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We hope you enjoy Vesta in the same way as our many current rowing, sculling and non-rowing Members do.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe have drafted this page so that those new to Vesta, and indeed those needing a timely reminder, can understand how Vesta’s members like to run their Club, whether training, competing or socialising.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you’re a new member or looking at joining, we hope you have an enjoyable and rewarding time with the club. If you ever have any queries or concerns please contact your Coach, the Vice-Captain for your specific squad\u0026nbsp;the Captain or any member of the Executive Committee.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2659","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eRacing and Competition\u003c/h3\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2660","Width":6,"WidthClasses":"col-md-6","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/IMG_3690.jpeg","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/IMG_3690.jpeg\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"InstanceID":"2661","Width":6,"WidthClasses":"col-md-6","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eRowing is an extremely competitive sport with club members representing all tiers of ability from novice through to national level. We actively participate in local, national and international regattas, and we have had significant recent success at a large number of events; success we aim to continue and improve upon as we enter our 150th year.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll major races, major training times, along with Club events and parties, can all be found on the \u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Events/Calendar\"\u003eEvents\u003c/a\u003e section of our website.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRaces not only provide an opportunity for our members to compete at novice, club and veteran levels, but are also great social occasions for those not competing. Many of the head races row straight past our Club balcony and support on such days is actively encouraged and appreciated.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2662","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eVesta Run and Organised Events\u003c/h3\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2663","Width":5,"WidthClasses":"col-md-5","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Cropped%20Vesta%208%20at%20Hammersmith.jpg","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Cropped%20Vesta%208%20at%20Hammersmith.jpg\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"InstanceID":"2664","Width":7,"WidthClasses":"col-md-7","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eVesta Events\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVesta organises two major racing events during the season:\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003eDecember: Vesta Scullers’ Head\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eMarch: Vesta International Veterans’ Head\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe ask all our members to support these events either by competing in the races or by volunteering to help on the day, whether as part of the timing team, marshalling, launch driving, or by serving food and beverages to the on-water teams.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eBritish Rowing\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBritish Rowing (BR) is the governing body of all rowing in the United Kingdom. The vast majority of UK regattas are run under BR rules, the exceptions being Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women’s Regatta which have their own rules for entry.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll competitors, including coxswains, must be a member of the BR, with Vesta as a nominated club, to be entered into any race or regatta (including Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women’s Regatta). \u003ca href=\"http://www.britishrowing.org/membership/types\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"\u003eBR membership information is available on its website\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll BR members are issued with a membership card which must be brought with you to any regatta. Day tickets are no longer available, so all competitors must be a registered BR Member before entering a regatta or head race.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFull details of the BR can be found at: \u003ca href=\"http://www.britishrowing.org/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"\u003ehttp://www.britishrowing.org/\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2665","Width":7,"WidthClasses":"col-md-7","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eRacing kit\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll regattas and head races require that competitors wear the appropriate club kit during the race. Vesta’s colours are crimson and black.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen racing for Vesta in any event you will need to wear a club one-piece. Vesta has an ordering window for new kit, normally at the end of September and in February. Kit is available via the website or the kit officer. You may be able to borrow one from another member of your squad, but it will be your responsibility to have one.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe top Senior Men\u0027s and Senior Women\u0027s crews in the Club get the honour of wearing a white top under their All-in-One. This can be long or short sleeved depending on the conditions. Other crews can wear any colour they choose, but white is reserved for the top boats only. \u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to this, the top crews for the Women\u0027s Head of the River Race and Head of the River Race are awarded a 1st 8 blazer for the coming year. They are seen as the custodians of the blazer for the year, and in exchange for its possession are expected to make every effort to hand it on next year with the club in a better position than when they received it.