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Rowing: Flying start but best still to come

2015-06-22 13:00
Source Channel:  Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's Blog Source Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rowing/news/article.cfm?c_id=78&objectid=11469382&ref=rss

It's a start, but expect things to ramp up for New Zealand's rowers when they arrive in Lucerne for the final World Cup regatta of the season next month.The New Zealanders collected six medals at the Varese regatta in Italy early...

A record Henley Women's Regatta

2015-06-22 12:07
Source Channel:  British Rowing Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/22/record-henley-womens-regatta

A record number of 1,800 rowers competed at Henley Women’s Regatta over three days last weekend. Most notable was the marked increase in overseas entries with nine nations represented.

Even a deluge late on Saturday could not dampen the spirits of competitors and spectators and luckily the majority of racing took place in near-perfect conditions despite a variable cross headwind.

Chairman Miriam Batten said afterwards, “The standard of rowing continues to rise and reflects what is happening within women’s rowing in the UK. Especially exciting this year has been the high standard of entries in the elite eights. 

“Most crews included current international athletes, many who have medalled at World and Olympic level.”

From the seven entries in the top event it was Oxford University - with just one change from the winning Boat Race crew - who took the title over Brown University from the USA. The Oxford crew was stroked by American Caryn Davies, a double Olympic gold medallist, and contained 2014 U23 silver medallist, Anastasia Chitty.

Chitty said, “After having to row through Stanford in the semi we needed to go off harder in the final, which we did and it all fell into place from there.” 

Stanford University did however take home the elite quad sculls title over Leander Club, who were stroked by former GB international Debbie Flood.

One of the exceptional performances over the weekend came from junior Lucy Glover of Warrington RC. 

After winning the J16 singles and doubles titles at the National Schools’ Regatta in May, Glover entered the junior singles here hoping to make it through the time trials to the last eight. 

This she did, before going on to take the title over Robyn Armstrong from Bedford Girls’ School. 

In a gripping race, Glover trailed by just over a length at halfway but fought back to win by just one foot.

“You only have to be leading for the last stroke,” she said jubilantly as she waited to receive her medal from prize-giver Naomi Riches, London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist in the LTA coxed fours.

For more information about the regatta and full results, visit www.hwr.org.uk

Report by Maggie Phillips

Photos by BigBlade

New Dynasties Emerging at 2015 USRowing Youth Nationals?

2015-06-22 03:48
Source Channel:  Rowing Related Source Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/RowingRelated/~3/d_hNVkEnbQ4/new-dynasties-emerging-at-2015-usrowing.html

Last strokes of the men's varsity eight final at USRowing Youth Nationals, 2015 (Photo: J. Price)

It was another Year of the Dynasty in college rowing in 2015, but this year’s running of USRowing Youth Nationals saw new champions crowned.

Initially, the weather in Florida wasn’t cooperative, but...

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Video of the Week: The Kinetics of Rowing

2015-06-22 00:05
Source Channel:  Ready All, Row... Source Link: https://readyallrow.wordpress.com/2015/06/22/video-of-the-week-the-kinetics-of-rowing/

Stuff like this is basically the only reason why I liked (and passed) physics in college.

Filed under: Video of the Week Tagged: rowing biomechanics

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Get a Grip! On Your Indoor Rower

2015-06-21 20:00
Source Channel:  Concept 2 Source Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/concept2/~3/BBcIEl5KqEk/get-grip-your-indoor-rower

The handle, along with the foot stretchers and seat, connect the indoor rower to your body. Let’s look in depth at the handle and grip.

Depending on the model of your indoor rower, the handle is either a straight wooden handle with foam grips or an ergonomic plastic handle with rubber grips. The ergonomic plastic handle features a 10 degree bend that allows you to row with a natural arm and hand position. If you want to retrofit your Model A, B or C with the newer design, the handle is an inexpensive upgrade that may improve your comfort.

On the indoor rower, as in a boat, your grip should be loose and comfortable. Tension in the hands or a “death grip” can tighten the forearm muscles and put undue stress on small, easily fatigued muscle groups. The work should be done by the larger, stronger muscle groups of the lats and legs. Think of your hands as a hook and your arms as a cable connecting the handle to the legs; the legs should do the work at the catch of the stroke. On the drive, the hands “hang” on the handle, similar to the starting hang position of a pull-up. It is only in the second half of the drive that the arms really start to draw in the handle.

Hands should be approximately shoulder-width apart. The thumb should wrap around the handle and be loose enough to be able to pick up fingers while rowing. This can be an effective drill! See if you can pick up each finger, like you’re tapping on a keyboard, for a few practice strokes. This drill should be done during the work portion (“drive”) of the stroke. As shown in our Common Errors video (starting at 0:23), over-gripping the handle squeezes the handle and puts the wrists in a poor position. Similar to a proper typing position, wrists should stay flat.

The handle should move in a smooth, horizontal, even plane. Many novices envision a traditional rowboat and think they need to move the handle in an arc. The Concept2 Indoor Rower lets athletes simplify hand motions and instead, focuses on fitness. Keep the chain level. There are two bolts on the indoor rower’s chain guide that can, literally, guide your chain.

Use the mid-distance between these two bolts as a guide in and out of each stroke to help keep the chain level. Many coaches use the analogy of running your hands along a table with the chain. This is how level the chain should be during the entire stroke.

Overgripping and rotating the handle can lead to hand blisters. To avoid blisters, be sure to follow our grip recommendations and also build up your duration on the indoor rower gradually. A sudden “long row” or excessively sweaty or wet conditions can rip skin. Purists in the sport do not use gloves. Since the handle is your connection to the indoor rower, most athletes want to feel this connection and see the glove as an impediment. If you choose to wear gloves, try to use thin ones. Thick gloves effectively increase the diameter of the handle, which may make it harder to grasp. Calluses develop over time and are often a proud mark of your rowing accomplishments.

