Hot news from Reading! Our Masters F eight beat Reading Rowing Club, the verdict easily in a time of 3 min. 35 sec. This was just 3 seconds slower than the Masters C/D eights final earlier in the afternoon.
The winning crew is listed on ourpage.
Results of all Sunday's races at http://www.reading-amateur-regatta.org/RESULTS/regatta.php?id=19119&day=2.
The club has three entries for Marlow Regatta, which is to be held this Saturday at Dorney Lake. We have entries in Tier 2 Eights, Tier 2 Coxed Fours and Championship Coxless Fours. The format of the regatta is to hold 1900m time trials, followed by A,B, C etc. finals. The race schedule and time trial start order may be downloaded from http://www.themarlowregatta.com/competitors/.
Both our scullers were unsuccessful in Open Single Sculls at Barnes and Mortlake Regatta today. Anders Stromberg lost to Peel of King's School, Canterbury, the verdict easily, while Mark O'Brien lost to Verdon of Auriol Kensington by two lengths but beat Bermester from the same club by one length.
Results of races currently on
The Senior National Championships, due to be held at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, this weekend have been cancelled due to lack of support. Still, it's Marlow and Henley Women's next weekend!
The club has two single scullers competing at Barnes and Mortlake Regatta this Saturday and a Masters eight competing at Reading Regatta on Sunday. On Saturday Mark O'Brien and Anders Stromberg are on opposite sides of the draw in Open single sculls. Anders has a three-boat heat against Thames Tradesmen and King's School, Canterbury at 11:57 while Mark races two scullers from Auriol-Kensington at 13:07. The winners meet in a three-boat final at 14:43.
The full draw for Barnes and Mortlake may be downloaded from http://www.maabc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/BM-Draw-2019-v2.pdf.
On Sunday our Masters F eight has a straight final against Reading RC at 18:06. The full draw for Sunday racing at Reading is at http://www.reading-amateur-regatta.org/RESULTS/spiders.php?id=19119&day=2.
The club had a strong entry for the two-day Metropolitan Regatta at the weekend, held on the multi-lane course at Dorney. Our eight and coxed four raced both days, while the double scull raced on Saturday and the coxless four raced on Sunday.
Saturday, 1st June
First up on Saturday was our Championship double scull. The crew composed of our captain, Mark Chatwin and Tom Solesbury. The duo had came second overall in the Pairs Head and wanted to see how much speed they had been able to pick up over the last month or so of training. Just before the race, Mark confirmed that a trestle is not designed to hold a human, when one collapsed under him, causing a bolt from the trestle to dig a grove down his back which required a quick visit to the on-site ambulance. Thanks to some basic first aid skills, the crew were still able to race and were pleased to come away with a clear length victory in Championship doubles.
12:45 Race 46: Championship Open Double Sculls - Final
|2||6||Fulham Reach / Tideway Sc Sch||01:49.10||03:38.60||05:27.15||07:12.36|
Next up was the coxed four, who enjoyed a solid weekend of racing in Tier 2. In the heat on Saturday, after a slow start they found a decent mid pace rhythm to secure third position and a place in final, despite it being far from their best row. The plan for the final was to get out hard and tick over a pip or two higher than in the semi. The start was nailed and the crew led to 750m, before a sharp Royal Chester crew including a Princeton returner started to move. The boys went with moves from Nottingham and Tideway Scullers and overhauled Nottingham in the final 500, but unfortunately finished just behind Tideway Scullers. The umpire prevented the crew from doing a warm down, such was her disgust at the state of the strokeman’s haircut! It was however a good result with a number of crews overhauled since racing at Wallingford regatta. The result puts them around seventh in terms of the fours eligible for the Britannia Cup racing this regatta.
16:00 Race 81: Club Open Coxed Fours Tier 2 - Heat
|4||5||Tideway Sc Sch (B)||01:43.47||03:29.43||05:14.36||06:58.33|
|5||2||City of Bristol||01:42.59||03:28.73||05:15.39||07:01.08|
18:25 Race 107: Club Open Coxed Fours Tier 2 - Final
|2||3||Tideway Sc Sch (A)||01:43.51||03:28.67||05:14.12||06:57.77|
The third boat up on Saturday was the eight, which had a straight final in Open eights Tier 3 and came third, having led to 1000m but then just not having the experience to hold on to the charging crews in the final 750m.
17:40 Race 99: Club Open Eights Tier 3 - Final
Sunday, 2nd June
The club's Wyfold crew had to wait until Sunday for its first race, entered in Championship Coxless Fours. This crew has seen promising improvement over the last few weeks of training, however were disappointed not to be able to put this into action and ended up coming fifth in their heat. This crew will now look to move on from this result and continue to improve over the coming weeks, their next race being at Marlow Regatta.
