|
|223||52||Anthony Briggs & Richard Byrne-Smith||IM2 2-||16:43.6||10 of 16|
|263||469||Andrew Bramah & Roger Hine||MasG/I 2-||17:02.0||2 of 4|
|297||436||Andy Kapica (KRC) & Dick Findlay||MasH/I 2x||17:18.4||1 of 3|
The full provisional results may be found at http://www.bblrc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Pairs-Head-Provisional-Results-v4.pdf.
These wins kick off the 2016-17.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2459.
The club has an interest in ten crews for the Pairs Head, which is on Sunday, 16th October, starting at 12:30 pm. The course this year is in the reverse direction on a flood tide, from Harrods to Chiswick Quay Marina, a further extension to last year's extended course. The crews entered are 100% Quintin except for the mixed Masters C double, which is a Quintin/MAA composite, the Masters H/I double (Kingston/Quintin) and the mixed Masters F/G double (MAA/Quintin). They are listed below, together with their starting positions. There are 472 entries, so pity the Masters G men's pairs starting right at the back!
- 21 - Elite 2-: Alex Miller & Mike Ewing
- 25 - Senior 2-: Rob Williams & Luke Moneley
- 30 - Senior 2-: Mark Chatwin & Max Murdock
- 52 - IM2 2-: Anthony Briggs & Richard Byrne-Smith
- 90 - IM3 2x: Phil Theron & Kierhan Brown
- 236 - Mxd Mas C 2x: Beks Edgar (QBC) & Ian Roots (MAABC)
- 421 - Mas F 2x: Steve Aquilina & Ian Hyslop
- 436 - Mas H/I 2x: Andy Kapica (KRC) & Dick Findlay (QBC)
- 439 - Mxd Mas F/G 2x: Tom Bishop (QBC) & Hilary Cook (MAABC)
- 469 - Mas G 2-: Andrew Bramah & Roger Hine
The full starting order may be found at http://www.bblrc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Pairshead_Draw_v4.pdf.
The club had six single scullers competing in the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls today, over a 4250 metre upstream course on the River Thames, finishing a little downstream of Wallingford Rowing Club. We had five scullers in division 1, which started at 11:00 and one sculler in division 3, starting at 15:00. Both these divisions had mixed classes of boats - quads, doubles and singles, and so the finishing positions are not of immediate significance. The results for our scullers were as follows:
|Finish||Bow No||Sculler||Category||Time||Cat. Posn|
|77||100||Mark O'Brien||IM3||18:50.7||21 of 43|
|184||82||Alex Burton||IM3||20:54.9||38 of 43|
|109||170||Geoff Peel||Mas F||21:01.5||5 of 9|
|190||177||Malcolm Cook||Mas F||21:03.4||6 of 9|
|230||173||Charles Harrison||Mas F||26:31.7||9 of 9|
|80||381||Will Shrieve||Nov||19:24.3||4 of 5|
We await, with interest, news of what happened to Charles. Full results may be found at http://wallingford-sculls.org.uk/2016-results/.
It turns out that Charles, having overtaken the eventual winner of the Masters F pennant, and on course to win it himself, hit a tree with about 500 metres to go and capsized. He then managed to re-embark with help from a safety launch and completed the course.
The club has six single scullers entered for the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls next Saturday. In division 1, starting at 11:00, Alex Burton leads the way for the club, going off at number 82 in the IM3 category. He is followed by Mark O'Brien (100 - IM3), Geoff Peel (170 - Masters F), Charles Harrison (173 - Masters F) and Malcolm Cook (177 - Masters F). In division 3, starting at 15:00, Will Shrieve goes for the novice pennant wearing number 381. All support gratefully welcome.
The full starting order may be found at http://wallingford-sculls.org.uk/draw/.
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