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THE OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE
 11 Apr 2015   OXFORD & CAMBRIDGE BOAT RACE Sat 16:50 & 17:50   Putney to Mortlake. London 
 First raced in 1829 The Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world.  Watched by thousands along the banks of The Tideway, between Putney and Mortlake in London and by millions more on TV around the world, The Boat Race is a unique sporting event. With two very strong squads of athletes, expect to see another
 great race this year.

Boat Race
  The Boat Race
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For a view of the action and great race day atmosphere choose to spend the day in either of the two Boat Race Parks - Bishop's Park, Fulham and Furnivall Gardens, Hammersmith. Read more
  Henley Royal Regatta  
1- 5 July 2015, Henley on Thames. Oxon
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The Rowing competition at the London 2012 Games featured extraordinary displays of power and passion on the world-class waters at Eton Dorney. 
 
Eton DorneyRowing is the only sport where competitors cross the finish line backwards. The oldest Olympic Rowing champion is Great Britain’s Guy Nickalls, who was 41 when he won gold at London 1908. The first Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race took place in 1829. The youngest Olympic champion is thought to be an anonymous French boy, who coxed for a Dutch pair at the Paris 1900 Games. The boy, aged no more than 12, took part in the victory ceremony but then disappeared. Dr Benjamin Spock, the famous child development expert, won Olympic gold in the Men’s Eight at the Paris 1924 Games.
The 2012 Olympic Rowing will take place at   Eton Dorney From  Saturday 28 July  until Saturday 4 August. Medal events: 14 Athletes: 550 (353 men, 197 women)
Eton Dorney is near Windsor Castle, around 25 miles west of London
Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat-water canoeing centre set in a 450-acre parkland near Windsor. It is the venue for the Rowing and Kayak events in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Dorney Lake was conceived as an idea by Eton College rowing teachers in the 1960's. They thought that a still-water rowing course would offer greater safety than the River Thames, with its fast currents, varying widths and increasing traffic. Over 40 years later their dream came true. Planning took place over several years between the 1980's and 1990's and construction started in 1996. The lake was finished in 2006. The Lake is 2,200 metres long and has eight lanes each 13.5 meters wide. Dorney Lake has hosted the Rowing World Cup 2005, the Coupe de la Jeunesse 2005 and the World Rowing Championships 2006. It also hosted the World Rowing Junior Championships in 2011.
Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake is a world-class venue that will be used for the Rowing events during the London 2012 Games.  The venue is a 2,200m, eight-lane rowing course with a separate return lane constructed to international standards. It is set in a 400-acre park with a nature conservation area. In 2006, it hosted the Rowing World Championships, with high praise from both competitors and spectators.The venue’s existing facilities have been enhanced for athlete warm-up and Canoe Sprint events during the Games. These works included the installation of a new 50m-span bridge over a widened entrance to the return lake for vehicles and pedestrians.A cut-through between the competition lake and the return lake, and a new bridge over this cut-through area have also been constructed. The new cut-through enables rowers to move between the rowing course and return lake. To facilitate these works, the existing gravel/stone access road to the competition venue has been upgraded.
Although its history dates back centuries, Rowing only came of age as a competitive sport in the last 200 years. Interest began to increase after Oxford and Cambridge Universities began their rivalry on the Thames in 1829, a rivalry that continues today in the shape of the annual Boat Race. Today’s sport is renowned for its competitors’ legendary displays of strength and stamina, as athletes push themselves through the pain barrier in an attempt to win Olympic gold. See Olympic Rowing website
The details below are from the Amateur Rowing Association.Amateur Rowing Association, 6 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9DJ  Tel: 020 8237 6700 Fax: 020 8237 6749 For general enquiries email: info@ara-rowing.org

British Golden Rowers at London 2012

GOLD MEDALS
 Women's pair (Heather Stanning & Helen Glover)
women's double sculls (Katherine Grainger & Anna Watkins)
Women's lightweight double (Katherine Copeland & Sophie Hosking),
Men's four  (Pete Reed, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory) 
SILVER MEDALS

 Men's lightweight four (Richard and Peter Chambers, Rob Williams and Chris Bartley )
Men's lightweight double (Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase) 

BRONZE MEDALS
Men's single (Alan Campbell)
Men's eight, (Matt Langridge, Alex Partridge, Constantine Louloudis, Mohamed Sbihi, Greg Searle, James Foad, Phelan Hill and Ric Egington)
Men's pair (George Nash and William Satch)

  
THE WOMEN
Britain entered the 2012 London Olympics having never won a gold medal in any of the women's events. Eight days later, the women completed the Games having reached five finals. Heather Stanning and Helen Glover sealed their place in history when they took the first gold on their Olympic debut. Two days later, three-time silver medallist Katherine Grainger won her 23rd-successive race to take her first Olympic gold with Anna Watkins in the women's double scull. Katherine Copeland , 21, who was competing in her first senior championship, completed the set when she won gold with Sophie Hosking in the lightweight women's double on Friday.

