This weekend we have enabled a limited number of members (meeting the criteria set out in my email issued at 12:17 on Friday 15th May) to return to the water in their privately owned singles. We are adopting a cautious, safety-led, risk-based approach, fully in accord with UK Government guidance, and advice from British Rowing and the Environment Agency. We are gathering feedback from these experiences, to update procedures as may be required, and determine readiness to proceed to Phase 2 (addition of club singles). British Rowing’s most recent guidance was published on Friday 15th May https://www.britishrowing.org/2020/05/phasing-a-safe-return-to-rowing-15-may/, and will answer many of your questions.

Last weekend, the club was represented in the 4-nations One Minute Ergo Challenge by 7 VetMen, and WJ16s Abby and Izzy. GB won the event, with 1194 rowers covering 364,010m. Former Maidenhead junior, Phil Clapp, was second overall with 425m.

Plans are underway for a club-organised virtual Nat. Schools Regatta replacement event next weekend. This will be open to all our juniors, and we have invited a number of other clubs. Information will follow.

Next Saturday 23rd May (7.45 pm for 8 pm start) Annette and Bob are kindly hosting a Club Virtual Quiz Night. Teams of 4; Team captains please email Annette with participant’s names by Thursday 21st May. Please see Annette’s email (16th May) for further details.

We will be closing both the Club Spring Challenges (multi-activity time/distance and artistic cake/track shapes) at 23:59 on Saturday 23rd May, so please make those final pushes to the line. Remember that Carlotta is judging cake photos, so the standard is high! Details on the online virtual resources sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18VXMls6sJL9BfVTrfwiJ8jfZs0JAfsjz_GgoMW6mLTo/edit#gid=0

We are fully aware that the UK Government’s approach to ‘lock-down’ easing is differentiated, and that many of our members may well appreciate continued support from the Club community, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keep safe

Nick