Molesey Boat Club
|Molesey Boat Club|
|Location||East Molesey, England|
|Home water||Molesey Lock, River Thames|
|Molesey Regatta, Molesey Junior Regatta, Molesey Veterans Head|
|Head of the River Race (1st 2010), Henley Royal Regatta (numerous wins)|
|Martin Cross, Chris Martin, Ian McNuff, Greg Searle, Jonny Searle, Philip Simmons, Andrew Triggs-Hodge|
Molesey Boat Club is a rowing club between Molesey Lock and Sunbury Lock on the River Thames in England. The stretch is roughly 4 km long from weir to weir and is considered one of the best stretches for rowing on the Thames.
The club has been well represented at the two of the major races on the rowing calendar:
- 2011: 2nd Overall
- 2010: 1st Overall
- 2009: 4th
- 2008: 8th (No international members present)
- 2007: 3rd (Unofficially as race was abandoned after several crews sank)
- 2006: 3rd
- 2005: 4th
- 2004: Race Cancelled
- 2003: 2nd
- 2002: 4th
- 2001: 4th
- 2000: 5th
- Henley Royal Regatta Recent Wins
- Ladies' Challenge Plate: 1991
- Thames Challenge Cup: 1999, 2000, 2009
- Stewards' Challenge Cup: 1991
- Wyfold Challenge Cup: 1997
- Men's Quadruple Sculls: 2004
- Prince Philip Challenge Cup: 2002
- Britannia Challenge Cup: 1999, 2004, 2008
- Silver Goblets & Nickalls Challenge Cup: 2000
- Diamond Challenge Sculls: 1997
The Club currently consists of approximately 700 members, consisting of juniors, novices, seniors, veterans and Great Britain internationals of both genders.
- The Senior squad consists of approximately 40 Members. Molesey has been designated a "High Performance Club" for Senior Heavyweight Men by the Amateur Rowing Association due to the high standard of the Athletes and Coaching available. With around 100 other members in this is the clubs main rowing group.
- The Junior squad is up to 80 athletes strong and closely linked to a number of local schools. The junior system offers rowing from the age of 13. The Junior programme's objective is to build towards success at J18 level domestically and internationally.
- Adult Development section with over 50 members, there to offer rowing for people who want to take up the sport later in life.
- Veterans at Molesey make sure life at the club is well balanced, representing the club at local, national and some international events.
The club is run by a committee of 16 elected members, including the 5 officers of the club, Captain, Deputy Captain, Vice Captain, Secretary and Treasurer.
Some current racing members of note include:
- Martin Cross: Olympic Bronze and Gold: 4- 1980, 4+ 1984
- Ian McNuff: Olympic Bronze: 4- 1980
- Richard Stanhope: Olympic Silver: 8+ 1980,
- Greg Searle: Olympic Gold and Bronze: 2+ 1992, 4- 1996
- Jonny Searle: Olympic Gold and Bronze: 2+ 1992, 4- 1996
- Philip Simmons: Olympian GBR 8+ 2004
- Simon Fieldhouse: World Championships GBR 4+ 2006, 4x 2007
- Fred Gill: Cambridge University Blue 2010
- Dan Ouseley: Olympian 8+ 2004
- Peter Marsland: Cambridge University Blue 2008, 2009.
- Ben Smith: Oxford University Blue 2008
- Rowley Douglas: Monkton Combe 2nd 8+, Olympic Gold Medallist: 8+ 2000
- Current Members of the GB Rowing Team
- Andrew Triggs-Hodge: Olympic Gold Medallist: 4- 2008, 4-2012
- Tom James: Olympic Gold Medallist: 4- 2008, 4- 2012
- Tom Solesbury: World Championships GBR 8+ 2006, 2007, Olympian 2- 2008
- Tom Ransley: World Championships GBR 8+ 2009-2011; Cambridge University Blue 2008, 2009
- Cameron Nichol: World Championships GBR 8+ 2010, 2011
- Mohamed Sbihi: World Championships GBR 8+ 2010, 2011, Olympic Bronze Medallist: 8+ 2012
- James Foad: World Championships GBR 8+ 2010, 2011
- Andrew Holmes: Junior World Champion GBR 4- 2009
- Baker, Rowland G M (1989). "Molesey Boat Club page from "Thameside Molesey"". Retrieved 31 March 2010.