Regatta Reports

16, July 2015

Henley Masters
A close defeat in their event could not spoil a very enjoyable trip to Henley Masters for the ladies crew of Sally Pettipher, Debbie Bullock, Elaine Powell, Sharon Finch and cox Fran Watling (all pictured above having way too much fun).

Ross Rowing Club defied the wettest day of the summer to win at Llandaff near Cardiff last weekend. Club stalwarts Mike Jones and Sheron Dean-Lucas (pictured below) won in their Veterans mixed double scull, beating Swansea and Bewdley on the way. Mike also won in veteran single sculls, beating Mr Scott of Upton-on-Severn by two and a half lengths.


Ross ladies crews consisting of Sally Hoddell, Carol Lopez-Marolles, Charlie Gill, Anna Jones and cox Sally Pettipher made two of their three finals, losing narrowly in Novice coxed fours and double sculls.

Ladies Captain Alison Barker said “Its great to see both our veterans and newer crews travelling away to events and returning successful. No doubt there will be further successes to report as the season progresses”.

Learn to Row Instructor Course

The West Midlands Region of British Rowing are running a ‘Learn to Row Instructor Course’ over the Autumn. This is a 2 day course aimed at those who would like to take the first steps into coaching rowing and sculling. The course focuses on the basics of sculling (and rowing) safety and organisation and is ideal for those helping qualified coaches, or to enable participants to run daytime, junior or Learn to Row sessions

Participants should ideally have at least 12 months rowing or sculling experience, although this does not have to be at a high level or even competitive (as long as they know one end of a boat from another!).  Candidates must be over 18 and able to get to the training venues @ Worcester RC on 6th Sept followed by either Stourport or Ironbridge RC or Stratford or Hereford.

The cost of the course is £125.00 per person and subject to the number of people interested and their agreed commitment back to the club, the cost of the course may be met by the club from our annual training budget.

For more info see the Factsheet here and also information here

If you are interested in helping develop rowing at Ross RC for both Adults and Juniors this is a great place to start, if you would like to take part please let Tim Ball know by email

New newsletter editor still needed

The club is still looking for a volunteer to take on the (almost) weekly club newsletter  If you are keen to volunteer for this exciting opportunity, or even just vaguely interested, please let Mark Scott or Graham Watling know.

It’s first come first to get the job, so to avoid disappointment, don’t delay, get in touch!

Summer camp is here

A reminder to all club members that next week it is the annual Junior Academy Summer Camp. So the club will be busy with junior rowers (existing members and new starters), coaches and assorted helpers having a lot of fun from about 8.45am until 5pm each day.