Vesta Rowing Club https://www.vestarowing.co.uk Competitive and Novice Rowing Club in Putney Thu, 24 May 2018 12:41:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Race Review – Wallingford Regatta https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-wallingford-regatta/ Thu, 24 May 2018 12:41:31 +0000 https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5874 Strong start to the summer at Wallingford Wallingford regatta saw a strong statement of intent from Vesta crews, with promising early season results to build on through the summer. This included a win in Women’s Challenge Coxless Fours, which will earn the crew members a prestigious Vesta Red Cap for winning in the highest category. […]

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Race Review – HORR – Novice Pennant Win https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-horr-novice-pennant-win/ Wed, 02 May 2018 13:28:10 +0000 https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5869 By Carl Esdaile Gruelling training, illness, injury, and the bite of a cold winter culminated on an arguably average and cloudy March Sunday morning, when the 2018 Novice Men’s squad tackled the championship course in the Head of the River Race. After the WeHoRR, our sisters in the Novice Women’s squad advised us it would […]

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Race Review – HORR – Development Men https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/race-review-horr-development-men/ Wed, 02 May 2018 13:16:50 +0000 https://www.vestarowing.co.uk/?p=5866 By Paul Corby A few of us had been here before. More had not. HORR: the culmination of a tough winter’s work, of countless thousands of metres on ergos, of seemingly endless paddling up and down the Tideway. The biggest race of the season. To a man, the Development Squad had given their everything in […]

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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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