News 2020 -2021

**HENLEY MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 9-10th July**

 

Three Bewl crews raced at the two day Henley Masters Regatta on Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th July. MasD 4x (Angus, Rod, Ben, Hagen), a MasF 2x (Mike, Jonathan) and WMasF 1x Sarah. The whole of the regatta was marked by very light winds and only spoiled a little by a sprinkling of rain on Saturday morning.

 

Bewl star of the regatta was Sarah Morris.  Sarah, beat Almond (Greenbank Falmouth) in her SF, verdict Easily and then beat Wood (Exeter RC) 2L in a fast 4.39 (which was quicker than many of the lesser Mast age group categories. Congratulations Sarah.

 

The Quad beat Kingston RC in their Quarter Final (QF) 3½L before racing TSS in the Semi-Final (SF) with a 1½L. In the final against Upper Thames, the Quad was edged out (1L) by Upper Thames.

 

The Double won their QF against Walton 1½L, and in the SF lost to TSS, 1¾L.

 

Henley Masters has already announced dates for next year 8-9th July ’22 when it hopes to return to a more normal format.

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PETERBOROUGH JUNIOR REGATTA

BBRC took 7 juniors to Peterborough junior regatta. This is a regatta for the younger age groups J15 and below. The format of the races was, initial time trials over 4 lanes. Once times were established the juniors were placed into Finals A, B, C, D etc depending on entries. Our Juniors were very excited, as this was their first ever event. This was a very competitive event with a great turn out of schools and clubs. Lots of experience and a big learning curve in racing.

 

On Saturday:

Jack J14 1X got through to the A final, and finished 4th overall.

Olli J14 1X got through to the B final, and finished 8th overall.

Jack and Olli in the J14 2X got through to the C final with a great competitive race, finishing 2nd. Fantastic days racing boys,

congratulations.

Amelia & Maddie WJ15 2X, secured a place in the A final with 4th fastest time. They rowed hard together, gaining a **SILVER MEDAL**. Well done.

Emma, Amelia, and Maddie entered the WJ15 1X, after the time trials they were placed 7th, 8th, 9th.

Emma had a great competitive final, finishing 2nd in the B final.

Amelia and Maddie came through strong with great technique in what was their 4th race of the day.

 

On Sunday:

Anna WJ14 1X, gave a gritty performance in her time trial, securing an A final position. The wind conditions were becoming tough as the day progressed. Anna with great technique gained a **SILVER MEDAL** in the final.

Bea WJ13 1X, also pushed through her time trial into the A final. Lots of nerves and excitement, with great effort, gained a **SILVER MEDAL**.

After a very exciting morning Anna and Bea had the WJ14 2x in the afternoon, the winds had increased, presenting a roaring head wind with boat stopping gusts. They gave their best and got into the B final of a very competitive event. Congratulations on their 3rd place in the B final.

 

A big thank you to all the parents Sarah, Desrie, Will, Kate, Rob, Helen, and coaches Wendy, Dave, Brook for their support. Also, a big thank you to Jamie, Adam and the Kent Police for the breakdown rescue on Friday as we made our way to Peterborough.

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JUNIOR LEARN TO ROW

What a busy weekend. 'Junior Learn to Row' was great fun this afternoon. Lots of drills, roll up's, standing up and turning around, emergency stops, backing it down, even suspension drills. Well done to Leo, Hattie, Beau, Lea, Rosie, Fraser, Lili, Gus, . Thank you to our juniors for helping, Ollie, Matt, Emma, Bea, Maddie, Sophia. And our coaches, Jamie, Dave, Wendy, and Helen for taking the photos. Look forward to our next session.

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British Rowing Master Championships 12th June 2021

A small squad of intrepid Masters Bewlers got to grips with the Covid rules and raced in the Master Championship's at Holme Pierrepont. In the Op MasF 2x a scratch crew of Rob and Dr Neil, going for “the experience and to wave the flag” but can be pleased with their splits for the 2nd 500m in which they were on the pace.

