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...
I hope you have all had a great weekend. Unfortunately due to the river being on red boards we were unable to get any boats out onto the water. Never the less, we had lots of members at the club training on the ergs and bikes and we also had members out on their bikes and running. Some of the junior squad went down to the lake to gain some milage.
As the river is in flood its very important sessions are planned out in advance to get the most out of the session and to also ensure the facilities are free. I issued a ergo room timetable on Friday to the Squad Captains, I hope this was okay. We will work to ensure that this something we set in stone that can come into play when the Thames goes on to red boards. Also if you want to go to the lake on a weekend it is imperative to plan early on in the week! Book into the lake, plan the trailer and plan the session. It is a fantastic facility that's so close to home, buy we must make sure its all planned so you can get the best session possible!
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.
The company made a contribution to tGCD 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.