Beerfest  Weekend

Day One

The weekend started off with a glorious morning for some rowing.

The learn to row session went very well with the new rowers showing huge amounts of improvement and enjoying the sunny weather

Lovely lions

Lovely members of the Ross Lions stewarding early arrivals. Some familiar faces here! 

Floats on!

What better to do whilst the sun shone on the Beerfestival goers, the bands played, freshly made sausages rolls passed by followed by freshly baked scones with cream and jam and the waft of a distant BBQ float

The ????‍♂️Boathouse Fairy waved their wand and Lo…

The ‘Jane Hall’ now has sculling riggers fitted with snazzy new removeable floats ready for the upcoming Mixed Ability programme.  Thanks to British Rowing Adaptive team for funding these. 

This will be well used across the club including our newbies @ Junior Easter Camp Pt II starting next weekend, and has already been used by the current adult Learn2Row cohort. 

“Goldilocks and the Three Burgers”

With a very fast Jack Westley in the background.

Thank you to the bakers

Thanks everyone for making cakes, labelling and packing so carefully.


Busy in the kitchen.  

Busy on the BBQ.  

Busy in the tea tent.

Evesham ‍♂️

Women’s Eight at Evesham

Women’s eight had a race of mixed blessings. It was a first race for Lori who did really well. Great off the start but an early crab put the women on the back foot. They gave several lengths to their opposition but then made up good ground over the next 1km but not enough to claw back a win. 
Sympathies from all of us who have ever caught a crab in a race (this editor included). Sounds like a strong prospect for a pot next time. Big thanks to cox Jess for keeping them motivated all the way.

Junior Win

Leah Cotton and Faith Thorpe-Williams rowed their first race as a double, and Leah’s first regatta race ever, having started at Summer camp last July.  They won their semi final by three lengths and won the final against a home crew by two lengths????.  A massive congratulations to both for some incredible racing!

???? Below Leah Cotton Nad Faith Thorpe-WIlliams

Fliss Cox won her quarter and semi finals easily to then face a battle in the final against the winner of the WJ16 1x at the inter regionals last weekend, and WJ15 1x BR champion of 2022.  It was a fantastic race with both scullers staying together right up to the line.  Fliss rowed an amazing race and lost by a bow ball.

Day Two

The second day of beerfest also kicked off with some rowing… but with a lot less sun  

Umbrellas ☂️ went up as the rain came down.

Jack very kindly prepared bacon ???? butties for the L2R volunteers!

More wonderful volunteers in the tea tent. Hopefully they kept warm and dry inside.

Rearranged Junior Camp

Reminder that replacement sessions for the junior camp have been organised for Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th and Sunday 14th of May.

All and any help with rowing, coaching or diving a safety boat would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Karen on Spond if you are available to give a hand.

Rowing Dates

Shrewsbury Regatta – Sunday 7th May

Beginning Coxing – New date: Thursday 11th May at 7:00pm

Worcester Spring Regatta – 20th May

Mixed Ability Taster Session – Sunday 18th June, 10am-midday. Club tour, basics on land, accompanied boat sessions

ROSS REGATTA – Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August – our fantastic and much-loved regatta (Dragon Boats on Saturday – see social section below)

See Spond for details.

Socials – Hold the Date!!!

MAYOR’S CHARITY CORONATION BALL – Saturday 6th May 2023. RRC providing bar. Details and bookings HERE


Tues June 6th – Board Games night. A Mixed Ability evening with Leisure Link at RRC. 6pm – 8pm. More details to follow


Tues July 4th – Yeehah ???? – American Karaoke night – A Mixed Ability evening with Leisure Link at RRC. 6pm until we run out of puff ‍


July 8th – Roaring Megs Choir at Ross Rowing Club for the Summer Concert


RRC DRAGON BOAT RACING – Saturday 26th August – followed by Ross Regatta on 27th and 28th August (see rowing section above)




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And finally …

Nothing new this time.

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