If you have questions on your grip on the indoor rower, give us a call or email rowing@concept2.com. We’re always happy to help!

Additional information on Getting Comfortable on the Indoor Rower may also be helpful as you find your optimal positon.

Another golden day for NZ rowing team

2015-06-21 14:20
Source Channel:  Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's Blog Source Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rowing/news/article.cfm?c_id=78&objectid=11468989&ref=rss

The New Zealand rowing team have had a superb outing at the World Cup event in Italy finishing the regatta with six medals including four gold.Women's lightweight single scull Zoe McBride, men's lightweight four Curtis Rapley, James...

Great Britain’s Copeland and Taylor win rowing gold in double sculls final

2015-06-21 13:17
Source Channel:  Guardian - Rowing Source Link: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jun/21/great-britain-kat-copeland-charlotte-taylor-rowing-gold

• Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor beat world champions New Zealand
• Great Britain win four Sunday golds in Varese World Cup

Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor defeated the world champions, New Zealand, in a thrilling finish to win gold in the lightweight women’s double sculls final in Varese, Italy, on Sunday.

It was the second of four Sunday golds for Great Britain’s rowers and of eight medals in total which followed para-rowing gold and bronze, for the mixed coxed four and Tom Aggar respectively, on Saturday.

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High five says it all for GB Rowing Team at Varese World Cup

2015-06-21 09:25
Source Channel:  GB Rowing Team Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/21/high-five-says-it-all-gb-rowing-team-varese-world-cup

A little high five as they came into the medal raft showed how much today’s World Cup win mattered to Olympic Champion Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor as they got the got the better of World Champions, New Zealand, in a thrilling finish to the lightweight women’s double final in Varese, Italy.

Copeland paid tribute to her 2015 partner Taylor. “It’s great to have Charlie behind me. She is so strong and I feel like she is almost pushing me along at times”. The duo set a new world best time in qualifying for today’s final.

Theirs was the second of four golds and eight medals won by a strong GB Rowing Team squad, from which 13 boats contested 12 finals today here and which followed para-rowing gold and bronze for the mixed coxed four and Tom Aggar respectively yesterday.

Earlier Olympic, World and European Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were also winners in the women’s pair against a much-strengthened field since the Europeans Championships three weeks ago in Poznan, Poland.

“It was tougher than the Europeans but that’s what we expected. We need tough races to challenge us”, said Stanning of the win over the USA and New Zealand.

Angus Groom, Sam Townsend, Graeme Thomas and Peter Lambert followed up with an eye-catching gold in the men’s quadruple scull. Groom was the substitute in a crew that would normally feature the injured Charles Cousins. Today’s combination paced the race to perfection to hit the front when it mattered.

“It’s just awesome”, said newcomer Groom. “It was just really, really high quality.

The men’s eight provided a spectacular finale by taking gold in the last race of today beating the Olympic Champions, Germany, and overturning the result between the two nations three weeks ago at the European Championships.

Cox Henry Fieldman said: “We are very, very pleased with that. Winning is always good, especially against competition as tough as Germany and the US.”

European silver medallists Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher added bronze in the lightweight men’s double and a dramatic last 100m charge brought bronze to Olympic Champion Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley in the open women’s double scull.

“We knew it would be tough as all the semi-final times were so close. We have made great progress as we are still a new crew. So it was a fantastic bronze today and it’s a long time since I’ve had that kind of fierce racing”, said Grainger.

Great Britain’s women’s eight added a bronze to the tally late in the afternoon in a performance which underlines the progress they have made in the few weeks since the Europeans - including the pace to trouble the reigning World and Olympic Champions in their heat.

There was a silver medal for the light men’s pair of Jono Clegg and Sam Scrimgeour and fourth places for the light men’s four and second-ranked lightweight women’s double scull. The men’s pair came home sixth and the men’s four and Alan Campbell were fifth.

Sir David Tanner, GB Rowing Team Performance Director said: “We have had some exceptional performances today - four outstanding gold medals and eight medals overall. This has been another good step on our path to the Olympic qualifying regatta later in the summer.

“Our para-rowing crews yesterday also showed our strong level towards their own Games qualification in September.

“Well done to all our athletes and their coaches over the weekend”.

GB crews will next be in World Cup action in Lucerne, Switzerland, from July 10-12th. Many crews will also take part in Henley Royal Regatta from 1-5 July.

The GB para-rowers will next compete internationally at the World Championships in early September in France - an event which doubles as the Paralympic Games qualifying regatta.

Televised highlights of today’s world cup racing will be shown tomorrow (Monday) from 13.45 - 15.15 on BBC 2.

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RACE REPORTS
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, the Olympic, World and European Champions, were sandwiched between two pedigree American crews in today’s final.

Megan Kalmoe and Kelly Simmonds, in the second-ranked American boat, were World silver medallists behind the British duo in Amsterdam last year. Eleanor Logan, racing with Felice Mueller, in the top-ranked American boat is a reigning World and Olympic Champion in the women’s eight. Out in lane 6 were New Zealand, the reigning World U23 Champions of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler.

Early in today’s race Great Britain, coached by Robin Williams, and the New Zealanders were the first to show and Glover and Stanning moved to a half-length lead. At 500m gone, Glover and Stanning had worked to create a lead of just over half a second and then extended that to almost a length by halfway. They had not shaken off the New Zealanders though who were matching the British boat’s speed. The second-ranked American boat was in third and moving up into contention.