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"InstanceID":"2666","Width":5,"WidthClasses":"col-md-5","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Womens%20Head%202017.JPG","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Womens%20Head%202017.JPG\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":470,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2667","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eTrailering\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe loading of boats on the trailer going to and from regattas is the responsibility of the individual crew. The crew is responsible for tying down their boat securely and for ensuring the correct seats, riggers and blades are loaded onto the trailer. The first and last racing crews of the day are expected to accompany the trailer to and from the club if required.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe ask squads to take it in turns to arrange a towing vehicle and transport boats to and from regattas. Any drivers must have the relevant towing qualification and insurance, and be signed-off by the \u003ca href=\"mailto:Captain@vestarowing.co.uk?subject=Vesta%20Rowing%20Club\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAt the end of the regatta, we ask that our members unload the trailer, re-rig the boats and store them back in the boathouse. For Saturday regattas please ensure all boats are unloaded and re-rigged on the Sunday, and for two-day regattas the trailer should be unloaded on the Monday evening at the very latest.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePlease do not leave unfitted riggers lying around the club - they must go back onto their racks in the Clubhouse.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2668","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eSquad Rowing and Coaching\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2669","Width":6,"WidthClasses":"col-md-6","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Coaching%202018.jpg","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Coaching%202018.jpg\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"InstanceID":"2670","Width":6,"WidthClasses":"col-md-6","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eVesta Rowing Club will typically run four coached rowing squads in a season, though this does vary from season to season:\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ctable\u003e\u003ctbody\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"336\"\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/SQUADS/Senior+Mens+Squad\"\u003eSenior Men\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"221\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"336\"\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/SQUADS/Senior+Womens+Squad\"\u003eSenior Women\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"221\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"336\"\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/SQUADS/Novice+Rowing\"\u003eNovice Men\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"221\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003ctr\u003e\u003ctd width=\"336\"\u003e\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/SQUADS/Novice+Rowing\"\u003eNovice Women\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003ctd width=\"221\"\u003e\u003c/td\u003e\u003c/tr\u003e\u003c/tbody\u003e\u003c/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition, we have a \u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/SQUADS/Masters+Rowing\"\u003eVeteran’s Men’s and Women’s Squads\u003c/a\u003e for those no longer racing open events.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst the Club shall endeavour to ensure members receive the appropriate level of coaching, availability of places in these squads is contingent upon the availability of coaches, launches, rowing equipment and most importantly the commitment of the squad members to follow the designated coaching programme.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2671","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eCoaches and Coaching\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCoaches with the support of the Rowing Committee may decide to increase or decrease the available seats in each squad at their discretion. This may include competitive selection for crews in the form of seat trials, gym and ergo scores, and technical proficiency as appropriate.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost of our Coaches and all Members of the Committee are volunteers. They give up their free time to the Club because of their dedication to Vesta and the sport of rowing. Please treat them with respect and consideration. Your membership fees cover the cost of hiring Men\u0027s and Women\u0027s Head Coaches,\u0026nbsp;running and insuring the boathouse and the fleet, and supporting the administration of rowing. Paying membership does not entitle a member to coaching and nor does it guarantee an outing in a boat.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCoaching may be available outside the formal Coaching structure on an ad-hoc basis upon request.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAny queries regarding coaching should be directed to the \u003ca href=\"mailto:Captain@vestarowing.co.uk?subject=Vesta%20Rowing%20Club\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2672","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eJoining Vesta and Membership\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2673","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eThe Club includes a wide range of rowing and non-rowing experience, from those who have recently joined Vesta from school or university to those who have competed at Henley Royal Regatta as Club Members in the 1950s. We presently have over 300 Members, evenly split between active and honorary (non-rowing) Members, and have been growing rapidly in recent years. Details on the cost of membership are available in the Join section of the website, with discounts available for students and those in their first year after graduation.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Executive Committee will confirm your membership provided that the Club can accommodate additional members and that the “Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire” has been properly completed and does not indicate any potential medical problems.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eAffordability\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThough we take a strict line with regards to non payment of membership subscriptions, we do not want to exclude members based on genuine inability to pay and would ask anyone with severe financial difficulties to contact the Membership Secretary if they have any concerns about payment or would like to seek a reduced subscription.