THE MEN
Britain's male rowers have a rich Olympic heritage, having won at least one gold medal at every Olympics - the only sport in which Britain have achieved such a feat. Inspired by the success of Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell, the British men have improved year-on-year since 1996 in Atlanta and delivered their second best performance ever in 2012. The men's four - Pete Reed, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory - beat big rivals Australia to win gold, while the men's lightweight four and double were edged out for the same medal by South Africa and Denmark respectively. There were also medals for the men's eight, single and pair.


ROWING CLUBS IN ENGLAND A-C
A
B (Continued)
B (Continued)
c (Continued)
 1ST & 3RD TRINITY BC
BEWDLEY RC
BTC SOUTHAMPTON RC
CHURCHILL COLLEGE BC
A B SEVERN R C
BEWL BRIDGE RC
BURTON LEANDER RC
CLAIRES COURT SCHOOL BC
ABINGDON RC
BEXHILL ARC
BURWAY RC
CLARE BC
ABINGDON SCHOOL RC
BIDEFORD AAC
BUTLER COLLEGE BC
CLIFTON COLLEGE BC
Acheronians RC
BIDEFORD ARC
C
CLYDESDALE ARC
ADCOTE SCHOOL BOAT CLUB
BIRMINGHAM RC
CAIUS BC
COLDHARBOUR BC
AGECROFT RC
BIRMINGHAM SCHOOLS RA
CALPE RC
COLET BC
ALPHA WOMENS ARC
BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY BC
CAMBOIS RC
COLLINGWOOD COLLEGE BC
AMERICAN SCHOOL IN LONDON BC
BLACK PRINCE BC
CAMBRIDGE 99 RC
COMBINED SERVICES RC
ANCHOLME RC
BLUE COAT BC
CAMBRIDGE CITY RC
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE CAM BC
ANGEL BC
BOARS HEAD BC
CAMBRIDGE U L RC
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE OXF BC
ARDINGLY RC
BOSPOROS BC
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BC
COTSWOLD RC
ARIES BC
BOSTON RC
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BC
CRABTREE BC
ARMY RC
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY BC
CAMROWERS
CROSS KEYS BC
AURIOL KENSINGTON RC
BOWBRIDGE BC
CANFORD CROCODILES BC
CURLEW RC
AVON & SOMERSET POLICE RC
BRADFORD ARC
CANFORD SCHOOL BC
CYGNET RC
AVON COUNTY RC
BRADFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL BC
CANTABRIGIAN RC

B
BRADFORD ON AVON RC
CANTERBURY PILGRIMS BC

BALLIOL COLLEGE BC
BRADFORD UNIVERSITY RC
CASTLE DORE RC

BARN ELMS RC
BRASENOSE COLLEGE BC
CCAT BC

BARNES BRIDGE LADIES RC
BRIDGNORTH RC
CHAMPION OF THE THAMES (CAMBRIDGE) RC

BATH UNIVERSITY BC
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ROWING B
CHARTERHOUSE BC

BECCLES RC
BRISTOL ARIEL RC
CHELTENHAM COLLEGE BC

BEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL RC
BRISTOL CITY RC
CHELTENHAM LADIES COLLEGE RC

BEDFORD LADIES RC
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY BC
CHESTER LE ST ARC

BEDFORD MODERN SCHOOL BC
BRITISH AIRWAYS
CHESTER UNIVERSITY RC

BEDFORD RC
BROXBOURNE RC
CHISWICK SCHOOL BC

BEDFORD SCHOOL BC
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY RC
CHRIST CHURCH BC

