Regatta Sponsorship 2017

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Stourport Boat Club has launched the 2017 Regatta sponsorship packages today.

We offer excellent hospitality,  advertising opportunities, race sponsorship and an exciting weekend of racing.  It's a wonderful weekend for the town of Stourport, for rowers and their families and for local businesses and the event is well publicised in the local press.

As well as the athletes from the participating clubs, there will be a large number of supporters and we also expect to attract a significant number of local people to come and watch the racing.

Please download our information leaflet below.

Stourport Regatta 2017

We Need Your Help – Tesco Bags of Help

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Stourport BC Juniors have been successful in being nominated by Tesco to receive a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Voting is open in stores throughout May and June. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

PLEASE HELP !!!!! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO REPLACE OUR JUNIOR KIT !!!!

You can vote at any of the following stores:

BEWDLEY HILL KIDDMNSTR EXPRESS DY11 6BS
BEWDLEY LOAD ST EXPRESS DY12 2AW
COOKLEY KIDDMNSTR EXPRESS DY10 3SA
FOLEY PK KIDDMNSTR EXPRESS DY11 7BQ
KIDDERMINSTER MAIN DY11 6SW
KIDDERMINSTER COM EXPRESS DY10 1QG
KIDDERMINSTER S R EXPRESS DY10 2PR
SPENNELLS KIDDMNSTR EXPRESS DY10 4DZ
STOURPORT MAIN DY13 9FB

To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.  IF YOU ARE NOT GIVEN A TOKEN PLEASE ASK A MEMBER OF STAFF.

Bronze at Dorney

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Shrewsbury Regatta Success

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Stourport brought home 12 wins from the recent Shrewsbury Regatta, held over the weekend of 6th and 7th May.

Organised by Pengwern Boat Club, the two-day event saw rowers compete on a stretch of the river Severn between Kingsland Bridge and Pengwern Boat Club. On Saturday, competitors competed along a 1,000km course while Sunday was over a shorter 500m sprint course.

On Saturday racing against Burton Leander, Molly Clarke won in the WJ14 1x event whilst Dan Glover added his first regatta win of the season in J14 1x.

With their second regatta win in successtion, Stu Barnett and Don Taylor beat Trent RC by 1 1/2 lengths in a solid performance.

On Sunday, the W.MasD.4x- of Jane Ryman, Margaret Conway, Liz Danby, Sara Peace beat Runcorn RC by 1 1/3 lengths. The MasC coxless pair of Chris Bird and Jez Stubbs saw off Loughborough by 2 1/2 lengths.

Matt Gould and Olga Hall beat Pengwern easily in the Mx.IM3 2x event, and roiwng really well to a first win for Sam Fuller and Ella DiMambro in the Mixed Novice double sculls.

Rowing superbly all day, the W.Nov.4x+ of Elsje House, Meg Mellors, Lucy Hart, Beth Rogers and coxed by Dan Rowley, beat City of Oxford (Imeson), City of Oxford (Weisser) and Runcord RC in the final.

The W.MasC.4+ of Jo Fuller, Hatty Betson, Sharon Jones and Alison Edwards coxed by Leslie Beddow won against Ironbridge. MasH.2x of Stu Peace and Pete Lloyd won easily over Derby RC and the W.MasD.2x of Jane Ryman and Sara Peace won by 3 lengths against Runcorn RC.

Sophie DiMambro and Christina Butcher continued their winning weekend in the W.J14.2x event, seeing off Royal Chester, North Staffordshire RC (Siaghi), Queens Park RC and North Staffordshire RC (Houseman)

A great performance from all who attended !

Three Wins at Evesham !

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Still in the early part of the summer season, Evesham Regatta held on Sunday 30th April was the next event on the calendar for Stourport BC. Racing over a downstream course of 500m, Stourport won three events.

MasE.2x Stu Barnett, Don Taylor
WJ14.2x Sophie DiMambro, Christina Butcher
WJ14 1x Molly Clarke

Success at Birmingham

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Racing under the new British Rowing Competition Framework, Stourport Juniors came away with four wins at the recent Birmingham Regatta. Using BROE2 to band 115 crews according to their Personal Ranking Index, the events had clearly more close races than previous regattas.

One of the notable performances came from Ben Palmer, winning his first pot in J14 1x against Great Marlow School, Monmouth Comp and Huntingdon BC.

Wins

J14 1x Ben Palmer
WJ15 4x+ Maddie Hill, Amy Burrows, Julia Miller, Katie Sweeney, coxed by Georgina Luxton
WJ15 2x Katie Sweeney, Julia Miller
WJ14 1x Katie Mellors

Head of the Dart Success !

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Three crews from Stourport raced at the Head of the Dart last weekend, with an all-round impressive set of results.

Duncan Gwilliam won in the 1x event, racing against eleven others including Putney Town RC, City of Bristol and Royal Navy.  In the Mas E 2x event Stu Barnett and Don Taylor came third, and the Mas D 8+ came a credible second in a field of eight, which included the local Dart Totnes winning crew.

Sharp bends and sweeping currents with shifting wind direction test cox and rower alike and make this annual event not just a race but an exciting challenge for the experience of taking part and finishing the nine mile course.

West Midlands Junior Championships 2017

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Stourport Juniors were on good form again at the recent West Midlands Junior Championships securing two golds, a silver and bronze medal positions.

Racing over 1500m at Worcester, there were several notable performances including a first win in the WJ13 2x event for Lizzie Davis and Eleanor Jones.

Dan Glover and Molly Clarke completed a hat-trick of wins in their J14 1 x events, and remaining West Midlands Junior Champions for three years in a row.

With an excellent row, the WJ15 4x+ of Maddie Hill, Amy Burrows, Julia Miller, Katie Sweeny, Cox Georgina Luxton secured a bronze medal.

Based on the results, Stourport Juniors have been selected to represent the West Midlands at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta to be held at Nottingham in April, making up 50% of the West Mids J14 team

JIRR Selected
Dan Glover 1x
Molly Clarke 1x
Sophie DiMambro, Christina Butcher 2x