A few hours after Tom Bishop's success at the Head of the Charles, Mike Ewing was flying the club's colours at the Weybridge Silver Sculls. The provisional results show that Mike was the fastest single sculler and is thus the proud winner of the Silver Sculls. Well done, Mike! Mike's winning time was 13 min. 58 sec, some 35 seconds ahead of his closest rival.
The full results may be found at https://www.weybridgerowing.club/wss-results.
Mike joins battle in our.
A photograph of Mike being presented with the trophy may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2968.
Tom Bishop has won his division, the Men's Senior Veteran Singles I and II [70+], at the Head of the Charles for the third year running. First off in the first division of the first day of this two-day regatta, Tom was pushed all the way by the legendary Jim Dietz of the All American Rowing Camp (starting second) and beat him by just 1.174 seconds. Both scullers pulled away from the rest of the field, Robert Lee of the local Cambridge Boat Club finishing third, a further 80 seconds behind. Tom's winning time was 21 min. 46.750 sec.
The full results for the division are available at https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results2/eventResults.jsp?job_id=6141&event_id=1.
Tom also featured in the promotional image on the regatta's Twitter account, as shown in the photograph above and was interviewed prior to the race by. Tom also gets a mention in an article about Jim Dietz also for .
Pete Meaney's first attempt at this tricky, bendy course gave him a very creditable 32nd place out of 59 finishers in the Men's Veteran Singles I and II [60+] division. His overall time was 23 min. 24.044 sec,
The full results for this division are available at https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/results2/eventResults.jsp?job_id=6141&event_id=3.
Tom takes an early lead in this year's.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2962.
Three club members are competing in major sculling events next Saturday. In the Weybridge Silver Sculls, Mike Ewing starts with bow number 399 in division 4, which commences at 15:30 and he is sculling in the Senior band 2 category. The full starting order for all four divisions may be found at https://www.weybridgerowing.club/wss-start-order.
Across the pond Tom Bishop and Pete Meaney are single sculling at the Head of the Charles in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tom will once again have the privilege of kicking off the entire two-day regatta by being the first sculler to go in the Men’s Senior Veteran Singles I and II group at 07:45 local time on Saturday. Pete will have a slightly more leisurely start in the Men’s Veteran Singles [60+] category starting at 08:37. Further information at https://www.hocr.org/.
As mentioned above, Tom is the first boat off in the whole regatta. The starting order for Men's Senior Veteran Singles I and II [70+] may be found at https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/entries/competitors/?job_id=6141&event_id=1. Pete starts at number 48 in the Men's Veteran Singles I and II [60+], for which the starting order may be found at https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/entries/competitors/?job_id=6141&event_id=3.
Thames Rowing Club have created an online archive of their club records, including many photographs. One of our members recently came across this and we have selected half a dozen which we feel are pertinent to our club. With the permission of Thames Rowing Club we have replicated them in our own photo gallery. They may be viewed by following the link incorporated in the attached image.
The photographs may be viewed at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2213.
Four QBC members entered this event rowed across Cannes Bay (on the Med) on 6th October. Approximately 20km long, the course proved quite a challenge despite what the locals described as 'very mild coastal conditions' and under absolutely beautiful sunny skies. Nonetheless, despite a 'man overboard' midway during a crew re-organisation, the four (with cox) paddled on to the host boathouse (Rowing Club Cannes Mandelieu) some distance ahead of the next four.
Celebrations started soon after in the boathouse grounds with the main course being a fabulous seafood paella. The prize awarded to 'les Anglais' was a club T-shirt and a mention of the 'plonger'!
I don't think this qualifies for the Potwinners Chart (Ed.)
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2949.
The rain forecast for today appeared to have arrived early and passed on so that the Pairs Head was held in the dry autumnal sunshine with a prevailing SW wind getting all crews off to a fast start. Quintin had five crews in the race, Dave King and Adrian Ballardie having had to scratch. Our fastest crew was the Open Intermediate double scull of Glllard and Gillard, who finished third in their category in a time of 13 min. 28.34 sec. Mark Chatwin and Max Murdock were second in Open Senior coxless pairs but beat all the Open Championship pairs and were the fourth fastest pair overall. Geoff Peel and Jonathan Ferris were second in Masters G doubles. In Masters H double sculls Bruce Lamka and Graham Bagnall upheld a club tradition and extended our run of pennant wins in the Pairs Head to thirteen years, being the fastest in their category by some 40 seconds. Bruce has once again left his home town of Seattle to row with us and we are pleased that he will have some pewterware as a souvenir when he returns to the U.S.A. shortly.