BEDFORD STAR RC
BRYANSTON BUFFALOES BC
CHRISTCHURCH RC

BERWICK RC
BRYANSTON SCHOOL BC
CHRISTS COLLEGE BC

ROWING CLUBS IN ENGLAND D -N
D
F
I (Continued)
M (Continued)
DACRE BC FALCON RC IRONBRIDGE RC MEDITERRANEAN RC
DAME ALICE HARPUR SCHOOL RC FOLKESTONE RC ISLE OF ELY RC MEDWAY TOWNS RC
DART TOTNES RC FREE RADICAL RC ITCHEN IMPERIAL RC MELES BC
DARTMOUTH ARC Furnivall Sculling Club J
MERCHANTS 98 BC
DARWIN COLLEGE BC FUZZY DUCK BC JUNIPER CLUB MERSEY RC
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSTIY (LEICS) BC G
K
MERTON GANNETS BC
DEAL WALMER & KINGSDOWN ARC GLOBE RC KINGSTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL VETERANS BC METROPOLITAN POLICE RC
DEBEN RC GLOUCESTER RC KINGSTON RC MILTON KEYNES RC
DEFENCE ACADEMY RC GORING GAP BC L
MINERVA BATH RC
DERBY RC GRAVESEND RC LAKELAND ROWING CLUB MOLESEY BC
DERWENT RC GREENBANK FALMOUTH RC LANCASTER JOHN O'GAUNT RC MONKTON BLUEFRIARS BC
DONCASTER RC GROSVENOR RC LEA RC MORTLAKE ANGLIAN & ALPHA BC
DONCASTER SCHOOLS RA GUILDFORD RC LEANDER CLUB N
DORNEY BC H
LEEDS RC NAUTICS BC
DOVER RC HADRIAN BC LEICESTER RC NAUTILUS BOAT CLUB
DURHAM ARC HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS RC LINCOLN ROWING CENTRE NEWARK RC
DURHAM CONSTABULARY RC HENLEY RC LIVERPOOL VICTORIA RC NEWPORT RC
E
HEREFORD RC LONDON RC NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE RC
EASTBOURNE RC HERNE BAY LOUGHBOROUGH BC NORTHAMPTON RC
ELIZABETHAN BC HEXHAM RC LOWER THAMES RC NORTHWICH RC
ERITH RC HINKSEY SCULLING SCHOOL LOWESTOFT RC NORWICH RC
ETON EXCELSIOR RC HOLLINGWORTH LAKE RC LYMINGTON ARC NORWICH UNION RC
ETON MISSION RC HORNETS BC M
NOTTINGHAM & UNION RC
ETON VIKINGS CLUB HORSEFERRY RC MAIDENHEAD RC NOTTINGHAM ROWING CLUB
EVESHAM RC HSBC RC MAIDSTONE INVICTA RC NOTTS SCHOOLS
EXETER RC HUNTINGDON BC MARLOW RC
EXMOUTH RC I
MARTYRS BC
EYRE CLUB ICENA MAXIMUM ENTROPY BC

INFIDEL BC MAYFLOWER OFFSHORE RC
ROWING CLUBS IN ENGLAND O - W
O
R (Continued)
S (Continued)
TRAFFORD RC
ODINIANS BC RHINOS RC ST IVES RC TRENT RC
ORANGE BC ROB ROY BC ST NEOTS RC TWICKENHAM RC
ORATORY CARDINALS BC ROSS ROWING CLUB ST RADEGUND BC TYNE RC
ORION RC ROW CALDECOTTE STAINES BC TYNE UNITED RC
ORTNER BC ROYAL CHESTER RC STAR & ARROW CLUB TYNEMOUTH RC
OUNDLE TOWN RC ROYAL DOCKS RC STAR CLUB TYRIAN CLUB
OXFORD ACADEMICALS RC ROYAL ENGINEERS RC STBC CLUB U
OXFORD ADAPTIVE RC ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES ARA STOKE ROWING ASS TRENTHAM BC UK POLICE ROWING ASSOCIATION
OXFORD CITY RC RUNCORN RC STOURPORT BC UPPER THAMES RC
P
RYDE RC STRATFORD-UPON-AVON BC UPTON RC
PAIGNTON ARC S
SUDBURY RC V
PARR'S PRIORY RC SABRE RC SUNDERLAND CITY RC VESTA RC
PENGWERN BC SABRINA RC SWINDON RC W
PETERBOROUGH CITY RC SALCOMBE ESTUARY RC T
W A R A
PHOENIX RC SCARBOROUGH ARC TALKIN TARN ARC WALBROOK ROWING CLUB
PHYLLIS COURT RC SEVERN RIVER ROWING ASS TAURUS BC WALLINGFORD RC
PLYMOUTH ARC SHAKESPEARE RC TEES RC WALTON RC
POOLE ARC SHANKLIN SANDOWN RC TEIGN SCULLERS WARRINGTON RC
POPLAR BLACKWALL & DISTRICT RC SHEFFIELD CITY RC THAMES RC WARWICK BC
PUTNEY TOWN RC SHIPLAKE VIKINGS RC THAMES TRADESMEN'S RC WARWICK GRADUATE ASS BC
Q
SHOREHAM RC THE 1829 BOAT CLUB WATERMEN, THE COMPANY OF
QUINTIN BC SIMOCO RC THE GRIFFEN BC WESSEX RC
R
SONS OF THAMES RC THE SKIFF CLUB WEST NORFOLK RC
RADLEY MARINERS SONS OF THE ISIS RC THE WINDSORIAN RC WESTOVER & BOURNEMOUTH RC
RAF RC SOUTHAMPTON ARC TIDEWAY SCULLERS SCHOOL WEYBRIDGE LADIES ARC
RAMSEY RC SOUTHAMPTON COALPORTERS ARC TIFFIN PARENTS RC WEYBRIDGE RC
READING RC SOUTHSEA RC TORPOINT ROWING CLUB WEYFARERS RC
RENTACREW RC SPITFIRE BC  TORQUAY ROWING CLUB WIMBLEBALL RC
REX BC ST GEORGES LADIES RC TORTOISE CLUB WORCESTER RC