10:35 Race 18: Championship Open Coxless Fours - Heat
|6||6||University College, Dublin||01:38.94||03:21.76||05:06.41||06:46.82|
Unfortunately on Sunday, the coxed four could not build upon their Saturday result in quite the manner hoped for. A strong crosswind at Dorney gave significant advantage to lanes 1 to 3, which Vesta in lane 2 made full use of, going out fast and staying there. Our crew, however, were disappointed to find themselves on the wrong side of a canvas behind Tideway Scullers and City of Bristol, whom they had beaten on Saturday. Nevertheless the crew has genuine speed and the coming two weeks will be crucial to ensure that speed can be sustained over the Henley course.
14:30 Race 60: Club Open Coxed Fours Tier 2 - Final
|2||4||City of Bristol||01:40.49||03:28.47||05:17.06||07:00.44|
|3||1||Tideway Sc Sch (A)||01:44.49||03:31.43||05:18.24||07:01.66|
|5||6||Tideway Sc Sch (B)||01:45.99||03:34.22||05:33.97||07:03.65|
|6||2||Upper Thames RC||01:46.86||03:38.70||DNA||07:24.83|
On Sunday the club and academic challenge eights events were combined, beginning with a time trial in the morning with 55 crews taking part.
Our eight showed they had learnt from their race the day before and raced a reasonable time trial which put them in the E/F semi-final - which was a strong result. Going into the semi-final the Quintin eight on paper were one of the slowest crews, however the crew put together a cracking row to win the race, beating the likes of the University of London, Warwick University, Lea and the two boats that had beaten them the previous day. This placed them in the E final, alongside boats that had been over three lengths quicker in the time trial. In the final, the Thames B crew blasted out of the blocks, with Quintin hanging on at each timing point, holding off numerous attacks from the following crews. In the end the Quintin eight finished a very respectable second, half a length down on Thames. We are looking forward to seeing this eight continue to build on this result over the next few weeks towards Henley.
13:55 Race 54: Open Challenge Eights - Semi-final EF1
|2||7||University of London (B)||01:36.71||03:12.83||04:49.97||06:22.81|
|6||4||Lea RC (A)||01:36.40||03:14.72||04:57.02||06:25.76|
15:55 Race 76: Open Challenge Eights - Final E
|1||6||Thames RC (B)||01:34.03||03:09.13||04:45.83||06:20.02|
|3||5||University of London (B)||01:37.5||03:14.33||04:51.30||06:24.72|
Full results of all races for both days may be accessed from http://metregatta.org/results/.
And, of course, Mark and Tom join this year's.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2876.
The club has three entries for Saturday's events at the Metropolitan Regatta and three for Sunday. This historic regatta is nowadays held on the 2000m multi-lane course at Dorney. First to race on Saturday are Mark Chatwin and Tom Solesbury in a straight final at 12:45 of Championship Open Double Sculls against Wallingford RC, Warwick BC, UK Armed Forces and a Fulham Reach / Tideway Sculler composite. Then at 16:00 our coxed four races in a heat of the Tier 2 club event, against City of Bristol, Royal Chester, Tideway Scullers and Nottingham RC. The first three in this heat go forward to the final at 18:25. Last of our Saturday entries is our eight, victorious last Saturday at Twickenham Regatta. They have a straight final at 17:40 in Tier 3 Open Eights (Club) against UK Armed Forces, Nottingham RC, Royal Chester RC and Kingston RC.
On Sunday the eight races again, this time in a time trial for Tier 3 Open Challenge Eights (Club). This takes place at 8:42 and there are sixteen other crews in the event. The coxed four also races again, in a straight final at 14:30 for Tier 2 Open Coxed Furs (Club) against Tideway Scullers A crew, Upper Thames, City of Bristol, Vesta and Tideway Scullers B. Before that, at 10:35 our coxless four competes in a heat of Championship Open Coxless Fours against Maidenhead, Team Keane, Thames, Lea, Curlew and Univerity College, Dublin. The first three go through to the final at 12:25.
Good luck to all our crews! The full timetable and draw for each day's racing may be found at http://metregatta.org/uncategorized/the-draw-2019/.
The club competed in three events at Twickenham Regatta this Saturday. Our campaign started with a win in a heat of Open Coxed Fours at 10:24 against Reading Rowing Club - the verdict - easily. The crew then went on to race Twickenham Rowing Club in the semi-final, beating then by two loengths in a time of 3 min 24 sec. In the final they raced the University of East anglia and again won comfortably by three lengths, in a time of 3 min 15 sec.
Mark O'Brien was competing in Open Single Sculls and won his first heat over Fitzgerald of Twickenham, the verdict "easily" in a time of 3 min. 59 sec, but then lost to a sculler from Reading Rowing Club in the semi-final by three lengths with a much faster winning time of 3 min. 48 sec.
Our third entry was in Open Eights, with a straight final against the University of East Anglia. Our squad chalked up another win, beating their opposition by two lengths in a time of three minutes dead.
The names of all our winners are recorded on thepage.
Full results of all the races are currently available at http://www.rowstats.com/spiders.php?id=19006&b=1x.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2872.
