Sunday, 20 July 2014

GET IN THE BOAT: Twickenham Rowing Club is recruiting Senior/ Novice Squad Members for the 2014/2015 season

  • Do have at least one year rowing experience?
  • Are You moving to or working in the Twickenham/Richmond or SW London area?
  • Are you a graduate or gap year student?
  • Are you looking to carry on your competitive rowing?

  • Structured squad system with dedicated coaches
  • Multi-lane regatta success in 2014
  • Strong performances at Henley Royal/Henley Womens
  • Over 60 boats including high performance Fillipis
  • Welcoming and friendly atmosphere 

For more information email us at

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Twickenham RC enjoy success at Henley


Twickenham Rowing Club celebrated despite defeat on Thursday after enjoying their most successful Henley Royal Regatta for more than 20 years.

Twickenham have not made it through to Henley’s second round since 1991, and have not achieved the feat in an eight since the early 1980sm but took part in day two of the Thames Challenge Cup after beating Marlow by one-and-a-quarter lengths.

The writing was on the wall for Twickenham in the second round as they faced a crew made up of aspiring German internationals from Frankfurt, and lost easily. However coach Chris Vannozzi said of the first-round win: “It’s a small thing at a big regatta but a big thing for us.

“It was a good draw for us but two old, established clubs and a proper tussle. We were absolutely thrilled to come out on top. Everyone at Twickenham is thrilled.”
Twickenham this season became host to the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme, which goes into the community to identify potential Olympians and teaches them to row from scratch.

To read the full article featured on West London Sport click here

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

TwRC Wins Two Races at Weybridge Ladies Regatta

June 8th saw a great day for Twickenham Rowing club with two wins. The first being WJ16 2X with Jess Nicholls-Mindlin and Niamh Hyland  winning gold, while the second was the Women’s IM3 coxed four with Debs Smith, Rachel Vodden, Farrah Malik (Cox), Laura Nicholls and Jess Hill. The medals and cups were presented to the crews by Sir Matthew Pincent. To read more about the race click here 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Another successful year at British Rowing Masters Championships for Twickenham Rowing Club

         2014 - National Masters Championships - P1000585

On Sunday the 18th May the TwRC Masters followed the senior squads to Nottingham to participate in the annual British Rowing Masters Championships.  There were record numbers of entries and though this is a competitive event there was the usual lively atmosphere of friendly rivalry and support between clubs.  Sunday was a beautiful day but despite the sun shining there were challenging gusty winds with crews finding themselves either racing into a head-wind or blown off-course.  The boats were being blown sideways from the stake boats so the umpires put a shortened start protocol into operation and a very abrupt 'attention - go' was called as soon as everyone was lined up.  As staying in position for more than a couple of seconds was highly optimistic, many boats were caught by surprise.

This regatta was the squad’s first opportunity to put to the test Kosta’s new winter  training schedule and our personal performance after the difficult winter with training at Littleton Lake instead of our river. The training efforts were reflected in all the crews performance on water and in the overall results with many crews being significantly faster than the nearest competitors. Results and congratulations go to:

7 Gold Medals:
W.E.NOV.1x Cathy Almond
W.D.NOV.1x Anne Jones
W.A.NOV.1x Sarah Field
W.C.NOV.2x (Anne Jones  & Emma Fadlon)
W.A.NOV.2x (Sarah  & Jacqueline Rudenko)
Mx.D.2x (Frank & Debbie Dorling)        
W.C&D.NOV.4x (Anne Jones, Janette Bradnick, Cathy, Emma Fadlon (stroke))

3 Silver Medals:
H.1x Robert Bailey 
C.2x (Kosta Kolimechkov & Frank Raschke)
Mx.E.4x (Doug Davidson, Simon Delph, Cathy Almond, Debbie Dorling)

2 Bronze Medals:
W.A.NOV.1x Jacqueline Rudenko
Mx.C.2x (Kosta Kolimechkov & Debbie Dorling)

Special thanks to James Sirmon for towing the trailer to and from the event (although not racing himself) and to Henry Rogers for photographs and video.  Henry also competed here having been encouraged back into the competitive scene by Kosta after a number of years; he posted two very respectable race times competing as I.1x and H.4x.

Photos and Results (at the time of writing are  provisional and with errors and some name transpositions) are available from:

More photographs can be found here:

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Twickenham Regatta Results

TwRC Mens 1st VIII who equalled the regatta record in the last race of the day. Pic: Farrah Malik
A great day's racing was had by all at Twickenham Regatta on Saturday. In all, TwRC picked up 11 category wins from every section of the club:
  • W.IM1 2x
  • IM1 4+
  • MAS C/D 4-
  • NOV 1x
  • W.NOV 2x
  • IM2 4+
  • W.NOV 4+
  • MAS H 1x
  • W.MAS C 2x
  • W.MAS D/E 4x
  • IM3 8+ (equalling the fastest time ever recorded at Twickenham Regatta)
The full results can be seen on the regatta page

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Notts City Race Results

The senior men and women opened their 2014 summer racing account up at Notts City Regatta with some promising signs for the coming months.

Our mens first eight is big, strong and fit but rather inexperienced. They had little idea what sort of speed they were bringing into the race but nerves were settled after they dominated their IM2 heat and went on to a creditable fourth place in the final. They dominated again in the IM3 heat and rowed through the field in the final to reach second place. Overall, a pleasing start to the regatta season, especially as they only lost to one club crew all day.

The women outperformed the men with Marie Grant and Anna Porteous, two of our START athletes, combining to win IM3 doubles in fine style from a decent field. And this was after they came second and third respectively in the morning's IM3 singles event. They move on to the coming races in confident mood.

You can see all the results here.

Men's eight: Chris Dixon, Phil Banerjee, Josh Meredith, Kent Perry, Steve Parker, Woody Sandhu, Tim Moonen and Joe Lines with cox Nick Burkitt. 

Women's double: Anna Porteous and Marie Grant. 

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

2014 Twickenham Regatta Draw & Timetable Now Available

The draw & timetable for this year's regatta are now available. Head to the regatta page for details!