Imperial College Boat Club News

BUSA win at Indoor Rowing Champs 21st November 2003
Helen Ellison represented the college at the British Indoor Rowing Championships at the Birmingham's National Indoor Arena this year winning the BUSA Womens Lightweight category by over 6 seconds in a time of 7:23.8. This time would have put her second in the Open Womens Lightweight category. Also in attendance was Ed Johnson coming 8th in the BUSA Mens category in the middle of the Oxford and Cambridge squads.

Two wins at Fours Head of the River 6th November 2003
The Fours Head of the River this year saw a win for Imperial College in Senior 1 quads and senior 3 coxed fours.

Close Semi-Final at Henley Royal Regatta 6th November 2003
Saturday of Henley saw only one Imperial College crew remaining at Henley and the Molesey composite Ladies Plate crew put on a good show. A close battle down the length of the course saw the Imperial/Molesey crew lose out by 1/4 of a length at the finish with the victors from University of Washington going on to win the final comfortably the next day.

Wins at Richmond Regatta 1st July 2003
The Imperial College womens squad won both events entered at Richmond Regatta over the weekend with a close win over Thames RC in Senior 3 4+ and a win in Senior 3 2-. This sees the end for the womens racing season this year.

Win for UL composite at Womens's Henley 1st July 2003
Imperial College were represented in the winning U23 LW double by Helen Ellison. They won the event with a verdict of easily and as a double are in contention for the U23 World Championships later this year. The Womens eight went out in the quarter finals in a close race with Osiris.

Wins at Marlow Amateur Regatta 1st July 2003
A victory in Senior 1 eights for the student eight along with a win for a Molesey/Imperial composite crew in Elite eights saw the end of the domestic racing season for the mens squad with only Henley Royal Regatta to come.

Imperial College Win as hosts of IDEA League match 6th June 2003
Imperial College Boat Club today won the mens 8 event at the IDEA League regatta. After beating Zurich in the heat the eight went on to beat Delft from Holland in the final by only a canvas. A close race was also had in the semi-final with Imperial this time losing out to Delft after beating Aachen in the semi-final.

Henley Royal Regatta Entry List 6th June 2003
The entry list is out for this years Henley Royal Regatta here. Imperial has two Temple Eights entered, along with two Brittania Fours and a Diamond Scull entry. Also entered are Imperial composites in the Stewards Fours the Ladies Plate Eights and the Mens Quadruple Sculls.

Wins at Reading Amateur Regatta 6th June 2003
Some close racing saw a victory for Imperial College in Senior 1 Eights over Leander Club. Jimmy Wells also won Senior 2 sculls and the 2nd eight narrowly lost in the final of Senior 3 eights. Full results here.

Success at Twickenham 6th June 2003
A succesful day at Twickenham saw Imperial winnning all the events that were entered. Senior 3 8's was won by both the men and the women and also the women won Senior 2 4+. Full results here.

Wins and More Disqualifications at Metropolitan Regatta 29th May 2003
The highlights of a weekend of high quality racing at the Metropolitan Regatta were a close win for the Senior 2 4+ on Saturday and the Senior 3 womens 8+ on Sunday many of whom were still novices. Also a convincing win for the Imperial/Molesey composite in Elite 8's on Saturday, only for them to be disqualified for incorrect crew lists, with the same thing happening to the Senior 2 winning 8 on Sunday. A moral victory if not an actual medal.

Novice Men Clean Up at Hammersmith Regatta 29th May 2003
The Novice men won their first regatta at Hammermsith with a win in Novice 4+ being followed up by a win in Novice 8+. This was an end to this years successful novice squad as they move up to strengthen the top squad for the summer season.

U23 Imperial Rowers Go Well at Essen 29th May 2003
Good results were had at Essen Regatta by Imperial College's contingent of U23 rowers. Highlights included a second placed finish for George and Ed on Saturday and a fifth place for Helen on Sunday.

Trouble at BUSA Regatta 5th May 2003
A very mixed weekend was had at BUSA regatta, which started with damage to the trailer and numerous boats after a towing accident. The remaining crews that were able to race managed to bring home 2 of each gold silver and bronzes. This was after some unfortunate decisions by umpires and marshals leading to both men's and women's novice eights being disqualified and the men's junior eight being forced to race with a broken seat. All three of these crews had shown plenty enough form in the early rounds to go on to win their finals. Imperials participtation in this event under its current form may well be questioned in future years.

U23 Triallists Selected for Essen Regatta 5th May 2003
Imperial had a successful few days at Hazelwinkel. George Whittaker and Ed Johnson came in 9th amongst the senior triallists making them the second fastest U23 pair. Helen Ellison was 11th out of the lightweight women's singles, the second fastest U23. This was enough for both to be invited to compete at Essen Regatta in May, Ed and George in a pair and Helen in a double with Louise Collins from Notts and Union. Amongst the senior Imperial/Leander composites came in third and fourth amongst the pairs with Rick Dunn and Dan Ouseley representing Imperial College.