With 250m to go the USA were still making ground and were within half a boat length of the Olympic and World Champions. New Zealand had dropped back to third. Any doubt of a Glover-Stanning victory was then stamped out as they put on a push and moved back out from the field to win in 6:53.67. Silver to the US, bronze to New Zealand.

“It was good. We had a strong race - a bit like yesterday. It also good to get that consistency”, said Glover.

Mat Tarrant and Callum McBrierty were entered here as the second-ranked GB pair but, with the top boat out though injury, found themselves with lead billing and, what’s more, in the final which was already a strong achievement. Roel Braas and Mitchel Steenman of Holland, in the absence of the New Zealand World Champions, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, were the favourites.

The GB boat got a fabulous start and were leading at the 500m mark with Italy in second and the Dutch third. By halfway the Dutch boat had drawn level and then moved through the British duo bringing the Italians with them to push the GB boat into third spot. McBreirty and Tarrant, coached here by Phelan Hill, then ran out of beans somewhat and came home sixth in 6:33.52.

Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher the new-look 2015 GB Rowing Team lightweight men’s double scull, were drawn once more next door to the Stany Delayer and Jeremie Azou who won European gold ahead of the British duo in Poznan two weeks ago.

The two crews met in the semi-finals and the French stole a march early in the race. Today the GB boat were trading strokes with the French for the first 500m before the French got their bow-ball ahead - but only just. Less than two-tenths of a second separated them and the Italians Andrea Micheletti and Pietro Ruta were also pushing hard - so much so that nothing separated the GB and the host nation in equal second behind France at halfway.

As the French moved out further into the lead, the “Azzurri”, to the delight of the home spectators, snatched second with the GB boat still holding off the Americans. In the final 200m the Italians, roared on by the crowd, launched an attack on the French lead but ran out of time. Chambers and Fletcher dug deep to take the bronze in 6:13.52 to France’s winning time of 6:09.26 and Italy’s 6:11.75.

“We have improved massively in the last two weeks and it’s been good fun”, said Chambers. “Today was better than yesterday. A bit more of a fight. We are consistently in the running for the medals but we need to find that bit of extra speed to step up”.

Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor, the European Champions, were third to Germany and New Zealand for much of the first half of today’s final. New Zealand, the World Champions, moved into the lead at the halfway mark but the three boats were neck and neck. With 1350m gone the Germans faded a little,

Out front the New Zealanders clung to their lead as the British challenge came. Taylor and Copeland moved to within half a length with 250m to go and then stroke by stroke reeled the leaders back in to take them with perfect timing on the line. The win came in 6:53.78 to New Zealand’s 6:54.02. As the crews came into the medal landing stage, there was a moment for a big high five.

Behind them Walsh and Piggott, the second-ranked British boat, had also worked their way up through the field and were very close to the medal zone themselves. They were fourth in 6:59.21.

“I am really proud of us”, said Copleand. “The Europeans were great but some of the top, world crews weren’t there. Now we can be happy. I didn’t want to celebrate the world best time yesterday but now at least we one we will hold it for at least three weeks to Lucerne and the next world cup”.

Copeland was also delighted to put on a gold medal show with the BBC’s coverage being presented in her home club, Tees RC, today. “I’m so pleased. The BBC have travelled all that way up north and if I hadn’t done well that would have been a bit awkward”, she joked.

With ten strokes to go Taylor had made the call “we’ve really got to go for it now”. “We went for it an dI didn’t really know that we’d won until I saw Kat’s mum cheering in the stand”.

Alan Sinclair, Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell, Tom Ransley and Scott Durant are the reigning European Champions. They came to today’s final via the repechage, having failed to find their best form so far. Italy and the USA were the fastest qualifiers. In lane six, the British quartet were holding third as the race went past the first timing point but were pushed back to fifth at the end.

Times have been somewhat turbulent for the GB men’s quad - World silver medallists in 2014 - this season so far. In Poznan they raced to a European bronze medal with Jack Beaumont in the bow seat as a replacement for Charles Cousins. Here they have Angus Groom as the “fourth man” as Cousins has broken a bone in his hand. Groom was a finalist in the single in Poznan.

Their coach Paul Stannard, always a calm influence, must have been pleased as punch with the way the boat qualified for today’s final by winning their heat outright on Friday. Here, the crew of Groom, Sam Townsend, Graeme Thomas and Peter Lambert, did not need to face the absent World Champions Ukraine, nor the Russians who won in Poznan so the main threats came from Germany, Australia and Canada.

The GB boat nailed a good start but Canada led the crews though the 500m with Germany also in close proximity. Canada continued to lead and built a bit of a cushion but the British quad stepped on the gas just before 1500m and not only got their nose in front but took a controlling lead. No-one was going to get through them from there. So it was gold to GB in 5:43.13 and silver to Germany in 5:44,27 as Canada ran out of steam to take bronze.

“It’s just awesome”, said the newcomer Groom. “It was just really, really high quality. We really dug deep and it felt like the rhythm of the boat was just wanted it to be”.

Lambert added: “We have had a few mishaps in terms of our combinations this season but this result, to get on the top step of the podium, is a credit to the entire sculling group as a whole”.

Townsend said: “All credit to Jack (Beaumont) and Angus who have fitted in seamlessly and it’s great to get the win today but it’s also credit to a whole group of people going back a few years including my old coach Mark Earnshaw and now our coach Paul Stannard for the past two years. I am proud of all those people and we should continue to name them and remember them”.

