Marlow Regatta shop now open for 2012 Subscriptions

The Marlow Regatta on-line shop is now open for Subscribers to book their tickets, lunches, gazebo slots and reserved car parking spaces.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
8th May, 12:11pm
Dedicated Marlow Regatta President Retires

For nearly 60 years Mr Bill Findlay has been a stalwart of the Marlow Regatta. He has held various positions within the committee during his years of unfaltering service. Most recently he has been the Regatta’s President. On Wednesday 28th March Bill Findlay retired from this position. Bill has undoubtedly been one of the most hands on members of the committee and has always been the first to get stuck in! Whilst in Marlow, his skill in laying the course, piling the start, and then constructing the various items within the Enclosure was unsurpassed. There are few individuals as committed to this event and the sport of rowing as Bill.

The regatta has experienced extensive changes during his tenure on the committee and Bill has played a central role in establishing the Regatta in its new venue at Dorney Lake. Unquestionably Marlow Regatta is indebted to Bill for his commitment and support over the past sixty years. On 1st April 2012 a lunch, attended by approximately 70 of Bills’ Rowing and Regatta friends was held at Leander Club to celebrate his contribution to the sport. A portrait, painted by a fellow committee member Hugh Evans was presented in recognition of his service.

The Presidency has now passed to Mr John Chapman. Marlow Regatta would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Bill Findlay and his family for their support and also wish Mr Chapman all the best for his Presidency.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
18th Apr, 2:55pm
Tricia Clarke

The Regatta Committee are sorry to report the recent passing of Tricia Clarke. Tricia was a regular volunteer on the Regatta's registration team, where she will be sadly missed.

By Mike Spencer-Jones
14th Mar, 1:43pm
Thames Valley Trial Head in the news

Local press reports from the 2012 Thames Valley Trial Head

Slough Express

Bucks Free Press - updated 11/02/2012

Henley Standard

Maidenhead Advertiser

By Mike Spencer-Jones
7th Feb, 10:52am
Thames Valley Trial Head - Press release

PRESS RELEASE:

Thames Valley Trial Head - THIS WEEKEND

On Sunday 29th January 2012 Dorney Lake will play host to the Thames Valley Trial Head, a time trial where 500 crews pit their wits against the clock over the Olympic rowing course. The event is organised by the Marlow Regatta committee, who are responsible for this and the flagship regatta which will run 7 weeks before the Olympic Games.

Local entries include Marlow RC, Maidenhead RC, Henley RC, Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School,Great Marlow, Langley Academy, Windsor Boys, The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe. Other clubs include, Bexhill, Swansea, Stratford-on-Avon, Llandaff, Christchurch, Folkestone, and Nottingham.

The Committee are delighted to welcome eights representing Osiris (these are Oxford University Women's Boat race trial crews), who will race over 2,000m against their Cambridge counterparts on March 25th at Henley.

Racing starts at 09.30 and is divided into 3 divisions, the last of which will commence at 13.30

Come and see crews test their mettle against the clock– and keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

By Mike Spencer-Jones
25th Jan, 9:37am
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