ES Rowing Services Ltd is a newly formed
company focused on providing an all-round service to
the rowing world, specialising in boat repairs and the
supply of rowing spares, racking, pontoons, coaching
launches and more.
Eric Sims, formerly employed by Eton
Racing Boats, will head up a small team of highly skilled
and motivated individuals who between them have over
55 years combined experience of the rowing market.
ESRS will take in all makes of boat
for repair (Empacher, Filippi, Aylings, Sims and Janousek
etc) as well as providing support to past ERB customers.
Integral to ESRS repairs service will be its weekly
trailer collection from the Tideway / Thames Valley
areas with similar arrangements to the rest of England
and Scotland on a monthly basis. ESRS hopes that club
members will think of this as a quick and cost-effective
repair service which will save them valuable time.
Steve Pitcher who started with Matt
Wood when it was based on the Putney embankment over
25 years ago, will be heading ESRS spares team.
Steve has built riggers for Sir Steve Redgrave
winning Olympic and world titles and has extensive
knowledge of the spares and riggers used in all makes
of boat. All rigger types will be available from ESRS
and a next-day delivery service will be operated for
its spares orders.
As Technical Director of Dorney Lake,
Eric helped develop much of the racking and pontoon
systems now employed at the facility as well
as coaching launches and training equipment, these will
also form part of ESRS product range.