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Henley Royal Regatta – Qualifiers

“The following crews have qualified for the Thames Challenge Cup” comes across the tannoy… “Lea… London B… London C…” We wait patiently for the alphabetical list to be announced. “Maidstone… Molesey… Monmouth… Mortlake…” How many clubs begin with M? When will we get to the…

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Henley fever

“When we gather for the happiest week in all the year, it is the brotherhood of rowing, the comradeship of the oar that we recall, when eight men who have trained until they have become a single drive, a single thrust of forward-flashing wrists, face…

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Going… Going… Gone!

Members who don’t visit the club regularly may be in for a surprise – the old Mortlake Anglian and Alpha boat house that has stood empty beside Putney Town is no more! Originally thought to have been built in the 1970’s, MAABC vacated the building…

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New ARA points system

With the regatta season upon us, some people may be scratching their heads trying to understand the new ARA rules that were introduced at the beginning of April this year. What does Intermediate 3 really mean? What happened to Senior 1-4? The table below should…

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Kosta Kolimechkov

After Kosta’s move to England In 2008 he returned to international rowing by entering the World Cup at Munich. He achieved a creditable 13th place overall, winning the C final in the LWT1x class, improving his previous world standing from 18th. Under the tutelage of…

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Dinner Dance – Saturday 18th April 2009

The time has come once again for most prestigious social event in the calendar – the annual PTRC dinner dance! For those who haven’t been before, this formal occasion held in the hall at the club house is a great evening consisting of posh frocks,…

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HoRR – A personal perspective

Matt, who came over from Australia having been a keen surf rower in Sydney, joined Putney Town RC last August and rowed in the Men’s Head of the river race in the first VIII. He wrote about his experience of the head race and provided…

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Women’s Beginners Rowing Course

Putney Town is running another beginners course, this time for women. This time of year must be the best time to learn to row, with the fine weather and numerous club events coming over the summer. An open day is being held on Sunday 26th…

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Veterans Head 2009 — Results

The vets got their chance to flex their muscles and demonstrate their mettle a day after the men’s head of the river race in the Veterans Head with weather that continued to be fine from the HoRR the day before. In the very last head…