News

Upcoming Courses
28th February 2019

Helping people to achieve their fitness goals and teaching them to row remains the lifeblood of what we do at Auriol Kensington RC. To that end we can announce another running of our challenging Get Fit to Row course (starting 13th March), which will be swiftly followed by another on-water Learn to Row course (starting 23rd April).

Details of our course structure can be found here, while the particulars of these two upcoming courses can be found below (click to enlarge):

AK Retains Dewar Shield
17th February 2019

Auriol Kensington have won the Dewar Shield for the 4th straight year with a convincing victory in the annual head race competition against local rivals Furnivall Sculling Club and Sons of the Thames. AK boated 10 crews on the day drawn from the senior, development and Vets squads, along with two crews of returning rowers from season’s past.

The Men’s first eight set the fastest time of the day over the 4.4km course from Chiswick Bridge to the AK flag pole, while the Women’s first eight, and Men’s novice eight also won in their respective categories. Celebrations from a very successful day continued long into the evening back at the club.

Will Satch (r) presents the shield to captain, James Fishlock (m), and Head of Rowing, Jamie Smith (l).
Star Club Head
18th November 2018

Over 50 club rowers made the trip from Hammersmith to Bedford for the Star Club Head. Crews made up from the Senior Men’s and Women’s squads, Development rowers and Veterans tackled the 2km course on a crisp and sunny winter’s day.  With such a large contingent AK was looking to take home a decent haul of pots and were not to be disappointed taking 11 wins and setting the fastest times for both men’s and women’s competition.

AK has made this event something of a tradition and this proved to be a great, morale-boosting day out for the whole squad. We’ll certainly be back next year.

 

New Season!
15th September 2018

Auriol Kensington RC is gearing up for the start of the 2018/19 season. Our first water sessions will take place on Saturday 15th September with the club welcoming new and returning members alike. A senior/intermediate session will be followed by an outing for novices, and we’ll then have a social in the bar to get everyone together and informally discus plans for the season ahead. More details are in the poster below.

New Captain Elected
21st August 2018

At an Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday night the club elected a new captain. After two years at the helm Angela Hitchens has stepped down, and James Fishlock was unanimously voted in as her replacement. We thank Angela for her dedicated service to the club and wish James all the best for the coming season.

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