 

In a combined event Op Mas D/E 4- (Mike/Crawford/Lucian/James) had a good win in 3.52.10 (which included the 7s head start given to one of the crews) with 1.1sec margin over Greenbank in 2nd and Eton Excelsior 3rd.

 

Bewl secured a second Gold in the Op Mas D 4x (Hagen/Ben/Rod/Angus) with the Bewl Quad winning comfortably with a 10+ second margin over Doncaster and Kingston RC.

 

Our WMas B/C 2x (Lou/Mika) were the only crew to have a heat or eliminator which they won well in 4.17.60. In the final, despite reducing their time by 7 seconds to 4.10.50 they came second to Mortlake AA with Cantabrigian in 3rd in 4.15.30.

 

After seeing Bewl bring home two golds earlier in the day (quad and coxless four), Sarah and Jonathan raced in the final of the mixed masters F/G doubles. The oldest crew (Birmingham) started first with a 10 second handicap. Bewl caught them with 250m to go, leading to an exciting few hundred meters, but managed to finish with a 3 second lead, to win in a time of 4.17 (with Derwent finishing 3rd).

 

A great showing from our Masters Squad with three Golds and a Silver from the 5 events – well done all.

GEORGIE GRANT ROWING AT 6, FOR OXFORD, IN 2021

THE WOMEN’S BOAT RACE

 

When I was lining up to race Cambridge on 4th April, I experienced a mixture of emotions. I was incredibly excited but I had a sense of disbelief that the race was finally here. After two years of training, it was really happening! At the beginning of March, after receiving an exemption from British Rowing, we returned to training after a winter of long ergs in my kitchen. Getting into a boat for the first time was strange but before we knew it, race week came around. We moved to Kings' School Ely and began preparing for the race. It was a different kind of race to the Tideway and it brought new challenges. The course was fairer, but there would be less opportunity to make tactical moves. We knew it would be a race of attrition, so in the days leading up, we prepared for what we believed would be a close battle. When it finally came around, we were right. We pushed them stroke for stroke but unfortunately, the Tabs got across the line first. Although it was disappointing not to win, we left it all on the water and did everything we could. It was amazing to be part of the Boat Race and I am so happy to have had the incredible opportunity to race. It was the closest Women’s Boat Race which shows the increasing depth in female sport. 

 

It was amazing to see so many young women in the junior squad when I visited Bewl over Easter and to see how much the club has grown since 2011 when I joined. I had no idea the adventures and opportunities that rowing as a sport could provide. I have had some amazing life experiences through sport and I could not have had a better start than learning at Bewl. I am so lucky to have been part of a club that encouraged 

me to pursue rowing at a high level and I am grateful to everyone who supported me on my rowing journey. 

 

April 2021

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‘Medal Ceremonies in the time of Covid’

 

Congratulations to Emily Craig (ex Bewl) and Imogen Grant for winning Silver for GB in the lightweight women’s double scull at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy (9-11 April’21).

 

Having made smooth progress through the heats and semi-final, they were out to add to the bronze medal that they won at the World Rowing Championships in 2019. The Italian crew made a fast start, and were ahead by a canvas from the GB duo by the 500m. At halfway, Romania had edged into second spot, but Grant and Craig maintained a relaxed rhythm to return to second spot and held off a late charge to claim the silver medal.

 

April 2021

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23/02/21

2nd Bewl Virtual Head Series

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2nd Bewl Virtual Head Series. We had a fantastic entry of 51 Clubs represented with 638 athletes entered in 977 Crews. The ergatta offered indoor rowing and running entries for all Juniors, Seniors, Masters and Adaptive rowing AR1, AR2, AR3.

 

Resultshttps://docs.google.com/.../1zrpyTDY7C4qlzq9nLp5M.../edit...

 

 

Fastest 5k Overall: Ed Wild MAA 16.38 (Water Rower) Valentin Piticariu MAA 16.55.2 (C2 Static) & James Bennett DBY 16.58.4.