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to membership of Vesta, Members can incur substantial costs for regatta entries, training camps, transport and the purchase of rowing lycra and kit. Please speak to your coach or the \u003ca href=\"mailto:captain@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e if you have any questions.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eNon-Payment of the Subscription and Race Fees\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe membership fee is a monthly\u0026nbsp;subscription. If you cancel a direct debit instruction before the full amount due has been paid, or with race fees owing, and leave the Club, any unpaid subscriptions will be recorded as a bad debt and the BR and/or credit agencies may be notified.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAny unclaimed surplus balances in the race fees account will be transferred into the Vesta Boat Fund within six months of a member having resigned from the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eResigning from Vesta\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the first instance, we always prefer to retain our members, and therefore offer an Honorary Membership to anyone wishing to remain a social rather than active member of the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHowever if you do decide to leave Vesta, you do need to inform the Membership Secretary in writing or via email. You will also need to ensure any outstanding membership dues and race fees have been settled. We would also ask you to empty your locker and remove your padlock, and if appropriate remove your sculling boat from the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor any queries regarding joining Vesta or membership fees, please contact the \u003ca href=\"mailto:members@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eMembership Secretary\u003c/a\u003e\u0026nbsp;or visit \u003ca href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Register/MembershipCategories\"\u003ehere\u003c/a\u003e to see our current membership options.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":10,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2674","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eBoats and Rowing Equipment\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2675","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eVesta Rowing Club invests heavily each season in new rowing boats and equipment. In the past few years we have consistently spent over £30,000 per season on new boats and rowing equipment. We have a defined, long term boat buying policy in place which aims to meet the best, long term, competitive interests of the club.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eAllocation of Club Boats and Equipment\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club only has a finite inventory of boats and rowing equipment. Whilst we endeavour to support our members’ needs as much as possible, there are number of conflicting demands for boats throughout the year. This is particularly acute during March for the main head races, and June/July for the two Henley regattas.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club will make every effort to provide members who wish to race with suitable equipment. At times this can mean borrowing or renting boats from other sources. In the rare occurrence where there are conflicting demands for the same piece of equipment the Captain will resolve this for members.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eRacking and Private Boats\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club has a number of racks in the main boatshed which, on payment of a fee, are made available on an annual basis for members who own their own sculling boats. These racks are made available entirely at the \u003ca href=\"mailto:Captain@vestarowing.co.uk?subject=Vesta%20Rowing%20Club\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e‘s discretion and members should note that there is generally a waiting list for racks to become available, although we have shortened this in recent years. Members should similarly note that if a rack is made available to them, any boat stored on that rack is placed there entirely at the owner’s risk, and that they are responsible for insuring the boat and otherwise ensuring its maintenance and safe-keeping. The \u003ca href=\"mailto:Captain@vestarowing.co.uk?subject=Vesta%20Rowing%20Club\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e may ask members who are not using their boat regularly to either let other members use their boat or otherwise free up their boat rack for other members to use. Racks are there to be used by active members; racks are not provided for general storage for the boats of inactive club members.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club does not take any responsibility for members’ boats or equipment racked or stored at the Club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRequests for a rack space should be made to the \u003ca href=\"mailto:Captain@vestarowing.co.uk?subject=Vesta%20Rowing%20Club\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2676","Width":8,"WidthClasses":"col-md-8","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eCleaning Boats\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe tidal Thames carries a lot of silt and other, not so nice, debris with it. We expect all our members to wash down their boats after each and every outing. Towels are available in the boat shed to wipe boats down, and a hose is available inside the main boatshed of the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eDamage to Equipment\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInevitably due to the nature of the sport, and the amount of use they get, the boats and equipment may get damaged through accident or normal usage.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you have problems with any of the equipment please log the damage on the white board in the crew room and notify the \u003ca href=\"mailto:Captain@vestarowing.co.uk?subject=Vesta%20Rowing%20Club\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e by email.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe would all agree there is nothing worse than getting to the start of a race, miles from the club, only to discover you cannot race due to avoidable equipment failure.