GB’s lightweight four has been reshuffled from the incarnation that finished fourth at the Europeans. 2012 silver medallist Peter Chambers has joined Mark Aldred and stroke Chris Bartley to take up position in the two-seat with Joel Cassells, his European light men’s pair gold medal crew-mate, at bow. Progress to today’s final was solid if not spectacular via a second place to Switzerland in the semi-finals. France and New Zealand were fastest in the opposing semi-final.

France were the early leaders until New Zealand came through with Switzerland. New Zealand powered on to win in 5:57.38 with the Swiss not far behind. The British quartet were still in contention as the crews came past the grandstands with an overlap on the French in third. They could not find that extra gear to make the podium and were fourth in 6:02.17.

Katherine Grainger, the reigning Olympic Champion, and her new partner Vicky Thornley were third in yesterday’s semi-final to qualify for the final today. In Poznan they won European bronze and began the journey of re-discovery for Grainger who took two years out of the sport post London 2012. Today would prove another tough test. In addition to the Poles Magdalena Fularczyk and Natalia Madaj, who won European gold on their home waters three weeks ago, there were quick crews from New Zealand, including World Champion Zoe Stevenson, the USA and Australia who are the world best time holders.

Grainger and Thornley were lightning quick off the start on the grandstand side of the course. On the far side Australia also showed strongly, too, with Germany in the mix.

After 500m the GB boat still had its nose in front but the race was very, very close with less than a metre or so separating the lead three crews. Australia edged ahead at halfway and then the Americans mounted their challenge and took the lead with New Zealand coming into the reckoning, too. At the line New Zealand got the verdict over the USA by a smidge.

More importantly for the GB duo they found the final sprint pace to charge up the inside and take bronze in 6:55.67. That put them ahead of the European Champions from Poland and challenging the top crews in the world. “That’s significant progress”, said a clearly delighted Tanner.

Thornley echoed the sentiment: “We have stepped on in so many different ways. We brought the best of ourselves to the race today. Now it’s a case of looking forward and continuing to learn and improve”.

Katie Greves, Louisa Reeve, Jess Eddie, Donna Etiebet, Vicky Meyer-Laker, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Ro Bradbury, Zoe Lee and cox Zoe de Toledo have been in sizzling form in the women’s eight here. They pressured the American World and Olympic Champions in the heats and then controlled the repechage to win and qualify for today’s final.

Drawn in lane two, the GB crew were between China and the USA. Canada, Australia and New Zealand were on the grandstand side of the course which in Varese is surrounded by mountains partly obscured today by the haze and some pillowing clouds around the still snow-capped summits.

This was ultimately a three-boat race. The USA took the lead and were tracked by Canada with the GB crew pushing and pushing but not finding enough of a gear to get past the leading duo. For the GB eight, though, this was a much stronger regatta with consistent signs of the kind of pace that could see them returning to the podium again in 2015.

“I can’t speak for the whole of the crew but I feel we are disappointed because there are bits of the race that we could have done better”, said Zoe de Toledo the cox.

“It’s good to be on the podium and we have to enjoy those opportunities when we can. I think, thought, that we have been consistent over the first 500m in our races here but we didn’t have that today. We must go on from here and work hard to deliver what we want to deliver”, added stroke Zoe Lee.

Alan Campbell, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, must feel that he has begun to consign his ragged 2014 season to the scrapheap. Here he has begun to look like his old self and reached today’s final via a third-place in the semis. Drawn in lane one, he was next to his old adversary Ondrej Synek, the world’s best time holder, and one lane away from his friend and rival Mahe Drysdale, the Olympic Champion.

In Poznan, where Campbell was not yet back from injury and ready to race, it was relative newcomer Damir Martin of Croatia who made the headlines by taking European gold ahead of Synek.

In this afternoon’s final Campbell was in the very tight pack fro the first 1000m but then the race moved away from him somewhat. Drysdale took the lead followed by the Cuban Angel Fournier Rodriguez and then Belarus and that’s how it finished with Campbell in fifth in 6:58.72 and Martin in sixth.

Matt Gotrel, Stewart Innes, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Mohamed Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash, Will Satch and cox Henry Fieldman, had the opportunity today to measure themselves once more against Germany, who beat them to European gold three weeks ago. The two crews were drawn side by side with the USA to the the other side of the GB boat.

Germany took an early lead with GB fifth in a packed tightly bunched. Just after the 500m marker the British combination began to attack the lead and took up second behind Germany but ahead of New Zealand. The German lead had been cut back to just seven tenths at the 1500m mark. The British section of the crowd was on its feet and yelling.

Stroke for stroke the GB boat overhauled and then held off the Germans to win in 5:26.93. It was close and it was exciting but it was gold for the GB crew. Silver for Germany in 5:27.28 and bronze to the USA in 5:29.38.

Cox Henry Fieldman said: “I think we performed very well and we are all proud of what we achieved. We have made a big step up in the last few weeks.

“We found a really good rhythm through the middle section, there was so much power and intent from the guys.”

Sam Scrimgeour and Jonno Clegg raced here in the light men’s pair after contesting the European Championships three weeks ago in the lightweight four. Last they raced in this same event but in reverse seat order, something that Scrimgeour says he is enjoying.

They moved to an early lead today but were pursued by France and Italy. France flew into the lead in the third quarter and were three-quarters of a length up. They held on to win with the GB duo keeping Italy at bay in the final 150m. Italy were third.

Clegg said: “We went out strong off the start and considering the short time we have had together, we got a solid pace in the middle of the race”.

Scrimgeour added: “You learn from doing new things. It’s just frustrating not to cross the line first”.

B FINALS

John Collins and Jonny Walton stamped their authority on the B final of the men’s double scull this morning from the outset . Having lost out on a final spot in such close and cruel fashion yesterday they were always going to be a strong contender today and went on to win in 6:12.67.