 

Fastest Junior 5k: Sam O’Connor J18 in 17.07.9

 

Fastest 5k Women & Junior Women: Abigail Dawson LEA WJ17 in 18.49.2 with 2nd Tamara Tymczyszyn LEA WJ18 in 19.18.2 & Arianna Forde LEA WJ18 in 3rd with 19.21.9.

 

A notable performance in the Men’s AR3 category, was Chris Boys (GUI) time for the 1k was 3.54.3. This performance was within 1% of the current world record for 60 to 69 year olds PR3 (PD) which is currently held by an Australian, James Johnson in 3.52.4. This puts Chris, 68 years old, within 1% of the world record. Needless to say, he now has it in his sights. Chris, we wish every success in your world record challenge.

 

A big well done everyone. A newsletter summary of the event will be emailed soon. A big thank you to Jamie and Dave of organising and managing the event.

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BBRC Virtual Ergatta Head 28th to 31st January 2021

BBRC OVERVIEW

 

An event that is a stato’s delight!

For BBRC we had 87 Bewlers take part with 32 different category wins in the Ergatta Head (including composites) in 136 crew combinations.

In the Women’s 5000m event, Louise Allen was our top performer 19.43 (Mas B, C2) followed by Sarah Pannell our best Junior performance in 20.11 (J18, C2) with Grace Fleming 20.25 (U23, C2) and Immy Macdonald 20.30 (U23, C2) third and fourth fastest respectively. Over the 3000m our best Women’s performance was Rosie Foster 11.50 (J18, WR).

Over 5000m the top men’s performances came from Crawford Burden 17.58 (Mas C; C2), Graham Jarvis 18.11 (Mas F; Lwt; WR); Rod McLean 18.13 (Mas D; RP3) then two U23s Nick Luck 18.18 and Seb Murray 18.25, Oliver Lawton J18 on 18.25. In the 3000m Sean Northwood led the way with a 10.22 (J17; RP3).

In Crew Events Congratulations to all our Winners across 32 events, with notable top crew performances coming from the following crews:

5000m Men: U23 2x: Nick Luck & Seb Murray; MasC 2x: Crawford Burden and James Maycock; J18 2x Oliver Lawton & Theo Briscoe.

5000m Women: U23 Grace Fleming, Immy Macdonald, Jemima Burden and Imy Bantick (BAU) in their two Doubles and Quad as well as the WJ18 2x of Sarah Pannell and Susi Jahnich.

The list Bewlers that won an event as winners in 1x, 2x and 4x including Mixed Crews includes: Alastair Burns; Alex Britton; Alison Henderson; Amelia Kent; Anna Maycock; Bea Johnson; Biba Rabjohns; Christa Purves; Colin Cracknell; Crawford Burden; David Morten; Doug Johnstone; Emily Maycock; Finn Lewis; Gordon Hayes; Grace Fleming; Graham Jarvis; Hagen Jähnich; Helen Lawton; Immy Macdonald; Imy Bantick (BAU); James Maycock; Jemima Burden; Jesseme Cable (BUR); Kathy Cracknell; Kirsty Barden; Lawrence Williams; Lilly Howard (NHS); Louise Allen; Maddy Johnson; Matt Purves; Michael Pye; Mike Phelan; Rob Purves; Robert Pinckney; Rod McLean; Rosie Foster; Saskia Wood; Sean Northwood; Sophie Pepper; Suzanne Davies; Tessa Mills; Wendy Morten.

Congratulations to all.

You will be pleased to know we retained our credentials as a Rowing Club and failed to win any of the Run Categories – that’s no dis-respect to our runners, we just know you go faster in a boat!

 

BEWL BRIDGE ROWING CLUB

VIRTUAL ERGATTA HEAD SERIES 2021

EVENT OVERVIEW

 

After the Success of Bewl Bridge Rowing Club’s 2020 Ergatta series during lockdown 1, BBRC set about arranging another Virtual Ergatta Head Series during Lockdown 3. The response was fantastic after what’s been a difficult year of restrictions for everyone, in keeping up momentum with training, with few events.

