Following a fire at the Clubhouse in the early hours of Wednesday, the job of clearing up and getting back on an even keel started in earnest last night. Club Chairman, Peter Hunt, praised the efforts of the local fire brigade who, at their peak, had fifty five team members tackling the blaze and rescuing as much of the contents as was safe to do. “Through their efforts much of the club equipment and memorabilia has been salvaged including the memorial to those members who made the ultimate sacrifice during World Wars One and Two”.
Fire and Building Fund.
The loss adjusters were at the club for thee days and we are clearing up and removing fire damaged items. We will be arranging gym facilities and temporary racking and rowing resumed on 5th August. The club expects to return to competition at Maidenhead regatta later this month and all squads aim to enter crews.
In the coming three months the club will prepare for the Head season by arranging boat allocations, temporary facilities and launching provision. We believe that we can run a full competitive programme with support and understanding from members and the community.
Over the next few years the club will need to secure its premises and rebuild, and the committee hope and believe that in three years time, this fire will be seen as a new beginning, rather than the setback it appears today.
Please contact us if you have any questions. All press enquiries should be directed to Ed Phillips or Mike Parsons. A formal press statement will be issued tomorrow and communications to members to will continue over the next few days.
The committee will be meeting again on Monday.
Our thanks to those who have offered support - we will respond to you all shortly. In the interim, please do Contact Us.
The club has a very successful weekend at the British Championships in Nottingham. The action started with the junior events on Friday and rolled on until Sunday afternoon with 18 crews competing in total.
The President's Fund was established to encourage members of the club with ambition to represent their country. 2011 is the 20th anniversary year of its foundation and in that period the Fund has been able to help a significant number of young members to achieve their ambition.
The premier junior event of the year saw two medals a piece for Marlow junior boys and girls in blustery conditions at the national watersports centre in Nottingham.
It is with great regret that we learned of the recent death of James Campbell a former Mayor of Marlow, Chairman of MTRF and member of MRC. James was a great supporter of rowing and was a founder member of the Town regatta. He was an enormous force for good in the Town and will be greatly missed by friends and family.