Rebecca Chin and Karen Bennett, racing for the first time at senior level, made a strong start to their B final. The were second only to the Australians with 500m of the race gone. Poland and China came through strongly in the second quarter, leaving the GB boat in fourth place at halfway which is where they finished despite a tough battle with Poland, eventual second behind China, in the final 500m. Australia were caught on the line by Poland.

Melanie Wilson, Beth Rodford, Tina Stiller and Jess Leyden won their B Final this morning. France had the early lead but GB drew level in the second quarter and then took the lead with China challenging too. With 500m to go the GB crew was just under three seconds ahead. China applied more pressure to push past France but could not catch the British crew.

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RESULTS

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FINALS

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair – A Final
1. Helen Glover/Heather Stanning (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:53.67
2. Megan Kalmoe/Kerry Simmonds (USA) 6:55.33
3. Grace Prendergast/Kerri Gowler (New Zealand) 6:58.06
4. Felice Mueller/Eleanor Logan (USA) 7:00.99
5. Hedvig Rasmussen/Anne Andersen (Denmark) 7:07.87
6. Noemie Kober/Marie Le Nepvou (France) 7:15.72

Pair – B Final
1. Min Zhang/Tian Miao (China) 7:08.81
2. Anna Wierzbowska/Maria Wierzbowska (Poland) 7:12.88
3. Molly Goodman/Genevieve Horton (Australia) 7:13.12
4. Karen Bennett/Becca Chin (GREAT BRITAIN) 7:13.74
5. Karla Milosevic/Marcela Milosevic (Croatia) 7:16.09
6. Alessandra Patelli/Gaia Palma (Italy) 7:17.77

Eight – A Final

1. USA 6:03.27
2. Canada 6:05.53
3. Katie Greves/Louisa Reeve/Jess Eddie/Donna Etiebet/Vicki Meyer-Laker/Olivia Carnegie-Brown/Rosamund Bradbury/Zoe Lee/Zoe de Toledo (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:08.66
4. China 6:13.07
5. New Zealand 6:13.12
6. Australia 6:18.80

Double sculls – A Final
1. Eve MacFarlane/Zoe Stephenson (New Zealand) 6:53.21
2. Meghan O’Leary/Ellen Tomek (USA) 6:53.35
3. Katherine Grainger/Vicky Thornley (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:55.67
4. Magdalena Fularczyk/Natalia Madaj (Poland) 6:56.12
5. Olympia Aldersey/Sally Kehoe (Australia) 6:56.32
6. Julia Lier/Mareike Adams (Germany) 6:56.59

Quadruple sculls – B Final
1. Melanie Wilson/Tina Stiller/Beth Rodford/Jess Leyden (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:22.24
2. Yuemin Bai/Jie Wang/Yan Jiang/Xinyue Zhang (China) 6:23.93
3. Pauline Bugnard/Alice Mayne/Eleonore Dubuis/Chloe Poumailloux (France) 6:25.34
4. Tina Christmann/Anne Beenken/Carina Boehlert/Julia Leiding (Germany) 6:30.92

OPEN

MEN

Pair – A Final
1. Roel Braas/Mitchel Steenman (Netherlands) 6:22.40
2. Giovanni Abagnale/Vincenzo Abbagnale (Italy) 6:23.58
3. Jack Hargreaves/Nicholas Wheatley (Australia) 6:25.87
4. Luca Agamennoni/Domenico Montrone (Italy) 6:28.20
5. Dariush Aghai/Ross James (USA) 6:29.50
6. Matthew Tarrant/Callum McBriertey (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:33.52

Four – A Final
1. Glenn Ochal/Charles Cole/Henrik Rummel/Seth Weil (USA) 5:51.87
2. Marco Di Costanzo/Matteo Costaldo/Matteo Lodo/Giuseppe Vicino (Italy) 5:52.48
3. Will Crothers/Tim Schrijver/Kai Langerfield/Conlin McCabe (Canada) 5:52.52
4. William Lockwood/Alexander Hill/Spencer Turrin/Alexander Lloyd (Australia) 5:55.68
5. Alan Sinclair/Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell/Tom Ransley/Scott Durant (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:58.26
6. Johannes Weissenfeld/Felix Wimberger/Maximilian Planer/Maximilian Korge (Germany) 5:58.35

Eight – A Final
1. Matt Gotrel/Stewart Innes/Pete Reed/Paul Bennett/Mohamed Sbihi/Alex Gregory/George Nash/Will Satch/Henry Fieldman (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:26.93
2. Germany 1 5:27.28
3. USA 5:29.38
4. New Zealand 5:30.37
5. Poland 5:34.77
6. Germany 1I 5:35.46

Single scull – A Final
1. Mahe Drysdale (New Zealand) 6:45.22
2. Angel Fournier Rodriguez (Cuba) 6:46.71
3. Stanislau Scharbachenia (Belarus) 6:49.40
4. Ondrej Synek (Czech Republic) 6:54.76
5. Alan Campbell (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:58.72
6. Damir Martin (Croatia) 7:03.85

Double sculls – B Final
1. John Collins/Jonny Walton (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:12.67
2. Patrick Leineweber/Stephan Krueger (Germany) 6:16.10
3. Michael Plocek/David Jirka (Czech Republic) 6:17.30
4. Frank Steffensen/Sophus Johannesen (Denmark) 6:17.99
5. Benjamin Dann/John Graves (USA) 6:21.67
6. Liang Zhang/Jian Ma (China) 6:25.11

