Kings School Canterbury Boat Club

Kings School Canterbury Boat Club is based at Westbere Lakes in Sturry. The Club also has a boathouse at Plucks Gutter on the River Stour.

Pupils from the Kings school have represented Great Britain and England at Junior level and gone onto World Championship and Olympic Games level.

Junior Kings School also row out of the Westbere Boathouse.

Follow Kings rowing  - @KSCBC

The Pilgrims (OKS rowers) website - here

2/12 - Event info page for Hampton Head

20/11- Good experience racing at Teddingtom Head with 7 crews - 3 eights 3 coxed fours and a quad. Results are here

6/11 - Cochrane and Gibbs head north to race at Durham LDS and SBH winning the double in the first and in a composite coxed Four with Durham School coming 6th in Open coxed Fours. 

16/10 - Cambridge Autumn Head - great to see 3 girls Eights racing - J15, J16 and J18! Good racing with a great race from the J15 boys and  win from the boys senior Quad of Cochrane, Gibbs, Thompson and Veruizskii.

26/9 - First nearly normal racing for a while! Maidstone Autumn Head - great conditions and good rows from all - with the bonus of medals for the Removes (J15) quad that won and the J17 pair of Gibbs and Cochrane that won.

18/9 - Boat Club Dinner - celebrating the 2020 crew that missed its year and the 1991 crew that made the PE final.

8/9 - Term starts - No bubbles! and over 100 pupils rowing

27/6 - J16 Regatta in Nottingham - good first racing and experience for Bear and George in a pair and Jasper in a single.

3/6 - Great Half term Camp at the lake for the Shells and Removes.

30/5 - Race Day - Boys Pair delivers a solid Time Trial coming 1st and then in the final build on that using their second half to move away and dominate the field. First Championship event win at Nat Schools for 25 years!

25/5 - First time for a while - racing again! National Schools Regatta - Bear Hastilow and BC Captain James Crawley racing in Championship Pairs.

18/3 - After the hiatus of Lockdown 2 we are back on the water running into the end of the Lent term.

25/9 - Back on the water - with our new Captains - James Crawley and Cissy Williamson for the coming season.

21/3 - Sadly we have on the advice of British Rowing and following the Government guidelines closed our doors to rowing for the moment. Stay safe all and train well at home.

1/3 - Bruges Head - Boys Eight win overall as the fastest boat with the girls coming in as the fastest womens Eight.

2/2 - Hampton Head - first racing of the year with some good results in the boys pairs - 3rd and 8th - positive for GB trials. Girls pair 6th and in the Eights Girls Eight 9th and Boys Eight 6th. Some good race experience from the Girls quad fresh from the Indoors.

31/1 - Kent Indoor Rowing Finals - some great results with the Removes Boys getting Silver and the Removes girls Gold and Tabby Butterfill a silver and Harry Thompson a bronze in the individual.

7/12 - Christmas Eights were Christmas Octos this year!

7/12 - Rutherford Head - the Girls Eight venture north to race in the Rutherford Head in Newcastle - having a great row coming in 2nd and getting talks from various universities and a tank session at the DU facility.

5/12 - Kent Indoor Rowing Heats - great performances from our younger members with wins in the individual J15s girls and shell boys and girls. 

16/11 - Great to have Kings Ely J14s visit and do some mixed Octo rowing with our J14s

16/11 - GB EID trial - Wingfields have got first run down track in pair coming 3rd.

10/11 - Docklands Head d- Great results on a good weather day - The 1st Eight coming HEad overall and also breaking into the winning coxed and coxless fours. The Girls pair wins and the girls Eight gets its first run out.

30/10 - Really useful half term camp at the lake with some competitive paddling with  Kent University

12/10 - At the DefiSeine in Rouen the Boys Eight came 2nd to a good Parisien crew after a good solid 30 minute race.

12/10 - Cambridge Autumn Head - Girls continue good form being fastest womens coxed Four and the J15 boys fastest coxed Quad.

6/10 - Good win at the Pairs Head for the Girls Pair with the Senior boys pairs coming 2nd and 6th.

22/9 - Good start after the Boat Club dinner at Maidstone - Fastest Boat of the day was the Junior coxed Four, with the pair winning and the J15 girls coxed quad also.

 20/9 - Maidstone Small Boats Head - details on Event info

9/9 - Start of term...very exciting numbers and Boat Club Dinner 21st September.

30/7 - Thanks to all staff, coaches and pupils for a great season with plenty to look forward to next season! The dinner is on 21st September.

27/7 - Home Countries International - Wingfield twins got a tough break - a great start to their race and well clear of Wales and Scotland, the Irish crew push through them at 1250m, the Wingfields decide to go early at 1500m....on the edge at 1750m a small mistake causes a boat stopper. But they still paddle over to get the points. 

21/7 - British Junior Rowing Championships - just 2 crews - J18 pair of Ian and Tom Wingfield and a J16 pair of James Crawley and Bear Hastilow. Good weekend with both crews winning their finals! Double Gold!

14/7 - Home Countries Trials - Boys Four of Wingfield, Wingfield, Hastilow and Crawley just miss out on Fours selection by 3 seconds, but Wingfields win Junior Pair selection for England.

3/7 - 1st Eight race St Edwards at Henley - tough race losing out with a good row by 3 lengths...more to come next year!

29/6 - Richmond Regatta - great way to end for club with l;ast regatta of term with wins in the Womens 4+, J15 double and WJ16 2x and Captain Min Kearley wins her single to sign off her rowing at Kings.

28/6 - 1st Eight qualify for Henley Royal Regatta.

22/6 - Girls Four at Womens Henley - just miss out being fastest non qualifier from the Time trial by .2 sec!

14/6 - Barnes and Mortlake Regatta on 15th and the 1st Eight at Reading Amateur Regatta - see Event Info for details.

24-26/5 - National Schools Regatta - A shells Girls Octo race - great experience for a good group, then the 1st Eight came 4th in C Final of all Eights in a time of 6.11. On sunday a girls Champ pair just missed out on the semis with 2 Boys pairs in Champ Pairs - the J16s very close to the semis...coming 13th and the Wingfields coming 5th in the Final. 

