A wonderful evening was had by all at the Richmond Hill Hotel. Many thanks to Jan who organised the event, and to all those who attended to make the ball a huge success. Next year's provisional date is 27th September 2008, so put it in your diary now!
Congtratulations to the team who raced at Stourport this year. Graham, Dov, Mark and Richard notched up 6 wins in total, helped by Catt and Chris Guest from Mortlake.
Congratulations to Mark who won a bronze medal at the National Rowing Championships in Nottingham in a Quintin/ Mortlake lightweight 4-.
Results of the Final as follows: Nottingham RC 7,12, London 7.15, Quintin/ Mortlake 7.20, Tideway Scullers 7.22, Kingston 7.31, City of Oxford 7.36.
VetB 1X: Richard Ratcliffe had an excellent scull against the eventual winner of the event, Tetley of Marlow and lost by a canvas in an exciting race.
WVetB1X: Belinda Davies beat Ingram of Molesey in the semi final, but lost to West of Sons in the final.
Our Wyfold IV of Kenny, Richard, Mark and Dov had a good race against London B and lost by 1 length.
Congratulations to our Wyfold IV who notched up some good times at Marlow and pre-qualified. We wish them a great HRR experience at the 100th Henley in Quintin's history.
Many congratulations to the VIII who took just 2 hours 21 minutes to come in the top 20 crews out of a total of 1200 entrants. They all had a fantastic time and said that it was the experience of a lifetime. There are some great photos up in the bar.
Congratulations to Richard Ratcliffe who won Vet B/C 1X at Borne Regatta. His win has officially opened the 2007 pot winner's chart - and has thrown down the gauntlet to those of us who haven't actually entered anything as yet.
A plea for new racing photos please - lovely as John and Roy are to look at, we feel a new photo for our results page is due.
Another succesful camp in Aiguebelette now over. Blue skies and sunshine made a change from being rained on all week last year. The Novalaise Plage made us all extremely welcome, and the French squad gave us some competition on the lake. Thanks to all who took part, and thanks to Graham for all the towing.
Many thanks to John Peters and his team for organising the regatta. Thanks to all who helped make the regatta a huge success.
The new coxed four will be named the 'Ernie Vincent' in memory of the club's last boatman who retired in 1988 and died last year. The boat naming ceremony will be at 12.30pm and will be performed by Jim and David Vincent, Ernie's two surviving sons. The ceremony will follow the presentation of the prizes for the club sculling championship. Everyone is welcome at both events.
A photograph of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=435.
Collier & Robinson will be at the club from about 7.30pm and will take measurements from anyone who is interested in purchasing a new club blazer.
Due to increased security we will have to clear the site of cars by about 10am. In order to return to watch the boat race from the club, members and visitors will need passes. Please keep an eye out for further news and how we can get passes for ourselves and our friends.
Over a most welcome shortened course ending at Chiswick, Quintin's VD crew are 66th. The girls are in a composite boat at 128th - WVetB.
Quintin I are setting off at 90th and Quintin II are 225th. Both are S2 status.
Their first outing from Quintin shores was this morning and we hear it cheered the quad up immensely. Will Wednesday early morning outings get more popular?
Well done to thewho came a respectable 93rd in the Head on Saturday. The crew were: Charlotte, Nina, Sibille, Pippa, Belinda, Naoime, Nicole and Melissa.
The University of Westminster are in discussions with a group of dragon-boaters who are planning a cross Channel attempt for charity and who hope to store their boat on the lawn. Hope to see you soon girls! Recognise anyone?
The morning after the Club dinner saw six members of the 1963 1st VIII joined by other crew members from the '60s boating from the Clubhouse for a trip down memory lane and a very enjoyable row. George Cox has kindly sent us a photograph taken after the outing. From L to R: Frances Brown, Ted Harris, George Cox, Jon Whitmore, Ced Nowell, Bob Mills and Pat Rayner. The eighth member of the crew was Clive Hole (not pictured).
The floor of the clubroom is to be sanded down and polished on these days - please use the side doors - thank you. Now that it is all shiny, can members please take their wellies and flipflops off before walking on it - thank you!
Well done to the Women's VIII who came 22nd out of 62 crews - not bad for their fourth outing!
Well done to the Bar Flies and the Vice Presidents.
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Many thanks to Malcolm and the team at the RAC Club for a wonderful evening. Definitely a night to remember! Many thanks to Andrew Smart of A.C. Cooper who took the official photographs.
Photographs of the event may be found at http://quintinboatclub.org/gallery/index.php?ref=422.
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