Quadruple sculls – A Final
1. Angus Groom/Sam Townsend/Graeme Thomas/Peter Lambert (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:43.13
2. Karl Schulze/Philipp Wende/Lauritz Schoof/Hans Gruhne (Germany) 5:44.27
3. Matthew Buie/Julien Bahain/Will Dean/Rob Gibson (Canada) 5:45.45
4. Mateusz Biskup/Dariusz Radosz/Miroslaw Zietarski/Wiktor Chabel (Poland) 5:46.00
5. David Crawshay/Karsten Forsterling/Cameron Girdlestone/David Watts (Australia) 5:46.70
6. Nico Stahlberg/Barnabe Delarze/Augustin Maillefer/Roman Roeoesli (Switzerland) 5:49.87

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double sculls – Final A
1. Kat Copeland/Charlotte Taylor (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:53.78
2. Sophie Mackenzie/Julia Edward (New Zealand) 6:54.02
3. Fini Sturm/Marie-Louise Draeger (Germany) 6:58.57
4. Ellie Piggott/Imogen Walsh (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:59.21
5. Cecilia Lilija/Emma Fredh (Sweden) 6:59.96
6. Dandan Pan/Wenyi Huang (China) 7:11.03

MEN

Pair – Final A

1. Augustin Mouterde/Theophile Onfroy (France) 6:31.33
2. Sam Scrimgeour/Jono Clegg (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:32.20
3. Piero Sfiligoi/Armando Dell’Aquila (Italy) 6:34.03
4. Jiahao Li/Mingyang Liang (China) 6:44.23

Four – Final A
1. James Hunter/Alistair Bond/James Lassche/Curtis Rapley (New Zealand) 5:57.38
2. Simon Schuerch/Mario Gyr/Lucas Tramer/Simon Niepmann (Switzerland) 5:58.91
3. Thibault Colard/Guillame Raineau/Thomas Baroukh/Franck Solforosi (France) 5:59.85
4. Joel Cassells/Peter Chambers/Mark Aldred/Chris Bartley (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:02.17
5. Wei Jin/Tao Zeng/Chenggang Yu/Jingbin Zhao (China) 6:02.90
6. Xiaoxiong Li/Junjie Fan/Deming Kong/Tiexen Wang (China) 6:07.66

Double sculls – Final A
1. Stany Delayre/Jeremie Azou (France) 6:09.26
2. Andrea Micheletti/Pietro Ruta (Italy) 6:11.75
3. Richard Chambers/Will Fletcher (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:13.53
4. Andrew Campbell Jr/Joshua Konieczny (USA) 6:14.78
5. Moritz Moos/Jason Osborne (Germany) 6:20.11
6. Paul Sieber/Bernhard Sieber (Austria) 6:22.90

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CREW LISTS (Includes club, home town, date of birth)
GB Rowing Team for World Cup 11,
Varese, Italy 19-21 June, 2015

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair - two boats

Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams

Rebecca Chin ( (Agecroft RC/Deganwy/11.12.91))
Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)
Coach: Robin Williams

Eight

Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)
Louise Reeve (Leander Club/London/16.05.84)
Jessica Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)
Donna Etiebet (Sport Imperial/London/29.04.86)
Victoria Meyer-Laker (Leander Club/Premnay/18.03.88)
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Oxford/28.03.91)
Rosamund Bradbury (Leander Club/Banstead/17.12.88)
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)
Zoe de Toledo (Cox) (Leander Club/London/17.07.87)
Coach: James Harris

Double Scull

Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)
Victoria Thornley (Leander Club/Wrexham/30.11.87)
Coach: Paul Thompson

Quadruple Scull

Jessica Leyden (Leander Club/Todmorden/22.02.95)
Beth Rodford (Gloucester RC/Gloucester/28.12.82)
KrisTina Stiller (Tees RC/Yarm/23.06.87)
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)
Coach: Nick Strange

OPEN

MEN

Pair

Mat Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Shepperton/11.07.90)
Calum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)
Coach: Rob Dauncey

Four

Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Munlochy/16.10.85)
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)
Coach: Christian Felkel

Eight

Matt Gotrel (Leander Club/Chipping Campden/01.03.89)
Stewart Innes (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/20.05.91)
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)
Alex Gregory (Leander Club/Wormington/11.03.84)
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC?Barnes/25.11.88)
Coach: Jurgen Grobler

Single Scull - two boats

Alan Campbell (Tideway Scullers School/Coleraine/09.05.83)

Jack Beaumont (Leander Club/Maidenhead/21.11.93)
Coach: John West

Double Scull

Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks

Quadruple Scull

Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)
Coach: Paul Stannard

Men’s Spare

Oliver Cook (Univ of London/Windsor/05.06.90)

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double Scull - two boats

Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Ingleby Barwick/01.12.90)
Charlotte Taylor (Putney Town RC/Bedford/14.08.85)
Coach: Paul Reedy

Eleanor Piggott (Wallingford RC/Olney/16.05.91)
Imogen Walsh (London RC/Inverness/17.01.84)
Coach: Paul Reedy

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Pair

Sam Scrimgeour (Imperial College BC/Kirriemuir/28.01.88)
Jonathan Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Four

Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Double Scull - two boats

Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Will Fletcher (Leander Club/Chester-le-Street/24.12.89)
Coach: Darren Whiter

Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff/05.02.91)
Sam Mottram (Leander Club/Stoke Mandeville/14.11.94)*
Coach: Darren Whiter

PARA-ROWING

MIXED

Coxed four (LTA 4+)

Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.10.90)
Coach: Tom Dyson

MEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASM 1x)

Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASW 1x)

Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson

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Rowing: New Zealand sends ten crews into World Cup finals

2015-06-20 18:49
Source Channel:  Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's Blog Source Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rowing/news/article.cfm?c_id=78&objectid=11468764&ref=rss

The New Zealand rowers gained momentum on the second day of the World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy. Ten New Zealand crews will compete for medals in A Finals tomorrow. The crews qualifying for A finals include the women's pair, women's...