17/5 - Thames Ditton Regatta - Good win for Senior Girls coxed Four.

11/5 - Some good racing at Borne at Chiswick Regatta with a Shell Girls Octo getting its first regatta. And some great results from Ghent International Regatta - a Gold and two bronze and a silver. See results.

28/4 - After JIRR cancellation a day at Henley with Canford and BMS doing some matched racing - very useful day out with the !st Eight prevailing in all pieces.

20/4 - Great Camp including medals for all athletes at Pescate Regatta near Lecco on part of lake Como - notable wins in Junior and Senior PAirs and the Junior Eight with the fastest crew of the Regatta Trophy.

27/4 - Bruce Peng meets Chinese National Rowing Squad at Eights Head!

20/3 - Good result for the 1st Eight at Kingston coming in 3rd in Junior Eights.

18/3 - The Scullery - A Shells boys quad raced coming a very respectable 22 from 44 with the Shell girls finding it a bit tougher coming 41 from 46.

 15/3 - A reduced Schools Head - entry cut so only Boys Eight (rejigged) raced...1st session in boat coming 12th in 1st Eights so useful start.

2/3 - A group race at Brugge Boat Race - a Girls Eight coming 4th, a Senior Eight (mix of coaches and boys) and Boys Eight coming 4thand a girls Eight coming 2nd. On the second day the coxless Four was the fastest senior and junior four with the Girls coxed quad also winning.

23/2 - Niamh CArter at GB trials over half term as part of the coxes assessment.

1/2 - Great result for Shells girls winning Kent Indoor Rowing Champs and a JKS boys team getting Silver in their event.

2/12 - Burway SBH - great racing from a large contingent from the club - wins for the senior boys and Shells quad. Girls get some good racing under their belts. Results here

24/11 - Hampton Head - some good racing with the WIngfield pair coming a very tight second in J17 pairs by 1 second.               Then James Crawley and Tom Wingfield coming third in J18 pairs.

11/11 - Great set of results from the Docklands Head - with wins across the board including first win for the Shells quad.

4/11 - Great Camps over Half term with the Girls at Westbere and the Boys at Ghent.

13/10 - Rob Roy Autumn Head...good first time racing from a lot of new rowers with a win for the boys coxed quad.

6/10 - The DefiSeine - Rouen. The Boys Eight races crews from France and Spain coming second in Junior Eights over the 8km course.

23/9 - Maidstone Head - Very Wet!!!! But great results so early on with wins for the coxed four, girls quad and boys pair. Pilgrims also win overall. Results here

21/9 - Details for Maidstone Small Boats Head on Event Info

21/9 - Annual Boat Club Dinner 22nd Sept !!

23/7 - Well done to all Kings crews this year - an excellent years work and fun! On to next season!

22/7 - Last racing of the season at the British Junior Championships - a girls composite Eight with Durham School, Maidstone Invicta and Kings containing Tilly Abbott, Min Kearley and Emily Williamson raced into the A final via the time trial and then stepped up further to get a great bronze! The boys pair of Tom and Ian Wingfield then finished their season by adding another title by winning the J16 pair - in a time that would have won the J18!

 12/7 - In Paris on the planned 2024 Olympic course the boys' pair of Ian and Tom raced fantastically soaking up pressure from the French pair mid race and won by 2 feet in the GB France match...great experience.

2/7 - Kings Eight race Abingdon School in 1st round on wednesday 6.45pm

1/7 - Ian and Tom Wingfield win GB France trials and are selected as the J16 pair for GB in Paris on 12th July.

30/6 - Richmond Regatta - wins for Womens single and J16 coxed four to finish off clubs regattas.

29/6 - So no qualifiers today! But Richmond Regatta tomorrow for a group - see Event Info and also 4 pupils travelling to Nottingham for GB France trials. Good luck to all!

22/6 - Tilly Abbott racing at Henley Womens Regatta in Girls Single - time trial at 8.15am on saturday morning.

21/6 - Henley Entries list here - HRR  - The youngs but fast developing KIngs 1st Eight will be racing!

 16/6 - Some good racing at Barnes and Mortlake with wins for the Girls Quad and the J16 double.

9/6 - Tilly Abbott races exceptionally well at the Scottish Rowing Champs and just missing out on Scottish selection by 1 place!

 27/5 - A really good Nat Schs for Kings - J15 Quad misses out on finals but the coxed Four comes 4th in A Final. The J16 coxed Four comes 6th in A final, Tilly Abbott smashes the D final (should have been higher!), Wills Edgar comes 10th in Champ Quads and 9th in Champ doubles! BUT the J16 pair wins Gold!

20/5 - Some good racing experience at Thames Ditton, with the J15 quad showing much improvement making the final

16/5 - Details of Thames Ditton Regatta on Event info page

14/5 - Great results at Ghent - Tilly Abbott comes 11th in very challenging scenario due to travel delays! Girls pair comes 5th and J16 boys pair wins J16 pairs and medals in u23 in a time of 7.15!

7/5 - Great weekends racing - wins for the Removes coxed Four,Girls J16 double and Quad at Chiswick. Wills racing with Globe makes final at Wallingford of School Quads.

3/5 - Chiswick Regatta on 5th, details on event info and socs.

22/4 - Gravelines International Regatta - great performances - Eleanor Nieman raced her first 2k coming in 2nd in J16 singles - a year above her age. The girls pair raced well being the fastest girls J18 pair. Will Edgar won in his double both senior and junior. Then Tilly Abbott followed suit winning both junior and womens single. Great springboard from camp to the first race for all.

21/4 - The Junior Inter Regional Regatta saw the benefit of camp! Alex Lapsley got a late call up to the J168+. They came in 6th in the A final. The J15 4+ fought to get in the A final and gained an awful lot coming in 5th. The J16 4+ did excellently moving their heat ranking up to gain a bronze in the A final.

9/4 - KSCBC Camp - as usual great location and not quite as good as normal but still a great camp.

