Ben Hall – King’s Birthday Honour

Lieutenant Colonel Ben Hall MBChB PGCert DipMM FRGS FRSA FIMC RCSEd FAcadMEd FRCEM RAMC has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire  (MBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours for services to military medicine.  

Here he is in his role with the Air Ambulance. 

Lt Col Ben Hall MBE is better known at Ross Rowing Club as a senior rower, commonly sitting at six in the weekend mixed eight.

Here he is at stroke in a double looking pretty good.

RRC Book Launch and Signing

There was a great turn out for the book launch, Ross Rowing Club a history from 1875-2000.

A queue formed to get a copy of the book.

It is hoped that copies of the book and the important archive of original documents and photographs brought together for its creation will be made available through local historical records offices in the future. 

The writers of the book

Jerry Whitehouse

Brian Dean

Dave Wood

Julie Smith

If you missed the event and would like a copy they can be ordered, for £15, from  


Henley Women’s Winners

An incredible win for the Wycliffe J18 4x- (coxless quad) at Henley Women’s Regatta.

The Bea Langridge Trophy Winners!????????

So immensely proud of you 
Yasmin Howe (former Ross junior 2nd from left) Ella Fullman, Lily Martin and Violet Holbrow-Brooksbank (another former Ross junior second from right)

Fantastic achievement girls  

More Winning

At Stratford junior regatta on Saturday Faith and Leah won the WJ15 2x????

 Fliss in WJ16 1x and Fliss and Lily in WJ16 2x got through to their respective finals.

Well done to them all for some excellent racing.

Mixed Ability Success

Welcome Danielle, Adrian and David, all new to rowing. Delighted to have you here in our new Mixed Ability session on Sunday at 10am

Welcome back Rowena – mixing in, helping and being really generous and encouraging to our new rowers. Lovely to see you again.

Congratulations to Dan Bailey for his work organising sessions, recruiting and coordinating rowers and volunteers. Huge thanks too to coach supremo Jackie Baynham who handled a range of abilities on the day with ease. Everyone left with a smile on their faces and knowing the difference between feather and square!

New stabilisers funded by British Rowing were invaluable maintaining a balanced boat and meaning the new rowers, despite the odd dodgy stroke could carry on without a wobble.

There is a large and dedicated team behind the scenes (and on a WhatsApp group!). We would never have got here without them. Thank you all.

Next week… session 2 and a pool drill in Monmouth. Bring and share a picnic lunch in between.

Henley Club Bus Last Call…

“What goes on at Henley stays at Henley”

The RRC “Beer bus” costs £30 which is sweet nothing compared to Petrol and Parking at Henley.  

Plus the opportunity to take your picnic for the riverbank, saving yourself another fortune on Henley bars and catering. All while partying with your favourite fellow Ross Rowers and watching the top rowers in the world compete.

Spot some familiar faces from years gone by …

Rowing Dates

Ironbridge Regatta

Sat 24th June

1,000m downstream


Llandaff Regatta and Sprint

Sat 8th July Regatta 1,000m

Sunday 9th July Sprint 500m

Always a fun hard stop at the end before the weir !!


British Junior Championships

Strathclyde, Scotland

14th July

J14-J15 1,000m

J16-J18 2,000m



Sat 22nd July 800m

Sun 23rd July sprint 600m

Great camping !


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


Sunday 27th August 750m Masters and Juniors

Monday 28th August 750m Open Event

Club Socials ????

Yeehah ???? – American Karaoke night

Tues July 4th

A Mixed Ability evening with Leisure Link at RRC. 6pm until we run out of puff ‍


Roaring Megs Choir at Ross Rowing Club for the Summer Concert

July 8th £5 per person


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


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Ross Rowing Club welcomes new rowers, young and old, beginners, experienced or returners.
We welcome campers and visitors, and have occasional opportunities to hire our clubhouse and grounds.
Key contacts:


Rope Walk, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7BU