Tom Bishop was competing once again in the Head of the Charles Regatta this Saturday and, as at last year's regatta, he kicked off the whole proceedings by heading the first division of the day, the Men's Senior Veteran Singles I and II (70+). For the second year running Tom won the division, extending his margin over Michael Tebay (formerly of CUBC but now with the U.S. Greenwich Water Club), by more than 30 seconds from last year. Tom's time was 21 min. 1.743 sec. Here are the results for the top ten scullers in the division:
Head of the Charles Results
The full results may be found at https://herenow.com/results/#/races/20514/results (Saturday tab) or https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results2/eventResults.jsp?job_id=5656&event_id=1.
Below is an updated report on the results of the Pairs Head. The organisers have had some difficulty with the timings - but the final results are now published (10th October). Our sympathies are with them - with over 450 crews it's a lot to get right.
The Pairs Head took place on Saturday on the coldest, wettest day for some time. Ironically the next day the skies were blue and the river as calm as a millpond (coaching launch washes excepted), but on the day the northerly wind gave challenging conditions from Barnes Bridge to Chiswick Eyot and it rained all afternoon. The race kicked off more or less on the scheduled start time of 3:00 pm and it is believed that most crews reached their disembarkation areas before dark.
From the eight crews containing club members, Quintin chalked up five pennant wins and two second places. Particularly outstanding was the win in Masters B double sculls by our captain, Mark Chatwin and his partner Tom Solesbury, who not only won their category pennant but finished second overall, just 0.4 seconds off being Head of the River. Also outstanding were Alex Miller and Mike Ewing in winning the Senior coxless pairs pennant, finishing tenth overall and the second fastest coxless pair. Congratulations also to Beks Edgar and Lorna Cardwell, who completed our double in Masters double sculls by winning the women's divison, and to Steve Aquilina and Ian Hyslop for their win in Masters F doubles. Our results are summarised below.
|Overall Posn.||Bow No.||Crew||Category||Time||H'cap Time||Cat. Posn.|
|2||185||Mark Chatwin & Tom Solesbury||Mas B 2x||14:01.5||1 of 7|
|10||30||Alex Miller & Mike Ewing||Senior 2-||14:23.2||1 of 12|
|164||217||Tom Bishop & Hilary Cook (MAABC)||Mxd Mas F/G 2x (Mas G)||16:00.4||14:14.17||1 of 6|
|168||376||Steve Aquilina & Ian Hyslop||Mas F 2x||16:01.1||1 of 6|
|232||61||James Benson and Mark Boyd||Club 2-||16:35.1||5 of 8|
|235||406||Beks Edgar and Lorna Cardwell (MAABC)||W Mas B 2x Ch'ship||16:36.4||1 of 4|
|281||387||Geoff Peel & Graham Bagnall||Mas G 2x||16:57.8||2 of 5|
|306||432||Andrew Bramah & Roger Hine||Mas F/G 2- (Mas G)||17:14.7||15:25.73||2 of 6|
A complete list of results is available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EsKDXBB8xYkBgjV7TaJcN0usAuJHSNkYeNOt5CHDrUg/edit#gid=0.
We've just received this report from Huw Jones on the Mediterranean coast:
"On Saturday 29th September, Ian Stephenson, Huw Jones and Richard Lonergan took part in a coxed quad row along the western end of the Nice/Cannes Bay. The crew was coxed by Theo (a Mandelieu la Napoule club stalwart) with local 'Niall Bates' sitting at 2. The crew quickly found their sea legs and were therefore able to efficiently see off the local teenage girls and boys crews, ...result! However, a shoal of 'flying' herrings possibly had the edge on us.
"Note: The clubs' island race/rowing festival around Iles de St Honorat (~20km) is this coming weekend 6/7th October. Something for a QBC entry next year perhaps? www.rccannesmandelieu.com.
"Along the coast, the 'Club Nautique de Nice' http://www.cnnice.fr/ also proved to be an amazing spot for swimming, sunbathing, watching the stunning ships sail by and eating incredibly delicious food (or 'rooopas' as Richard would have it)."
Photographs of the crew may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2803.
As happened last year, it was a pleasant, sunny morning for this year's club sculling championship and sculling handicap race, which got underway not too long after the scheduled start time of 10:15 am. Mike Ewing led off the procession and increased his advantage to win the overall title of club sculling champion, in a time of 16 min. 56 sec. Mark Chatwin returned to competition and form, coming second a mere 20 seconds behind Mike, followed by Alex Miller in third place, a further 29 seconds behind. Mark O'Brien, finishing fourth, was the fastest in the Masters D-E category and received a bottle of wine for his troubles. Tom Bishop was fifth and the fastest Masters F+, for which he also won a bottle of wine. Steve Aquilina was sixth overall and won the sealed handicap race for the Finlayson Cup. The handicapping placed the six fastest times on handicap all within ten seconds of each other, so congratulations to the handicappers on that score.
Full results may be found at ../sculling/results.php?ref=2018.
The club's Annual General Meeting took place at midday. Full minutes will be published in due course. Bill Burbage retired as treasurer, having held the post for 21 years. Mark Chatwin presented him with a soon-to-be-illuminated blade as a memento and he was given a hefty round of applause and a vote of thanks from the floor. To honour his long-standing service to the club he was elected a vice-president.
The new committee for 2018-19 is as follows:
- Captain: Mark Chatwin (elected in July)
- Vice-captain: Kierhan Brown
- Secretary: Malcolm Cook
- Treasurer: William Medlicott
- Committee Members:
- Beks Edgar
- Duncan Hughes
- Dave King
- Geoff Peel
- Harry Robins
On a bright sunny autumn morning Charles Harrison and Tom Bishop took to the waters of the upper Thames today to compete in the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls on an upstream course of some 4,250 metres. Charles was the faster of the two Masters F single scullers, beating Fricker of Maidenhead RC by 47 seconds in a time of 19 min. 14.9 sec, which was faster than all the Masters E single scullers. Tom was the faster of the two Masters H singles entries, beating his doubles partner from Wallingford RC, Charles Parry, by 67.5 seconds in a time of 19 min. 11.8 sec. This made him faster than all of Masters B, E, F and G and also half of the Masters D field.
Pennant winners for masters events not yet announced.
The club has an interest in eight entries for the Pairs Head at the end of next week - six all Quintin crews and two composites with MAABC. The start positions and categories for our crews are given below. There are 471 entries altogether. The race begins at 3:00 pm.
- 30 - Senior Open 2- : Alex Miller and Mike Ewing
- 61 - Club Open 2- : James Benson and Mark Boyd
- 185 - Masters B 2x : Mark Chatwin and Tom Solesbury
- 216 - Mixed Masters F/G 2x - Tom Bishop and Hilary Cook of MAABC (Mixed Masters G)
- 376 - Masters F 2x : Steve Aquilina and Ian Hyslop
- 387 - Masters G 2x: Graham Bagnall and Geoff Peel
- 406 - Women's Championship Masters B 2x : Beks Edgar and Lorna Cardwell of MAABC
- 432 - Masters F/G 2- : Andrew Bramah and Roger Hine (Masters G)
The full starting order may be found at https://www.bblrc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018_Start_Order_v2.1.pdf.
We have two entries for the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls on Saturday - Charles Harrison starts at number 248, competing in the Masters F single sculls category and Tom Bishop satrts at 274, competing in Masters H. Both scullers are in division1, which commences at 11:00 am.
The full starting order may be found at https://wallingford-sculls.org.uk/draw/.
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