The club has three entries at Twickenham Regatta on Saturday. First to race for the club is our coxed four, which has drawn Reading Rowing CLub in a heat of Open Coxed Fours at 10:24. Mark O'Briien has drawn Fitzgerald of Twickenham RC in a heat of Open single sculls at 13:46 and our eight races against the University of East Anglia in a straight final of Open eights at 17:02.
The full day's programme may be found at http://www.rowstats.com/spiders.php?id=19006&b=1x.
It was third time lucky for Steve Aquilina, whose first two regattas had been cancelled by a combination of strong winds and cautious officialdom. Thankfully, after a short shower, Saturday afternoon delivered some late-spring warmth and a gentle following breeze.
Entered in Masters E single sculls Steve was drawn on Surrey for his heat against E. Smith of Sons of the Thames. Run on the ebb from the Mile Post to Ranelagh sailing club, conditions were flat off the start with an increasing chop beyond Beverley Brook. After a sharp start from both scullers, Steve found himself ¾ length down after 30 strokes but managed to relax into a lively rhythm that maintained the overlap. Competitive but fair steering from both scullers kept the umpire at work, but no clashes occurred and by the end of Fulham football club Steve had worked the deficit down to ½ length. Exiting a launch wash at the Black Buoy Steve found himself on level terms and, sensing the advantage, immediately squeezed out a ½ length lead. Smith was unable to respond and Steve was able to draw out further to cross the line 2 ½ lengths ahead.
The win put Steve into the final against E. Fawsett of Barn Elms, who had won his heat by the same margin. On the same station, and in similar conditions, Steve took a ½ canvas lead off the start and squeezed this out to ¾ length by the end of Fulham football club. Maintaining a high cadence through the chop, Steve pulled out further past the moored boats, eventually winning by 2 lengths over another dogged opponent.
Steve joins the elite in this year's.
Steve Aquilina is sculling at Putney Town Regatta this Saturday. He has been entered in masters D/E single sculls and has a first race against Smith of Sons of the Thames at 17:56. The final is at 18:28. Good luck Steve!
The full programme for the regatta may be found at http://www.putneytownregatta.org.uk/2018-regatta (sic).
The club had three entries for Borne regatta this weekend, with a Masters E quad scull, a Masters E single scull and an entry in Open single sculls. First to race was the quad, against next-door-neighbours MAABC and Twickenham from a bit further upriver. Unfortunately our crew encountered a technical problem in the race and were unable to continue, leaving MAABC to beat Twickenham by 1¼ lengths. William Medlicott had better fortune in Masters E single sculls, beating the sculler from Fulham Reach RC easily in the semi final. He then went on to have a close race in the final, losing to a Barn Elms sculler by one length. Finally the club chalked up a win with Mark O'Brien in Open single sculls. He beat a sculler from the American School in London easily in the semi-final and then an Ardingly sculler by 1 1/3 lengths in the final.
Mark joins last week's winners at Chiswick in the.
Note: Single scullers' names were not recorded in the official documentation. Any information regarding these would be gratefully received.
The club had three crews racing at Wallingford Regatta on Sunday, held, as is usual nowadays, on the Dorney 2000m. multi-lane course.
In Club Eights our crew finished third in their heat, qualifying them for the final, where they were sixth.
Club Eights - Heat B
|4||4||Auriol Kensington (28)||01:35.94||03:19.97||04:58.61||06:40.10|
|5||1||Cambridge `99 (25)||01:37.74||03:22.47||05:03.29||06:45.25|
Club Eights - Final
|2||3||City of Bristol (21)||01:31.54||03:06.54||04:43.28||06:15.80|
|4||5||London – B (23)||01:35.75||03:14.87||04:54.88||06:31.90|
In Championship Coxless Fours our crew finished second in their heat but did not qualify for the repecharge (on time). The final was won by Thames A in a time of 06:21.37, with our heat winners, St. Paul's School, finishing third.
Championship Coxless Fours - Heat A
|1||3||St. Paul`s School (124)||01:32.71||03:10.96||04:50.62||06:31.67|
|3||4||Kingston – A (125)||01:35.33||03:14.48||04:55.30||06:33.58|
|4||5||Westminster School (126)||01:34.55||03:13.72||04:54.82||06:35.45|
|6||1||Monmouth RC (122)||01:39.78||03:27.64||05:16.43||07:05.33|
In Club Coxed Fours our crew won their heat and finished third in the final.
Club Cioxed Fours - Heat A
|3||2||Christchurch – B (212)||01:43.32||03:37.35||05:15.64||06:59.11|
|4||1||City of Bristol – B (211)||01:43.85||03:37.56||05:19.08||07:06.91|
|5||5||Winchester College (215)||01:42.97||03:40.52||05:25.39||07:17.32|
Club Coxed Fours - Final
|2||3||City of Bristol – A (225)||01:40.90||03:24.15||05:09.74||06:52.11|
|5||6||Tideway Scullers School (224)||01:44.98||03:31.92||05:18.85||07:04.34|
|6||1||Christchurch – B (212)||01:43.97||03:31.62||05:19.80||07:08.33|
Full results of all races may be found at https://wallingford-regatta.org.uk/category/results/.
