This weekend marked the first race for 2015, the Weybridge Winter Head, which at the start of the week was a little in doubt due to the river. But the river chilled out and the race was on! The race was attended by our Junior Women's squad and saw some very close racing. And I'am glad to say the girls won Junior Women's 14 and 15 coxed quad sculls and Junior Women's double sculls, congratulations goes to these crews. Great way to start the year!
The girls WJ14/15 group had a good day at Weybridge Winter Head on Saturday 24th January.
It had been uncertain right up to the preceding Thursday whether the river would drop sufficiently, but it did and we were rewarded with a great days racing in beautiful conditions. Here's Coach Huw's race report...
Our latest adventure off the river, and a lesson in cycle safety...
A Maidenhead-based security firm has dipped its oar in the sporting world.
GCD Security in the High Street has named a new four-seater boat at Maidenhead Rowing Club 'Lock & Quay'.
The purchase of the boat, which will be used by the club's seniors, and saw it on its maiden voyage along the Thames from the River Road-based club.
The boat also bears the firm's logo.
Managing director of the security firm, Paul Hickman, cracked a bottle of fizz over the boat at the naming ceremony on October 2.
The latest Safety Alert is attached as a reminder to keep a good look-out at all times, and steer defensively – keep close to the right-hand bank at all times (except when overtaking) and always avoid the central third of the river. This is always important, but especially so now that all squads are back on the water in force.