 

The first Ergatta was run over several days 28th – 31st January 2021, and was open to all age groups and categories. The event had options of 3K, 5K ergo’s and a 5K run alternative for those with no ergo. Individuals were entered under their club and put into crew combinations for a competitive feel. The Ergatta was free to enter with encouragement to donate to charity.

 

We had 504 individual entries from 41 clubs, making up 724 crew combinations. The age range was from J13 to Masters I. Clubs were represented from all around the country from Exeter to Inverness, including universities, schools, and clubs.

 

The overall winner and fastest junior was Gabriel Obholzer J18 from Tideway Scullers School in a stunning time of 16.18.8 for 5K ergo. The overall women’s winner and fastest Junior was Abigail Dawson WJ17 from The Lea in a time of 18.58.2, closely followed by Olivia Lafond WJ17 from Tideway Scullers School in a time of 18.58.8. Well done on fantastic racing.

 

Other notable performance at Masters level:

Mas G - Bob Milligan, Poplar Blackwell & District ARC, in a time of 18.56.3.

Mas H - Graham Spittle, The Lea, in a time of 19.03.8.

WMas F – Fiona Jamie, Shoreham RC, in a time of 20.35.6.

WMas G – Sarah Springman, Belvoir, in a time of 20.54.8

 

Full results

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12UskTWbOJSC-6PyBSTPEHXBFFDACQSyWa8-Qj_3gTHk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

We received positive feedback:

 for what you are doing to enable us all to take part in this even

“Thank you for what you are doing to enable us all to take part in this event”. Niall Pearcey, Isle of Ely Rowing Club.

 

‘Thanks for another great effort, to give us all an enjoyable challenge for the weekend”. Andrew Rudkin, Hollowell Scullers.

 

“While training for potential GB selection, this was a great opportunity to race against so many strong athletes from across the country” Abigail Dawson, The Lea, (fastest women).

 

“The real benefit for me was that we had juniors from all squads participating. It was highly motivating for many of our younger, less experienced athletes, to race on zoom alongside our more seasoned rowers. The use of staggered starts made the finish most exciting”. Mark Cushway, The Lea, Director of Junior Rowing.

 

A big thank you to David Morten and Jamie Mac Donald (BBRC junior coaches) for organising the event and results, bringing together the rowing community. There was a great community feel with exchanges via social media and lots of photos.

 

The next Virtual Head will take place 18th – 21st Feb 2021.

 

CLUBS PARTICIPATING IN THE ERGATTA:

 

Ardingly College Boat Club

Ardingly Rowing Club

Bath University BC

Bedford Rowing Club

Belvoir RC

Bewl Bridge RC

Bexhill RC

Broadland BC

Burway RC

Canterbury Pilgrims

City of Sheffield RC

Curlew RC

Exeter RC

Globe Rowing Club

Hollowell Scullers

Inverness RC

Isle of Ely RC

King's School Rochester Boat Club

Kings College London

Kingston Grammar School BC

Kingston RC

Lea RC

Lewes Pilot Gig Club

Lymington ARC

Maidstone Invicta

Medway Towns Rowing Club

Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club

Norwich High School BC

Pembroke College BC

Poplar and Blackwell District

Putney Town RC

Shoreham Rowing Club

Strathclyde Park RC

Sudbury RC

Tees RC

Thames Tradesmen's RC

Tideway Scullers School

Weybridge RC

Yare BC

 

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BBRC'S VIRTUAL ERGATTA HEAD

 

Thank you to everyone who took part in BBRC's ergatta. We had 504 entries from 41 clubs. Results:

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12UskTWbOJSC-6PyBSTPEHXBFFDACQSyWa8-Qj_3gTHk/edit?usp=sharing

 

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Captain’s Blog December 2020

 

Dear Bewlers,

 

It’s been a long time since the last newsletter in June, but since then we were able gradually to increase the amount of on-water rowing over the summer and autumn as the restrictions were lifted. Members in aggregate have had nearly 2,300 outings since restarting in May.  This is despite the 2nd lockdown in November – it is amazing how it adds up! There was some glorious weather over the summer and I think that all those who managed to get out felt very refreshed and glad to be back out on Bewl again.