Our home regatta took place on Saturday and got off to a good start with the first race of the day at 8:30. The weather on the day was alternately cloudy and sunny but a cold 9°C with occasional showers and a strong wind blustering to very strong. On the ebb tide the following wind allowed for some fast races but when the tide turned white-capped waves started to appear and by early afternoon the decision was taken to cancel some of the scheduled single scull and double scull races as the course was deemed to be both unsafe and unfair for these events. There were also a number of scratchings from participants boating from Hammersmith and Putney, who were unable to reach the regatta due to the roughness of the water. Nevertheless the vast majority of races were got underway and there was some good racing to be had.
Of the club's entries, Steve Aquilina, William Medlicott and Mark O'Brien didn't get to race their singles, but Geoff Peel and Jonathan Ferris rowed over to take the Masters F/G pairs pots and also competed with Steve and Leif Jacobsen in the Masters F quad sculls, unfortunately going down by 1¼ lengths to Tideway Scullers after a minor shipwreck in the rough water.
Late in the afternoon our "barflies" Masters E eight took to the water to race a Masters D eight from Kingston RC. The handicapping system gave them a 7 second start and they managed to hold off the challenge from Kingston to win by ½ length. Well done, chaps!
The names of our Masters VIII winners may be found on ourpage joining Geoff and Jonathan in starting this year's potwinners chart.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2863.
The club is competing at two regattas this bank holiday weekend - Chiswick on Saturday 4th May and Wallingford on Sunday 5th May.
At Chiswick we have six entries:
- Masters G coxless pairs - a straight final for Geoff Peel and Jonathan Ferris at 9:50 am against Thames Tradesmens' RC
- Masters F quad sculls - a straight final against Tideway Scullers at 11:50 am
- Masters E single sculls - Steve Aquilina has a semi-final at 1:35 pm against Fawssett (Barn Elms) and Macdonald (Fulham Reach)
- Masters E single sculls - William Medlicott's semi-final at 1:40 pm is against Smith (Sons of the Thames)
- Masters D single sculls - Mark O'Brien has a straight final at 2:05 pm against Supple of Tideway Scullers and Livingstone of Barn Elms
- Masters D/E eights - our 'E' eight has a straight final against Kingston RC 'D' at 5:30 pm
The full timetable and draw for Chiswick may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/chiswick/competitors.php.
At Wallingford we have three entries:
- Club coxed fours - heats from 9:30 to 9:42
- Challenge coxless fours - heats from 14:18 to 14:42
- Cub eights - heats at 15:30 and 15:36
Heats will be drawn based on British Rowing CRI and published tomorrow. Full details at https://wallingford-regatta.org.uk/.
We are sorry to announce that Brian Fentiman died yesterday evening after having been diagnosed with cancer some months ago.
Brian joined Quintin Boat Club in 1967. He rowed for Quintin in three eights that finished in the top 10 of the Tideway Head and in two Thames Cup semi-finals. He was in the Quintin eight that represented England in the 1968 Home Countries match and in the Quintin eight that won the National Championships in 1973. In an era when GB crews competed in the National Championships he won a bronze medal for double sculls in 1972 and a silver medal for lightweight single sculls in 1978. He was in the GB lightweight eight in the 1975 and 1976 World Championships, winning bronze and silver medals respectively.
A potograph of Brian at last year's Henley may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2790.
Mike Ewing was competing in the Head of the Dart on Saturday on a course of 5km. He completed the course in 21 min. 17 sec, but was awarded a penalty of 3 minutes for taking a number of short cuts. Excluding the penalty he finished 10th overall, competing with eights, quad sculls and fours, and was the fastest single sculler.
Following on from Saturday's successes, our masters were competing on Sunday in the veterans' event. Overnight the wind had changed to a northeasterly direction and was considerably stronger and cooler. Conditions between Chiswick Bridge and Barnes Bridge and from Chiswick Eyot to Hammersmith were rough, while below Putney Bridge the conditions were near-sinking.
The club had two Masters F crews entered and Tom Bishop was stroking a Masters H Upper Thames / Quintin composite (also with Willy Almand who was in UTRC colours). Unperturbed by the difficult conditions our top 'F' crew, starting at No. 167 passed Twickenham and Putney Town 'F' crews before Barnes Bridge and overtook a further four crews before the finish, including our other 'F' crew, the "Barflies", who started at No.159. Some solid rowing through the rough water earned them the pennant for their category in a time of 21 min. 21.47 sec, 11 seconds clear of Walton's 'F' crew and 31st overall, while the Barflies' finished 133rd in a time of 23 min. 30.70 sec. Tom's composite won the Masters H pennant, finishing 71st in a time of 22 min. 19.27 sec.
Full provisional results may be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1crTzhoFanMyC0YsJAquNG9VOtreh1Gs47vBFkHv-v_Y/edit#gid=0.