13/3 - After hosting Canottieri Lago D'Orta they raced at the Sculling Head. We also had a Shells girls crew gaining some experience. 

18/3 - Plenty of Inter Regional selections - the J15 4+ and J16 4+ to race for South East.

12/3 - Good showing at the Schools Head..J16 Four coming in 6th, Girls did very well but a returning crew crashed into them slowing them 10 down to 18th. J15 Eight came in 9th.

1/3 - Info for Schools Head on events page.

4/3 - Cancellations - Burway and now Maidstone.

5/2 - Bronze for J16 coxed Four at Hampton.

31/1 - Details of Hampton Head on Events page and Socs.

9/12 - Shells race at BIRC.

6/12 - Good results from Kent Indoor Heats with great rows from James Crawley, Tilly Abbott winning and Wills Edgar - team results very pleasing.

1/12 - details of Burway SBH on event info

27/11 - Great result for the J16s to start off with - 5th in J16 eights.

25/11 - Details of Wallingford Eights Head on Event Info page

18/11 - Tilly Abbott gets great results in her 3rd race in her GB trials...coming 51st.

18/11 - Good days racing at Cambridge Winter Head - results here 

15/11 - Details of Cambridge Winter Head on Event Info

8/11 - Great new Coaching opportunity in Kent with Kings and Kent Uni! Dual Role - Head Coach Kent Uni Rowing and             KSCBC Coach. Contact for details and info

5/11 - Wins at Docklands Head for the J16s in the coxed Four with the second matched boat in second, and the                            Wingfields win the J16 pair with a solid race from the girls quad.

4/11 - Kingston Small Boats Head - good racing from J16s boys doing well in J18 coxed Fours, Wills Edgar getting useful             first racing in his single and girls racing in their quad.

16/10 - Good race and experience at the DefiSeine in Rouen for a young Eight. The J15s and girls do well at the                            Medway Head in their first race.

10/10 - Details for the first weekend of racing on the Events page. Rouen - Le DefiSeine and Medway Head.

11/9 - Rowing starting in earnest!

9/9 -  KSCBC  Dinner with Phelan Hill speaking.

30/7 - Freddie Allinson wins double Gold for Great Britain.

10/7 - Freddie Allinson selected for the GB 4- at the Coupe de La Jeunesse in Belgium.

27/6 - Richmond Regatta - Great end to term with wins for the Shells Quad, Removes Eight, Tom Wingfield and Jen                    Hofmann in their singles.

26/6 - Boys Quad just miss out at Qualifiers by a couple of seconds...big shame. Plenty of winners at Richmond Regatta             - with Removes Eight winning, Tom Wingfield in his single, Jen Hofmann in her single and a great first win for                the Shells quad.

21/6 - Richmond Regatta on 24th with the Henley Qualifiers on night before - friday 23rd at 7.35pm the quad are off.

11/6 - Wins at Barnes and Mortlake for the J15s - coxed four and double and for Tilly Abbott in her single. Some tight               fast racing in Durham but just missing out on the win by 2 feet in the Elite Quad...but sharper now!

28/5 - National Schools Regatta - good racing from the shells quad...very disappointingly they cancelled their C final.              The J15 Eight did well coming 4th in their semi and the quad coming 7th in theirs. The girls double came a very              encouraging 2nd in their D final whilst the boys pair won a bronze in Champ Pairs.

13/5 - Thames Ditton Regatta - good racing from all years especially the Shells A quad who lost in their final by 3 feet              and the J15s racing in Fours and an Eight.

7/5 - Some good stuff at Ghent from Jen Hoffman - 8th in Junior singles and the Quad improving through the weekend           coming 6th in Junior quads and winning u23 against local oppo - whilst good racing at Chiswick with Main and               Zhao winning WJ16 2x.

3/5 - This weekend crews racing at Borne at Chiswick and at Ghent.

29/4 - Invitation Regatta at Westbere with KGS and Maidstone J14s and J15s.

23/4 - Freddie Allinson has a great result at the GB Small Boats Regatta coming 10th.

22/4 - Junior Inter Regional Regatta - 9 remove boys represent the region in the J16 Eight. Coming in 2nd in the B Final.

14/4 - Great Training Camp in Italy and Regatta at Monate.

26/3 - Freddie Allinson at GB Spring Assessments with KGS pairs partner.

24/3 - Scullery - Removes have fun in Octo, Shells race Octo and Senior boys come 12th. Our Italian friends win J14 girls. Results here

23/3 - Schools Head shortened due to weather - Good removes and senior boys results. See here 

18/3 - Kingston Head - Removes Eight comes in a very good 3rd as does the top Quad.

11/3 - Womens Head of the River - A Kings girls Eight races coming in 164th.

5/3 - Maidstone Head - great results - fastest boat  on the day from Senior boys, Girls win 4 events, removes get 2 wins.

21/2 - Burway and JIRR trials this weekend have been cancelled.

19/2 - GB trials - very good result for Freddie Allinson coming in 11th and Saturday and 6th on sunday in the pairs.

11/2 - South Yorkshire Head - wins for Sarah Beevers in Junior and Senior singles.

4/2 - Hampton Head - good results from all racing especially the Removes Eight.

2/2 - Great results at the Kent School Games Indoor Rowing finals - every pupil gets 2 medals at least!

10/12 - Bronze for Sarah Beevers at the British Indoor Rowing Champs.

10/12 - Wins for Allinson and Edgar in Junior and IM2 pairs at Walton Small Boats Head.

3/12 - Senior Quad gets its first outing at Teddington Head and comes away with a win in Junior Quads.

27/11 - Scullers Head - 4 scullers raced - Freddie Allinson coming in 16th, Wills Edgar coming off worse for wear with some river debris, Sarah Beevers 11th and Jen Hofmann doing very well coming 5th.

20/11 - First trials race for senior boys - 7th in the pair - good account opener.

20/11 - Good racing at Cambridge Winter Head - plenty learnt for coxes and crews alike. Great to see two Shell boys quads and a shell girls quad with a J15 Eight and some senior girls combinations. Results here

6/11 - Some good activity over half term with the boys pair doing some trials prep and racing at Upper Thames Head coming 2nd in both IM2 and IM1. Then going on to win Junior Pairs at Kingston and Junior and IM" at Docks Head. Jen Hofmann wins Junior Single at Docks as well.

