Boat Club Member James Roe wins Gold

LTAMix4+ with Stroke James Roe











After a convincing win in their heat the Mixed Coxed Four
– LTAMix4+ with Stroke James Roe From Stratford-upon-Avon boat Club
Then then went on to win gold in the final!

Well done to all the crew and families, great result

Seniors big wins @: Stourport

100% win rate for the SUABC Seniors at Stourport! IM2 8, Mix IM2 2x and WIm2 comp 4+

The girls West Mids regional boat, IM2 4+  (an invitational race), which they won against Stourport.

West Mids Regional Crew


Super 8 hits again


The men / juniors won the Open IM2 8 against Quintin.

















Ben GS and Camilla also won the IM3 mixed 2x

AGM awards winners

Big Congratulations to the following for this years awards

Rower of the Year: Mike Hazelwood – perfect sculling technique, GB trials and done well in them.

Most Improved: Phoebe Winter & Imogen North finishing 4th at The National Schools
Championships in WJ14 2x – a tremendous result; I would also like a mention and well done to other
J14’s – Cassie Bird has sculled brilliantly through the year and Will Gladstone has demolished his
local J14 sculling opposition so much so that he has been racing up an age group.

Services to the Club: Alex Beckett, Edward Lewry, Franklin Hamilton, Harry Stirling for giving a lot of
their time to coaching the 2011 / 2012 J13 group and taking the fund raising initiative for the 4xproject;
there should be a mention of Josh Danks-Smith for his tremendous musical work not to
mention is devotion to his sculling technique and the results it has produced.

Derek Eardley Trophy for Coxed Ivs’–
Jenny Kneeland, Ben Gittus-Smith, Simon Picken, Ben Twiney, Peter Molson
Rower of the Year
Junior Winner: Mike Hazelwood (Challenge Cup)
Senior Winner – None
Most Improved
Junior – Phoebe Winter & Imogen North (Phoebe took the trophy home)
Senior Winner – Simon Picken (The Peter Chadwick Memorial Trophy)
Veteran Winner – Ray Coyte (no trophy presented as was not present).
FYN Winner – Richard Nelson (no trophy presented as was not present).
Captain’s Award – Simon Picken
Services to the Club
Junior Winner – Alex Beckett, Edward Lewry, Franklin Hamilton, Harry Stirling (Harry took the trophy home)
Senior Winner – Ian Scott



Stratford Men Win at Henley

Henley winning crew

Gutsy determination was certainly on the cards for Stratford men this weekend as they stormed their way to success at Henley Town and Visitors regatta.

Whilst all eyes were focussed on the Olympic opening events Stratford’s senior men proved they could show just as much commitment to win their coxed four event.

Henley is well known as rowing Mecca and so the crew knew they would be up against some stiff opposition when they realised they had to race a higher division than normal.

The 3-abreast side-by-side racing uses part of the Henley Royal Regatta course and to begin with Stratford was at a disadvantage as the crew of Peter Molson (bow), Ben Twiney (two), Simon Picken (three), Ben Gittus-Smith (stroke) and Jenny Kneeland (cox) found themselves in the middle of a fast on-coming stream.

Stratford had a solid start and pushed past Oxford Academicals within the first 10 strokes. Wolfson College Oxford saw this as an opportunity to push against Stratford and attempted to match Stratford’s call, Stratford responded and emptied the tank striding past Wolfson at rate 35 and continued in this vain to the finish line and first place.

Being the highest category coxed boat (IM 2) the Stratford crew were presented their pots by Henley-on-Thames Mayoress Elizabeth Hodgkin. The crew was also presented with the Henley Town Trophy and is the first British crew in three years to have won.

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London 2012 Race Schedule

London 2012 Race Schedule

Boat class Heat Repechage Quarter-finals Semi-final Final
Single Scull (W1x) 28 July 29 July 31 July 2 Aug 3 Aug


28 July 30 July 1 Aug
Double Scull (W2x) 30 July 31 July 3 Aug
Quadruple Scull (W4x) 28 July 30 July 1 Aug


29 July 2 Aug
Single Scull (M1x) 28 July 29 July 31 July 1 Aug 3 Aug


28 July 30 July 1 Aug 3 Aug
Double Scull (M2x) 28 July 29 July 31 July 2 Aug


30 July 31 July 2 Aug 4 Aug
Quadruple Scull (M4x) 28 July 30 July 1 Aug 3 Aug


28 July 30 July 1 Aug
Women’s Double Scull (LW2x) 29 July 31 July 2 Aug 4 Aug
Men’s Double Scull (LM2x) 29 July 31 July 2 Aug 4 Aug
Men’s Four (LM4-) 28 July 29 July 31 July 2 Aug

Rock and Row great success

Many, many thanks to everyone and the musicians in particular for the most splendid and successful find raising evening last Friday. Thanks too to Debbie Honychurch at the Golden Cross for her kind hospitality and donation to the fund.

With Rock n Row One and Lucy Hornchurch’s efforts in appalling conditions at the Stratford half marathon, we now have over £1000 towards the cost of the new 4x-.


Rock and Row 20th July

An evening of live music performed by members of Stratford upon Avon boat club!

At the Golden Cross Ardens Grafton











Bands include: Socially Oarquad; Alex Charlie; Frizzy; The Pogies; Jenny Kneeland; Lucy and the Strokes
And others!

Pig Roast also available for purchase on the night

£5 Adults
£3 under 16s
(admission only)

Benefactors’ Day rowing evening

KES had their Benefactors’ Day rowing evening in the Club grounds on this coming Wednesday evening 04 July 2012.

Good fun had by all. here are some images of the awards: