News

Get Fit to Row & Learn to Row Courses
27th July 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the club is regretfully unable to run Get Fit to Row or Learn to Row courses at this present time. We hope to be able to resume in due course and will make further announcements when in a position to do so.

Quintin Head
25th January 2020

The club entered 7 crews into the first major tideway eights race – an impressive achievement. 3 women’s crews, 3 men’s crews and a masters boat took to the Thames and battled their way along the 4.8km course. The best result of the day was a 5th placed finish for the Women’s 1st VIII in the Senior category and they will feel well placed for real go at the club pennant at WEHoRR in March.

Head of the Charles
19th October 2019

After a tentative venture stateside in 2018 AK went all in for the 2019 running of the prestigious Head of the Charles in Boston, MA. Four crews (men’s and women’s eights & men’s and women’s coxed fours) represented the club in front of huge crowds along this beautiful stretch of river.

Inevitably the competition was fierce, but the club came away with some creditable results. In their respective categories results were as follows: M1 (Club 4+) 25th, M2 (Club 8+) 36th, W1 (Club 4+) 28th, and W2 (Club 8+) 29th. Great racing and an even greater experience for all involved!

Pairs Head
7th October 2019

AKRC took two wins from the first major head race of the season. In the Masters B 2x Hugh Mackworth-Praed and partner Elliot Barton stormed through to take their category and set the 19th fastest time of the day in doing so. In the Masters B/C pair Marianna Raffaele and Kate Pankhurst rowed a strong race and were delighted to take the pennant.

Marianna Raffaele (stroke) and Kate Pankhurst (bow) row toward a pennant.
New Season Starting Soon
12th September 2019

AKRC is delighted to announce the dates for the start of the 2019/20 season.

A kick-off meeting will be held at the club on Thursday 12th September at 7:30pm, allowing new and returning members to meet the coaching team and discuss plans for the season. Free food and drink will also be served.

Then, on Saturday 14th September, formal training will get into full swing for all squads. As last season AKRC will offer free membership, up until the new year, for experienced rowers who have graduated from university in 2019. Further details can be found below (click to enlarge).

Friendly, competitive rowing club on the Thames Tideway