17/10 - Good results from the weekend. At the Pairs Head in challenging conditions Allinson and Edgar came in 12th in junior pairs, at Medway the J15 Eight just missed out on being the fastest boat of the day.

9/10 - Good start at Burway SBH - wins for the girls in single (fastest of the day) and the double. First races for the shells and some of the girls squad. See results here

5/10 - Details for Burway Small Boats Head on Event info page but also -

2/9 - Boat Club Dinner on 10th Sept at Birley's. Book tickets ASAP! Fran Houghton speaking.

1/9 - Great Olympic Regatta - Gold for OKS Tom Ransley and historic Silver for Fran Houghton.

23/7 - Representing England Harry Nichols and Freddie Allinson race away to beat the other nations winning Gold. A great way to finish the season.

17/7 - Harry Nichols and Freddie Allinson selected to row the Junior Pair for England at the Home Countries International on 23rd.

16/7 - British Junior Rowing Champs - very good racing with some good results - Pair wins and Four comes in with a silver.

9/7 - Staff boat wins C4- at Henley Masters.

29/6 - 1st Eight race well but lose out to Child Beale winners London Oratory School...race here

27/6 - Henley draw out!

26/6 - Egahm Regatta - good racing from younger end again....Shells unlucky to be DQ on technicality, Jen Hofmann wins again!

21/6 - 1st Eight prequalify for Henley

13/6 - Good weekend for Club - wins at Barnes and Mortlake Regatta for girls and 1st Eight at Reading Amateur.

10/6 - Busy weekend with Barnes and Mortlake Regatta on 11th and Reading Amateur on 12th. See Event info for details.

30/5 - Junior Sculling Regatta - The Wingfileds miss out on B Final of J14 doubles whilst Jen Hofmann made the A Final of WJ17 singles coming 6th.

27-9/5 -  National Schools Regatta - The Shells Quad races well to come in 9th overall, the 1st Eight met will some ill favoured lanes and came 4th in the C final - in the new format that meant 9th in 1st Eights. On the sunday the Eight split - the Coxed Four won their D Final in 1st Fours whilst the Coxless made the final of Champ Coxless Four coming 7th.

22/5 - Weybridge Ladies Regatta - Girls Squad attend to gain experience and the odd win!

7-8/5 - Ghent Regatta - 1st Eight win Junior Eights and u23 Eights on saturday. Jen Hofmann comes a fantastic 6th from 34 Junior Womens singles. On sunday the 1st Eight get a silver in Junior 8s losing by .3 to the Belgian National Junior Eight. Jen Hofmann steps on in a tougher Junior Womens event coming 7th.

7/5 - Borne@Chiswick Regatta - some good close racing from younger end of club with a win for the J15 coxed Four.

5/5 - Training Camp page updated - loads of photos and some camp videos!

4/5 -  Details of Ghent and Borne @ Chiswick on event info page.

28th - Chiswick Regatta - Eight has some low key fun racing winning IM2.

23/4 - GB Junior Trials - Angus Forbes with Canford's Sam Radvan - good time trial but tough after that in the F Final, 6th.

22/4 - JIRR - two Kings crews - tough going but added to the points tally getting the South East back up in 8th overall!

15/4 - Great Camp in Italy - thanks to Lago D'Orta rowing Club, CAmping Orta and the Bocciolo!

10/4 - Training Camp kicks off with Monate Regatta - silver in coxed Fours, Bronze in the Eight, silver in a girls double.

23/3 - Westbere Junior Camp - plenty of sculling and learning with the odd dunking!

19/3 - Eights Head - 1st Eight steps on from Schools with a relatively better result coming in 65th overall.

18/3 - The Junior Sculling Head saw the younger squads racing - Wj15 4x+, Wj14 4x+ and a J14 8x+.

17/3 - Schools Head - 1st Eight comes 10th with the J15 Eight coming 17th in their event.

16/3 - Westbere Junior Camp 21-23 March - details on Event Info

16/3 - The Sculling head - details on the Event Info page

14/3 - The Schools Head on the 17th - 1st Eight and J15 (removes) Eight racing. Details on Events page.

28/2 - Very good weekend for the Boat Club. 1st Eight wins IM3 pennant at Trent Head whilst Girls Squad has a good set of races and results at Maidstone Head. The younger end of the club gets some first races under their belt with Aldridge and Hwang winning their Novice Double.

21/2 - Over half term Rosie Fuest coxed a London Rowing Club Eight racing in the Boustead Cup....a fixture between London and Thames Rowing Clubs on the Championship course from Chiswick to Putney. Rosie successfully steered her crew to victory. On the 20th and 21st Angus Forbes raced up at Boston over the 5k course with a Canford rower in the GB trials. After some preparation over the half term week they came in 39th on the Saturday but then on Sunday upped their performance coming in a very encouraging 30th despite the very windy conditions.

6/2 - Despite a lack of water time due to weather a good start at Hampton Head with the Four of Nichols, Cosans, Forbes and Allinson coming second then combining with the 9th placed Four in the Eight coming in 8th - a good step on from last year. The removes eight made its debut and did well to survive the wind!

Results here

 4/2 - Kent School Games Indoor Rowing competition - some great results from the younger end - With Team gold for the remove boys, Team silver for Shell girls and Shell boys teams and the Senior boys team Individual medals for Freddie Allinson, Gold, Francesca Maini, Jen Hofman, David Low and Kevin de Jong, all bronze.

3/2 - Kent Indoor Rowing Finals on 4th at Medway Park Sports Centre

28/11 - Burway SBH...some good racing from seniors with the boys four winning and Jen Hofmann gaining an impressive win in her single with Angus Forbes winning Novice single as well. Some good rows and experience for younger ones.

21/11 - Hampton cancelled.

8/11 - Veteran Fours Head - a staff Four wins Vet B pennant.

