At the General Meeting held at the Club on 10th July, Sam Bishop was elected Captain; Sam first joined Walton at the age of 11 and was a member of several successful junior and then senior crews through the 2000s.
Subscription rates for 2019 were held at the same rate as 2018, but with the warning that an increase in 2020 is likely.
Graham Pointer was able to end his four-year term with a very successful few days at Henley Royal Regatta; the junior Wyfold four was the only Walton crew to qualify for the regatta, although two other crews were within four seconds of qualifying. The junior crew raced a blistering first race, but went out on the Thursday to a much heavier and more experienced Thames crew. But three Walton members did win their events: Oli Knight won his first Henley medal racing for Molesey in Wyfolds, Angus Groom and his doubles partner Jack Beaumont (Leander) beat the O’Donovan brothers for the Double Sculls, and Morgan Bolding stroked the Brookes eight into the record books in the Ladies’ Plate.