During the 20th to the 23rd of December our Lincoln Rowing Juniors are going to be taking part in a charity ergathon at the Lincoln Hilton Double Tree Hotel to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Centre.
During the 3 days they will be keeping the machine spinning continually for 80 hours in an attempt to break the World Record for the longest continual row by a mixed team made up of under 19 year olds!
Any support would be very welcome and gratefully received. Below is a link to their fundraising page, every little helps towards their target!
Carolyn & Andy joined a then very small and basic Lincoln Rowing Centre around 8 years ago. They decided they wanted to take part in the 41st Vogalonga in 2015. They organised the hiring of a boat in Venice and were joined by friends from Ancholme Rowing Club, Gill, Peter and Andrew. It was a fabulous and surreal experience, starting in St. Marks Basin and rowing around the islands, a course of around 30km together with around 1800 other boats with a total of over 6500 participants. Magical.
Following the popularity of the last Learn to Row course, Lincoln Rowing Centre will run a further course for adults, starting at 6pm on Thursday 30th July. The course starts with basic skills and technique, followed by the opportunity to experience sculling and sweep rowing in a variety of boats. Please click on this link for further information.
Saturday 09.05.15 started nice & early with an 0515hrs departure for Mr Captain and his Wingman (Kieran). A problem free journey had us arriving in Bedford by 0700hrs to undertake some rather special trailer maneuvering (over a very narrow bridge) and then managing to get the trailer into a good place next to the river (I refuse to mention that I asked for help reversing the trailer).
We had 3 crews entered all of whom had some very stiff competition which is exactly what you expect from a regatta in Bedford. The WJ15 4x+ (Hannah Ford, Beth Cassidy, Lauren Eccles, Tilly Holmes coxed by Olivia Webb) were the first to race over the 1200m course and won, beating Great Marlow School BC by 4 lengths in a time of 4:30. Their next race was against a crew from Lady Elanor Holles BC and despite finishing in a time of 4:25 our girls were beaten by a very, very strong crew.
Next to attack the course were the J184x- (Alex Reay, John Dransfield, Kieran Fuller & Tom Kelsey) who were to race a crew representing the South African Schools Rowing Union. Despite a decent time of 3:45 the boys lost by 4 lengths with some unusual steering and a definite loss of technique in the final 500m not helping the situation.
Our final crew were the WJ16 4x- (Niamh Lightowler, Ellie Baumber, Lizzy Dyer & Lucy Newbutt) racing against Bedford Girls School BC. Sadly, a time of 4:22 was not enough to win the race but the girls still managed a strong final 500m.
Well done to all of our crews and let’s go one better at Peterborough.
Lincoln Rowing Club are running another Learn 2 Row course starting on 02 May 2015. We are running both Junior & Adult courses which offer an excellent introduction to rowing; book now to be sure of a seat!
The adult course will run from 8:00am to 10:00am and the junior course from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Details can be found here.
Please take note of which landing stage your trailer should park at and make sure that all of your crews read the competitor information.
We have a lot of boats to get on the water and to help you our Lincoln members will be wondering aimlessly around the boating areas; if you need help carrying a boat or blades please collar someone in hi-vis or Lincoln Rowing top.