Sep 01

Rowing Race report – Gloucester Regatta 23 & 24 Aug 2014

Over the weekend of Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of August several Bradford on Avon Rowing Club crews competed at the extremely well organised Gloucester Rowing Club Regatta. Club Captain Andy Taylor kindly towed the trailer to the event and competed in a couple of events himself. Andy won his Mas F1X semi-final against a member of the Christchurch & Hollingworth Club but lost out in the next round against a member of his second club, Dart &Totnes Rowing Club. However, Taylor did, with club vice captain Ching Kilby, go on to win the Mx Mas E/F semi against a very experienced crew from Dart &Totnes Rowing Club and then final against club mates Anne-Marie Leflaive and Andrew Carpenter. Club member Mike Frost was the other highly notable club member to win races – in particular losing his Novice status by winning the final of the masters C/D novice singles in a race against a sculler from Ross Rowing Club. Tamsin Brewer sculled in the WJ16 1X but lost out in an early heat.

On Sunday Frost won his first race in an IM3 1X event – against Hereford, but sadly lost in the next heat. He later raced and won in an IM3 2x with Gavin Langford, and in an IM3 4 + heat against a Henley Rowing Club boat the BOARC boat crewed in addition by Gavin Langford, Mike Knott, Max Leflaive coxed by Ching Kilby – a combination that had never raced together before. Going on to win their semi final against Bristol Ariel. A second BOARC crew consisting of James Cambray, Adam Swain, Andy Pope, Jack Buxton, cox Benjamin Pocock rowed against a crew from Cambridge 99, they lost and the Cambridge crew then went on to beat the crew coxed by Kilby in the final. Tamsin Brewer & Max Leflaive sculled an Mx IM3 2X against an experienced crew from Hereford Rowing Club and were narrowly beaten at the winning post by only a length. One of the clubs toughest events of the day was the W IM3 2x. Two BOARC crews took part, former club secretary Peggy and current club Secretary Anne-Marie Leflaive and Ching Kilby and Tamsin Brewer. The latter crew drew an extra heat and won three races against some very strong crews to make it through to the final against a very strong crew from Taunton Rowing Club, where Kilby and Brewer lost.

New pairing Laura Moorfield and Emma Pullen were the clubs final crew sculling a Women’s Primary 2x – a round robin event for crews who had previously not won a race. They achieved a solidly convincing win in their race against home club Gloucester, but lost the race against a crew from Swansea rowing club, putting them in second place. Mike Knott did the honours towing the trailer back to the Bradford clubhouse and it was unloaded and all kit stowed away before wet Monday bank holiday arrived!

URL of pictures from the weekend taken by Max & Anne-Marie, Carol, Tamsin and Geoff.

Aug 12

Moscow World Championships 2014

Ed had a successfull world championships  collecting 2 bronze medals.

Ed  Moscow  2014    k1 200  bronze  credit

Ed Moscow 2014 k1 200 bronze credit

The first was in the 200m k1  ,won by Mark de Jonge  Canada, Ed in 3rd place unable to be split from Saul Craviotta  Spain


Ed  Moscow 2014  k1 200m relay bronze     credit

Ed Moscow 2014 k1 200m relay bronze credit

Th second medal came from the 200m k1 relay with team mates Liam heath,Jon Schofield and Kristian Reeves.

Thank to Peter Schofield  for the photos.

Hannah  was also in Moscow  with a 3rd in the C Final of the 200m k1  and a sixth in the womens k1 relay.

Hannah   moscow 2014  credit

Hannah moscow 2014 credit

Jul 21

Bradford paddlers at European championships

3 Bradford paddlers have represented GB at European sprint championships.

Ed McKeever and Hannah Brown have just competed in the Senior European championships in Brandenburg, Germany and James Missen has just returned from the Junior Europeans at Mantes-la-Jolie near Paris.edbrand2014

Ed won silver in the 200m K1 men and Hannah came 3rd in the B final of the 200m K1 women.Both the GB short sprint K1’s were from Bradford. Hannah Brand 2014

James was 9th in the B final of the under 18 K1 1000m.Piestany

Ed and Hannah have now gone to training camp in Bulgaria to prepare for next month’s senior world championships in Moscow.

May 31

Mixed Masters E 2X UK Nationals at Notting won by Andy and Ching

On Sunday the 18th of May 2014 Ching Kilby and Andy Taylor competed at Nottingham’s Holme Pierrepoint course in the UK Masters Championship. A tricky course with a notorious cross wind which often gives advantage to crews drawing lower numbers. Sculling the trusty Janousek The Browns Andy and Ching were in lane four, sculling against a great line up with crews from all over the country. There were some familiar crews from 2013;  Dart Totnes, Bewdley & Grosvenor the latter who beat them last year known for having a really fast finish.  At the start the wind pushed the BOARC crew over the marker buoys, they were warned by the umpires, this was just the spur they needed to kick them up a gear. Ching sat at stroke making all the important calls. In the ‘last 200’ they just gave it everything they had, with burning chests and difficulty breathing they pass the finish, a close call but they knew they had done well and waited with baited breath for the result announcement. They Won! This means they now have won two out of the three major rowing completion in the UK master 2014 rowing calendar; they won the Pairs Head in London in the winter in the same category, so – next stop Henely Masters in July! Well done Ching and Andy.

.Ching and Andy at Nottingham 2014 Mas Mxd E 2X

May 26

Nigel at the World Quadrathlon Championships

Club Member Nigel was at the World Quadrathlon Championships in Lincs.

Nigel was 11th overall but was fastest in the 50-59 category in a time of 2:44:05.

The winner was Steve King overall World Champion for the 30-39 age category in a time of 2:32:02.

Well done Nigel !

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June Go Paddle Course


June/July Go Paddle courses

Course 2 (Starting Thursday 12th June 2014)

Duration: 4 week day evenings –June 12th, 19th, 26th and 3rd July.
Cost £40 (cheques made payable to Bradford on Avon Rowing Club).
Time: 6pm start to finish by 8pm

Course 3  (Starting Thursday 17th July 2014)
Duration: 4 week day evenings –July 17th, 24th, 31st and 7th August.

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