31/10 - Kingston Small Boats Head - After a few days of Westbere based camp crews raced at Kingston winning the Novice Quads and Doubles.

24/10 - Boat Club captain Angus Forbes at the GB potential Camp in Nottingham.

17/10 - Harry Nichols races at British Senior Champs in a double with IC

5/10 - New season kicked off with Rob Roy Small Boats Head on the 3rd and then Maidstone SBH on the 4th. Some good racing and early promise with multiple wins at both events....Harry Nichols grabbing 5 wins over the 2 days in his single and Four and Quad, the double of Allinson and Trelawny_Vernon being fastest on the Saturday, Jen Hofmann winning WJ17 both days....a Girls Novice Quad winning. See results for further details....!

 25/7 - Home Countries International Regatta - The Kings/England coxless Four came in 4th a bit disappointing after steering issue off start and struggled to get back in touch, the Coxed Four stroked by Harry Nichols won in great style, and a highly motivated coxless Four then joined the coxed in the very well in a very tight race just missing out to the Irish but beating a very strong Welsh crew from Shrewsbury and Monmouth and the Scottish boat.

19/7 - The British Junior Rowing Championships - 2 pairs and a Girls composite Eight raced with the a coxless Four in Strathclyde. The Girls Eight missed some water time improved through the racing but missed out on making the final. One pair didn't make the final the other of Best-Shaw and Brady did but ran out of steam in the last quarter after a fantastic first half. The coxless Four - Nichols, John, Forbes and Trelawny-Vernon cruised into their final where after a decisive move at half way they dominated and won. Not only being British Champions to add to their NAtional Schools win but then gaining selection as the England Junior coxless Four. With Nichols already being in the coxed Four Galvin Brady stepped into the coxless Four. The coxless Four also combines with the coxed to race as the England Eight as well.....5 Kings athletes in the England Eight!

13/7 - After successfully gaining their places at GB Final Trials Harry Nichols and Charlie John went through 5 days of continual seat racing. Charlie missed out on any selection but Harry came very close to selection for the Coupe - if only the boy he was due to race for the seat hadn't been ill and withdrawn....and got the place anyway ...we will never know...ahem. But Harry was selected to stroke the England Junior coxed Four - the top boat - at the Home Countries International.

1/6 - The Wednesday of Henley Royal Regatta had King's drawn against Westminster. A tough draw but everything to go for. A good start but we then came a cropper with an equipment failure as a spoon came off (!!!) at 1/4 mile marker. Galvin Brady continued to stroke exceptionally well despite this but obviously a result that did not show what the boys really could have done against the fastest crew in the country this year.

26/6 - Henley Qualifiers - The Eight and the Quad racing to get in to the Regatta. The Quad raced very well given the newness and youth of the project and did themselves proud. The Eight raced to their real capability and did an extremely good job through the race to qualify and prove they are good enough to be at the races next week. Results.

20/6 - Womens Henley Regatta - The Girls composite Eight draw Headington first round and lose by a couple of lengths but a good project with Stowe, Oundle, Kings Ely and Hollowell Scullers. A Pilgrims composite quad makes the quarter finals losing to Nereus.

13/6 - Marlow Town Regatta - some good river racing preparation for the 1st Eight beating Great Marlow School and being a length and a half off Bedford School....a big improvement.

13/6 - Barnes and Mortlake Regatta - Plenty of activity from the junior end of the club with a few finals and promising rows but no wins. The Senior quad make the final but lose to St Pauls by a very narrow margin.

31/5 - Gravelines International Regatta - Four comes 1st again with the other half of the Henley Eight coming 2nd in Junior Fours. Eight finds wind tough on first outing after formation camp

26/5 - National Schools Regatta - The Eight win D final just missing out on C final in time trial....but the Four wins the 1st 4 event. Girls miss out on semis in the pair as do the double but the boys pair of Brady and Best-Shaw makes the semis - great achievement then find it too tough to make final.

17/5 - The inaugural Westbere Invitation Regatta - with Maidstone and Bewl Bridge. Good results for the boys crew boats.

9/5 - Good results from Ghent Regatta - a gold, silver and 3 bronze medals for crews. See Results for details.

6/4 - 3 pupils at GB Small Boats Regatta - very good results with one pair coming 26th and the other 18th.

25/4 - Junior Inter Regional Regatta - bit of a shock to the system for younger ones but good result for the region holding last years position.

18/4 - Fantastic training Camp in Italy

19/3 - 1st Eight race at the Head of the Amstel on sunday, J14s host MIRC J14s for competitive paddling at the Lake.

16/3 - Schools Head - Pick of the results is the J15 Four of Lamb, Edgar, Waters, Smith and Ralls coming in 3rd. Tough day for the girls after the Womens head coming in 22nd in JW4x, the second Eight had a good row but plenty to do coming 15th in 2nd Eights. The 1st Eight were a bit disappointed with 14th in 1st Eights a few places off where they were looking to be. Results here

14/3 - Womens Head of the River - very encouraging race by the Kings & Kent Uni composite girls Eight finishing 172nd overall and 36th out of 61 in their event.

8/3 - Very good day at Maidstone Spring head - Fastest boats of the day in Junior and Mens coxed Fours and overall....results here. Good to see two Shells quads (one with JKS pupils). A girls win and J16s showing well.

28/2 - Kings invited to the United Hospitals Head (!) - nice chance to do something different and get some more tideway rowing - good results for 1st, 2nd and Girls comp 8s.

28/2 - Burway cancelled but racing in a London Universities Head - details on events page,

22/2 - GB Junior Trials - 3 pupils racing in 2 pairs - Nichols and John coming 42nd on the first day but then stepping on to 33rd on the second day, with Angus Forbes pairing with Beal of Bedford School coming 33rd then 28th. Good learning and improvements against very tough oppo.

14/7 - Henley 8s Head - 1st Eight were 2nd in J18 Eights

7/2 - Good results from Hampton Head - both Eights now in the mix! Results here.

4/2 - Details of Hampton Head on Event Info page.

3/2 - Kent Indoor Rowing Finals -  medals for all the pupils - Gold in individual and team in Years 12-13 Boys and Girls, Bronze in Team for Year 10s with 2nd and 3rd in the individual.

