12 Results for author: Richard Lewis

LVRC Launches brand new Coxed Quad

On Sunday 23rd June, the club launched its new Swift Explore coxed quad. This is a match to the coxed quad launched in 2016 (that one is named Heather, after Heather Parry who with Alex Sapple has driven the Learn to Row programme for the last few years). The new boat was named Alex, in recognition of all the hard work that he has done, bringing many new ... More

Merseyside Regatta Saturday 4th May 2019

The club held its annual regatta on Saturday 4th May and although entries were down on previous years, a good entry from local clubs and Lancaster Royal Grammar School led to some close racing. Entries have been reduced by a lack of entries by other schools and some clubs in the North West and us ... More

Vics win Gold and Bronze Medals at the English Indoors!

Fantastic results from the English Indoor Rowing Championships, held at the Manchester Velodrome. Vics sent a strong team of juniors (and some adults competed as well!).The team has done the club proud, with 10 Gold medals (WJ18 2k, MJ16 2k, WJ18 3k Team and MJ18 3k Team) and 6 Bronze medals in Open Lightweight 2k, Open Lightweight 500m and in the MJ16 ... More

January Update

January is traditionally cold (and as I write this, wet!) and the weather doesn’t make it very pleasant on the water. However, the winter months are crucial to ensuring good performance in the summer. The long hours on the ergometer will pay off with enjoyable rows in the regatta season. We have plenty of ergos and they need to be used! On the water, ... More

Head of the Float 2018

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Head of the Float on a windy Saturday 1st December, competitors, umpires and club members. It takes about 3 months to prepare for our events and a very long day (we opened the club at 0615 on Saturday) to carry out final preparations and welcome all our visitors. The entry for Head of the Float was down on recent ... More

Vic’s bring home medals from Chester Long Distance Sculls

This year’s Chester Long Distance Sculls was postponed from September (when we hadn’t entered due to towing difficulties) to 25th November. Vics entered 9 crews, ranging from WJ15 to Mens Masters G. Thanks to John Sargent for the loan of his tow car and for Matt Myers for driving. We had two wins, 3 second places, 2 third places, a fourth and a ... More

Boston Marathon

Congratulations to Mike Vick and Kate Wilson whose training paid off with a win at the Lincoln to Boston Marathon. This 31 mile epic is run each autumn and is a real test of stamina. Mike and Kate posted 4hrs 47 minutes to win their class.Sam Fairbanks had a harder time in Open 1x, where there was a wide range of competitors..flexslider.... More

North of England Sprint Regatta – Hollingworth Lake

As usual, Vics entered a lot of crews at the last regatta of the year at Hollingworth Lake. In the past, we have won the Victor Ludorum, both for the Juniors and the Seniors. This year however, there was stiff competition for our 25 entries. In spite of the competition we had 16 finalists and had 7 wins. Unfortunately, no Victor Ludorum this year!... More

Ross Regatta

Vics try to attend the annual August Bank Holiday regatta at Ross on Wye, although this year the weather was not as favourable for camping as it has been in previous years! On Sunday we had 10 entries, with 4 crews reaching Finals. The WJ18 2x had the closest race of the day, losing to Worcester again by ½ length this time. On Sunday we had 9 entries, ... More

Stourport Regatta

A big entry from Vics to the West Midlands two day regatta at Stourport. We always have a great time at Stourport, with the opportunity to race crews from across the country. We had 8 crews entered on Saturday, with 3 wins – WmasB/C 2x of Michelle Fisher and Jayne Pumford, who beat Evesham by 13/4 lengths, WJ16 2x (Carter) also beating Evesham by 4 ... More