GB Rowing Team para-rowing coxed four smash world best time to take gold

2015-06-20 11:07
Source Channel:  GB Rowing Team Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/20/gb-rowing-team-para-rowing-coxed-four-smash-world-best-time-take-gold

Grace Clough, Dan Brown, Pamela Relph, James Fox and cox Oliver James knocked the socks off their own world’s best time to win gold at the world cup in Varese today.

The World Champion GB para-rowing mixed coxed four got a flying start and were ahead after just a few strokes. By 300m gone they were a length ahead with Italy in second.

From that moment on, they turned on the power and the pace to win in a stunning 3:13.76 - lowering the world best time that they set in Thursday’s heats of 3:15.47.

“We knew we were on for a good time as we’ve had a good training camp and a great block of training. We wanted to challenge ourselves here in the heat and with conditions the way they were today we knew it was on to break it again today”, said Relph.

“I’ve started my birthday celebrations a day early”, said Clough. “This time last year I was so new to racing at this level and I didn’t know what was happening. Today I’ve been able to enjoy it too”.

“At 500m we were on record pace, at 750m we were behind. It was great commitment from the guys. That was a much more aggressive row”, added cox Oliver James.

Dan Brown said the win and the time augured well for the World Championships: “That felt really great now we will go and get ready for Aiguebelette [venue of the 2015 Worlds] and try and make the boat go even quicker”.

Earlier, in the arms-shoulders-only single scull Tom Aggar was drawn between two of his biggest rivals in today’s final - Erik Horrie of Australia, the popular World Champion, and Alexey Chuvashev of Russia with whom he has traded verdicts in big events over the past few years.

Chuvashev blasted out of the start and took an early lead with Aggar and Horrie closely chasing before the Brazilian Rene Periera challenged briefly.

At the halfway mark Horrie, as expected moved into a good lead, with Chuvashev in second and Aggar two-thirds of a length behind the Russian. Aggar, World silver medallist in 2014, strived to close the gap and had the overlap with 100m to go.

As the line loomed Aggar was getting closer but did not have quite enough.. Gold to Horrie and silver to Chuvashev by just under two seconds from Aggar in bronze.

“I’ve got a little bit mixed feelings as I would have liked to have come ahead of the Russian after the results last year”, said Aggar. “Today wasn’t quite there but I’m now in a reasonable position going towards the World Championships”.

Equipment failure delayed the start of the equivalent women’s final featuring Rachel Morris for GB who is returning after shoulder surgery. From the outset it was clear that Moran Samuel of Israel and Birgit Skarstein of Norway would battle for the gold - a contest won ultimately by Samuel.

Behind them Morris and Claudia Santos of Brazil tested each other for the bronze with the Brazilian taking the honours.

“That’s two really good medals and a fourth place for our para-rowers today and hats off to the four for lowering the World’s Best Time twice in Varese”, said Sir David Tanner, GB Rowing Team Performance Director.

“This is a strong marker on our mission to qualify our para-boats for the Games later this summer with the new TA double still to come into the GB mix”, he added.

The GB para-rowers will next compete internationally at the World Championships in early September in France - an event which doubles as the Paralympic Games qualifying regatta.

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RESULTS

(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results - www.worldrowing.com)

PARA ROWING

A FINALS

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull

1. Moran Samuel (Israel) 5:15.77
2. Birgit Skarstein (Norway) 5:21.75
3. Claudia Santos (Brazil) 5:37.45
4. Rachel Morris (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:40.69
5. Eleonora De Paolis (Italy) 5:58.89
6. Liudmila Vauchok (Belarus) DNF

MEN

Arms-shoulder single scull

1. Erik Horrie (Australia) 4:41.74
2. Alexey Chuvashev (Russia) 4:47.97
3. Tom Aggar (GREAT BRITAIN) 4:49.75
4. Roman Polianskyi (Ukraine) 4:58.42
5. Rene Pereira (Brazil) 4:59.08
6. Johannes Schmidt (Germany) 5:04.73

MIXED

Leg-trunk-arms mixed coxed four

1. Grace Clough/Daniel Brown/Pamela Relph/James Fox/Oliver James (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 3:13.76
2. Italy 3:29.54
3. France 3:30.88
4. Brazil 3:31.09
5. Ukraine 3:33.34
6. Israel 3:44.02

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CREW LISTS (Includes club, home town, date of birth)
GB Rowing Team for World Cup 11,
Varese, Italy 19-21 June, 2015

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair - two boats

Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams

Rebecca Chin ( (Agecroft RC/Deganwy/11.12.91))
Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)
Coach: Robin Williams

Eight

Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)
Louise Reeve (Leander Club/London/16.05.84)
Jessica Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)
Donna Etiebet (Sport Imperial/London/29.04.86)
Victoria Meyer-Laker (Leander Club/Premnay/18.03.88)
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Oxford/28.03.91)
Rosamund Bradbury (Leander Club/Banstead/17.12.88)
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)
Zoe de Toledo (Cox) (Leander Club/London/17.07.87)
Coach: James Harris

Double Scull

Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)
Victoria Thornley (Leander Club/Wrexham/30.11.87)
Coach: Paul Thompson

Quadruple Scull

Jessica Leyden (Leander Club/Todmorden/22.02.95)
Beth Rodford (Gloucester RC/Gloucester/28.12.82)
KrisTina Stiller (Tees RC/Yarm/23.06.87)
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)
Coach: Nick Strange

