Furnival Sculling Club

Furnivall Sculling ClubRowing club based in Hammersmith, London. Established 1896

FSC at the Head of the Charles

Monday, 29th October 2018

by Mike De Paoli

Autumn in Boston: such a special time, as rowers from across the United States and indeed the world, descend on the city to patronise the many micro-breweries, take in the Autumn colours, and dish out on the suddenly steep hotel prices. This year was even more special for two reasons:

  1. the Red Sox won the World Series.
  2. Furnivall joined the Head of the Charles Regatta party!

The real goal, of course, in this mad scheme was to have a little fun. So, starting from the twin tenets of "training is cheating" and "life begins at 30": mission accomplished! What's more, we were the second fastest British club crew and the 11th through 18th fastest scullers! Moral victories abound.

Andy Brown summed up the experience: "it was good to row with some proper villains again. Just eight guys who push hard, like to go fast, and enjoy a beer. What rowing should be"

Special shout outs to Hugga for the custom kit, Brookline High School for the use of their 8+ and oars, Dan Jenkins for sorting out basically all the Stateside stuff, and to the Tideway Scullers boys encountered at Friday lunch for providing the quote of the weekend: "Oh, there's a Furnivall in the UK as well!"

FSC crew for HOCR 2018
Cox: Ben Zurawel
Str: Mike De Paoli
7: Tim Hellier
6: Ben Reid
5: Andrew Brown
4: Dan Jenkins
3: Solomon Peters
2: Dean Chan
Bow: Florent Pétillon
From left to right: Ben R, Tim, Dean, Ben Z, Florent, Sol,
Dan, Mike, Andy
















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