Sadly, there has been almost no racing at all since March - Rod and Hagen managed to enter and win two events at Weybridge Silver Sculls in October but I think that was it!  We couldn’t even manage to hold the Autumn Bewl Head on the water, but thanks to David and Jamie, we held our second virtual Bewl Head in November.  Whilst It was great to get those competitive juices going again, and we do hope to hold some Ergattas in the New Year, I do hope the Spring Bewl Head will be back on the wet stuff! A number of members entered BRIC, with some impressive results (report later in the newsletter), so well done to them.

 

We’ve made a few opportunistic purchases – 4 sets of sculling blades from the GB Womens LWT squad; a Janousek 4-/x called Simon Brooke from Pangbourne School which was funded by the sale of Tenterden (4x) and the money saved by not going ahead with its planned refurb; and 2 singles to add to our fleet.

 

On some of the hottest days of the year, a few members got out their chainsaws (boys with toys!) and coppiced the bank at the top of the site to clear it and make room for another new rack to cater for the ever-increasing demand for racking, which is now in place.

University of London BC enjoyed very much their visit to Bewl in October, visiting for the first time since 1980 – there is video footage of them from then, with our President Chris Willis featured briefly.  The links are below if you are interested – see if you can spot Chris!  ULBC hope to come back early next year if possible, and we have had enquiries from other clubs to do something similar, producing a good revenue stream if we can accommodate it.

 

The Juniors also hosted Lea RC for a joint training session, which went down very well with both clubs, particularly given the isolation we have all had.

 

John put up some great shelves in the boat shed over the summer, but unfortunately our leaky roof is doing them no good.  We will try to repair it asap, but in any event, the leak, the water under the door and general condensation makes the shed very damp in winter, so don’t leave any clothing around please.

 

Finally, as I write this, the tiering system has just changed, the coronavirus infection rate is increasing significantly in our area and so my crystal ball is rather cloudy as to what lies ahead.  However, to help us be able to stay open as much as possible, I ask you all to adhere to our COVID-19 protocols to keep you and others as safe as we can when down at Bewl.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and may we all give 2020 a big kick in to touch!

Angus

 

ULBC training at Bewl in 1979: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6HV1dUkfOU&list=PLkvDNKEL4jOm5pyLGoJ0uu_5XqOK471dN&index=12

ULBC 4+ at Bewl in 1979: https://youtu.be/UvIgVqit91I?t=129

 

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December 2020

BBRC Juniors join Virtual BRIC

A large squad of BBRC Juniors slowly but surely signed up for BRIC during lockdown. The event over the weekend of 4th and 5thDecember was in a virtual side by side race format. We had many BBRC Juniors looking for pb’s and some looking to make a statement as part of their Junior selection credentials.

With Jamie at the helm of the BBRC Juniors and Richard overseeing WCS athletes, we had 17 Juniors take part - Susi, Sarah, Oliver, Jack, Anna, Emma, Sienna, Amelia, Sofia, Lara, Emily, Ottilie, Saskia, Biba, Sophie and Keyan. All the Juniors had to ensure that they were BRIC ready and Jamie helped prepare and check that that we minimised any pre-Race technical panics – if your race was scheduled for 15:04 you needed to be ready to go and not be updating your Concept 2 firmware!

In SF G (Sixth Form Girls), Sarah did a 7:36.7 for her 2000m placing her 20th and Susi came 33rd in 8:10.5. Keyan came 4th in his SF B 2000m with 6:14.4 (beaten by Obholzer in a stunning 5:54.7 and then athletes from CZE and UKR) with Oliver 43rd in 6.53.7. Keyan picked up a win in the JM4 (4x 2min) with a team from Junior Trials including Sam O’Connor (Lea RC – visited at half term Bewl camp) and Max Bird/Ed Fuller. Olly came 24th in the SF B 500m with 1:28.5 and Susi came 29th in SF G 500m with 1:49.7.