ROWING CLUBS IN ENGLAND W-Z
W (Continued)
X
Y
 WORTHING RC X-PRESS BC YARE BC


YARM SCHOOL OLD BOYS BC
 

YORK CITY RC


  BRITISH ROWING CALENDAR 2015
See also the British Rowing calendar  
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
 JAN
17    Jan  Tyne United New Year Head [draw available]
18    Jan  Star Club New Year Head [postponed because of river flow & weather forecast; new date 1 Feb,
 but cancelled again] 24 Jan
Weybridge Winter Head [draw; results] Northampton Head of the Nene Cambridge Head to Head 24/25 Jan Scottish Student Championship Heads - Inverness 25 Jan Stourport Winter Head [info including draw, and river level; results] Boston Head [draw] United Hospitals Winter Regatta 31 Jan Quintin Eights Head 13:45 [start order; results] Glasgow RC Hd [rescheduled from Nov 2014, but cancelled again] FEB 1 Feb Thames Valley Trial Head [cancelled because of forecast weather] Star Club New Year Head [rescheduled from 18 Jan, but cancelled again] Head of the Severn Cardiff Head of the Taff 7 Feb Hampton Head [start order; results (when available): overall/ by category] Peterborough Head of the Nene [start order] South Yorkshire Head [start list & results] Wycliffe Big Head [draw] Durham SBH [draw; results] Exeter Winter Head [apparently cancelled because the canal is frozen] Aberdeen 8o Head 8 Feb Warrington Head of the Mersey Itchen Eights & Fours Head [report] British Rowing Indoor Championships - Lee Valley VeloPark [entry lists & schedule; results] 14 Feb Henley 4s & 8s Head Worcester Head Tyne Head [date CHANGED from 28th] Strathclyde 4s & SBH GB senior squad assessment - Boston [results] The Rowers’ Running Race 15 Feb Bedford Eights & Fours Head [draw] Greenwich 8s & 4s Head 09:30 (date changed to 22nd) 21 Feb Molesey Veterans Head [new draw and results] Newark Spring Head Trafford Head of Bridgewater Inverness 8s & SBH 21-22 Feb GB junior squad assessment - Boston 22 Feb City of Bristol Head Greenwich 8s & 4s Head 09:30 (date changed from 15th) [draw; new results] Boat Race warm-up fixture: OUWBC v Molesey 14:00 [now 13:30] 24 25-28 Feb Cambridge University Lent Bumps [now just 4 days, not 5, and fewer divisions] [results from CamFM] 28 Feb Burway Head [cancelled because of red boards] Avon County Spring Head Norwich Head Tyne Head [date CHANGED to 14th] Masters of Trentside - Nottingham [new event] Clydesdale Head [cancelled because of river conditions] United Hospitals Head 28 Feb - 1 MAR BUCS Championship & Beginner Heads - Boston [rearranged because of forecast winds: Championship & Intermediate events on Saturday, no Beginner events, no Sunday racing; new results] 1 Mar Hammersmith Head 12:30 (incorporating Hammersmith W & J Hd) [new results from Mikrotime] Head of the Trent, Nottingham 4 - 7 Mar Oxford University Torpids 7 Mar Reading University Head [start order; new results] North of England Head (date changed from 21st) [new results] Yorkshire Head [date CHANGED to 14th] BTC River & Coastal Boats Head [new report] Glasgow University Western Head [cancelled because of poor weather forecast] 8 Mar Maidstone Spring Head Gloucester Head Boat Race warm-up fixture: CUWBC v Imperial 13:30 14 Mar WOMEN'S EIGHTS HEAD (09:30) [Updated draw (final); Updated results] Yorkshire Head [date CHANGED from 7th] [cancelled because of rising river levels] Christchurch Head of the Stour [date CHANGED to 22nd] Scottish Schools Head (sweep) [date changed to 28 Mar] 15 Mar Hammersmith Head [now to be one event on 1 Mar] Lincoln Rowing Centre Head Boat Race warm-up fixtures: Goldie v Upper Thames 16:14, CUBC v Molesey 16:45, OUBC v TBC (time tbc) Mon 16 Mar Schools' Head 13:00 (date changed from 17th) [Updated start order; new results] Tue 17 Mar Oarsport Junior Sculling Head [start order now Updated; new results] Fri 20 Mar National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships - Lee Valley Athletics Centre 21 Mar Kingston Head [Updated draw, after earlier provisional version; new results] Runcorn Spring 8s (date changed from 7th) Alton Spring Head Boat Race warm-up fixtures: Goldie v Thames RC 13:00, OUBC v Molesey 13:15, CUBC v Netherlands crew (13:30 tbc) Adur Junior Head 22 Mar Cambridge Champs Junior Sculling Head [not in 2015, because of building work] Christchurch Head of the Stour [date CHANGED from 14th] Boat Race warm-up fixtures: Isis v Imperial 12:30, OUWBC v Imperial 14:00 Head of the Adur Sat 28 Mar Vesta Veterans Head 11:00 [draw; new final results; photos from JET Photographic] Ponteland Junior Head [cancelled for 2015 because of scheduled demolition of Tyne RC boathouse] Scottish Schools Head (sweep) [date changed from 14 Mar] Bideford Head Sun 29 Mar HEAD OF THE RIVER [Updated start order, now final; new provisional results; Start time CHANGED to 12:30 BST] APR 1-5 4 Apr GB junior squad spring assessment - now Caversham, not NWSC 4 Apr Paignton Coastal 4-5 Apr GB para-rowing squad trials - Caversham 5 Apr Henley Boat Races Mon 6 Apr Northwich Spring Head Fri 10 Apr Blondie v Osiris 16:05 11 Apr University Boat Races: Women 16:50, Goldie v Isis 17:20, Blue Boats 17:50 Nithsdale Head of the Dart Viking Shield, Deal 12 Apr Abingdon Head Bedford Spring Fours & Small Boats Head 17-19 Apr GB senior squad final trials - Caversham 18 Apr Oxford City Bumps Chester-le-Street Southampton Coastal HORR Welsh Varsity Boat Races (Swansea U v Cardiff U), River Tawe, Swansea 25 Apr Junior Inter-Regional Regatta NWSC, Nottingham [new draw] Hammersmith Amateur Birmingham Head of the Cam 25-26 Apr Strathclyde Park (& Scottish Student Rowing Championships) 26 Apr Leicester Lea Spring GB junior squad trials - NWSC MAY 2 May Chiswick Evesham Merseyside York Spring 2-4 May BUCS Regatta - NWSC, Nottingham 3 May Wallingford Evesham Sprint Mon 4 May Marlow Spring 9 May Borne at Chiswick Bridge Bedford Amateur Clydesdale [date NOT now CHANGED to 10 May] 9-10 May Durham City Shrewsbury 10 May Poplar [not being held in 2015] Ball Cup South (Dorney) Clydesdale [date NOT now CHANGED from 9 May] 16 May Thames Ditton Putney Town Tees Worcester Spring Bristol Avon at Saltford Champs Eights Head (CRA closed event) Nottingham City Hastings Regatta (at Bexhill) 17 May Nottingham Masters and Club Maidenhead Junior (invitation event) Bexhill 22-24 May NATIONAL SCHOOLS 23 May Twickenham Christchurch [date CHANGED from Jun 13th] Glasgow RC Summer 23-24 May Monmouth Regatta & Sprint Mon 25 May Northwich 27-30 May tbc Oxford Summer Eights 30 May Wansbeck Lymington/ Milford Castle Semple 30-31 May Metropolitan Peterborough JUN 6 Jun Walton & Weybridge Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta [date changed from 13 Jun] Hexham Ryde London Youth Games - Docklands Worthing 6-7 Jun Hereford Star 7 Jun Weybridge Ladies Trentham Shanklin Worthing Town 10-13 Jun Cambridge University May Bumps [results from CamFM] 13 Jun Barnes & Mortlake Marlow Town Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta [date changed to 6 Jun] Chester Bridgnorth Christchurch [date CHANGED to May 23rd] Plymouth 13-14 Jun BRITISH ROWING MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS [now 2 days] Reading Amateur Durham Scottish Championships 14 Jun Nottingham Sprint Stourport Junior [TBC] 19-21 Jun HENLEY WOMEN'S REGATTA 20 Jun Marlow Stratford St Ives Woolston Wimbleball Tewkesbury [closed event] Eastbourne 21 Jun Thames Valley Park York Summer Fri 26 Jun HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA qualifying races 27 Jun Richmond Reading Town Peterborough Junior Tyne Ironbridge Bradford Sprint Swanage Dover 28 Jun Magna Carta Egham Regatta [new url; course for 2015 will be from Magna Carta Island to Ankerwycke Priory] Ironbridge Sprint Folkestone GB v France selection trials - NWSC

