From the Women’s Captains Katriona Blomberg and Kamile Matulenaite.

The runup to Fours Head has been strong for the women’s squad. Since September we have had a small but committed core of female rowers who have put in the hours and worked hard on their fitness and technique – we’ve already had a couple of 2k PBs this season! Upper Thames Autumn Head was a solid reintroduction to the racing season, and Docklands Head brought a great confidence boost, with a win (and fastest women’s boat of the day) in the W8+, while our Fours Head crew posted the fastest W4- time (sadly not enough competition for a medal, though they also beat a few men’s 4s!). Some great sessions have given us high hopes for a good result this weekend, and it is our pleasure to announce the Fours Head 2019 crew:

  • Stroke: Anita Jeff 3:
  • Kamile Matulenaite 2:
  • Emily Wilsher
  • Bow: Katriona Blomberg

Men’s Captain Marcus Yarwood introducing the two men’s crews for this Saturday.

First 4-

  • Stroke: Tom Weekes Tom has plenty of experience in the coxless four, racing in the Wyfold Challenge Cup for Curlew RC in the summer.
  • 3: Ben Holt New recruit Ben brings a winning mentality to the crew, having previously rowed for Leander and Newcastle University.
  • 2: Marcus Yarwood Marcus will be making the calls on Saturday, ensuring his crew keep focus and get the legs pumping.
  • Bow: Felix Hemsted As steersman, Felix will be doing his homework in the run up to the race to ensure the best line on the Tideway course.

Unfortunately, due to the heavy water flowing down the Thames Fours Head organisers have limited the number of crews on Saturday, the below boats won’t be rowing but have worked so hard over the last few months, such a shame, Curlew and Captains wish to thank all rowers for their hard work and commitment.