The names of our pennant winners may be found at ../results/wins.php?ref=2019-03-31
.. and these wins must surely close this year'swith Tom Bishop topping the chart on seven.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2856.
The club had three crews competing in the Head of the River Race on Saturday. In a prevailing following breeze and on a mild sunny morning some fast times were expected and Oxford Brookes delivered, winning the race in 17 min. 11.8 sec, 3.2 seconds ahead of Leander. Our fastest crew included our captain Mark Chatwin, Alex Miller, Mike Ewing, Rob Williams, Tom Solesbury and Beks Edgar and finished 30th overall in a time of 18 min. 25.3 sec. This was an excellent result for an essentially scratch crew. The faster of our senior squad crews finished a creditable 76th equal with Agecroft's B crew in a time of 19 min. 5.5 sec, while our third eight were 124th equal with Winchester College in a time of 19 min. 47.8 sec.
A summary of the club's results may be found on http://www.horr.co.uk/results/Results.aspx. and full results are available at
A photograph of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2851.
The club has three crews entered for the Head of the River Race this coming Saturday (30th March) and two crews for the Veterans Head of the River on Sunday (31st March), with an interest in a composite crew with Upper Thames RC. Our starting positions on Saturday are 39, 67 and 218 and on Sunday are 159 and 167 (both Masters F category) while the composite, with Tom Bishop onboard, is in the Masters H category at number 179.
Saturday's race is scheduled to start at 11:30 GMT. The full starting order may be found at http://www.horr.co.uk/wordpress/draw/. We switch to British Summer Time on Sunday morning and the veterans' race starts at 13:30 BST. The starting iorder is available at https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/veterans-head-of-the-river/.
The club had two masters eights racing at the Kingston Head on Saturday. The so-called "barflies", racing in the 'F' category started at number 29 in division 1, with the so-called "supervets" in the G/H handicap category two places behind at number 31. The G/H crew had a fine race, overtaking the Barflies just before Raven's Ait. Their time of 18 min. 30 sec. not only won them the G/H handicap pennant but also beat all the Masters 'F' crews and all but one of the 'E' crews. The Barflies came home in 20 min. 4sec, over half a minute ahead of the Maidenhead RC 'E' crew.
The names of the members of the winning crew may be found at ../results/wins.php?ref=2019-03-23.
Full provisional results may be found at https://www.kingstonrc.co.uk/kingston-horr.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2847.
The club has two crews entered for Kingston Head of the River on Saturday - a Masters F eight and a Masters G eight. The 'F' eight has Star CLub, Walton, Twickenham, Walbrook and Galway Rowing Club as opposition while the 'G' eight is in a merged G/H category along with Broxbourne and Weybridge. Both crews are in Division 1, which is scheduled to commence at 11:00 am, the 'F' crew starting at number 29 and the 'G' cew at number 31.
The full starting order may be found at https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/73456b_d8be635022804bf5889405e24fb2fc54.pdf.
The Women's Eights Head of the River Race was cancelled due to high winds.
Quintin has more than a passing interest in the Women's Head this Saturday. Lorna Cardwell will be representing the club in a Masters B eight composite with Tideway Scullers. Their starting position is 70 and the race is scheduled to commence at 11:30 am. There is some concern being expressed by the organisers regarding the high winds currently prevalent. Details of any changes to the race plan will be posted on the.
The club had three crews entered in Hammersmith Head on Saturday, with an interest in a further two composite crews. On a mild but blustery March afternoon the sun shone through the clouds for the duration of the race and a strong SW wind suggested some fast times were expected. Shiplake College were the fastest eight in a time of 10 min. 31.1 sec. Our1st VIII, classified in the Open Championship category finished 13th overall in a time of 10 min. 53.7 sec. The 2nd VIII, in the Open Club category were 40th overall in a time of 11 min. 15.4 sec. Our Masters F crew were the fastest in their age group but missed out the Masters F/H pennant to the Quintin / Upper Thames composite Masters H crew based on a handicap of some 43 seconds. Our crew completed the course in 11 min. 46.7 sec. while the composite clocked 11 min. 57.8 sec. Tom Bishop represented Quintin in the composite while Willy Almand was in UTRC colours.
Lorna Cardwell represented Quintin in the composite women's Masters B VIII with Tideway Scullers, a crew which won the women's Masters B/C category in a time of 12 min. 21.1 sec.
So Lorna and Tom are credited with wins in ourand Tom pulls clear with five wins to date.
Full provisional results may be downloaded at https://www.hammersmithhead.com/results.
The prizegiving for the Quintin Head was held on the evening of Thursday 28th February in the club room at the boathouse. Prizes were presented by Mark Davies and about 100 people attended the ceremonies. Medals were awarded to all category winners and there were also prizes of cases of beer, supplied by Marston's Brewery, for the fastest non-academic open and women's crews. Both were won by Thames Rowing Club. The race committee also instigated junior victor ludorum prizes this year, for the fastest aggregate times in the 15, 16 and 18 years old age groups for both boys and girls. The prizes of CoxOrb Platinum kits were donated by the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund. The boys' prize was won by Westminster School and the girls' prize by Marlow Rowing Club.