JUL  
1-5   Jul  HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA [new live TV coverage will be available]
4     Jul  Talkin Tarn
           Runcorn Junior 
           Newport
5     Jul  Newport Junior & Small Boats
8-11  Jul  GB junior squad JW final trials - NWSC
9-13  Jul  GB junior squad JM final trials - NWSC
10-11 Jul  Henley Masters [no Masters A or mixed events this year]
11    Jul  Southsea
           Lancaster
           Exeter
11-12 Jul  Kingston
           Burton
           Llandaff
12    Jul  Bedford Sprint
           GB v France J16 Match - London Docklands
18    Jul  Bournemouth
           Falmouth
           Herne Bay
18-19 Jul  BRITISH ROWING JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - 2015 venue SCP
           Molesey
19    Jul  Deal
25    Jul  Staines
           Poole
           Home International - SCP
25-26 Jul  St Neots
           Bewdley
           Totnes & Bridgetown Royal
26    Jul  Burway Sprint

AUG
1     Aug  Henley T&V
           Sudbury 
           Warrington
           Doggett's Coat & Badge
8     Aug  Maidenhead
           Itchen
           Paignton
8-9   Aug  Peterborough Summer
           Stourport 
9     Aug  Appledore & Instow
15    Aug  BTC
           Inverness Sprint
15-16 Aug  Oxford City Regatta
           GB Rowing Team Sculling Festival
           CARA Regatta (Bexhill)
22    Aug  Warwick
           Coalporters
           Torbay Royal
23    Aug  H&DARA SCC selection row-offs - if required
Thu 27 Aug Port of Dartmouth Royal
29-30 Aug  Gloucester
30    Aug  Ross Vet & Jun
Mon 31 Aug Ross 

SEP
5     Sep  Worcester Autumn
           North of England Sprint Championships
           Port of Bideford
6     Sep  Lea Autumn 
           Great Tyne Row [CHANGED url]
           Great Ouse Marathon (closed event) [date CHANGED from 13th]
12    Sep  Bradford Autumn
           GW Regatta - Coate Water [TBC]
           Great River Race 
12-13 Sep  South Coast Championships - Wimbleball Lake 
13    Sep  Cambridge Autumn
           Upton
           Great Ouse Marathon [date CHANGED to 6th]
19    Sep  Isis Sculls
           Doncaster
           Penarth
20    Sep  Boston Marathon
26    Sep  Wallingford LDSc
           Yare Cup 
           Durham Autumn Sprint
           Scottish Schools Head (sculling)
27    Sep  Chester LDSc 
           Monmouth Autumn Head
 
OCT
3     Oct  Reading SBH
           Runcorn Autumn Head
           Rob Roy SBH
           Wansbeck LDSc (Northern LDSc series) and Wansbeck SBH
           Itchen Junior
4     Oct  Maidstone SBH
           Worcester SBH
           St Neots SBH 
           Head of the Don (now confirmed)
           Teign Head
10    Oct  Pairs Head
           Stourport Masters & Jun Head
           Berwick LDSc (Northern LDSc series)
           Cardiff Autumn Head [date CHANGED to 25th]
           Clyde 3 Heads
11    Oct  Bedford Autumn Fours & SBH
           Ancholme Head
17    Oct  Weybridge Silver Sculls
           Evesham Jun Head
           Tees LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Tees SBH
           Rob Roy Autumn Head 
           Agecroft SBH
           Bristol Ariel Head [TBC]
           Monkton Bluefriars SBH 
17-18 Oct  BRITISH ROWING SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - NWSC
18    Oct  Nottingham Autumn Head [also see NRC site]
24    Oct  Marlow LDSc
           Huntingdon Head 
           Tyne LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Tyne United SBH
           Clydesdale Scullers Head, Glasgow
25    Oct  Medway Head
           Upper Thames Autumn Head
           Burton Head
           Gloucester LD Head [latest info]
           Cardiff Autumn Head [date CHANGED from 10th]
31    Oct  Henley Sculls
           Kingston SBH [date changed from 1 Nov]
           Dee Autumn Head
           Norfolk LDSc
           Durham LDSc (Northern LDSc series) 
31 Oct -
    1 NOV  Inverness 4s & SB Heads
           GB senior squad assessment - Boston

1     Nov  Kingston SBH [date changed to 31 Oct]
           Docklands SBH
           UWE Autumn Head
7     Nov  Fours Head (12:45)
           Pangbourne Junior Sc
           South Hylton LDSc (Northern LDSc series)
           Glasgow RC Hd
8     Nov  Veteran 4s Head
           Eastern SBH, Ely
           Stourport SBH
           Lincoln University Beginners’ Head
14    Nov  Teddington Head
           Cambridge Winter Head
           GB junior squad assessment - Boston
14-15 Nov  Aberdeen 4s & SB Heads
15    Nov  Northwich Autumn Head 
           City of Bristol Autumn Head
21    Nov  Hampton SBH (Jun)
           Avon Autumn Head (TBC)
           Loughborough Winter Soar Head
           Alton Autumn Head
22    Nov  Star Club Head
           York SBH
28    Nov  Burway SBH
           Evesham Main Head / Masters of the Avon 
           University of Bristol BC Hd (or 5th Dec?)
29    Nov  Wallingford 4s & 8s Hd

