A Fantastic week in June 2016 for Champion of the Thames RC starting with the Peterborough Spring Regatta
Peterborough Spring Regatta, Sunday 05th June 2016
Champion of the Thames RC Masters Scullers had a very successful day in the sunshine and headwind at Peterborough Spring Regatta with wins for: Phil Jones Mas E1x, Louise Affleck + Cynthia Jones WMasD 2x, Louise Affleck WMasC 1x, Carole Mills WMasD 1x. There were also 2nd places for the Mas D 4x- and for WMas E 4x- crews. Trish Reed also made her final keeping-up with the 20 somethings in the WNov 1x category.
The Champs Eights Head results are now available.
Congratulations to all category winners and particularly to Clare M1 for breaking the course record (and taking home a magnum of champagne).
If you’d like to learn to row in a friendly and social club, now’s the time. We’re currently running an induction programme for adults of all ages on Monday and Friday evenings. Read all about it and sign up for few free taster sessions.
This year’s Oxford and Cambridge boat races are on Sunday 27th March and members of Champion of the Thames rowing club in Cambridge will be watching the races with more than usual interest as we have two of our ex-junior rowers taking part. Continue reading
The 2016 Junior Head will take place on Sunday 13th March.
2016 Results are now available!
Thanks to all who took part – scullers, coaches and race marshals. We hope to welcome you back to the Cam in 2017.
Champs Eights Head FINAL Category Results including COXES AWARDS and STARTS AWARDS are now available Please note – there are no changes from the provisional results.
The Champs Eights Head took place on Sunday 17th May 2015 and the FINAL DRAW is here.
Division times 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm & 3:00pm
£56 per boat if payment received by Tuesday 12th May 2015 before 6pm (£7/seat)
£64 per boat if payment received after this time or on the day (£8/seat)
See our Champs Eights Head page for further details.
Especially if you’re coxing on a crowded river, it’s likely that at some point during an outing you’ll have to come past another crew. Today I’d like to talk briefly about how to go about doing this. These scenarios all assume that you’re uncoached: if you do have a coach, don’t be afraid to use them, asking them to check around corners or to confirm that it is clear. I’ll talk more about interacting with coaches in a later post. Anyway, here’s my five-point guide to making a quick, effective and (above all) safe overtake.
Hello, and welcome to something of a new venture for the Champs website.
Here at Champs, we’re very lucky to have a broad range of people from different backgrounds who want to try coxing, or who find themselves asked at the last minute to jump into the cox’s seat for a race. Nevertheless, it can be difficult for coxes to get specific coaching and advice of their own, especially when the coach has eight rowers to pay attention to; while learning by doing in this way is great, sometimes having a basic understanding of a certain aspect of coxing before you experience it can make the whole learning process that much easier.
The Champs ladies headed to the Tideway on Saturday 28th March for the annual Vesta Veterans’ Head of the River Race. Taking place over the winding 6.8km of the Championship Course, this race is certainly not for the faint-hearted, with the first test for the ladies coming in the form of the 6:15am coach from Cambridge. Thankfully, this was a challenge that they all rose to, and the “Seahorses” crew arrived on time at the University of London boathouse to meet up with their guest cox, ex-Clare and current Wolfson (Oxford) steersman Edward Mills.