31/1 - Quintin Head - a reasonable start for 1st 8..yet to match their potential...2nd Eight first run out positive.

14/1 - Kent Indoor Rowing Heats - some really good performances with Senior Girls and Boys Team winning as well as Removes boys.

8/1 - KIT - kit page now updated with kit details

8/1 - Happy New Year - first race - for senior boys Quintin Head on 31st. Kent Indoor Rowing Heats on 14th.

7/12 - Good day at Burway Small Boats Head with plenty of wins and good racing. Well done on last race of the term.

29/11 - Good results from Hampton Head showing some good consistent competitive strength in the squad.

25/11 - Details for Hampton SBH on events page

17/11 - Very good racing at Graveleines for the National Eights Day Regatta. Boys Eight 2nd overall behind a very good Gravelines Senior Eight, but winning junior Eights. Girls Eight  getting some good racing in as well.

12/11 - Next race - the National Eights day Regatta, Gravelines. Info on Events page.

9/11 - Wins at Docklands Head for the Boys Eight, 3rd overall behind Thames RC. The Boys Quad and Double and Pair also win with good racing from the senior girls squad in their Quads then Eight, 4 seconds off winning WIM3.

28/10 - Good training at both Westbere and Gravelines over half term, a couple of days with Maidstone.

10/10 - Rouen - Le Defi Seine Head race on sat 11th. Boys Eight racing. Details on events page.

5/10 - Maidstone SBH - some good first time racing across the board, Shell girls, Removes boys and girls. Some good small boat wins...

4/10 - First race on Tideway....not fantastic conditions but a useful wake up call.

1/10 - This weekend Pairs Head and then Maidstone SBH - details on events page.

13/9 - Boat Club Dinner - Guest Fred Scarlett OKS and Gold medallist Sydney 2000.

10/9 - KSCBC had a welcome visitor in Tom Ransley - OKS and 7 man from the Gold medal winning GB eight in Amsterdam....came out on the lake with some of the crews.

3/9 - First session back....

20/7 - British Junior Championships - crews that raced here were the J16 coxed Four, J16 pair, Junior coxless Four and combining into the eight. With also Lizzie T-V jumping in a composite Eight organised by OKS Andrew Rudkin of Hollowell Scullers. Tough racing with the Junior Four not making the final, the J16s making the final but out of medals so conserving their energy a bit, the J16 pair coming in 4th with the Eight getting a Silver and Lizzie's Eight coming in with a Bronze.

14/7 - Herne Bay Regatta - taking part in the local coastal event two crews coming in 3rd in their events but having some good tough racing.

27/6 - HRR qualifiers - Kings just misses out after a very positive row - tough given some of the crews that pre qualified.

21/6 - Marlow Regatta - 1st Eight race to help HRR qualification but struggle as exam season takes its toll on water time making the C final.

14/6 -  Barnes and Mortlake Regatta - Some good racing not quite converting all the finals to wins - J15s very close after making final, Shells raced well to make final beating Radley twice, IM3 four as well. Wins for the J16s in Novice Fours and development Eight in Novice Eights.

24/5 - Nat Schools - good rows from younger end - J15s making semi coming 4th, Girls Four just missing out as fastest qualifier, boys pair again fastest qualifier. 1st Eight bit disappointing - missed some water time hence coming in 5th in C final.

17/5 - Plenty of good racing experience at Thames Ditton - ready for Nat Schools.

10/5 - Plenty of finals at Chiswick Bridge regatta ...Four miss out on win through umpiring?

6/4 - Wallingford Regatta - Good first race...moving on from last year.

26/4 - Junior Inter Regional Regatta - 16 pupils at Nottingham representing the South East. Good rows form all Kings crews - girls getting an 11th in the J15 double and a 9th in the J16 coxed four. The J15 boys coming 10th in the single and 8th in the coxed four. Pick of the results were the J16 boys using their training camp experience to good effect coming home with a Gold.

21/4 - Training Camp - very successful in Italy with a visit to our friend at Monate.

26/3 - Schools Head - good result for the 1st Eight coming 10th in 1st Eights, up from last year. Girls had tough conditions to contend with in their quad coming 8th. The 1st Four lost a fin and missed out and the J15s came in 12th.

23/3 - Head of the Amstel- 1st 8 comes in 5th, Dutch National Junior Eight winning.

14/3 - J14 Octo come a good 20th from 55 in the Junior Sculling Head. Our Italian guests get some good results.

9/3 - Hammersmith Head - good days racing - 1st Eight gets good experience, J18 4+ wins coxed four and girls find going tough in the quad.

8/3 - JIRR trials at the lake - 70 crews racing - Kings Crews that gained selection - Boys J16 4+ (fastest boat of the day), J15 4+, WJ16 4+ and J15 1x.

7/3 - At last a race that's on....details of Hammersmith Head on Events page.

7/3 - Details of the JIRR trials on Event info page

11/2 Good results at the Kent Indoor Rowing Champs - Shells win gold, two individual golds, two individual silvers and three individual bronzes with then the Teams getting three silvers and a bronze.

26/1 - Not a bad start to the year with 1st Eight coming 4th in J18 Eights at Quintin, J15s getting their first taste of the Tideway and the Girls Eight coming 15th in WIM3.

22/1 - Quintin Head details on the Events page for 25th Jan.

15/1 - Good results at the KIRC heats - sen boys and girls sweep the board winning yr 12/13 and yr11. Good team results.

19/12 - Boathouse open 10am on sat

11/12 - Training for holidays on training page - email if you need the password.

7/12 - Good training day at the lake with Herne Bay, Deal and Maidstone Rowing Clubs.

1/12 - Fours Head results - good experience for J16s, good result for Junior Four coming 7th in J4+.

27/11 - Details of Fours Head under Event info....

23/11 - Wins at Burway - good J17 pair win by Brady and Best-Shaw, with girls J16/15 quads doing well.