2 in top 10 and 2 pennants at Eights Head 31st March 2003
Imperial managed two crews in the top 10 placings once again this year at the eights Head of the River. The 1st eight once again finished 3rd with the second eight finishing 10th. Lower down the 3rd eight managed to win the Senior 3 pennant 28 seconds clear of Oxford Brookes, finishing in 30th place overall. The novices also won their pennant finishing in 136th place overall. Results can be found here.

Wins at Heineken Roeivierkamp 2003 17th March 2003
Imperial's men won the Senior A and Senior B divisions at this weekends Heineken Regatta. The results are worked out as the avergae speed of the crews over four different distances raced over two days. These range from 250m to 5000m. Senior A was won by an Imperial composite crew with members of the Imperial 1st 8 for this years Head of the River. Imperial's 2nd 8 won the senior B division holding off the University of London's 1st 8. Imperial's 3rd 8 came home 5th in the Senior B category although managing to put in the fastest 250m time in their division. Results can be found here.

Promising results at Womens Head 17th March 2003
Promising results were had at the Womens Head of the River. The 1st boat with many of last years novices placed in 30th position out of 250 crews. This was followed up by the old girls in 57th and a suberb job by the novice girls this year, finishing in 90th position. The novices managed to beat all of the other London colleges 1st boats as well as many other University 1st boats. Also Imperial College were represented in the composite crew of Great Britain squad members winning the event by nearly 30 seconds. Results are here.

Wins at BUSA Head 3rd March 2003
Two crews went to the new BUSA Head in Nottingham on Sunday both coming back victorious. The 1st student 8 won the championship category with the 2nd student 8 winning the Junior category putting in a respectable fourth place overall. Results can be found here.

Wins at Brugge 3rd March 2003
The women won at Brugge Head over the weekend putting in the fastest womens time. Good results were also had by the novice men and women, results can be found here.

Win for Women at Henley Head 19th February 2003
A mixed day was had at Henley Head with a commanding win for the women by over 15 seconds with a field of 16 crews in womens senior 3 4+. The men with crews suffering from illness and late substitutes had a less successfull day with collisions further affected the results. Results can be found here.

Success at GB trials 10th February 2003
A successfull day was had by all final set of long distance GB trials. In the heavyweight mens pairs Dan Ouseley came home 6th with Steve Trapmore. Mens captain George Whittaker in a pair with Ed Johnson finished 11th overall and 3rd in the under 23 category. Finally Toby Wallace, in a pair with Chris Martin from Molesey finished 16th in the category. In lightweight singles, womens captain Helen Ellison finished 10th, the fastest of the under 23 entries. Heavyweight results are here, and lightweight here.

Novices in Control at Peterborough 3rd February 2003
Imperial College claimed both the mens and womens novice pennants at the Peterborough Head of the Nene on Saturday. With tough competition the men won by 52 seconds and 14th out of over thirty mens eights racing. The women won their divison by 9 seconds and 9th out of over twenty eights racing. Results can be found here.

Imperial Head at Wallingford 9th December 2002
Imperial College put in the fastest time of the day at Wallingford Head beating a collection of Oxford Brookes crews. This won Mens S2 with the S1 crew unfortunately not able to travel. The women came home fourth fastest out of the women with a respectable result also for the mens S3 boat. Results can be found here.

Win at Scullers Head 3rd December 2002
A fourth place overall for Derek Holland and a win in womens S2 Lwt for Helen Ellison saw a good day at the Scullers Head for Imperial. The men had further good resutls of 25th and 29th overall. The women had finishes of 11th and 12th over all the women. Results can be found here.

Medals at Indoor Champs 25th November 2002
The womens squad won a gold and a bronze medal at the British Indoor Rowing Champs with a bronze for the men. Dan Ouseley broke 6 minutes once again with Toby Walace and George Whittaker both going under 6:10. In the team competition Imperial finished 3rd in the mens student category and 5 in the womens event. Results can be found here.

Fours Head Win 25th November 2002
The Fours Head of the river saw a win for the Senior 2 4+ and a 5th place overall for the Elite 4x. Full resutls can be found here.

Imperial rowers at GB trials 25th November 2002
Imperial rowers were seen at the first set of GB trials, all carried out in singles. With the absence of last years worlds crews Helen Ellison was the fastest Imperial oarswoman coming 4th in Under 23 lightweight, with Ed Johnson the fastest of the men, coming 11th in Under 23. Full results can be found here.

Imperial Cox at World Univeristy Rowing Championships 23rd August 2002
Seb Pearce will be representing Imperial at the World Univeristy Rowing Championships in Nottingham this coming weekend taking a seat in the Oxford Brookes eight who were losing finalinsts at Henley after narrowly beating our Imperial eight in the semi-finals. More information on the event can be found here.

