Hello All,

These next two weeks mark the official start of the 14/15 season. I hope you have all had a great summer and are well rested and ready for the new season. 

The start of our season at Maidenhead Rowing Club is marked by the 100k row this weekend all in aid to raise money for the club. The plan is to row from Maidenhead to Pangbourne then on Sunday Pangbourne to Maidenhead. Support for our members brave enough to do the 100k will be very much needed so please if you have some spare time please come and support our rowers.

We have some Big races coming up before Christmas pairs head, fours head, vets fours head and scullers head all of which would be great to have a big Maidenhead RC turn out. As training heats up at the club please make sure you take a look at the training times for ergo rooms and gym times at CC. As a lot of you will be pleased to hear Saturday morning first sessions will remain Launch FREE and Sunday morning first sessions will be limited launch use to ensure good water for our racing crews. 

As we start the run into the winter the nights will draw in and the river may (hopefully not) get faster so please remind yourself of the boating rules at winter i.e. lights and flow rates, just to be safe!

Safety is of upmost importance to us at the club so please take care and row safe this season.

Season Preview

And so begins the new season at MRC, we have some great squads with some great talent  and some great up and coming talent. The womens squad continues to gain strength and speed, after a successful season last year we hope they can continue on this trend. Last season they boated successful quads and fours racing at all the major regattas over the summer their 1st eight managed to be the 2nd fasted club eight overall which was a great result for MRC. 

The Vets continue their upward stride in performance boating many boats and last season entering boats in to Henley Vets with some very promising results lets hope they carry on making the gains and hopefully we will see out vets at National Masters regatta 2015! time will tell! Our mens squad are re building from a successful last two years and now with an aim towards small boats hopefully we will see some strong results in the singles doubles and pairs. 

And I should also mention our Juniors who continue to represent our club brilliantly and came 3rd over all at the National Junior Champs 2014 which is an amazing result. We have some exciting talent in this squad so watch this space!!! 

We as a club I believe have in the last few years become separated with in our own squads. We are a club which means we are ONE team we must support each other no matter what squad or age. We are Maidenhead Rowing Club and we row out of one of the best boathouses on the Thames and we row on one of the best stretches. 

So as a new season starts I ask all our members to remember we are all part of one team and we must continue to support each other at our races and at our club, we have great members great athletes and great facilities so theres no reason why we shouldn’t be Great and shouldn't have a great season!

Your as always,



A Maidenhead-based security firm has dipped its oar in the sporting world.

GCD 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.

Thank you for your hard work, the club is looking much better.

It was lovely to see so many people at the club today.

If you couldn’t make it there are a few jobs left to finish up next week….please email Chris

Julie and Chris


I hope you’ve had a chance to read one of the Club Day posters dotted about the club house and look forward to seeing you on the day.

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your weekend at Henley or on the River. I just thought i would give you all a round up on HRR performances last week and a bit about Henley Veterans Regatta.