Hot work for Allcomers

With competition from the World Cup final and Wimbledon to contend with as well as 25-degree temperatures 14 teams ventured forth for this year’s Allcomers Regatta, a fun event for crews new to rowing. A prompt start at 11am enabled the scheduled 26 races over a 400-metre course to be completed by 3.30pm and medals presented to winners and runners-up in the men’s, women’s and mixed divisions just in time for the 4pm kick-off between France and Croatia which was shown in the bar, rounding off a very enjoyable day for competitors, volunteers and spectators.

Winning their 3 races It’ll be Oar Right when we Finish narrowly held off Blazin’ Paddles VI in their final race to win the men’s competition, while Red Hot Rowers were the women’s winners with 4 wins, with GCSE Music runners-up with 3. In the mixed category The Funny Bones took the honours, holding off Usain Boat in the final race of the day to take a maximum 4 points while Absolutely Oarsome took second place with 3.

More photos on our facebook page.

For those wishing to hone their new found skills the club is running Learn to Row courses starting on Tuesday July 17th at 10am, Friday 27th at 6.30pm and Sunday 29th at 4pm. Details are on  the Explore Rowing page.

We also offer Adult Sunday sessions at a cost of £5 per session for non-members.