Welcome to the Broxbourne Senior Women’s page! The Senior Women’s squad varies in size from season to season, but currently sits at around 20+ women. Across the group there is a range of abilities and ages. We also have a large spread of points from novices through to people with up to 7 points. So, from across the squad we can enter a broad range of events at different levels. Over the last season, we have also been working very closely with the Intermediate Women and older Juniors to encourage transition up in to the Senior squad, or down for those who are no longer able to commit as much as they would like.
Some key events for the top end of the squad are the main Tideway heads (Scullers, Pairs, Fours,Women’s Eights and Vesta) and the major regattas such as Wallingford, Met and Henley. However, we still turn-out in force to more local events such as St Neots, Sudbury and Peterborough, allowing lower pointing crews to get in some good racing and wins. Over recent years, the squad has had a lot of success at many events, the most prestigious of those being first BRC boat at the 2008 Eights Head of the River winning the Provincial Pennant.
Every spring, as the squad transitions from head racing in to regatta racing, we try and attend a training camp. This helps to re-focus the mind for the summer ahead and assist in summer crew selection.
Our main training days are Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings on the water, with the option of additional circuits on Tuesdays. We encourage all members to scull, learn to steer and cox to make the squad as flexible as possible and broaden the rowing experience.

If you have some rowing experience please come along and see us. We can cater for everyone and would love to meet you!

Jane Taylor

Senior Women’s Vice Captain

Win for Women’s Novice Double!

Posted by Sarah Gilliver | July 24, 2010

A huge well done to Louise Morris and Angela Cook for their win at St Neots today, both losing their Novice sculling status. They beat Barnes Bridge by 2 lengths. A dip is in store soon ladies! Well done again!

Bedford Quarts 11/07/10

Posted by Sarah Gilliver | July 11, 2010

The Senior Women took on the challenges of Bedford Quarts very well today.

Katie and Claire made it through two rounds of their Novice double to then face a slightly fresher Jane and Charlotte, who’d had a row-over in their heat. They all fought a good fight and Jane and Charlotte just took the edge to win through to the final. Here they were battling the weed, but were sadly beaten.   All four competed in the first showing of their IM3.4+ and held on to Milton Keynes well, but weren’t quite strong enough. On to St Neots for these determined racers.

Amanda and myself raced in the IM2 dooubles, but didn’t have the best start in the windy conditions and took a while to recover, leaving Milton Keynes well ahead.

Louise and Angela also took on the Novice double, getting through their first round well, but were also foiled by the ever moving and growing weed! They’ll be back racing soon- hopefully at a weed free location!

Anne-Marie had a row through first round in the scull, only to face a very strong and well drilled girl from Cambridge Uni who took it away after the start. A tough one today, but a good effort.

Ruth Moody returned to compete with Anne-Marie, Angela and Lou as a Broxbourne/Oxford Brookes composite in the IM1.4+ They had a straight final against Peterborough City and really showed they meant business, pulling away from the first stroke. The gap widened and the crew finished comfortably 3 lengths ahead, earning them their first pots of the season, and a conciliatory pot for me in the cox’s seat. Thank you girls!

A good day of racing, well done to all!

Bedford Quarts Draw is out!

Posted by Sarah Gilliver | July 6, 2010

The Senior Women are ready for a busy day at Bedford Quarts Regatta on Sunday with 8 boats entered; four 2x, two 1x and two 4+. Bring on the sprinting! Link to the draw.

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