About Jock Wise (1886-1971)

Jock (Claude) Wise was a highly respected oarsman and long-standing member of London Rowing Club. He won the Wingfield Sculls in 1913, an amateur 4 ¼ mile race (6.8km) race for single scullers held annually on the river Thames in London usually in October or November from Putney to Mortlake. He also competed for the club for many years at Henley Royal Regatta. He coached the losing Cambridge crew in the 1938 Boat Race, the annual event between crews from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, on 4.25 miles of the tidal River Thames in West London between Putney and Mortlake. Jock was President of London Rowing Club from 1951 until his death in 1971.

About Philip Carpmael (1908-1988)

Anne’s second husband, Philip (Nevil) Carpmael was also a keen oarsman. He was Captain of the Jesus College, Cambridge Boat Club in 1929/30 and rowed in the winning Cambridge crews in the Boat Race in 1930 and 1931. He has been described as one of the most distinguished of all Jesus College oarsmen. He was also a member of London Rowing Club and contributed to its success in the 1930s, winning the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta twice and the Stewards’ Cup once. After WW2 Philip won the Wingfield Sculls in 1948 and 1949. He was President of London Rowing Club from 1976 until his death in 1988. According to the Wingfield Sculls history, he was still rowing at the age of 70 against his sons, of which one, R.N. Carpmael, won the Wingfield Sculls in 1961.