Results for our five crews are given below and full results are available at.
|Posn.||Bow No.||Crew||Category||Time||Cat. Posn.|
|11||10||David Gillard and Fred Gillard||Open Intermediate 2x||13:28.34||3 of 11|
|22||30||Mark Chatwin and Max Murdock||Open Senior 2-||13:41.58||2 of 9|
|146||35||Harry Robins and Rory Dawson||Open Senior 2-||14:43.86||8 of 9|
|247||396||Geoff Peel and Jonathan Ferris||Masters G 2x||15:27.17||2 of 6|
|256||399||Bruce Lamka and Graham Bagnall||Masters H 2x||15:31.27||1 of 5|
Bruce and Graham join Tom, Charles, Beks and Lucy on one win each in the new season's.
The club has six entries for the Pairs Head, which takes place over the usual course from Mortlake to Harrods this coming Sunday. The race is scheduled to start at 10:30 am. Our entries and their bow numbers are as follows:
- 10 - David and Fred Gillard (Open 2x Intermediate)
- 30 - Mark Chatwin and Max Murdock (Open 2- Senior)
- 35 - Harry Robins and Rory Dawson (Open 2- Senior)
- 390 - Dave King and Adrian Ballardie (Masters F 2x)
- 396 - Geoff Peel and Jonathan Ferris (Masters G 2x)
- 399 - Bruce Lamka and Graham Bagnall (Masters H 2x)
Support along the river bank is always appreciated. The full start order may be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bWc2JYj606G9httvUDpvGhaqBVik0E-znTWpMRWap_M/edit#gid=0.
Quintin scullers chalked up three wins at Wallingford on Saturday. Beks Edgar and Lucy Iball won the women's double sculls in a field of six with a 30 second margin over their nearest rivals, Lea RC. Steve Aquilina was the fastest of our men's masters, beating Tom Bishop by just over a second, but unfortunately was beaten to the Masters E pennant by a sculler from the local club. Tom (Masters H), in winning Masters G/H/I, had no need of the age-related handicap as he was indeed faster than the whole of the Masters F division, which was won by Charles Harrison. We are reliably informed that Pete Meaney had an argument with a tree. Mark O'Brien did not start.
The results for our scullers are given below and full results may be found at https://www.raceclocker.com/Event_Result.php?EIDK=0681e852.
|Category||Cat. Posn.||Bow No.||Sculler(s)||Time|
|Women's 2x||1||78||Beks Edgar and Lucy Iball||17:58.5|
|Masters E 1x||2||197||Steve Aquilina||19:31.4|
|Masters G/H/I 1x||1||267||Tom Bishop||19:32.6|
|Masters F 1x||1||226||Charles Harrison||19:35.7|
|Masters F 1x||3||228||Pete Meaney||21:00.0|
|Masters D 1x||DNS||119||Mark O'Brien|
These wins kick off ourfor the 2019-20 season.
To kick off the new autumn and winter season of head races the club has six entries for Wallingford Long Distance Sculls this coming Saturday:
- Mark O'Brien - Masters D 1x
- Steve Aquilina - Masters E 1x
- Pete Meaney - Masters F 1x
- Charles Harrison - Masters F 1x
- Tom Bishop - Masters H 1x
- Beks Edgar and Lucy Iball - Women's 2x
The starting order is due to be published on Thursday on the event website - https://wallingford-sculls.org.uk/.
The club sculling championship took place this morning over the normal ebb tide course from the Pink House to the Club. The race started at approximately 10:15. Fifteen competitors made it to the start, many of them the wrong side of fifty, so well done you oldies for showing the youngsters how it's done. Mark Chatwin regained the club sculling crown he last held in 2011, while Tom Bishop confounded his opposition by finishing second overall and taking the Masters G-I prize. Relative youngster (just under 50) Dov Ohrenstein won the sealed handicap, pipping Mark by one second (well done handicapper!). Steve Aquilina won the prize for the 50-64 category.
The full results of the race may be found at ../sculling/results.php?ref=2019.
At 12:00 noon sharp the club's annual general meeting was convened in the gymnasium, the clubroom currently being out of bounds owing to building works. Full minutes will be published in due course. The new committee for 2019-20 is as follows:
- Captain: Mark Chatwin
- Vice-captain: Harry Robins
- Secretary: Malcolm Cook
- Treasurer: William Medlicott
- Committee Members:
- Steve Aquilina
- Beks Edgar
- Rob Farthing
- Duncan Hughes
- Dave King
Adrain Ballardie was re-appointed as safety adviser and co-opted on to the new committee as a non-voting member.
Photographs of the prize giving may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=2941.
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