Friday, 12 December 2014

2014 Pudding Eights & Christmas Party – Sunday 21 December

Christmas Party from 12 noon.  This convivial event was known in days of yore as the President’s Christmas Sherry Party and is a chance for all Club members and their families to meet over a Christmas buffet and seasonal refreshment. No ticket is required, but if you can contribute a dish or plate of something for the buffet table it would be greatly appreciated. Have a good look through your wardrobe, because a prize is being offered for the best Christmas jumper. At about 14.00 there will be a programme of live music from Valerie Maxfield.

The party is preceded by the Christmas Pudding Eights.  Crews are put together on the day, so just turn up and register from 08.30. The first race is at 10 o’clock.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Rowing at Twickenham, Volume 2: 2011–2014

Still Rowing at Twickenham
Following the smash hit bestselling photobook Rowing at Twickenham, which left off in 2010, this latest volume covers the years 2011–14, taking in some tough winter training, epic regatta wins, a few even more epic hangovers, and of course the historic first-round win in the Thames Cup at Henley.
You can buy copies, and get them delivered in time for Christmas, via the Blurb website. The paperback copies cost about £25, which includes £5 that goes to the Club.

Rowing at Twickenham Volume II

Words and pictures by Nick Burkitt

Friday, 7 November 2014

Fours Head and Veteran Fours Head

Last weekend saw the tideway awash with fours and quads. Within the melee there were flashes of Twickenham’s dark blue and magenta kit and within those flashes were some notable performances. On Saturday the junior quad kept their nerve and produced a sound result, which is especially satisfying as they are all J15 and were competing against J18 crews who train up to 9 times a week.

Sunday’s weather resulted in a shortened course and a category win (WMIM3 4x) for Sarah Field, Myrto Michail, Julie Dunne and Jacqueline Rudenko. A composite 4x crew that included Frank and Berend from Twickenham finished fourth overall and second in their category – a strong result, although they were after more.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Live Music from Dean Owens

Dean Owens Unplugged

Did you know: “In the early 1960s, Richmond and Twickenham became the focal point of English R & B and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Two key venues were the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, and the Eel Pie Hotel Club, located on a small island in the River Thames in Twickenham. The club ‘Eelpiland’ was part of a music revolution that was to change popular music for ever and helped to define an entire era of music history. Its legacy continues to be a major influence on today’s UK music scene.” (Source:

Last Friday saw the second of a recent series of live music events at Twickenham Rowing Club headlined by Dean Owens, (apparently) one of Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer-songwriters. As more of a erg critic than music critic I won’t critically review his set, or that of the warm up act, other than to say the 90 (?) or so people at the club seemed to enjoy it and so did I.

We look forward to the next live music instalment……