In Yr 9 B 4min, Jack came 16th with a PB of 989m and Anna in Yr 9 G 500m came 27th with a pb of 2.02.7.  In the Yr10 Girls 500m, we had Emma 7th in 1:47.5; Amelia 18th in 1.53.8 and Sienna 22nd in 1:54.9. In the Yr10 G 5mins, Emma came 9th 1255m and Amelia 11th 1233m and Sienna 18th 1149m.

In the Yr11 Girls 500m we had 6 girls entered. Biba came 6th 1:41.9 and Emily came 9th 1:44.3 and Sophie 11th 1:45.5. Saskia, Sofia and Ottilie came 22nd and 27th equal. In the Yr11 G 6 mins, Biba came 3rd and came Sophie 6th. In the same event Emily, Saskia and Lara all set PBs.

Well done to all our athletes on eight top 10 places and many PB’s and stepping up and representing Bewl in this international BRIC event.

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8/09/20

After 6 months on land our BBRC Masters 8+ took to the water on Sunday. A fantastic sight, missed you guys, welcome back.

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12/07/20

BEWL JUNIOR SUMMER GAMES

Summer Sun and beautiful water, Bewl Juniors with no events and only use of singles and family doubles, created our own event of Summer Games. Over the day with different groups, we did 360 stand up turns, The Gondola, fetch the ball, backwards paddling race. Happiness all around in a beautiful setting. It was also a good way to refresh our capsize drills ?.

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3/7/20

BBRC took delivery of a new boat trailer that we had ordered and committed to before the Coronavirus crisis.  This trailer will give us the ability to travel to competitions and events with a much larger number of boats on one trailer, thus avoiding the need to take two trailers to one event, and freeing up the other trailer to enable the club to compete at different competitions on the same day/weekend. We are in the process of selling one of the old trailers.

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22/06/20

BBRC REGATTA SERIES, EVENT C, 

June 20th 2020

was a great success with:
406 Competitors
626 Crews
31 Clubs

BBRC won 40 different events, 111 Bewlers (Members, Family & Friends) raced, congrats to all.
Thank you to all the different clubs from around the country and abroad for taking part, making this an enjoyably competitive event

CLUBS involved:
Ardingly College Boat Club - ARC
Ardingly Rowing Club - ARD
Bath University BC - BAU
Bewl Bridge RC - BEB
Bedford Rowing Club - BED
Belvoir RC - BEL,Zurich, CHE
Burway RC - BUR
Canterbury Pilgrims - CAP
City of Sheffield RC - CSH
Club Remo Vigo - CRV Spain
Cranbrook School Boat Club - CRN
Curlew RC - CUR
Ginásio Clube Figueirense - GCF Portugal
Globe Rowing Club - GLB
Great Marlow School - GMS
Grosvenor Rowing Club, Chester - GRO
Inverness RC - IRC
King's School Rochester Boat Club - KSR
Lewes Pilot Gig Club - LPGC
Lymington ARC - LYM
Maidstone Invicta - MAV
Medway Towns Rowing Club - MED
Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club - MAA
Norwich High School BC - NHS
Old Monmothians RC - OMN
Poplar and Blackwell District - PBD
Shoreham Rowing Club - SHO
Strathclyde Park RC - SPRC
Sudbury RC - SRC
Tees RC -TEE
Tideway Scullers School - TSS

 

Results:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WLIEchi7dGrCpMRoLmKrpS_PfDRYfogK1a12FJg4KjY/edit?usp=sharing 

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19/06/20

Thank you to everyone who has entered BBRC’s Ergatta Series event C this Saturday 20th June. So far we have over 400 entries in over 620 crew combinations from 32 Clubs. Good luck to everyone.
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16/06/20

CAPTAINS BLOG

The route back to rowing, one step at a time

Dear Bewlers,

 

First of all I would like to say a big thank you to you all for supporting your Club with the renewal of your various subscriptions.  Although it would have felt odd (and possibly still does) to renew when many of the activities of the Club were not possible, without your support, it could have threatened our existence.  All things considered, we are in a stable financial position (unlike some clubs who are really suffering) and can continue to plan ahead with a good degree of confidence. 