Medals at Commonwealths for Imperial Rowers 23rd August 2002
The Commonwealth Regatta at Nottingham over the weekend saw three Imperial rowers come back with bronze medals. Dan Marrett and Dave Gillard followed their Henley success with another re-row. This time for the bronze medal against the winners at Henley of the Wyfolds, the Aberdeen crew containing two ex Queen's Tower oarsmen. They were successful in rowing down Scotland in the final few hundred meters to win the bronze medal for England. Another bronze went to Helen Ellison racing in the Welsh eight who also beat Scotland into fourth. The race was close all the way down the course and closing on England towards the finish, managed to get within one second of the England eight, based at Thames RC, who have gone through trials and been training together all year. More information on the event can be found here, and a selection of photos here.

Coach Dennis starts at Imperial 8th August 2002
The long awaited start for the new coach at Imperial College has arrived with IC old boy Simon Dennis starting his new job as head coach of Imperial College Boat Club this week. This isn't the end for coach Mason as he is staying on at the club assisting and advising the development of the coach and the new squads. For more info on Simon look at his biro biography here.

Angus Rivers at 2002 World Under 23 Regatta 25th July 2002
A student member of Imperial College Coat Club is this weekend competing in a coxless four at the 2002 World Under 23 Regatta in Genoa. This will be the second appearance for Gus after winning a gold medal in the coxed four with Angus Warner in 2000. More details can be found here.

Silver medal at the National Championships 22nd July 2002
A coxed four consisting of oarsmen from the Temple A crew at Henley earned a silver medal in a close race, being pipped for the gold by Notts County in the final few hundred metres.

Win and two further Semi's at Henley Royal Regatta 22nd July 2002
Imperial College entered a composite eight in the Grand, two visitors fours and a further composite four, two Temple eigths and a pair in the Silver Goblets. From this strong performances were seen with a win for the Oxford Brookes/Imperial College composite in the Visitors Challenge Cup after beating the Imperial A crew in the semi-finals on Saturday. A strong performance was also put in by the Temple A crew, going out in a close race to Oxford Brookes in the semi-finals.

Strong performance at Women's Henley 24th June 2002
A strong showing by the Womens College 4+ at Henley Womens Regatta unfortunately ended in defeat to a Canadian crew who went on to win the event beating UL in the final. The girls from IC can take heart in giving the Canadian crew their closest race with the final verdict of 1L. Full results are available here.

Wins at Reading 18th June 2002
This weekend saw wins in S1 4- on both Saturday and Sunday, S2 2- on the Saturday and some close racing for the S2 8+. Results are available here.

Docklands Wins 10th June 2002
This past weekend saw many wins at London's Docklands Regatta. Saturday saw wins in Elite 4-, S1 4+ and Womens S2 4+. On the Sunday with less IC crews attending wins were still recorded in Elite 2- and S2 2-. Five further silvers were recorded over the weekend. Results are available here.

Results from the Met 5th June 2002
A sunny weekend at Dorney saw numerous finals for IC crews, with wins in Elite 4-, S1 4-, S3 8+ and womens S3 4+. Full results are available here.

Wins at Putney Town Regatta 29th May 2002
Good results from Putney Town regatta included wins in Senior 2 2-, Novice 4+ and Novice 1x as well as wins for the Women in Senior 3 4+ and Senior 3 1X.

Imperial win at Valenciennes and Bedford 13th May 2002
This weekend saw wins for Imperial College Boat Club at Valenciennes Regatta in France and at Bedford Amateur Regatta. An eight from ICBC won the 1000m final in a time of 2:48 with the next best crew from Dresden University some seven seconds back. At Bedford Amateur Regatta IC 'A' beat IC 'B' in the final of Senior 1 4+ after both crews convincingly dispensed of the other competition in previous rounds. Results from Bedford are available here.

Results from Wallingford Regatta 7th May 2002
No wins but plenty of racing at Wallingford Regatta including 2nd and 3rd in elite eights. Results available in pdf format here.

Good results at Head of the River 25th March 2002
Good results all around for Imperial were obtained at the Head of the River race this year. Imperial College 1 containing Olympic Gold medallist alumni as well as the top current students came home in third place. 15 seconds behind were IC 2 in 9th place, the only club to have two crews in the top ten. IC3 came home 24th and the 4th boat 73rd after an unfortunate time penalty costing them around 20 places. Our novices coming 96th well inside the top 100 also provided a good result. The strength in depth was demonstrated with five crews in the top one hundred, as well as the fastest second and third boats in the competition. Full results are avaiulable here, in both finish and alphabetical order.

