Nicola (Nicky) became an active member at EERC after entering the 2015 Pubs & Clubs Novice Regatta Event. After rowing with the Senior Ladies Squad throughout the 8’s season, she soon moved into a Double and collected her first Novice Pot In August 2017 as well as the Club award for Most Improved Oarswoman 2016/2017 season.
Nicky spends much of her spare time assisting others through the Learn to Row programme and coaching Development Squads. When not out in her double with Rachel & Coach Ollie, she can be found in a single or punishing an Erg!
Karen honed her rowing skills at Cambois Rowing Club on the lower reaches of the River Wansbeck in Northumberland where she joined as a Junior and was coached by her father in all types of boats. After being a successful competitive Junior rower, Karen’s competitive days as a Senior came to a halt when she sustained a serious collarbone injury. A career in teaching soon followed along with marriage and the birth of her daughter Ava.
After moving to Windsor for a teaching post, Karen stumbled across the EERC Novice Regatta and before long was back in many boats, competing, training and rekindling her love for the Sport of Rowing. Now she wants to share her passion with all of the new EERC members and when not rowing she can be found assisting on the LTR programme or smashing up an Erg!
Fiona joined our Learn to Row course in the summer of 2017, was bitten by the rowing bug and decided to join as a full member. Always eager to learn, she has immersed herself in the Development crew programme in order to increase her fitness and improve her rowing technique. As a successful competitive swimmer in her native New Zealand, she loves the water and finds singling a zen like experience!
Fiona works in a senior management role focusing on Safety and Compliance and will be working with the club to ensure Eton Excelsior leads the way with exemplary Safety standards and practices.
David manages all the finances, admin, and contracts for EERC. Introduced to the Club in 2011 by his daughters who were National champions during their time at Eton, he likes to row in a double with Nick White, though is to be seen annually in a Quad on the Tideway!!!
You will see him on the water very early morning every weekend, and he spends his summer evenings in his single; he really needs to get a life outside of rowing! (Which of course he has as he has a mean golf handicap!).
Tom joined the club after his first pubs and clubs rowing crash-course and having been enthused by watching his late son race in Regattas as a member of the Windsor Boys’ School Boat Club. Now retired, he was a passionate sculler but now coaches when he can and he is the unofficial club historian.
He was Secretary of the Coronation Regatta held in 2013 to honour the Queen and was formerly Chairman of WBSBC. His not-so-secret ambition is to see the Windsor and Eton Regatta revived!
Rachel took up rowing when she moved to Southsea from Scotland in 2015. Having learned to row in coastal boats, she made the switch to the river in 2016 when she moved to Windsor and joined EERC.
Rachel rowed with the Senior Ladies Squad throughout the 8’s season and now focuses on sculling. She can usually be found in a double with Nicky or out in a single.
Rachel also supports the Learn to Row programme and Development Squads, helping out with coxing and coaching. She also trains a lot and needs to be fed at regular intervals.
Chris is the ‘glue’ who holds the Club together. Having been with EERC for the last 12 seasons, he has spent countless hours quietly repairing boats, adjusting foot plates, changing shoes and polishing bow balls. He is quick to share his rowing knowledge and boat ‘know how’ to tenacious Club Members who are passionate about both performance & boat componentry.
When not with his brother Colin mowing the lawns, doing the gardens or maintaining the driveway, Chris can be found out on the river sculling with his wife Maureen and the lovely Helen in our fabulous vintage wooden skiff.
Victoria joined a learn to row course in the summer of 2017, loved the course and the club and decided to join as a full member as a result. Although she is still learning, she’s challenged herself to join a development crew to try and increase her fitness and improve her rowing technique. As a qualified swimming instructor, she loves the water but hopes to spend less time in the river and more time on top of it!
Victoria works in public relations and will be working with the club to encourage local businesses and the media to be more actively involved with Eton Excelsior through teambuilding and events.
Steve started his rowing career at Windsor Boys School and became affiliated with EERC after entering (and winning) the Pubs & Clubs Novice Regatta back in 2013.
A familiar and friendly face at EERC, Steve is always happy to assist those looking to single for the first time, providing them with the confidence and support to hone their skills out on the water.
Steve enjoys spending his spare time assisting others through the Learn to Row programme and coaching crews for our Novice Regatta. When not looking after the building he can be found out in his single or upstairs punishing an Erg!
Laura originally joined the club in 2010 after completing a Learn to Row course. Shortly after this, she won her first race in 2012.....in fact she won both her novice pots for sculling and sweep on the same day at Marlow Spring Regatta!
Laura’s skills know no boundaries as she then went on to become a successful Cox whilst continuing her own training.
Laura relishes the opportunity to assist on the Learn to Row programme as she enjoys sharing her knowledge and skills with those who are new to our sensational sport. EERC welcomes Laura back to the role of Social Secretary, a position she has held before.
Caroline first joined the club aged 12 when it was based in Eton on King Stable Street. After a couple of years coxing she then moved onto rowing and stayed with the club until leaving school. After a stint of rowing at Royal Holloway University she then returned to EERC and stayed on until her young family took over.
Five years ago, with the children able to look after themselves, Caroline rejoined the club and worked her way into the EERC Masters Ladies Squad where she is now an active member and a very successful competitor for the club. When not on the water with the Squad, she is often found in the gym or punishing an Erg!
Clare joined EERC after completing a Learn to Row day in September 2016. After spending three months in Foundation she transferred into the Senior Women's squad in January 2017 and took part in her first head race just three weeks later! A highlight of last years racing calendar was competing in Women's Eights Head of the River and she would like to take part again one day...if she can persuade enough members of the Squad!
An Active Committee Member, Clare organises the Annual Dinner and monthly email broadcasts. She hopes to win her first pot in 2018 with her doubles partner Sarah or as a member of the Seniors Women’s quad - a sub 7.50 2k erg is on her radar too!
With the intention to understand what it is like to row before he started coxing, Pete attended an EERC Learn to Row course in spring 2005. After a shaky debut as a cox at an EERC scratch regatta Pete teamed up with a focused and dedicated regular novice men’s crew winning their novice pot at Henley Town and Visitors Regatta against Upper Thames RC. Pete went on to cox the winning Vet Ladies Crew achieving gold at the National Veteran Championships in 2009 (WB IM3 4+) and qualified as a BR Level 2 coach in 2009.
A dedicated member of EERC, Pete has spent many hours supporting the club and has held a number of committee positions: Social Secretary, Membership Secretary, Vice-Captain, Chairman and now President.
These days you are guaranteed to find Pete “encouraging” club members to stay fit at the Tuesday evening circuit training sessions.