Vesta Rowing Club https://www.vestarowing.co.uk Competitive and Novice Rowing Club in Putney Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:50:08 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Race Review – Remenham Challenge https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-remenham-challenge/ Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:12:29 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5784 The Remenham Challenge offered the first opportunity for all the Vesta squads to test themselves in eights this season, with ten boats representing the club. For some this meant a first ever race, while others it was a checking point for the year ahead. There were some solid results all round against strong opposition from […]

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Race Review – Novice Men – Remenham Challenge https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-novice-men-remenham-challenge/ Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:03:49 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5767 Rowing cherries were popped, corks were popped soon after, and throughout, many eyes popped at the sight of the Novice Men at this year’s Remenham Challenge. This year, the Novice men were fortunate enough to be able to enter two eights into the fray, one classed as the ‘actual’ Novice boat, and the other as […]

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Race Preview – Remenham Challenge https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-preview-remenham-challenge/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:22:20 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5748 Following a strong start to the year, this Saturday’s Remenham Challenge will see all Vesta squads first test of the year in eights, including debuts in the Crimson and Black for a number of our Novice’s. In total Vesta have 10 crews entered for the race from Chiswick Pier to the Vesta flagpole, showing the […]

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In Memory – Nigel Knight https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/memory-nigel-knight/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:21:12 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5746 By Jock McKerrell   It is with great sadness we report the death of Nigel Knight at the age of 72. Nigel had a brain tumour for some years, so we only saw him occasionally, but he was always cheerful, convivial, and the complete gentleman. He will however, be best remembered, and very fondly, for […]

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Race Review – Vesta Scullers Head https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-vesta-scullers-head/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:17:42 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5744 Saturday 2nd December saw yet another successful running of the Vesta Scullers Head, with over 450 scullers braving the freezing conditions. In total 13 Vesta scullers completed the course and notably also the row back, given this year’s race was run the “wrong” way. The Senior Women’s squad had near complete domination of the Women’s […]

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Race Review – Fours Head https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-fours-head/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:17:01 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5742 The first major test of the season saw a record 10 Vesta boats producing some strong results, indicating both the men’s and women’s squads are looking to pick up where they left off in the summer. With the new British Rowing Competition Framework and RPI coming into effect, there were new categories to contend with. […]

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Race Review – Pairs Head https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-pairs-head/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:36:33 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5688 Pairs Head marks the first race of the new season, with Vesta looking to give strong performances across the board on our home water. The tideway is known for its often brutal conditions, but the day of the race saw perfect weather to put in a good time. The Women’s Squad had four entries. Ruth […]

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Captain’s Race Preview – Fours Head https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/captains-race-preview-fours-head/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:22:29 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5686 Captain Harry Bond previews the first major race of the season, Fours Head: In only four days time we will see the first of the major events of the racing calendar. On the 11th and 12th of November we have both the Veteran Fours and Fours Heads. I’m delighted to say that Vesta will be represented by a number of crews racing across the whole of the weekend and to celebrate this […]

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Masters take on America https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/masters-take-america/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:16:09 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5683 A Vesta Masters 4x recently competed in the Head of the Schuykill Regatta, Philadelphia, one of the U.S major regattas alongside the Head of the Charles. Michael Maynard, Paul Mew and Bryan Williams flew into Newark the Thursday before to meet Mike Furgueson who recently returned to his native US. Two hours after landing they were on the water at […]

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{Squad Update} Senior Men’s Season in Review https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/squad-update-senior-mens-season-review/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:28:18 +0000 http://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5662 We started from nothing now we’re here… Senior Men’s Squad – End of Season Review By Chris Clements “Rebuild”, “development” and “long term project” were all words used at the start of the 2016/17 season, more palatable wording for “we’re starting again from scratch”. With a massive turnover in the summer, new coaching team and […]

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