22/11 - Details for Burway SBH on the Event Info page

16/11 - Good showing from the J16 and J17 pairs at Hampton, with the J15 Quad coming in top half and a good row by the J15 girls. Results here  here

14/11 - details for Hampton Small Boats Head on Event Info......

30/10 - info for Henley sculls on event info page......1st division starts at 10am.

19/10 - Weybridge Silver Sculls - good racing with a J16 double coming 14 then then as singles 24th and 28th with J17 single 20th.

13/10 - A wet Pairs Head saw the boys pairs compete well coming 8th and 10th with the J16 doubles 17th and 21st,

7/10 -  good racing at Maidstone,  1st Four just missing out on headship due to clash,  J15  quad wins with plenty of 2nds and promising crews for the next races. See here for results.

4//10 - Details of Maidstone SBH on events page.

9/9 - Parental Consent Forms for the year under event info.

8/9 - Term kicks off with Cambridge Autbs just a wake up call!

7/6 - Wins at Talkin Tarn for Best-Shaw and Brady in J16 pair and IM3 double.

6/6 - KSCBC up north at Talkin Tarn Regatta

3/6 - 1st Eight acquits itself well leading off the start but not managing to hold it and lost out to Oratory.

23/6 - 1st Eight pre qualifies for HRR.

22/6 - Senior Boys raced at Herne Bay Regatta - first Coastal Event for them...and won both Novice and Junior coxed Fours.

22/6 - Womens Henley - girls eight raced LEH first round and lost - LEH went on to final losing to a Canadian crew. Then the crew went to the Dorney World Cup to watch the OKS girls double winning gold (Houghton and Meyer-Laker.)

11/6 - Coronation Regatta - one off experience with some valuable lessons for all crews against respected opposition.

8/6 - Good day for the Boat Club in London. Kings Eights dominate - Boys winning Novice Eights over Thames and TSS, Girls winning IM3 over Tyrian and Putney Town, the J15s beating a couple of Dulwich College crews and a Four winning Novice Fours. A win in womens novice singles finishing the day.

7/6 - Details for Barnes and Mortlake Regatta on Event Info page.

26/5 - Nat Schools - Friday cancelled due to weather - improving rows from the Boys and Girls Eights but no finals,  good row from J16 pair to make semis and Girls pair made final missing out on a medal due to geese at 250m!

20/5 - NSR draw out....

20/5 - Results from Thames Ditton - good racing especially from younger end of Club. J14 octo missing out in the final, J15s doing well in their eight  and a Win for the Girls Eight in Novice Eights.

13/5 - Draw out for Thames Ditton - see events page.

9/5 - Poplar Regatta cancelled.

5/4 - Wallingford Regatta - unfortunately J15s had to withdraw but the 1st Eight raced finding the going tough for their first outing missing out on making the final in J18 Eights. A double of Coach Sweetman and Vicky MAnsfield raced well to make the WIM1 Final via their heat coming in 5th.

28/4 - Vicky Mansfield comes in 7th winning the B final in good style at the GB Trials Small Boats Regatta with her Tyne RC partner at Dorney Lake.

27/4 - JIRR - crews racing at Nottingham - J16 4x, J15 Eight in J16 8 event, a girls J15 coxed quad also racing above themselves in a J16 girls eight and a j14 quad. Good experience in usual Nottingham wind.

24/4 - Nick Strange (oks) names new boats at Club.

7/8 - Port of Brussels Sprint Regatta - finishing off the camp with some racing in Brussels. Wins for a number of crews and some good racing and early racing experiences for a number of boys and girls. See results and training camp page.

 1/4 - Training Camp in Gravelines

16/3 - Kingston Head - miserable conditions - a run out of some less experienced boys in a novice eight coming 9th and a good first row for the 3 Kings boys and an Eastbourne RC boy in J16 quads coming 2nd - before they represent the region at the Inter Regional Regatta in April.

9/3 - Womens Head - a composite Kings and Maidstone Eight comes in 142 - a good results for a relatively inexperienced crew. Results here

7/3 -  Good results at the Schools Head - Girls Quad coming in 11th, J15 Eight came in 12 from 23 and the 1st Eight despite steering failure 16th in First Eights. Results here

5/3 - Details of Schools Head and Womens Head under Event info

3/3 Maidstone Spring Head - loads of wins with good first races for younger crews and wins across the board. Results here

17/2 Wins at Durham Small Boats Head as part of GB trials preparation for Vicky Mansfield with her Tyne RC pairs partner.

9/2 - Hampton Head cancelled so training at Maidstone with MIRC junior crews with so good pieces over longer distances.

6/2 - Kent Schools Indoor Rowing - wins across the board - gold, silver and bronze in J18 boys and gold and bronze in the relay, girls win gold and bronze and then gold in the relay, with the J15 girls and boys getting gold and bronze in the individual and then silver and gold in the relay. And there was more...

25/1 - Nothampton Head cancelled.

20/1 Fixture at the Lake with Maidstone Juniors - some good pieces with their J18 Eight, girls quad and J15s boys. Good competitive training.

16/1 - Kent IRC heats - dominating races from KSCBC in the heats - wins in the Year 12/13 boys, girls, Year 11 boys, Year 10 boys and girls by Bryant, Mansfield, Best-Shaw, Read and Adeyemi respectively. Second places as well in those categories by Andrews, Trelawny-Vernon, Brady (3rd), Forbes and Taylor respectively. With Walker second in Year 9 boys and Robertson 2nd in the girls. Boys Years 12/13 Teams come 1st and 3rd, Years 9/10 Teams come 1st and 2nd with the Girls Years 12/13 Team 1st and the Years 9/10 Team 3rd.

2/12 - Dorney Invitation Head - useful experience paddling in a borrowed boat to finish term off.

11/11 - Fours Head - three crews raced with the coxed four coming 17th, the young Quad coming in 47th and the Girls quad 38th.

3/11 - Docklands cancelled.

20/10 - Head of the Charles - The eight races gaining a fantastic experience if not getting the ideal result (68th) but plenty of positives to build on. Also meeting many Olympians and fellow rowers. Many thanks to Buckingham Browne and Nicholls for their hosting. See here for video of the race round "Dead mans curve" - or Eliot Bridge.

