Belgian Beers Now Restocked!

Just in time for this weekend, all the Belgian bottled beers are back! Check them out. Thank you Vinny!

 

Fours Head ‘Four of a Kind’ Party

Fours Head Party Poster

Three's a crowd... but Four's a party!

Three’s a crowd, four’s a party!
With the Fours head taking place this weekend, it falls to the club to celebrate the crews entered and their (hopeful) success in the race.  To that end the club will be open ALL DAY, serving food and drinks to supply all those willing supporters down to cheer the final stretch along the Putney Embankment, and then for the tired crews to rehydrate with a well-earned pint.

The evening shenanigans will begin at 1930 with a fancy dress party themed around “Four of a Kind”, so come along with friends as teams, groups, comrades – or come alone representing 4 things yourself!

The club will dance until the small hours, so come prepared to rock out the dancing shoes, and party like there’s no training on Sunday*!!
*there is training on Sunday, man up.

 

On tap at the bar this weekend

This coming weekend, by popular demand (Robin!), we will have Sambrook’s ‘Pump House’ Pale Ale (4.2%) on draught at the Vesta bar. Time to stop by for a pint after (or instead of) training surely?!

Vesta at Head of the Charles this weekend

A women’s championship eight and a men’s single will represent Vesta in the Head of the Charles in Boston, USA on 20th and 21st October. The regatta is now underway and a live webcast is available here.

Jamie Wooller will race on Saturday at 16:48 (11:48am local time) and the ladies will race at 20:08 (15:08 local time) on Sunday.

P.S. Jamie came 30 / 64 with a time of 20:21.19. Live results are here.

Pairs Head 2012

Pairs Head 2012

Helen and Natalie race in W.IM2.2-

Twelve Vesta crews successfully raced the Pairs Head course this year, with a strong showing from both the men’s and women’s senior squads. Three experienced women’s crews achieved second places, unfortunately missing out on a pennant, but what a good start to the season! The men’s pairs also posted some respectable times achieving a sixth and seventh place in IM2.2- category. A notable mention should go to Paul Mew who came third in MasF.2x with his partner from London RC. See the club’s results here and the full list on the Pairs Head website. (As always, please get in touch with me if you’d like to write a race report or send any photographs that we can use on the website, Thanks!).

New boat naming 4th November

ChampagneSave the date. There will be a ceremony at 12:30pm on Sunday 4th November at the club to name the new boats. The IV is to be called ‘Voracious’ and the VIII to be called ‘Dick Welch’ – hurrah for that!

Ladies who love Tour du Lac

tour du lacFor the third year in a row Vesta has supplied five brave souls (AKA nutters – and I’m allowed to say that because I’ve done it) to race the longest inland rowing race in the world. Congratulations to Vics McLeod-More, Emily Trant, Verity Ansell, Fran Bennet and Lein Snippe, who completed the course along Lake Geneva in a big, heavy coxed quad. Usually 160km long, the course was shortened due to wet, windy, waves-worse-than-the-Tideway weather, but they still rowed 146km, which took 14 hours, 55 mimnutes and 14 seconds!  The ladies have done it again.

A particular mention to Vics, who completed the challenge just a year after having a baby and to Emily for returning for a third year in a row and already planning a fourth. Read her fantastic race report here.

Guess who picked a winner?

FWandleollowing on from Dick and Robin’s intrepid research into… what else… BEER… the results came in from the World Beer Awards 2012 and the one they choose from Sambrooks Brewery has only gone and won:  Wandle has been voted ‘Worlds Best Pale Bitter – under 5%’ at the World Beer Awards. Vesta’s dedicated researchers come up trumps and choose a winner! It’s in the bar, folks.