This month's minihead was run by the Mixed Masters Novice Squad and the Para Squad, thanks to them for organising the event.

Next month's event will be on March 20th and will be organised by Dick's Novice Squad.

The Minihead this month ran smoothly, despite initial concerns about ice beginning to form due to the cold, still conditions. Thanks go to the Masters Men's & Women's squads for marshalling, timing and feeding the 18 boats taking part this month.

Due to the effects of the recent weather, we had a visiting quad's-worth of rowers from Bradford for this month's event. We hope they all had a good time, and they are very welcome to come back for more another time.

Next month's event will be on Sunday 14th February, and will be co-organised by the Mixed Masters Novice squad and the ParaRowing squad.

Many thanks to the WRecK rowers for a seamlessly run event this month, complete with mulled wine and mini mince pies along with the sandwiches and hot drinks after the racing! 17 boats raced this month, although there were four boats hoping to compete who fell victim to mechanical issues or the high turnout combined with a clogged pontoon. The inaugural event of 2016 will be on 17th January and will be run by the Masters Men & Women's groups.

This month's minihead saw a bumper entry of 27 boats (72 competitors!) in the run-up to the Tees head races next weekend. Lovely conditions though lots of debris on the water, and some very close finishes. Thank you to the Vet Men for running the event with the addition of the delicious corned beef pie we have come to know and love from Marian Olver, and some extremely tasty brownies baked by Fiona Ventress!