13/10 - Pairs Head - a good day meeting Gold Medallist Sophie Hoskings as well as a chat from OKS Olympian Frances Houghton - Mansfield and Coach Sweetman come 5th in WIM3 doubles, Bryant and Roud 21st in J18 pairs, with Edwards and Thomas 27th.  Brady and Best-Shaw 18th in J16 doubles and Hastings and Andrews 24th in J18 doubles. Results here

6/10 - Good weekend results - 7 wins at Cambridge - Ed Bryant winning Nov and J17 pairs with Sam Roud and George Edwards respectively. Hannah Presdee and Vicky Mansfield fastest womens crew on the day winning novice doubles with Vicky Mansfield winning J18 and Novice singles as well with Galvin Brady winning J16 single as well.

30/9 - Maidstone Small Boats Head - 7 wins for the club - amongst them the pairs of Bryant, Andrews and Thomas, Roud with Vicky Mansfield winning her single. A first venture out for a J15 Four and first races for a number of rowers.

16/9 - Season starts off with the Boston Marathon - just over 4 hours for the 1st Eight.

21/7 - Home Countries International - Girls pair with Vicky Mansfield comes second and the two boys crews coached by Kings, the Eight and the coxed Four get Gold.

15/7 - British Rowing Championships - Harry Best-Shaw in his double and Alex Andrews in the single make their respective C Finals coming 2nd and 4th. Vicky Mansfield rowing in WJ pairs with a Tyne Rowing Club girl wins a silver medal and gets selection as the England girls junior pair for the Home Countries International Regatta.

30/6 - Kings row past at Henley with two eights of OKS and a couple of current pupils celebrating 150 years of Kings Rowing. Good luck to OKS Frances Houghton, Tom Ransley and Nick Strange this summer at the Olympics.

23/6 - OKS Rowing and Boat Club Dinner - a good gathering at the lake paddling in preparation of the 150th row past at HRR.

16/6 - Womens Henley - Girls Four race Junior coxed fours but drew eventual winners first round.

2/6 - Nat Schools - a good start with a good number ofrews racing and gaining experience. J14 Octo improved from Gravelines, J16 Eight made the final as did the Girls coxed Four.

26 -27/5 - Gravelines Regatta - Good experience for the Shells Octo, and J16 racing well on sunday with the Four coming 3rd, pair 4th and the J15 double winning the J16 2x B Final. Alex Andrews won J18 single.

6/5 - Wallingford Regatta - good races by girls four and boys J16 Eight. Girls in a tight heat and boys making final having two good races.

28/4 - Junior Inter Regional Regatta - poor conditions J16s manage 5th in the Eight,  J14 quad in their first race came 9th, Vicky Mansfield came 6th in a coxed four.

10/4 - Good training Camp at Ghent ending with Ghent Spring International Regatta. Some good results with the J16 Eight coming in third on saturday but legs fading on sunday a bit after a long week. Girls win a gold in WJ18 Quads and combine with four George Watsons girls to win silver in Womens Eights.

20/3 - Schools Head - J16 8 comes in 7th in 1st J16 Eights and the girls coxed four a very good 9th in WJ4+.

17/3 - Eights Head - J16 Eight gain valuable experience coming in 347th. Italian crew win Lightweight Pennant in the Kings Hudson.

11/3 - South East Regional selections for the JIRR -  the J16 8+,  two pupils in the J15 coxed Four, the Wj16 single doubling up into the WJ16 coxed Four and also the J14 coxed quad. Well done to all pupils.

11/3 - Maidstone Head wins for the Girls Squad - Fastest Junior Womens Crew on the day - girls coxed four, WJ18 pair win and WJ16 single win with boys J16 double and J15 double sins as well. See results. Alex Andrews also comes 15th in Belgium trials for International selection. Maidstone Results here.

8/3 - House Indoor Rowing - Boys winners -Galpins, Girls Mitchinsons.

6/3 - Steve Gunn at Kings - on the lake and then talking in the evening to the Club.

21/2 - Kent Indoor Rowing Championships - Alex Andrews wins a silver, Girls Team of Perkins, Mansfield, Warszewski and Thomas win a bronze with Vicky Mansfield winning a gold in J16 and a bronze in J18.

18/2 - Vicky Mansfield first time at GB trials , as a J16 she comes 25th.

4/2 - Hampton Head results here - both crews - Girls J18 4- and Boys J16 8+ competitive rows first time out, 4th and 10th respectively.

29/1 - Good day at Northampton Head with wins for the girls squad in the coxed four, girls pair and J16 single. Wins also for the boys squad in the Novice single and boys J18 coxed Four. Results here.

18/1 - Kent Indoor Rowing Heats - good results from this regional competition.A clean sweep in J16 boys with Ed Bryant 1st, George Edwards 2nd and Milo Reddaway 3rd. Vicky Mansfield wins the J16 girls, Galvin Brady 2nd in J15 boys, Sven Perkinns 2nd in J18 Girls and the Shells team and J16 boys team both coming 3rd in the team event.

26/11 - Good results at Burway - wins for the J15s - Galvin Brady in the single and then with Harry Best-Shaw in the double. Vicky Mansfield and Hannah Presdee win WJ17 2x and George Edwards and Alex Andrews the fastest J17 double.  Messers Perkins ahd Thomas 2nd and 3rd respectivley in WJ18 singles with Sven Perkins and Vicky Mansfield second in WJ18 doubles as well. For results see here

24/11 - For details of Burway Small Boats Head see Event info.

13/11 - Docklands Head - challenging conditions but good results from J16s. Results here

6/11 - Fours Head - a young boys quad takes part for experience as well as a girls quad.

31/10 - Upper Thames Small Boats Head - Good results from J15 double, Harry Best-Shaw and Galvin Brady and J18 double of Alex Andrews and George Edwards.

15/10 - Staff rowing day at the lakes.

2/10 - Cambridge Small Boats Head - good start with wins for Alex Andrews in J18 single and fastest girls double Vicky Mansfield and Hannah Presdee.


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