Junior GB success

Kelsie Gibson, Morgan Hellen and Tim Grant have all been selected to represent Great Britain. Kelsie Gibson was selected in the LTA Coxed Four on Saturday for the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand.

Kelsie at only 17 was selected on Saturday to represent Great Britain in the adaptive LTA Coxed Four. Kelsie’s selection makes her the club’s most successful athlete at an international level. She has represented Great Britain twice earlier this year in the Varese International Regatta and Rowing World Cup in Bled winning 3 Gold Medals in May.

The crew hopes to build on the success in May and continue to win Gold in New Zealand in November. The results over the few months confirm that London 2012 is a real prospect.

Morgan Hellen represented Great Britain at the World Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic in the Junior Mens Eight earlier this month. The crew battled hard and came 5th overall. In the last 500m they overhauled the Czech Republic and took 5th place in 5:47.18. The USA took the Gold with Germany and Italy in Silver and Bronze respectively.

Tim Grant raced at the European Championships, Le Coupe de la Jeunesse, in the Junior Mens Eight in Hazewinkel, Belgium. The crew won Gold on the Saturday and Silver on the Sunday. A fantastic result for the crew and ensured that Great Britain won the Boy’s team trophy and came 2nd overall. Tim will trial once again next season to represent Great Britain as a junior with hopefully even greater success to come.

Maidstone's Dream

Stumbled across this site plugging Maidstone's top athletes. 

You'll see a whole bunch of our current and recent top juniors highlighted.  A tribute in itself to the athletes, Ray Long, Kate Beaumont and the rest of the Junior Coaching staff in recent history...

Maidstone's Dream

Sudbury Regatta Results and Photos

Stacks of wins were had at Sudbury. The results can be found here

While our correspondents work on the various reports for the Juniors, Seniors and Veterans. Here are some pics to be getting on with:

St. Neots Videos

Alan Rickwood has kindly supplied these.  Some good, some bad, some ugly - but all instructive!

Sudbury Draw

is now up.

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Mens Veteran Squad

The Mens Veteran Squad has become a victim of its own success, inasmuch as we now have loads of Vets available to race, but with quite different levels of capability and commitment.  Time has now come to add a bit of structure to the Squad.  Here's what we propose for the racing Vets:

Novice Squad (first competition will be the Maidstone SBH Oct 3rd) - Coordinated along with the Development Squad (Sat and Sun 8.30 and Thurs 6pm) by Richard H
Richard Baldwin (Thor)
Ali Machin
Dave Usher

Competition Squad (Old Duffers) - Coordinated by Henry.  Training Sundays 10.30 and Thurs 6pm.

Rob Mac
Alan Leeson
Alan Rickwood

Below are Old Duffers who are considering commiting to the Top Squad.  Guys please let Liz and I know what you want to do.

Steve Bickers
Graeme Hodgkinson
Mark Dreissner

Top Squad - Coordinated by Liz Machem.  Training times to be confirmed, but would suggest 3-4 times a week

Below are the vets in the senior squad who may wish to support this squad and form a serious Vet 8+ crew targeting Vet 8s, Henley Vets and Masters Champs, choosing to train as an 8 in the weeks prior to these events.

Richard R
Mark Tompkins

As you can see, we are still formulating this squad.  The key is commitment.  If you are not mentioned above, please let us know if you want to play.

Experienced Training Doubles - DIY
Richard H and Henry
Tony and Robin
Mr and Mrs Mobbs
Dave and Harry

That's not all the Vets, of course.  We are just focusing on the racing Men's squad.  The Recreationals and the Development Squad will continue as before.  We are a bit low in numbers with the women who want to race, and so are rolled into the overall Womens Squad run by Anne.



Sudbury Entries

We have a record 38 entries for Sudbury from a combination of the Juniors, Seniors and Vets. Crews and race debts have been uploaded to the noticeboard; please ensure all race debts are paid before Saturday.