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"InstanceID":"2677","Width":4,"WidthClasses":"col-md-4","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Putney%20Bridge%20in%20the%20Morning.JPG","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Putney%20Bridge%20in%20the%20Morning.JPG\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2678","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eThe Club House\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2679","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Vesta%20Boathouse.jpg","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/Vesta%20Boathouse.jpg\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2680","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eThe Club House, we would hope you agree, is a beautiful Victorian building. However it, as with all buildings in constant use, needs to be well looked after.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the past fifteen years we have invested significantly in a new gym, a new balcony, extending and refurbishing the women’s changing rooms, a new kitchen, rewiring and installing a new fire alarm system and improvements to the ergo room.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn the future, subject to funding and the usual planning consents, we will be seeking to develop the Club further by replacing the boat shed and installing a second storey above it to accommodate more flexible space including space for gym equipment and ergos.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eLockers\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe have a number of lockers available to active rowers, coxswains and coaches. At times we may not have enough lockers for all our active members, and you may have to wait for a locker to become available or share a locker with a fellow member.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are not actively using the club, we do ask that you vacate your locker so that someone else may use it.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you want a locker please contact the \u003ca href=\"mailto:house@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eHouse Captain\u003c/a\u003e who should be able to assist you.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eLocking Up\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are the last to leave the club at night or during the weekend, or even believe you are the last to leave, please ensure the club is locked up and is secure. Check the Sign Out Book at the foot of the gym stairs for anyone who may still be on the water. Then please lock the boat shed doors, sculling bay doors, the balcony doors and the front door, and turn off the lights. We spend over £5,000 a year on utilities, most of which is on electricity, so please don’t waste it!\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you do spot any particular issues, such as blown light bulbs or broken locks, please write them on the Maintenance board at the top of the stairs next to the changing rooms and refer them to the \u003ca href=\"mailto:house@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eHouse Captain\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2681","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eCommunication\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2682","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eWe use a number of forums for communicating with our members. This includes email, our website, direct postal mail, notice boards and social media.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eVesta Website\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEverything you need to know about the running of the club tends to be on our well-maintained website at \u003ca href=\"http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/\"\u003ehttp://www.vestarowing.co.uk\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe use the website to communicate as much as possible with our members. The website includes content from this document, upcoming events, racing results, safety information and news.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere is additional information available for members when they are signed in to the website.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eEmail\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe have a number of email lists appropriate to the Club, the Executive and Rowing Committees, our coaches and squads.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe would ask our Members to use these addresses sparingly to avoid excessive clogging up of our Members’ email inboxes. There is an All Vesta email address and this is managed by the \u003ca href=\"mailto:comms@vestarowing.co.uk\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eCommunications Officer\u003c/a\u003e. This mailing list is optional, so members who are not active in the club can unsubscribe if they wish.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe maintain an Official Vesta mailing list, which includes all members and we use this list for official notices, such as the AGM.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMembers new to the club should ask their respective coach to include them on the relevant email list, or email \u003ca href=\"mailto:comms@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003ecomms@vestarowing.co.uk\u003c/a\u003e to add you to the relevant list.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eNotice Boards\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe have a number of notice boards dotted around the Club for various purposes.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe main notice board is in the bar and is used to notify members of forthcoming elections, recent results, and other current Vesta news.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe safety notice board is at the top of the gym stairs, and includes a board for recording any incidents or damages to boats and equipment.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eVesta Newsletter\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club issues a short regular newsletter to our members via email. The focus is predominantly on squad and racing successes and outlines forthcoming events.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2683","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eCommittees and Volunteering\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVesta Rowing Club is a club run by its members for its members.\u0026nbsp; Vesta’s success is testament to the efforts our members put into the club; without this support the club could not be a success on or off the water.