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This year's winter training started with a bang, following the participation of 3 Senior Women's (SW) quads taking part in an epic 100km row from Maidenhead to Pangbourne and back again! The 100km challenge was not only physically difficult in places but also presented a psychological struggle as opportunities to leave the boat were few and crews became increasingly tired. However, all 3 crews made it back- relatively unscathed but with very sore bottoms!


With the excitement of the 100km challenge now over the SW have started to focus on weekly training building up towards Pairs Head (October) and Fours Head (November) with Women's 8s head in March 2015.


Winter training consists of ergos twice weekly (Mon and Weds 6:30pm) concentrating on strength and endurance plus a weekly weights session (Tuesday 6:45pm) and a kickboxing session on a Thursday evening (7pm). We are lucky to have the use of the facilities at Claire's Court for the weights and kickboxing sessions, whilst the ergo sessions take place at the club house. The indoor winter training is supplemented at the weekend by water sessions at 7:30 am on both Saturday and Sunday. The weekend sessions are likely to be double sessions, with a longer endurance session first followed by a shorter technical session. Fear not though- you get to have a cup of tea and a quick bite to eat in between sessions!


The spring/summer season sees us leaving behind the long, endurance based head races and we start focusing more on sprint training with much more time on the water. Again, we meet Monday to Thursday followed by both days at the weekend. Many crews will have been training in their Henley Women's Regatta boats all winter in order to complete against top class competition at the end of June.


For those of you still wanting a bit of competition but who are not so keen on training for Henley, there are a variety of head races and regattas that you can enter or you may just want to focus on competing with yourself and making your own ergo times better.


We are very lucky to be guided by our excellent Captain, Amaia and we have secured weekend coaching from some very experienced (and successful) existing members.

Whatever drives you, whether you are a rower/ sculler, the Women's senior squad is welcoming and supportive to new members.

If you would like more information or have any questions please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MensSquad

Maidenhead Rowing Club Mens Squad

Winter training for 17-18 season starts now: take a look at the Senior Men here.

The Mens squad caters for members 18+ and aims to provide a competitive group to perform at the local domestic regattas from small boat heads to Henley Royal Regatta. Over the last few years we have sent members to GB trials and have also had members perform at European regattas.

Our main focus as a squad is small boats: we specialise in singles to fours.

Training

We train on the water from 7am at the weekend along with two weekdays morning or evening. In addition to this we do weight training and ergos and a lot of cross training on the bikes with running and swimming also being included.


We have camps throughout the year, mainly in small boats, which squad members are recommended to attend.


The club has a highly competitive internal head race system that is held once a week, apart from race weekends. It varies in distance but enables members to get a racking and official timing. This is mandatory for the squad and can be done in any boat class.

If you are interested in joining please contact the Club Captain: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Rowing Committee is responsible for managing all rowing activities to deliver club strategy. Led by the Club Captain, the committee comprises representation from all the squads and is supported by the Rowing Committee Secretary. The Captain reports to the Club Committee.

 

 

 

 

The committee meets monthly and depends on the active involvement of Squad captains to manages & resolves rowing tasks:

 

 

  • Boat & blade renewals
  • Cascade of equipment
  • Boat allocation,
  • Land training allocation
  • Water time allocation
  • Coaching and development pipeline for athletes, coxes and coaches
  • Boat, ergo, launch and trailer maintenance

 

Squad Captains do not lead rowing tasks, they are too busy! Volunteers are needed to support rowing tasks

 

The Rowing Committee Secretary is responsible for control and communication of key documents approved by the Rowing Committee.

 

 

Minutes from the Rowing Committee meetings can be found here.


The Veteran Men’s (Masters!) Squad of Maidenhead Rowing Club has about 45 members covering a broad range of experience and commitment.

It is very much a racing squad, not recreational, and is therefore not suitable for complete beginners. However, we do have a good number of novices to balance out those with many years’ experience.

We race in all boat types from 1x to 8+ and are seen on the river throughout the year. Organised squad water sessions are on Wednesday evening and Saturday and Sunday mornings plus a more informal Tuesday evening session in Summer months. Ages range from mid-30s to mid-70s but the core of the squad is around 50-55.

We recognise that work and families sometimes get in the way of rowing and members are welcome to tailor their commitment accordingly. If you are interested in joining please contact the Club Captain in the first instance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maidenhead Rowing Club has a number of rowing squads to suit a range of abilities and aspirations.  Select the squad of interest to you from the menu below.

If you require any further advice on what squad is most appropriate to you, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Junior Squad
Men's Squad
Women's Squad
Development Squad
Veteran Men's Squad
Veteran Women's Squad
Recreational Squad
Learn to Row
CCS

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Maidenhead Rowing Club Kit Shop.

 

In this last year Maidenhead have returned to the original colour scheme for its racing all in ones, black bottoms green top with white piping. Please note that this will be the racing all in one with a two year changing over period from the old one to the new retro design.

 

We have 3 main suppliers New Wave, Pontoon and Crew Room. All of which offer the same new retro design all in one but have different supporting garments. Please follow the links. 

 

NEW WAVE

PONTOON

 

CREW ROOM

 

 

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