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Bristol Varsity Boat Race 2008

‘Bristol’s two universities will once again be competing head to head at the 14th annual Varsity Boat Race on Saturday 26 April at the Harbourside in Bristol. The Varsity Boat Race draws huge crowds who line the Harbourside to see […]

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Cardiff – Swansea Varsity Boat Race 2008

  Swansea University RC men’s captain gives his perspective on the Swansea – Cardiff University boat race held on 16th April on the regatta course in Cardiff.  ‘As the day beckons, the crews meet out side Fulton house. Hearts are already racing, as […]

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Building for the future

A new dimension has been added to the town’s oldest sporting institution. Runcorn Rowing Club, which has been rowing on the Weaver Navigation at Clifton village since 1894, is looking forward to a bright future after unveiling its new boathouse. […]

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HSCT: South East junior training camp

The London Regatta Centre played host to the South East Region’s training camp on 5th April, 2008. Twenty eight young people attended from Bewl Bridge, Dover, Kings School Canterbury, Maidstone Invicta, Royal Docks and Shoreham to gain more rowing experience and coaching. […]

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CCDP: Runcorn RC Boathouse opening

  Derek Twigg, MP for Halton, officially opened Runcorn Rowing Club’s new boathouse on Friday 18th April. The club is one of Halton’s oldest sports clubs and has been rowing on the River Weaver since 1894. Di Ellis CBE, Chairman of the ARA, expressed […]

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Venice comes to the Thames

A team of Venetian gondoliers popped into the Dittons Skiff and Punting Club  for a traditional English tea break during a trip down the River Thames at the weekend. Despite bitterly cold weather, 17 rowers from the Settamari Rowing Club in […]

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Clubmark: spotlight on Christine Meikle

Christine has been involved since 2001 when she joined Tees Rowing Club. Her son Philip was rowing for Yarm School and when she got fed up standing on the bank she started rowing with her daughter Melissa. Her husband also […]

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Go with the flow and take to the water

Helen Mead, journalist, gets the rowing but in the company of Bradford Amateur Rowing Club volunteers. ‘It was also not difficult to picture how wonderful it must be, rowing on a summer’s evening. "You see kingfishers, herons, lots of birdlife, […]

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JIRR 2008 cancelled

Sadly the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta scheduled to take place on Saturday 19th April at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham had to be cancelled because of poor weather conditions. The organisers would like to thank all who helped on the day and hope […]

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Golden Oldies Take to the River

One of the oldest crews ever to compete in an event on the Thames will take to the water in the Abingdon Head of the River race on Sunday, writes Michael Knox. Wallingford’s super veteran crew, with an average age […]

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