The winners of all the prizes, their times and finishing positions may be found at ../quintinhead/results.php?date=2019-01-27.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2829.
The 16th Quintin Head took place on a cold and windy but sunny morning of Sunday, 27th January 2019, the first crew crossing the start line pretty much at the scheduled time of 10:00 am. There were over 250 entries received, but inevitably there were some scratchings and also some crews not turning up on the day. Rumour had it that Molesey's Open Championship crew were very fast but, as things turned out they were ultimately disqualified due to an administrative error in the naming of their crew.
Imperial College's Open Championship crew were declared overall winners and also won the Open Championship category while Cambridge University Women's Boat Club similarly were the fastest women and won the Women's Championship category.
Two new prizes this year were the Quintin Hogg Memorial Prizes, one for junior men and one for junior women. These were to be awarded to the clubs that recorded the lowest aggregate times for J18, J16 and J15 (and the women's equivalents). This year the prizes were CoxOrb Platinum devices and the winners were Westminster School for junior men and Marlow Rowing Club for junior women.
Quintin entered two crews: one which fell into the Senior category, and the other a Masters G and slightly more senior crew, at least in age. The Senior crew finished 34th overall in a time of 12 min. 54.0 sec. while the Masters managed to get themselves disqualified (something to do with foul language). Most of the rest of the club's active members were busy carrying out the myriad jobs required to run such an event. Our many thanks to them and to the race officials.
Full results on the.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2820.
This year's Quintin Head is once again fully subscribed, with 250 accepted entries. Once again Cambridge University have entered women's crews (three this year) and Oxford University Lightweights have entered two open crews. Vesta Rowing Club have entered a cracking ten crews, with further interest in a composite with Twickenham. On the junior front there are six teams competing for the Quntin Hogg Memorial Prize for boys: King's College School, Wimbledon, Norwich School, Reading Blue Coat School, St. George's College, St. Paul's School and Westminster School. The Quintin Hogg Memorial Prize for girls has three contenders: Lady Eleanor Holles School, Marlow Rowing Club and Putney High School.
With most of its members helping to run the race, Quintin has just two entries: an Open Senior eight and, in a composite with Kingston RC, a Masters G eight. They start with bow numbers 28 and 159 respectively.
The race begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and the full starting order may be found at ../quintinhead/startorder.php.
As a precursor to our traditional Christmas party, our traditional "plum puddings" race was held over the usual course today from the Pink House to the club, with a scheduled start time of 11;15 am. As well as five eights from Quintin, a number of other clubs were invited to compete, producing a field of sixteen crews. The format was to start crews in an approximate estimated order of speed to keep overtaking to a minimum and after the time trial was over award prizes based on a sealed handicap. The results are given below.
|Start Posn.||Crew||Time||Overall Posn.||H'cap Posn.|
|5||Oxford Univ. Lightweights A||13:00||1||1|
|2||Quintin Seniors B||13:41||2||2|
|3||Oxford Univ. Lightweights B||13:44||3||4|
|6||Warwick Univ. Alumni||13:46||4||5|
|4||Quintin Seniors A||14:07||5||8|
|1||Thames Tradesmen Mas D||14:32||6||6|
|10||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha W Seniors A||15;14||8||10|
|9||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha W Seniors B||15;18||9||12|
|8||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha W Mas D||15:45||10||11|
|13||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Mixed Mas F||15:53||11=||3|
|15||Quintin Barflies A||15:53||11=||7|
|7||Barnes Bridge Ladies W IM3||16:55||13||15|
|16||Mortlake Anglian & Alpha W Mas E 4x||16:57||14||14|
|14||Quintin Barflies B||17:03||15||13|
|12||Barnes Bridge Ladies W Novice||19:10||16||16|
So Oxford University Lightwieghts A were awarded the first prize of nine bottles of wine, Quintin Seniors B the second prize of nine Christmas puddings (actually ten as they came i a pack of ten) and third prize went to Mortlake Anglian and Alpha's mixed Masters F eight in the form of a case of small bottles of lager (locally known as "bozos"). Then the festivities began.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of the Quintin Hogg Memorial Prize:
Thanks to the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund (Quintin Boat Club's landlord) at the 2019 Quintin Head there will be two junior victor ludorum prizes of a CoxOrb Platinum – one for boys and one for girls. For each gender the prize will go to the school or club with the fastest total time for its J18, J16 & J15 crews. If a school or club has more than one crew in an age group the time of its fastest crew will count. Crews that enter as senior even though their age would allow them to enter as junior will not count. The prize will not be awarded if only one school or club has crews in all three age groups.
For entry details see ourpage.
Walton Small Boats Head has been cancelled in the expectation of the forecast high winds. All entry fees will be refunded.
