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Maidstone Invicta Rowing club celebrate four new boats

Thursday 18th August 2016

Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club (MIRC) celebrated four new additions to its fleet at a boat naming ceremony on Sunday August 14.

The boats are named the Anne Salmon, Tom Saunders, Sue Mobbs and Alistair Hill.

Club Chairman, Harry Salmon, said: "It is especially pleasing to have this ceremony at the end of a week of such success for the Team GB rowing squad at Rio.

“British rowing is riding high and these new boats will help Maidstone Invicta to bring through another generation of new athletes to compete at the highest levels of our sport".

MIRC has this year recorded its highest ever wins at a single Regatta with total of 19 wins and a previous regatta of 11 wins.

Director of Rowing, Brian Humphris, said: “These new boats are all part of our drive to turn the club into the regional centre of excellence".

 The four boats - a coxless four, two double sculls and a single scull – were have been named after members, several of whom have been with the club since its early days in the 1980s, and who have all volunteered their time and effort over many years on the club committee.