Ross News update

The clocks have gone forward and we are welcoming lighter evenings, read all about what has been going on at our club below.

Besta Vesta

As the sun shines on the righteous, so it was that on Sunday 24th March the RRC Vesta Head of the River Mixed 8 crew of Alice, Ellen, George, Steve, Jonathan, Lenny, Alison, Sheron and cox Sally were blessed with sunshine, a fast stream and a tailwind.

Our marshalling was on point and despite some nerves we were pretty calm – bar the odd shriek from Alice – “inside voice Alice” was the unsympathetic call from me.

We set off at pace through Chiswick Bridge and sat at 32 for the first kilometre to Barnes Bridge, cruising the outside of the bend. The crew couldn’t see it, but I could, we were taking chunks out of the boat ahead of us, and as we settled down after the bridge to 28/29 and a split of 1:29 we took every inspiration from catching, rowing through and past the home team of Fulham Reach almost outside their door!

Sitting tall for Hammersmith Bridge we held the perfect line under the second lampost to loud cries of “Go Ross” thanks to Jonathan’s very loud support crew!

Over halfway now, and the crew continued with a smooth rhythm and the words of coach Clive echoing from Sally through the cox box. Strong finishes, quick catches, knocking off the landmarks one by one. As we came past Craven Cottage and could see the black buoy and lines of boats, the crew stepped up to 32 and pushed the split down to 1.25 over the finish line.

Our live time 20m33s our handicap adjusted time 20m13s. Second of the five Vet C Mixed Crews.

That evening we ate steak, we drank wine and some of us… check photos below for the guilty… went on for cocktails until 2am ????

New Club Coach!

Congratulations to Charlie Pope who has been coaching Georgie and Greg for the last few months and has completed and passed his level 2 Club Coach!

L2R dates ‍♀️

L2R Refresher Days – Friday 12th and 19th April – 17:50-19:00

Opportunities for the 2023 L2R cohort to get back on the river after winter.

New L2R Taster Days – Saturday 13th and 20th April – 10:00-11:30

Please sign up on Spond to help with volunteering if you can. People to coach, cox, stroke and steer please.

Nigel’s Wake

Big thank you on behalf of the whole club for those who helped at Nigel‘s wake,  in particular Nicky, Brian, Annabel, Charlie and Torsten. It was a long day!

Everyone seem to enjoy it, and his grandchildren were impressed with his boat!

We will need a lot more help for Beerfest in May. Buffy will be putting something out to the club, but in the meantime, if you are able to let her know you’re able to help that would be great as we are a little thin on the ground at the moment.

Club Fundraising Socials ????

Bryn’s Quiz was attended by 45 people and won by Toby’s Gang, made up of Paul Symonds, Andrew Bateman, Brian and Toby Fountain. Many thanks to Bryn Hughes for running the quiz which made over £300 profit for the club. 

Before Steps! Showing the pontoon for boating

And Finally…

JPT setting new fashion trends..

Need we say more?

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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