So what has been going on since the last newsletter?

Our Virtual “Ergatta” Series that followed on from the success of the Virtual Bewl Head has attracted interest and entries from all over the country and even abroad, as well as interest from British Rowing itself, so much so that they are now running their own!  It has been a great story to tell, bringing the Club and the rowing community together at a time when we have all been forced apart.  A huge thank you to David and Wendy Morten and Jamie Macdonald for their significant efforts in getting the show up and running.

The variety of virtual training, quizzes, “pub” drinks, pilates, coffee etc etc that have been going on have also been very important in holding us all together as a Club.  A big thank you also to those whose have helped make these happen.

Of course, the other BIG event since our last newsletter has been the limited return to rowing, at first for privately owned sculls, and then for Club equipment in such a way that we could adhere to Government rules and to British Rowing guidance.  This was a big challenge, and took some time and effort to pull together, but we now have as much rowing going on as any Club, including Juniors and, as I write this, we are the only Club to have their full GB Start contingent out on the water.  For those who have yet to go out, or who as yet can’t go out, we will continue to expand the rowing programme when we are able to, but always, and as we must, following the lead from British Rowing.

Other things that have been achieved since I last penned this blog:

  • A new “mobile” rack has gone up expanding our boat racking further.
  • The vegetation and weeds underneath and around all the outdoor racks have been removed.
  • The boathouse is undergoing a mega tidy up.  The sorting out of all the riggers is next!
  • The launches have been cleaned (yuk!) and drained.
  • The trailers have been serviced.
  • The pontoon has been tightened up and is now undergoing a survey to determine what repairs are needed after a blustery winter.
  • An online signing out/in register has been created.
  • An BBRC erg ladder has been created.
  • A programme to replace the wooden ledge slats on the outdoor racks has begun.

When lockdown began, I started a jigsaw (I know, how dull, but at least it was of a Henley-like regatta scene!) because I thought a combination of bad weather and not much to do would give me plenty of time to do it.  How wrong I was! I hope you will agree that your Committee, with the help of some other Club members, have been extremely busy on our Club’s behalf.  It might explain why the jigsaw has only just been finished!

“See” you on 20th June for the 500m “ergatta” sprint, if not before.

Stay safe and stay fit!

Angus

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23/05/20

BBRC ERGATTA SERIES - EVENT B

BBRC held its second Ergatta during Lockdown. We had a fantastic entry from 31 clubs, 512 Athletes, 789 Crews. Thank you to everyone who entered, and who supported their chosen charity, we hope you had a great event. BBRC looks forward to welcoming you to Ergatta Series C on 20th June, 500 meters. We wish you all well in the coming weeks and hope that we can make some advances onto the water.

Clubs Entered:
Ardingly College BC
Ardingly RC
Bewl Bridge RC
Bedford RC
Belvoir RC
Burway RC
Canterbury Pilgrims BC
City of Sheffield RC
Cranbrook School BC
Curlew RC
Ginásio Clube Figueirense
Globe RC
Great Marlow School BC
Grosvenor RC
Isle of Ely RC
King's School Rochester BC
Lea RC
Lewes Pilot Gig Club
Lymington ARC
Maidstone Invicta RC
Medway Towns RC
Mortlake Anglian & Alpha BC
Norwich High School BC
Poplar and Blackwell District ARC
Shoreham RC
Stowe Sculling Club
Sudbury RC
Tees RC
Tideway Scullers School
Walton RC
Warrington RC

 

Provisional Results:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pkW3F1_O6F6jvavgR6NkHR0MD-VDJFjWTrErdb4T6as/edit?usp=sharing

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Bewl Regatta Series Event B

Entries coming in fast and furious, we have interest from 28 clubs, it's going to be a fantastic event. 