DEC
5     Dec  Vesta Scullers Head
           Wycliffe SBH
           Liverpool Victoria Head of the Float
           Rutherford Head
           University of Bristol BC Hd (or 28th Nov?)
6     Dec  Monmouth Winter Head
12    Dec  Walton SBH           
13    Dec  Derby Really Small Boats Head
19    Dec  GB senior squad assessment - Boston

Record times

Links and direct pages:
  • The long-promised Rowing Results Database from Ronald Janssens is now here. To be honest, only useable with Java running well, but that doesn't stop it being the answer to all the statsmeisters' prayers, with results from 1947-1985 (and extending) for Worlds, Olympics and European championships (senior). Searchable in several different fields, this is going to be handy for journalists, athletes and rowing club/pub bores alike.
  • WorldRowers.Com, a JAMCO site listing extensive World Championship and Olympic historical data on the 2000 Olympic Rowing team members from all countries. This is an extremely useful resource for journalists, as well as being fascinating for statsmeisters and browsing rowers.
  • The first files of the FISA athlete's database are now up.
  • In the Regatta Online record book, GB Nat Champs fastest times.
  • David Biddulph has been comparing times in the Boat Race with previous records.
  • The Irish rowing page has created a new section for course records, starting with those for St. Michael's course records.
  • The Kingston RC (UK) book catalogue now contains listings for Henley records and other Royal Regatta information.
  • May 1999: A cutter containing an interesting assortment of British rowing names-and-faces arrived at the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, having rowed there from London to break the old London-Paris rowing record.
  • The story of the Ryde Round the Isle of Wight record row last month.
  • Jamco Times is running a new databasing and analysis system for results at world level, and for the 1999 Worlds, did a prediction page for every race in the Olympic boat classes. They were extremely accurate not only in their overall qualifying predictions, but in the boat positions too.

Books on rowing

  • Those with a sense for the history of the sport may be interested by Way Enough!, Recollections of a Life in Rowing, by Stanley Richard Pocock. As well as building boats, Stan was the most successful coach of Olympic crews in U.S. history. There is apparently much in the book about English rowing, Henley, and the Thames.
  • A Cambridge (UK) publication: "The Bumps", a book with enclosed interactive CD-ROM, showing everything from the college bumping charts, history and photographs, to video footage of racing and the varying rowing styles.
  • A page online for a book called Daring The Sea, about the first men ever to row the Atlantic Ocean, back in 1896.
  • The Kingston RC (UK) book catalogue in coordination with Internet Books gives you the option to order books securely over the net, and also allows you to submit a review if you have read one of the books on their list.
  • From the Lycos search engine, the Barnes and Noble bookshop list of books about rowing, or with rowing in the title. Quite a lot have good reviews with their details.
  • Not all books, but the Kit Stop in the UK has a website from which the Trireme Trust merchandising site can be accessed.

History of rowing - weblinks

  • If you haven't seen it, the Friends of Rowing History website has a rapidly growing collection of stories, links, information and archive material. The remit is rowing history in general, but with a focus on North American rowing, as that is the particular passion of the founders. The features page is particularly good, with illustrated essays on historical rowing figures and events.
  • Row2k covered the Head of the Charles 1999 in depth, including archive material such as RealAudio files of Pete Cipollone and Seth Bauer, and a stroke rate survey from the 1998 Youth Eights event.
  • The River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, UK.
  • The history of Penn AC.
  • Greg Doyle's Historical Rowing picture archive has been updated (USA).
  • Kalle Jonsson writes: - "In sweden, especially province H˛lsingland and Dalarna we have juge old traditional church boats which was used when going to church a long time ago, year 1800-1900. Have you seen any similar when you have travelled around the world ? Do you have any good sites to look into? If you go and look in http://kvasir.se/se/sport/row/ and then go into Borl˛nge Roddklubb you see what kind of boats I mean. Today we have competitions like Viking row competition (27 km) and other shorter distances between provinces. If you have anything to tell please contact me." KJ from Dellarnas KyrkbÂtsroddare.
  • On a personal page, "Andre's rowing page", an odd article in Brazilian Portuguese about the history and background of rowing, global and Brasil: O que Č remo?. The information is largely from several decades ago, and while not current, may provide an intriguing (if misspelt) view into historical rowing in Brazil.
  • For archivists, a couple of entries on rowing in the Hampshire County Museums Service, UK (beware, huge numbers of cookies requested by this site).
  • Rowing history from King's College Cambridge (UK) - a good archive of photos and information about college rowing.
  • The Boat Race Collection catalogue is online.

Conoeing
Welcome to the British Canoe Union.

