Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Congratulations Tim!

It is with great pleasure that I write that HTB's own Tim Koch, whom the loyal readers of this blog by now recognise as a knowledgeable and witty fellow of the rich history of our beloved sport, and who always puts an extra twist on a good story, was appointed Director of the Friends of Rowing History yesterday. This group of rowing historians works closely together with the organisers of events like the Rowing History Forum, held in Henley-on-Thames, England, and Mystic, Connecticut, USA. The group's major mission is to create awareness and provide knowledge of the sport of rowing among rowers and non-rowers. Since Hart Perry's passing in February earlier this year, the other Directors of the 'Friends' are: Bill Miller, Tom Weil, Chris Dodd, Peter Mallory, and Göran R Buckhorn.

Visit the Friends of Rowing History's website here.


  1. Congratulations Tim, very well deserved. Merry Christmas to you, Göran and all the HTBS readers.

    Greg Denieffe

  2. Thank you very much, Greg. I wish you a Merry Christmas, too!

  3. Toutes mes félicitations, Tim ! Joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année à tous !

  4. Hélène - merci beaucoup, Göran - så mycket, Greg - thank you very much (or possibly - go raibh maith agat). Also thanks to everyone who is interested enough in rowing and its wonderful history and heritage to visit this site. Please feel free to give feedback via this 'post a comment' section. It's always nice to have confirmation that someone is out there, even though we are past 90 000 hits!

    Very best wishes to you all,