\u0026nbsp; We only engage the services of others for the repair to boats, equipment, the club house and in significant development projects.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTo help run the club, we have two main committees: the Executive Committee and the Rowing Committee. In addition to these there are a number of sub-committees.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eCommittees\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day running of the club.\u0026nbsp; This includes managing the club’s finances, facilities, events and safety.\u0026nbsp; Any non-rowing issues should be directed to the Executive Committee.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rowing Committee is responsible for overseeing rowing and sculling within the club.\u0026nbsp; This includes setting squad sizes, allocating boats and equipment, and deciding which events to enter.\u0026nbsp; The Rowing Committee is attended by the\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"mailto:captain@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eCaptain\u003c/a\u003e,\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"mailto:deputy@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eDeputy Captain\u003c/a\u003e, Squad Vice Captains,\u0026nbsp;\u003ca href=\"mailto:chairman@vestarowing.co.uk\"\u003eChairman of the Executive Committee\u003c/a\u003e\u0026nbsp;(as observer) and the coaches.\u0026nbsp; Any rowing specific issues should be directed to the Rowing Committee.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eVolunteering for Events\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThroughout the year the club runs a number of events, most notably the\u0026nbsp;\u003ca title=\"Vesta Scullers’ Head\" href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/SH/Scullers+Head\"\u003eVesta Scullers’ Head\u003c/a\u003e\u0026nbsp;and the\u0026nbsp;\u003ca title=\"Vesta Veterans’ Head of the River\" href=\"https://www.myclubhouse.co.uk/Vesta/Cms/Spaces/VH/Vesta+Veterans+Head\"\u003eVesta International Veterans’ Head\u003c/a\u003e.\u0026nbsp; These and other events are both critical to the success and standing of the club, and the success of rowing as a sport.\u0026nbsp; For these and other events the club does ask its members for support in running the events.\u0026nbsp;In addition Vesta runs a number of socials and parties throughout the year for its members and naturally asks that members provide as much support as possible.\u0026nbsp; This includes preparing the club for parties and help with running the bar.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe also ask as many of our members as possible become au fait with running and managing the bar.\u0026nbsp; This minimises the amount any one member must contribute to enable the bar to run efficiently, \u0026nbsp;and enables us\u0026nbsp;to continue to offer such generous opening hours for a members only bar.\u0026nbsp; If you are interested please speak to the Honorary Steward or any current member of the bar team.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eCoaching and Umpiring\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe encourage members with enough rowing and/or sculling experience to participate in coaching and/or to work towards achieving the BR Umpires licence.\u0026nbsp; Rowing remains a predominantly amateur sport and any time Vesta members put back into the safe and competitive running of the sport is highly appreciated within the club and the wider rowing community.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2684","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eSocial and Vesta Bar\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2685","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003eVesta is an extremely social club. Our members are our club and we like them to all take part in club activities, whether rowing, sculling or social, as much as possible.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eVesta Bar\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVesta Bar is well-known for being a fantastic, friendly and welcoming members bar where you’ll always be greeted warmly and will find a fellow member to share a pint with.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe bar is run by our own members for our members and its surpluses have contributed to many club house improvements over the year. The more money members spend at the bar, the better the club is able to fund future improvements.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe bar is open to members every Saturday and Sunday from late morning to the last member standing, and most evenings during the week (Mon-Thurs) from about 7pm. It serves Guinness, Frontier, London Pride and often guest beers on tap, and all manner of other beverages from bottles.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe one of the few club bars to be open almost every night of the week and during the weekend.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eParties\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVesta Bar hosts all manner of pre-, during and post-event celebrations and parties throughout the year for its members. There are five major Head races, our Annual Dinner, the Boat Race, and other Vesta parties typically in May and August, all providing the perfect excuse to frequent the bar, strut your stuff and generally let your hair down. This of course is in addition to the normal weekend and mid-week post-outing/training drinks.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe club house can be made available for hire to our members for private parties subject to committee approval. However, please be aware that we have a limited number of late licences available to us, and we operate a strict ‘always welcome’ policy for members; any member is always welcome even if another member is using the club for a private event.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe only time members are not permitted free access to the club is on the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race day. During the Boat Race the club is open to members who have pre-purchased tickets only. This is solely to prevent overcrowding in the club.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eFood\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMembers take it in turn to prepare food for each other on most Thursday evenings. Please turn up and support the volunteers who make the food. We always need more volunteers so please help out.