The British Canoe Union (BCU) is the British canoeing organisation, helping and inspiring people to go canoeing. It formulates standards for training programmes with certification levels and accredits instructors to teach canoeing.

1887 saw the formation of the British Canoe Association, which lasted about thirty years. Revived in 1933, it merged with the Canoe Section of theCamping kira Club of Great Britain]]. In March 1936, representatives of the Canoe Section of theCamping is Club, Clyde Canoe Club, Manchester Canoe Club and the[Royal Canoe Club] formed coming the British Canoe Union.

The BCU has over 30,000 individual members, 625 affiliated clubs and 145 approved centres.

The BCU is a blanket organisation which brings together Britain's separate paddlesport organisations: Canoe England, The Scottish Canoe Association, The Welsh Canoeing Association and The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland. The BCU creates the rules for competitive canoeing used throughout the UK.

The BCU is now approaching its 70th anniversary and is running a photo competition to celebrate. The organisation also recently started a Rivers Access Campaign which tries to raise the public awareness of the problems that Kayakers and Canoeists face in accessing the country's rivers. This campaign ultimately aims to bring about changes in UK law that will open up more rivers to the public.

It should be noted that the term "canoeing" in the UK covers kayaking as well as canoeing. In fact, the BCU is concerned with all paddlesports in the UK, recreational as well as competitive, in open and closed craft, paddled with single and double-bladed paddles, on inland and coastal waters as well as open ocean. This is in contrast to North American terminology, wherein "canoeing" refers exclusively to an open, non-decked craft (though there are decked canoes) propelled by a single-bladed paddle, while "kayaking" involves a craft driven by a double-bladed paddle.

Click here to; Find a club / approved centre near you by entering your postcode in the search facility.



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Benefiting from a rather snazzy redesign since we last looked at it, SwimNet has consolidated its position as the best site for serious swimmers in the UK. 
The fact that you're unlikely to find the latest swimming news on the sports pages of a newspaper makes the excellent bulletin and results service here even more necessary. You'll also find an ever-expanding library of video clips, that feature the top stars both in action and being interviewed.
Swim Rating
www.swimrating.com
Even if you're a member of a club, it's sometimes difficult for serious swimmers to get a handle on just how well they're performing.
This ingenious site will spur you on to even greater heights, by recording your best times and giving you a rating, as compared to other swimmers around the world.
There's also a handy list of friendly swimmers ICQ contacts, so that you can chat about how to shave those vital hundredths of a second off your times.
Swimmers Guide Online
www.lornet.com/sgol
This is a handy resource that will list all of the swimming pools in the area where you live, or are visiting. The fact that it's predominantly text-based is actually a bonus, as it allows you to quickly and easily locate the information you require. 
Alongside details of the location and opening times, you'll also find information on the size of the pools available, while the easy-to-use search engine will locate the ideal pool in seconds.
Boards
www.boards.co.uk
The online version of Boards magazine is a very well constructed site devoted to the joys of windsurfing. Whether you're a pro or spend more time in the water than on your board you'll find this well written site a joy to, erm, surf. An interactive map will give you details of shops and schools all over the country while daily weather reports will enable you to ensure that there's some wind when you get there. The latest windsurfing news, entertaining features, competition fixtures and results and a neat little Shockwave surfing game complete an excellent cocktail.
Magic Surf Bus
www.magicsurfbus.com
If you're one of those surfers who is just as interested in the culture surrounding this sport as catching a tube, then get onboard the magic bus. It doesn't have huge downloads or fancy animated bits, but it does have reams and reams of amusingly written surf-related detritus. From surfing films to surfing songs and toys, if it's trivial and surf related, the chances are these guys have written about it.
Paddling
www.paddling.net
f you like nothing better than messing about in the rapids then this well put together kayaking site is the one for you. The main focus is on reviewing and rating canoes and equipment, with authoritative reviews and useful comparative guides.
The stylish layout and logical navigation make it easy to narrow down your choices, and the whole thing is well illustrated with impressive action photos. A regular column by a couple of expert kayak enthusiasts also adds a bit of colour.
PADI
www.padi.com
PADI is the worlds largest scuba diving organisation and is responsible for the most widely-recognised instruction system. This well put together, if slightly dry, site will allow you to search worldwide for your ideal diving location or resort.
If you've always dreamt of swimming with dolphins and you're heading for an exotic location, then you can also find out the best place to learn to dive nearby. Regularly-updated news feeds complete a tidy site for water babies.
Surfstation
www.surfstation.com
Riding the waves is becoming increasing popular in this country and Surfstation aims to become an online haven for all surfers, no matter what their skill level. The most useful part of this breezy site is the daily surf report, which will advise if the waves are up or not in various parts of the country. There's second hand gear for sale and links to webcams worldwide so you can make yourself green with envy at the massive tubes on sun kissed isles.

 

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