The club has an interest in 14 entries for Walton Small Boats Head next Saturday: eight in division 1, starting at 10:00 am; five in division 2, starting at 12:00 noon and one in division 3, starting at 2:00 pm. The entries are all-QBC except for Beks Edgar's composite with Emily Walters of TSS. The starting positions are given below.
Division 1 - 10:00 am
|7||Mark Chatwin & Max Murdock||Op 2-|
|8||Kierhan Brown & Harry Robins||Op 2-|
|9||Rory Dawson & Sachin Turakha||Op 2-|
|10||Samuel Gunning & Lewis Waite||Op 2-|
|11||Rob Farthing & Rory Cullen||Op 2-|
|12||Jonathan Caldwell & James Benson||Op 2-|
|40||Beks Edgar & Emily Walters (TSS)||WMas A 2x|
|140||Amaury Trockels||Op Nov 1x|
Division 2 - 12;00 noon
|247||Max Murdock & Amoury Trockels||Op B2 2x|
|273||Beks Edgar & Mark Chatwin||Mx Mas B 2x|
|287||Mark Boyd||Op B2 1x|
|290||Kierhan Brown||Op B2 1x|
|381||Andrew Bramah & Roger Hine||Mas F/G H'cap 2-|
Division 3 - 2:00 pm
|584||Steve Aquilina||Mas E 1x|
The full start order for each division may be found at http://www.waltonrowingclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WSBH-Start-Order-2018.pdf.
Tomorrow's race has been cancelled, based on the forecast direction and speed of the wind for tomorrow morning together with the strong likelihood of rain.
Leif Jacobsen has just returned from a visit to the west country to team up with his old Quintin crew buddy Tony Hynes in a Masters E coxless pair for Evesham Rowing Club's Avon Masters and Senior Head. This race is, unsurprisingly, rowed on the River Avon at Evesham over a distance of approximately 4000m. Leif and Tony rowed as a composite Quintin / Cotswold RC crew and we are pleased to report that they won their category. They completed the course in 18 min. 17 sec, a whole minute and 17 seconds ahead of the Warwick Boat Club Masters E pair in second place.
Leif joins our illustrious band of.
The club has entered ten scullers for the Vesta Scullers Head, which is on Saturday, 1st December, starting at 10:00 am. The course this year is the traditional championship course, sculled from Mortlake to Putney on the ebb tide. Our entries and starting positions are as follows:
|12||Mike Ewing||Open Elite|
|250||Mark O'Brien||Open Club|
|253||Steve Aquilina||Open Club|
|283||Ken Almand||Open Masters D|
|327||Max Murdock||Open Fresher|
|335||Kierhan Brown||Open Fresher|
|440||Leif Jacobsen||Open Masters F|
|447||Pete Meaney||Open Masters F|
|458||Charles Harrison||Open Masters F|
|475||Tom Bishop||Open Masters HI (H)|
The full starting order may be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I-dBNlPygmfPCFuAisKfqpmuGWETy8uc/view.
Charles Harrison won a Masters F single sculls pennant for the second week running today at Teddington Small Boats Head. Charles completed the course from Hampton Court to Steven's Eyot in Kingston in a time of 23 min. 39.1 sec, more than 35 seconds ahead of his closest rival.
Mike Ewing, who was also entered for the race in Open single sculls, scratched.
The full results may be downloaded from http://www.walbrookrc.co.uk/teddington-head.
Charles moves into equal second place in this year's.
In all the anticipation leading up to the disappointment of the cancelled Turin Silver Skiff last weekend, we failed to mention that Charles Harrison was competing in the Henley Sculls Head last Saturday. Charles was the fastest Masters F single sculler, in a time of 15 min. 19 sec, 33 seconds faster than his closest rival.
This win moves Charles up into equal third place in this year's.
Charles is also competing in the Teddington Small Boats Head tomorrow. He has again entered for Masters F single sculls and starts at number 121 in division 1 (which commences at 10:30 am). Mike Ewing is also entered for Teddington, in Division 2 open single sculls. Division 2 starts at 2:00 pm and Mike will be wearing bib number 254.
The full starting order for each division may be downloaded from http://www.walbrookrc.co.uk/teddington-head/competitorsinformation.
We have been given the sad news of the death of Brian Alldridge who died on Sunday, 11th November after a short illness. Brian was captain of Quintin in 1963 and 1964 and rowed for us at Henley from 1959 to 1962. In the photograph above, Brian is with his colleagues Norman Webster, Brian Welch and Bob Slade from our 1960 Wyfold four.
His cremation will be at Mortlake Crematorium at 12:40 pm on Monday 26 November.
A photograph of Brian in the 1960 Senior coxless four may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=113.
Following the suggestion from British Rowing, Mortlake Anglian Boat Club and Quintin Boat Club (among others we hope) upheld the two minutes silence at 11 o'clock this morning whilst displaying in front of their boathouses one oar for each of their members who lost his life in either of the two world wars. Quintin's act of remembrance on this 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice consisted of twenty oars held by current members of the club.
Photographs of the ceremony may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2809.