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll surpluses from food sales go back into improving the club facilities for members.\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2686","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(255, 255, 255);\"\u003eRemenham Club and the Henley Regattas\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":"rgb(58, 59, 62)","ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\" style=\"background:rgb(58, 59, 62)\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":true,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":true,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2687","Width":7,"WidthClasses":"col-md-7","Type":"IMAGE","Content":null,"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/HRR%202013%20(W8+%208).jpg","ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Client/Images/Cms/HRR%202013%20(W8+%208).jpg\" /\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"InstanceID":"2688","Width":5,"WidthClasses":"col-md-5","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eHenley Royal Regatta at Remenham Club\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHenley Royal Regatta (HRR) is a sublime affair.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs many of those who have competed at HRR and Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR) will confess, there is nothing more terrifying yet exhilarating than racing side-by-side in a knockout event, in a wooden boomed crucible, as you run the gauntlet of the “Remenham Roar”. Particularly if you are ahead.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor those spectating or nursing their wounds, Remenham Club is a great place to take in the sunshine, watch some high class racing, and wistfully dream of your future prowess or historic athleticism, as you de-beer the Remenham Club of its stock.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHaving last won an event at HRR in 1981 (The Britannia Challenge Cup – ‘the Brit’), Vesta again reached the final of that event in 2009. Whilst the crew was beaten in one of the closest races of the day, their sterling efforts in reaching that stage marked Vesta men’s squad putting itself firmly back on the rowing map!\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}},{"Columns":[{"InstanceID":"2689","Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eHenley Women’s Regatta\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHenley Womens’ Regatta is run ten days before HRR. It is again a side-by-side, knockout event. We continue to perform extremely well at this event, with wins in multiple events over the last 10 years..\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInformation about Remenham Club can be found at: \u003ca href=\"http://www.remenhamclub.co.uk/\"\u003ewww.remenhamclub.co.uk\u003c/a\u003e.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInformation of HRR and HWR can be found at \u003ca href=\"http://www.hrr.co.uk/\"\u003ewww.hrr.co.uk\u003c/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"http://www.hwr.org.uk/\"\u003ewww.hwr.org.uk\u003c/a\u003e respectively\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVesta Rowing Club is a founding member of the prestigious Remenham Club in Henley-upon-Thames. Remenham Club was founded in 1909 by seven Metropolitan rowing clubs, including Kingston, London, Molesey, Thames, Twickenham and Staines rowing clubs.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRemenham is an excellent venue from which to watch racing crews during Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) every July and to socialise with other rowers from our fellow founding clubs. It is open throughout the five-day regatta and serves food and drink to its members and their guests.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003eMembership of Remenham\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMembership of Remenham is earned by merit. This includes competing for one of the founding Clubs to a minimum (high) standard of rowing/sculling proficiency. Typically applicants are expected to have raced at either Henley Royal Regatta or Henley Women’s Regatta to qualify for membership. Applications are accepted from proficient coxswains and coaches.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a waiting list for membership, and though members are accepted typically in chronological order, merit is given greater emphasis in selection. It can take a number of years to gain membership but it is certainly worth the wait.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRemenham members are able to purchase guest tickets for their partners and guests, though ticket applications should be made early particularly for Fridays and Saturdays which typically sell out a month before the event.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMembership of Remenham Club is a closely guarded honour and those members of Vesta who use Remenham Club, either as a member or as a guest, should treat it as such.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you are interested in becoming a member of Remenham Club please speak to one of our current Remenham members or to our Remenham Club representatives.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"PageURL":"https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/Cms/Spaces/DEFAULT/About?version=16","AllVersions":[{"ID":2,"Name":"v1 - About - Joanne Shovelton - 09/10/2018 08:08"},{"ID":93,"Name":"v2 - About - Harry Bond - 21/05/2019 21:23"},{"ID":94,"Name":"v3 - About - Harry Bond - 21/05/2019 22:08"},{"ID":95,"Name":"v4 - About - Harry Bond - 21/05/2019 22:09"},{"ID":96,"Name":"v5 - About - Harry Bond - 21/05/2019 22:15"},{"ID":97,"Name":"v6 - About - Harry Bond - 21/05/2019 22:27"},{"ID":184,"Name":"v7 - About - Harry Bond - 07/06/2019 11:23"},{"ID":185,"Name":"v8 - About - Harry Bond - 07/06/2019 11:25"},{"ID":191,"Name":"v9 - About - Harry Bond - 27/09/2019 12:25"},{"ID":379,"Name":"v10 - About - Chris Clements - 06/10/2019 12:22"},{"ID":484,"Name":"v11 - About - Harry Bond - 09/10/2019 20:33"},{"ID":485,"Name":"v12 - About - Harry Bond - 09/10/2019 20:47"},{"ID":486,"Name":"v13 - About - Harry Bond - 09/10/2019 20:53"},{"ID":487,"Name":"v14 - About - Harry Bond - 09/10/2019 20:58"},{"ID":488,"Name":"v15 - About - Harry Bond - 09/10/2019 21:04"},{"ID":489,"Name":"v16 - About - Harry Bond - 09/10/2019 22:40"}],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false}