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The Wraysbury Eye – June/July/August 2013

The sprint regattas are well underway and in fact August features both the Punting and Skiffing Championships; the World Dragon Boat Championships have been and gone at the end of July and the National Championships are next month; we will all be wondering where the season went soon! This weekend on Sunday, as is tradition, […]

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Junior boating results – Summer 2013

Sunday and Thursday sessions for juniors have continued to be well supported with much appreciation to Emily and Simon Viotta and Michelle Oke for helping to coach, organising the kids on and off the water and helping with all the boat handling. We’ve suffered from having no opposition to race against in the J16 & […]

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How to order WSPC club kit

Just a reminder that the Club does not hold any stock of kit; it is all held and supplied by Rock The Boat; you need to order and pay for it online. On the skiffing & punting side you should at least have a racing zephyr for when you race, or the umpire is likely […]

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Walton Reach regatta results 2013

Another Town regatta that was not overly busy… only 36 races to fill the whole day on Saturday 17th August, so there was lunch and tea to spin it out. We did have entries, but unfortunately some scratched on the day. Paddy O’Neill and Will Oke coxed by Mike O’Neill won the J14 Doubles and new […]

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Royal Albert Dock Dragon boating results 2013

Royal Albert Dock on 11th August presented us with the dilemma of not having enough for 2 boats and having too many for 1 boat, so volunteers were sought to step down for the day as it is impractical and unfair to rotate too many people. The intention was to go with 24, but with illness, […]

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Sunbury regatta results 2013

We only had a small entry for Sunbury Regatta on Saturday 10 August 2013, but all our entries won with Siobhan Moody winning Ladies Novice Singles, Siobhan and Mike O’Neill coxed by Paddy O’Neill winning Junior Mixed and Paddy O’Neill and Mimi McDougal coxed by Mike O’Neill winning the J14 Doubles. Rowan, Paddy, Siobhan, Liam, […]

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River Thames Relay – are you interested?

We have put ourselves down to participate in the Thames Festival 2013 River Relay: http://thamesfestival.org/ The idea is to take a bottle of water from the source to Tower Bridge with all sorts of organisations doing a short bit each; not surprisingly, we are doing Old Windsor lock to Bell Weir Lock, but in conjunction with […]

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Wraysbury & Old Windsor regatta results

Another good day at the Club organised by Bob and Pam Silvey on Saturday 3rd August; we are grateful to everyone who helped with the regatta to make it the success it was. The morning was taken up with the skiffing and punting, and the afternoon with the Rockin Robin Races and the children’s and family […]

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World Dragon Boat Championships 2013

The World Championships took place in Szeged in Hungary, which is a few hours outside Budapest on a purpose built course for rowing/canoeing. You never quite know how it is going to go after all the training as it is still really a purely amateur sport so you don’t know the quality of the crews […]

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Chertsey & Shepperton regatta results

Held on Saturday 27 July, there were a few notable things about Chertsey this year. Many races seemed to be a procession, which is surprising on such a short 1 ½ minute course, and the race of the day, Paddy O’Neil and Will Oke in the J14 Doubles which resulted in a dead heat and they […]

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