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House of Lords v House of Commons boat race

  As befits such an auspicious occasion, a traditional wooden shallop, propelled by oarsmen in the ceremonial red coats of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, rowed up the Thames on Thursday 17th July to open the Parliamentary Boat Race. […]

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Congratulations Phil!

Congratulations to the ARA London Team Leader, Phil Simmons, and Marcia on the birth of their baby daughter on Thursday 17th July.

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Torch Trophy Trust Award 2008

The ARA is looking for nominations for this prestigious award to volunteers. The Torch Trophy Trust was founded in 1962 by the organiser of the 1948 Olympic torch relay from Greece to the London games, Cdr Bill Collins RN.  Cdr […]

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British Association of Rowing Journalists Awards 2008

Chip Davis, founder and editor of the American magazine Rowing News, became the 2008 Journalist of the Year at the British Association of Rowing Journalists awards dinner at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames on Tuesday July 1. Chris […]

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Veterans Points System Trials in Wales

A new points system aimed at creating a fairer playing field for veterans is being trialled by the Veteran Commission.  It will be tested at Llandaff Regatta on 12-13 July and also at Swansea Regatta on 3 August. More details […]

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Sport England – two new directors to work with NGBs

Sport England has announced the appointment of two Directors who will lead the organisation’s work with National Governing Bodies of sport (NGBs). Phil Smith joins Sport England from the Football Association where he has been Head of Public Affairs since 2003. […]

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RoSPA Review of Water Safety

The ARA Chairman has today received a letter from the Minister of Sport advising of the outcome of the review of Water Safety in the sport of rowing. Read the full review here.

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Sport England launches Strategy 2008-2011

Sport England announces its new strategy to get more people playing and enjoying sport and to help those with talent get to the very top: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Andy Burnham says “This major reform of Sport England […]

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Competition Review

‘Balancing the racing system’ – as part of an ongoing review the ARA’s Competition Committee sub-group put forward a set of proposals to Council at the meeting held on 10th June, 2008. After analysing the racing status of nearly 13,000 […]

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Olympic Rower speaks at UK Sport Performance Lifestyle conference

UK Sport’s Performance Lifestyle (PL) team welcomed PL Advisers working with Olympic and Paralympic sports, as well as rugby and cricket, to their PL Annual Conference yesterday, to encourage debate and reflection around the theme of ‘athlete legacy’. …The second […]

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