HTBS@10: Second Call For Lunch

28 February 2019

By Tim Koch

Tim Koch sends out a reminder.

The lunch to mark 10 years of Hear The Boat Sing is only three weeks away but there is still time to book a place. As I said on the original announcement:

The 10th Anniversary lunch will be held at the Auriol Kensington Rowing Club, Hammersmith, London W6, on Saturday, 23 March 2019. Not only will good food, decent wine and like-minded company be on offer, there will also be some splendid aquatic entertainment. In the early afternoon, there will be three races for eights over the Putney to Mortlake course. As part of the Boat Race fixtures, the Oxford Women will race the University of London Women’s First Eight, and the Oxford men will race a Leander crew. Also, for the first time, the Oxford Men’s Lightweights will race the Cambridge Men’s Lightweights over the Tideway Championship Course. As those who know Auriol Kensington’s top floor will confirm, it has a clear view of the entire Hammersmith Bend, about a mile of the course, from Harrods to St Paul’s. The spectating experience is enhanced with a glass of something alcoholic at hand.

“Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1880-1881).

If you are still undecided, watch this wonderful two-minute video by Iain Weir and then decide if you really want to miss out on celebrating ten years of hearing the boat sing (the next lunch is not until 2024).

The cost should be £29 or less, depending on the numbers. Times 12.30 for 1.00. If you are willing and able to attend, please contact me asap: tim(dot)koch123(at)gmail(dot)com


  1. I would have loved to come, but have a prior engagaement. I’m really sorry and hope to read about it on HTBS.


  2. Congratulations on ten years of distinguished contributions to the rowing community. So sorry that I’ll be overseas for the lunch, but I know that you will all enjoy the day…

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