Sadly the Turin Silver Skiff race has had to be cancelled, due to the strong currents resulting from the recent heavy rainfall in northern Italy. Let us hope that our competitors were able to put their trip to Turin to other uses.
Full details at https://www.silverskiff.org/en/attenzione-silverskiff/.
The club has three entries for the Turin Silver Skiff, which takes place on the River Po in Turin next Sunday. The race is a time trial over 11 kilometres on an out-and-back course with a turn around a buoy at the halfway mark. Our scullers are: Tom Bishop (Masters H), starting at number 114; Mark O'Brien (Masters D), starting at number 121 and Pete Meaney (Masters F) at number 201.We wish them each a pleasant trip and a good scull. The race is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am local time.
The full starting order may be found at https://www.silverskiff.org/en/silverskiff-griglia-partenza/.
The club had an interest in six crews for the Veteran Fours Head on Sunday - three all-Quintin crews and three composites. Alex Miller, sculling in a Star Club / Peterborough City / Leicester / Quintin composite Masters B quad, finished second overall and the fastest in category, adding to his win in Championship coxed fours the previous day. Tom Bishop's composite Masters G quad (Dart Totnes / Quintin / Wallingford) also won their category, as did the all-Quintin Masters G coxless four. Beks Edgar's composite with MAABC and TSS were the only Women's Masters A quad, but were beaten to the fastest women's slot by the Upper Thames WMas B crew.
Our results are summarised below:
|Posn.||Bow No.||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn.|
|2||2||Star Club / Peterborough City / Leicester / Quintin||Mas B 4x||18:37.3||1 of 6|
|26||107||Dart Totnes / Quintin / Wallingford||Mas G 4x||19:59.6||1 of 11|
|45||131||Quintin / MAABC / TSS||WMas A 4x||20:34.4||1 of 1|
|70||115||Quintin||Mas F 4-||20:58.7||3 of 4|
|77||130||Quintin||Mas G 4-||21:08.4||1 of 3|
|151=||96||Quintin||Mas F 4x||22:26.6||11 of 11|
For the pennant winning personnel, see ourpage.
The club had four crews racing in the Fours Head on Saturday. On a mild November day, but with a blustery southerly wind to contend with, particularly beyond Harrods, our Championship coxed four won their category in a time of 20 min. 7.6 sec, 11 seconds clear of Kingston RC in second place. They were the eighth coxed four overall, behind crews from Isis, Goldie, Imperial College and St. Paul's School.
For the line-up of the winning crew, see ourpage.
We also had crews competing in the Coxed Fours Challenge, Coxless Fours Challenge and Coxless Fours Intermediate categories (whatever they may imply). Our crews' results are summarised below.
|Bow No.||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn.|
|44||Quintin BC 'F'||4+ Champ||20:07.6||1 of 6|
|242||Quintin BC 'A'||4- Chall||20:48.0||5 of 10|
|445||Quintin BC 'C'||4- Inter||21:29.4||9 of 27|
|270||Quintin BC 'B'||4+ Chall||22:29.0||11 of 12|
We await publication of the final results for the positions overall.
A photograph of the winning coxed four may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2807.
Our secretary has now ascertained that both Charles Harrison and Tom Bishop won pennants at Wallingford Long Distance Sculls on 29th September. Charles won the Masters E/F handicap and Tom won the Masters G/H/I handicap.
This extra win for Tom places him firmly at the head of this year's.
The club has four crews entered for the Head of the River Fours and three for the Veteran Fours Head with a 25% interest in a further three veteran crews. The Head of the River Fours is on Saturday 3rd November, starting at 12:00 noon and our starting positions are as follows:
- 44 - Championship Coxed Fours (stroke Mike Ewing)
- 242 - Challenge Coxless Fours (stroke Henry Robins)
- 270 - Challenge Coxed Fours (stroke Lewis Waite)
- 445 - Intermediate Coxless Fours (stroke James Benson)
The full starting order (pdf format) may be downloaded at https://hor4s.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/startorderhor4s2018rep29.pdf.
The Veteran Fours Head is the next day, Sunday 4th November, starting at 1:00 pm and our starting positions are as follows:
- 2 - Open Masters B Quadruple Sculls (Star Club/Peterborough City/Leicester/Quintin composite)
- 96 - Open Masters F Quadruple Sculls (stroke Aubrey Capel)
- 107 - Open Masters G Quadruple Sculls (Dart Totnes/Quintin/Wallingford composite)
- 115 - Open Masters F Coxless Fours (stroke Richard Lonergan)
- 120 - Open Masters G Coxless Fours (stroke Ian Hyslop)
- 131 - Women's Masters A Quadruple Sculls (QBC/MAABC/TSS composite; stroke Rowi Mortimer)
The full starting order for the veterans' race (Excel format) may be downloaded from http://vet4shead.squarespace.com/.
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.
And, as is his wont, Tom leads this year's.
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.
This year'sis truly up and running.
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 were not announced on the event website, but it has been ascertained that Charles won Masters E/F and Tom won Masters G/H/I.
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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