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Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures from our Ergatta Event A, it makes for a fantastic collage.

10/05/20

Congratulations to our new Junior Captain Tess and Vice Captain Finn on their new roles at BBRC. Tess and Finn are organising a Virtual Quiz Night for juniors and their families on Sunday 17/05/20.

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Bewl Virtual Ergatta Series, Event A
Well done our winners. Certificates sent out to winning crews.
Thank you James Rudkin - GB Rowing Team, for your support, and Virtual Certificate Prize Giving: James is a rower at Newcastle University, and is a European Championship Silver Medallist M8+, and 2X World Rowing Championship Bronze Medalist.

BBRC Results: 

J13 1x Jack Ribbens
J14 1x Ryder Apatu
J17 1x Keyan O'Donnell
WJ12 1x Bea Johnson
WJ15 1x Biba Rabjohns
WJ17 1x Rosie Foster
WSEN 1x Grace Macdonald
WMAS D 1x Lene Northwood
J14 2x Ryder Apatu Jack Ribbens
J17 2x Oliver Lawton Keyan O'Donnell
WJ13 2x Bea Johnson Anna Maycock
WJ14 2x Amelia Kent Emma Noble
J17 4x Nico Kent Jonty House Oliver Lawton Theo Briscoe
WJ14 4x Amelia Kent Emma Noble Ellie Foster Emily Downing (GMS)
WJ15 4x Ottilie Burden Saskia Wood Emily Maycock Sophie Pepper
MAS D 1x Rod McLean
MAS E 1x Mark Northwood
WMAS C 1x Brooke Ribbens
MAS D 2x Angus Bogle Ben Long
MAS E 2x Mike Maunsell Mark Northwood
WMAS D 2x Kirsty Barden Alison Henderson
WMAS E 2x Wendy Morten Helen Lawton
MAS C Mx 2x Dave Ribbens Brooke Ribbens
MAS E Mx 2x Michael Richardson Rowena Suthers
MAS F Mx 2x Neil Ellwood Sara Sands
MAS D 4x Hagen Jahnich Ben Long Heath Warwick Mark Northwood
WMAS C 4x Sarah Burden Kirsty Barden Suzanne Davies Louise Allen
MAS C Mx 4x Rob Purves Alastair Burns Sarah Burden Louise Allen
MAS D Mx 4x James Maycock Dave Ribbens Brooke Ribbens Rowena Suthers
MAS F Mx 4x Neil Briscoe Neil Ellwood Sara Sands Alison Henderson

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BEWL ERGATTA SERIES - EVENT A 25th April

Bewl had its first of 3 virtual 'ergattas' today. We had 310 participants from 19 clubs in 455 crews. Everyone entered into the spirit of the event, wearing rainbow colours in support of the NHS. Thank you to Dave and Jamie for arranging the google sheets of entries and results. A big thank you to all the clubs who took part, and we look forward to the next event on the 23rd May. Lots of training in the next month for pb's.
Clubs involved today include:
Ardingly College
Ardingly RC
Bath University BC
Bewl Bridge RC
Burway RC
Canterbury Pilgrims BC
Cranbrook School BC Alumni
Curlew RC
Globe RC
Gravesend RC
Great Marlow School
Isle of Ely RC
Maidstone Invite RC
Medway Towns RC
Poplar Blackwell & District
Shoreham RC
Sudbury RC
Tideway Scullers School
University of Sussex

MARK DELSTANCE

live tracking shows mark is on his way, link to his webpage below:

https://www.northatlanticsolo.com/the-challenge/

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New lightweight junior girls boat donated to the club

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CHECK THE WEATHER

http://www.myweather2.com/Fishing/United-Kingdom/Kent/Bewl-Water/14-Day-Forecast.aspx

 

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Celebrating 40 Years of Rowing at Bewl - BBRC's first outing July 1977. Celebrating 40 Years of Rowing at Bewl - BBRC's first outing July 1977.
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