Victor Ludorum at Hammersmith Head 11th March 2002
A successful day at the Hammersmith Head saw Imperial College winning all the events entered. The two fastest times of the day won the Elite and Senior 1 titles, with the Senior 2 title also being collected. The Novices showed surprising speed in winning the Novice pennant pushing our senior crews hard. This was enough to take the Victor Ludorum title away from Thames RC and their 11 crews to our 6. The 500 pound cheque that goes with it will go towards the Easter training camp. Results are available here.

Draw for the Women's Head CANCELLED 21st February 2002
The draw for the Women's Head is available here. The womens eight are starting 82nd, with an IC composite boat starting 163.

Imperial crews at Head of the Trent CANCELLED 18th February 2002
Crews from Imperial College will be racing at the Head of the Trent this coming Sunday. Both mens and womens squads will be represented in eights and fours. The draw is available in pdf format here.

IC/QT clean up at Wallingford Head 10th December 2001
A good day for the eights from Imperial College Boat Club recording the three fastest times of the day winning Elite and S1, plus womens S3. This together with second in S1 and S2, and third in S3 and womens S4 rounded of a succesfull day. The fastest IC crew came home some 37 seconds faster than the next fastest club Oxford Brookes. Results are available here.

IC/QT at Walton Small Boats Head CANCELLED 3rd December 2001
IC/QT are sending a number of singles and a double to Walton SBH on the 8th of December. The draw is available here, in html format, and also in word and pdf format.

QT at the BIRC 19th November 2001
A small selection of Queen's Tower rowers travelled to the British Indoor Rowing Championships. The fastest of these was Ed Coode in 5:59.4, coming 11th in the Open mens category shortly followed by Dan Ouseley in 6:01.8. More results are available here.

Fastest time at the Cambridge Winter Head 19th November 2001
The first race of the year for the development and novice crews brought back some good results. A win for the Mens Senior 2 8+ also brought the joint fastest time of the day from a large field of crews. The womens novices also put in a good performance second in their category by four seconds. Results are available here, in both time and also event order.

Good day at the Fours Head 12th November 2001
Promising results from a pleasant day on the Tideway. Queen's Tower I unfortunately scratched due to illness, leaving IC/QT I to come home in 5th place overall. IC/QT followed this up with two of the fastest four coxless fours finishing in 25th and 38th position overall. We also had two mens S2X finishing in 36th and 82nd overall, and a S14+ in 80th. A win for the IC/QT womens S2X and a good result from another IC womens S2X made it a good day. Results available here. In time order, in event order and in alphabetical order.

IC and QT race in Pairs Head 17th October 2001
Entries from both IC and QT raced in the Pairs Head from Chiswick to Hammersmith Bridge last Saturday. The Queen's Tower 2x of Derek Holland and Dan Marett missing out on overall victory by 0.4 of a second to an IC old boy Tom Gale, now rowing at Tideway Scullers. The second QT boat containing Steve Trapmore and Dan Ouseley, filling in for Luka Grubor, came in 5th winning the Senior2 2x event. An entry from IC with Rick Fulton and Alex Hussey came in 17th, 5th in the Senior2 2x event.

Freshers Party 26th October 2001 8:30pm 4th October 2001
The Freshers Party organised by Pete this year is taking place at Thames Rowing Club on the 26th of October 2001. Sure to be a big one so make sure you get your tickets. Bring along your friends the more the merrier.

New web page opens in blaze of publicity 1st October 2001
Yet another unofficial Imperial College Boat Club web page arrives after an extended marketing campaign consisting of an email to the ICQT grapevine.

Victory on the paintball field kicks of season 29th September 2001
16 of the Mens squad travelled to Cobham for a day out paintballing. Forming the green team we made cannon fodder of the opposition winning the overall trophy for the day beating seven other teams. The green team consisting of 16 ICBC members and 10 random allies who joined with us for the day held an unbeaten record in the 10 games played during the day. With 6 wins 3 draws and one game finishing to our advantage without a clear win 119 points was enough to beat all the opposition by some sizeable margin.

Special note must go to Dom Gill and Andy Hodgson for returning the oppositions flag back to our base, and Franco for comedy paint ball dodging and getting one grab on the flag.
"But the most impressive row of the day has to have been that of Imperial College against a strong Goldie crew. Flat out to the Barrier, they whipped a length off Goldie and then asked the question. The Cambridge development squad had no real answer, and Imperial fled up the course to finish in a whipping 6:06, three seconds inside the Lea's course record from 1992 and considerably faster than any other Thames crew in the competition. There are ways in which it is brilliant to be heroes in the last fifty strokes, but to be that hard over the entire course without a sign of flagging is truly incredible and follows a fine tradition of Imperial performance at this regatta."

Saturday 1995 at Henley Royal Regatta.
Rachel Quarrell
Nick Ablitt, Imperial College, London.