Minihead February 2017

Here are the results from yesterday.

Well done to Steve Byford from Birmingham for battling through the conditions and showing everyone else how its done, and well done to everyone else for getting through the lumpy conditions which developed on the day. Some good tight racing between the doubles for honours, with only 11 seconds separating 2nd and 4th.
Thanks to the timekeepers – Pippa, Johnny, Bruce and Ferg, and also thanks to everyone for paying.

Please see Ron’s message with a link to videos of the minihead:
(Clip ‘d’ is not for those of a sensitive disposition, and those who
might be offended by my judgment on my own steering should turn the
sound off.)

So the bit you’ve been waiting for, here are the results:

The next and final race of the season is on Sunday 19th March.

Minihead Results January 2017

I hope you all enjoyed the race today. A fantastic turnout for January, and much better conditions than was forecast. Thanks to the junior parents Howard and Jane who started the race today, and Bruce and Rob at the finish. Well done to the men’s MasC quad of Stuart, Adam, Rich and Jon for posting the fastest time today – over a minute up on Jules & Tabs on elapsed time, but were just 14s behind them after handicaps.

Can the 11 people who haven’t paid their £2 seat fee yet please do so by next weekend. We have names so know who you are!

Ron has sent a link to video footage:

So the bit you’ve been waiting for: here are the results:

Next event 26 Feb.

Minihead Results November 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed the minihead today. Conditions were surprisingly good and we had the biggest turn out for at least several years with 14 crews. Thanks to all the timekeepers and for everyone helping get things going, particularly those who joined scratch crew or coxed.

Well done to the quad for being fastest on the water (and beating Jules for the first time?), though once handicapping was applied, Jules proved too quick for everyone else. Debs and Stuart did an impressive double race, having gone out early in the double before coming back to do it all again in different crews. Amazingly their self timing put them second on handicap!

Next Minihead is Saturday Dec 31st at 10am.

Winter Heads Report

Crews from Upton Rowing Club have started the winter training season strongly with impressive performances in international and regional competitions.

Two crews represented Upton RC at the Pairs Head in London in mid October with top club scullers Julian and Tabitha Scrivener winning the mixed Masters D doubles event and the ladies pair of Liz Elston and Maggie  Jameson coming second in their Masters E/F category. The following week the Scriveners travelled to Boston, MA to compete in the Head of the Charles, (the world’s largest rowing event with around 11,00 elite athletes taking part annually), where they finished 15th out of a field of 37 crews in their event. Scarcely over his jet lag, Julian then competed in the Masters E single sculls at Gloucester at the end of October, securing a winning margin of almost four minutes.

This weekend the club had five crews racing at Stourport Small Boats Head, although due to mx-im2-2x-stourportthe relatively small number of clubs competing, only three Upton crews actually had opposition with the others racing as ‘time only’. The … Continue reading