Six Imperial wins and Headship retained by Kirkwood and Freeman-Pask at Pairs Head 2011
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 October 2011 20:46 )
Imperial College Boat Club shone in the first race of the 2011/12 season with the club winning six [well five] pennants, including an overall win for Adam Freeman-Pask and Jamie Kirkwood. Imperial’s domination for the first head race of the season was unrivalled with wins in Elite 2x, Mixed Elite 2x, Senior 2-, IM1 2-, IM2 2- and W IM2 2- and most crews taking top 3 positions in their categories.
Photo by Nick Ablitt
Sir Steve Redgrave gets The Hump with ICBC
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 September 2011 14:09 )
On Monday 12th September, David Walliams completed his epic eight day swim along the length of the Thames from Lechdale, Gloucestershire to Westminster Bridge in London. Along with the many wellwishers that lined the banks, ICBC were there [wearing nothing but speedos!] to greet him. Once the confetti cannons had died down, the Imperial boys commandeered a certain someone more used to sitting on top of the waves in a rowing boat than swimming through them - Sir Steve Redgrave.
This is what happened when Sir Steve met ICBC...
REPRESENTIN’ DA UK – 5 IC Athletes (and a Coach!) Selected for U23 World Championships
Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 August 2011 20:05 )
Press Officer Team Kimberley reports on the U23 World Championships in Amsterdam. For those who don't speak Kimberley, a glossary is provide at the bottom.
For those unaware, the under-23 world championships are the culmination of the rowing season for the country’s top athletes who are aged 22 or younger in the year of competition. Selection takes place after a series of several gruelling trials, followed by even more gruelling seat racing following. Five Imperial athletes were selected - Jamie Kirkwood [as if you hadn’t guessed already!] in the lightweight coxless four, Henry Goodier in the coxed four, Lottie Howard-Merrill in the women’s 8 and Josh Butler and Wilf Kimberley both in the lightweight quad, with the man himself, IC boss Don McLachlan, coaching. The event this year took place in Amsterdam.
Kirkwood Last Man Standing for ICBC as Records Topple at Hot Henley Royal
Henley Royal Regatta, the highlight of the summer season, did not disappoint. 33 Records were smashed and 24 were equalled in the fast conditions. The sun shone brightly all week, many a glass of Pimms No.1 was drunk and Imperial performed spectacularly as most crews were knocked out by winners, finalists or semi finalists. Jamie Kirkwood was IC’s sole representative by finals day and successfully brought home his second consecutive Henley medal in the Visitors’ Challenge Cup.
All Imperial’s men’s crews had pre-qualified for the regatta, thanks to their performances earlier in the season. Training in Henley began in earnest the Saturday before racing and was followed by the Draw and crew weigh-ins. Despite the interference of revision and exams into Henley Week, Wednesday dawned and everyone was set to race.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 July 2011 12:58 )
Photo from video by Libby Richards
Double Imperial Win in Wild Conditions at Henley Women's Regatta
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 July 2011 13:15 )
Henley Women’s Regatta was one of Imperial’s most successful in the face of tough, wet and windy conditions. Despite injury and illness, crews either won their event or were knocked out by the eventual winners. The stars were Laura Greenhalgh who won Elite singles, putting the cherry on the top of her unbeaten season, while Zoë Lee won Elite 8s with her GB European crew.
Photo by Pierre Thomas
Imperial's Gentlemen's Squadron Battle through Epic Conditions at Marlow
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 21 June 2011 15:08 )
Marlow Regatta at Dorney Lake is the last chance for the Gentlemen’s Squadron to race before Henley Royal Regatta. Over the changable weekend, ICBC’s Temple Eight, Prince Albert Four and Prince of Wales Quad raced in Senior categories, attempting (successfully) to prove themselves worthy of pre-qualification, while the fairer half of Imperial raced it out down the booms at Henley Women's Regatta.
Photo by Libby Richards
A Weekend of Wins at Home and Away: Barnes and Mortlake Regatta, Reading Amateur Regatta and Scottish Championships
Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th of June, Imperial was represented on many fronts across the country at all levels, with singles, doubles and coxed fours winning events on both home and away stretches of water.
Last Updated ( Monday, 13 June 2011 10:33 )
Scullers Reign Supreme at Met Regatta
Metropolitan Regatta 2011: The weekend was one of two halves, with a scorching Saturday contrasting dramatically with the drizzle of Sunday; the only certainty over the two days was the wind. Despite the difficult conditions, ICBC performed spectacularly with multiple wins for small boats and promising progression in the crew boats.
Photo by Pierre Thomas
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 June 2011 18:57 )