It is with great sadness that we have to record that one of our Vice Presidents and a long-serving friend and Committee member of the Head of the River Fours, Mike Arnold-Gilliat, passed away peacefully on 16 June in Charing Cross Hospital, London, after a short struggle with pneumonia. He was 81.
A member of Cygnet Rowing Club for almost all his adult life, Mike’s real talents lay in the administrative rather than the active side of rowing. For half a century the name of MAG was synonymous with Civil Service rowing on the Tideway. Mike also served the Head of the River Fours for many years as Committee member and Entries Secretary. It was largely due to his negotiating skills that the event secured the long-term sponsorship from Fullers which has been so valuable to the race for so many years.
Mike is greatly missed by his multitude of friends in the rowing world.
The 2016 Committee comprises:
|President||Jim Hopkins||Auriol Kensington RC|
|Vice President||John Booker||Auriol Kensington RC|
|Vice President||Ann Musgrave||Burway RC|
|Vice President||Chris Shea||Cygnet RC|
|Chairman||Sarah Winckless (u)||Marlow RC|
|Deputy Chairman||Bill Mitchell||Thames Tradesmen RC|
|Hon. Secretary||Noel Davison
|Hon. Treasurer||Tony Harris (u)||Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge|
|Entries Secretary||Richard du Parcq
|Digital Media & Assistant Entries Sec||Liz Wray (u)||Royal Hong Kong YC|
|Press Officer||Daniel Spring
|Chief Umpire||Judith Packer (u)
|Chief Marshal||Caroline R. Smith (u)
|Results||Ken Wootton||Auriol Kensington RC|
|Launch Organiser||Richard Philips (u)||London RC|
|Safety Adviser||Jerry Mitchell (u)||University of London|
|Chief Timekeeper||Helena Smalman-Smith
|Thames Valley Skiff Club|
|Putney Liaison||Judith Howell (u)||Vesta RC|
|Welfare Officer||Alison Faiers (u)
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|Internationals’ Liaison Officer||Steve Trapmore||Cambridge University BC|
|Senior Marshal Putney||James Davey||Putney Town RC|
|Senior Umpire Putney||Daniel Walker (u)||Auriol Kensington RC|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Kirsten Adams||Vesta RC|
(u) Denotes British Rowing Umpire
- Judith Packer (Chair)
- Sarah Winckless
- Caroline Smith
- Alison Faiers
- Jerry Mitchell
- Daniel Walker
The race committee will refer to any umpires officiating on the day as may be relevant in the event of any query.
Copies of the Event Accounts are available from the Hon. Secretary on request.