We are holding another Junior Learn to Row event on the 3-4-5th August at 3-5pm it is open to anyone aged 12-18yrs and the cost is £30 to cover the course.If you are interested please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, the places are going quickly.
Good Luck to Juniors David and Sam who are competing at the Junior National Champs in a composite 4 with Chester-le-Street, they will be racing on Sunday, the event is being shown on the British Rowing Website. Our thoughts are also with the Junior girls quad,Laura,Holly,Rebecca and Ellen who sadly had to withdraw due to one of the members having to isolate due to Covid.
Congratulations to Tom and Rob who made it through to the final at Henley Masters but were beaten by a former Olympian and the current 2k erg record holder, brilliant effort from the guys.
Good Luck to Tom Carter who is rowing at Henley Masters this weekend in a double with his partner Rob.
Well done to the members from the club who took part in Henley Women’s Regatta last weekend, including Jemima Furness who was rowing as part of the Brookes Oxford University crew.
Good Luck to the Cambois/Tyne composite Ladies 8 who will be competing at Henley Women’s Regatta from the 2nd July.
Congratulations to Jemima Furness and Georgia Cohen who both took part in the BUCS Regatta over the weekend at Holme Pierrepoint Nottingham. Jemima was representing Brookes Oxford University and won a Bronze in the Intermediate W4+ and a silver in the W8+. Georgia was representing London University in the W4x and the W8+. Due to the cancellation of the event last year due to Covid this was their first opportunity to take part.
Congratulations to Paul Freeman who reached the final of his event at the British Masters Championships t in Nottingham.
Some close races for our crews at Durham over the weekend and disappointment for others with a controversial umpire decision.
Well done to the junior crews that entered the Hexham Regatta at the weekend, both had close races and were just pipped to the line.
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Paul Freeman races in the World Rowing Indoor Championships…
I raced in BRIC (British Rowing Indoor Champs) on 5th December, and my time qualified me for WRIC (World Rowing Indoor Champs) on 24th February, both held virtually over internet and video links. My World race is on Youtube, see below (3hrs 9 minutes into the video). The race was won by a Frenchman in world record time for 65-69 lightweights; I was a long way behind! I set off too fast and faded at the end. But it was a great experience to race in real time against other guys of similar age and weight, from around the world.Paul Freeman
The Jimmy Skinner Cup Dec 2020
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The first running of the club event in memory of David Olive’s Grandfather Jimmy Skinner a true friend of the club who sadly passed away in 2020 but donated funds which the club decided to create a yearly event in his memory.