Women’s Spare

Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)

OPEN

MEN

Pair

Mat Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Shepperton/11.07.90)
Calum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)
Coach: Rob Dauncey

Four

Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Munlochy/16.10.85)
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)
Coach: Christian Felkel

Eight

Matt Gotrel (Leander Club/Chipping Campden/01.03.89)
Stewart Innes (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/20.05.91)
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)
Alex Gregory (Leander Club/Wormington/11.03.84)
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC?Barnes/25.11.88)
Coach: Jurgen Grobler

Single Scull - two boats

Alan Campbell (Tideway Scullers School/Coleraine/09.05.83)

Jack Beaumont (Leander Club/Maidenhead/21.11.93)
Coach: John West

Double Scull

Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks

Quadruple Scull

Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)
Coach: Paul Stannard

Men’s Spare

Oliver Cook (Univ of London/Windsor/05.06.90)

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double Scull - two boats

Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Ingleby Barwick/01.12.90)
Charlotte Taylor (Putney Town RC/Bedford/14.08.85)
Coach: Paul Reedy

Eleanor Piggott (Wallingford RC/Olney/16.05.91)
Imogen Walsh (London RC/Inverness/17.01.84)
Coach: Paul Reedy

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Pair

Sam Scrimgeour (Imperial College BC/Kirriemuir/28.01.88)
Jonathan Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)

Coach: Rob Morgan

Four

Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Double Scull - two boats

Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Will Fletcher (Leander Club/Chester-le-Street/24.12.89)
Coach: Darren Whiter

Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff/05.02.91)
Sam Mottram (Leander Club/Stoke Mandeville/14.11.94)*
Coach: Darren Whiter

PARA-ROWING

MIXED

Coxed four (LTA 4+)

Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.10.90)

Coach: Tom Dyson

MEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASM 1x)

Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASW 1x)

Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson

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Copeland and Taylor set new world best time

2015-06-20 09:29
Source Channel:  GB Rowing Team Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/20/copeland-and-taylor-set-new-world-best-time

Olympic Champion Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor, the reigning European Champions, set a world best of time of 6:48.38 to win their world cup semi-final in Varese, Italy, today. They will be one of 12 boats in 11 Olympic class finals tomorrow. The light men's pair have also qualified direct.

Neither was aware of their record breaking achievement as they focussed on “keeping the rhythm under pressure” in a race from which the second GB light women’s double of Imogen Walsh and Ellie Piggott also made the final.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, the reigning World, Olympic and European Champions, came through a tough test against fast crews from the USA, Australia and New Zealand to win their women’s pair semi in style.

“Races like that are all about the culmination and fruition of all the hard work”, said Glover. Stanning added: “The depth of field in the women’s pair is growing as it’s Olympic qualification year and that can only be good for the event”.

The GB Rowing Team women’s eight also maintained the form that saw them run America’s World and Olympic Champions close in yesterday’s heat. They led throughout their repechage and won with something to spare in 5:59.90.

Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher were not pleased with their performance behind the French in today’s light men’s double semi but are safely through as are the recently-formed men’s pair of Mat Tarrant and Calum McBrierty, Alan Campbell in the men’s single and the men’s open and lightweight fours.

John Collins and Jonny Walton will probably not find consolation in the fact that their semi was the most exciting of the day. Only half a boat length separated the four top crews in this race for all bar the final 10 stroke surge in which the GB boat found themselves nudged into fourth and out of tomorrow’s final.

Today’s qualifying boats join the men’s eight - featuring Olympic Champions Peter Reed and Alex Gregory as well as a host of World winners from 2013 and 2014 - and the men’s quad who are already into finals having won their heats yesterday.

Sir David Tanner, GB Rowing’s Performance Director, said: “We’ve done well today to achieve 11 A final places from 13 with two boats in the lightweight women’s double A final. This puts us in a great position tomorrow to challenge in those finals in what must be the best world cup field that we have seen in this Olympiad so far”.

TIMETABLE AND TV COVERAGE

Sunday’s finals start at 08.30 (UK Time) - B Finals and 10.00 (UK Time) - Finals

The Finals will be broadcast live by BBC TV in the UK. The details are:

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (Sun, 10:00 BST-14:00 BST).
Live on the Red Button (10:40 BST - 14:05 BST) & Online.

On Monday BBC TV Sport will broadcast a highlights programme including features and interviews:

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Australians Molly Goodman and Genevieve Horton and Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand were expected to be the main threat. The GB crew reached the initial timing point first with the USA’s Megan Kalmoe and Kerry Simmonds challenging.

By halfway the GB duo had a decent lead but New Zealand put in a push just after halfway to get ahead of America and Australia.. Glover and Stanning edged further ahead in this phase and as the crews came in sight of the grandstands they looked in control, going on to win in 6:53.04.

The USA came through with 350m to go and got past New Zealand who took third with Australia in fourth. America won the opposing semi-final with Denmark and France also qualifying.. In this race the GB’s development combination of Rebecca Chin and Karen Bennett, both making their debuts here, were sixth in 7:19.48.

Calum McBrierty and Mat Tarrant, the second-ranked GB men’s pair, reached today’s semi-final through the repechage yesterday. In the first half they remained in contention in fourth place in a race led by the Netherlands. With 500m to go, the British boat took up the chase with a zippy and long sprint which saw them surge past the Czech Republic to gain the third and final qualifying place along with race winners the Netherlands and Australia.

Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher are already European silver medallists and knew that today’s semi-final would be another chance to measure themselves against the world’s stand-out crew, Stany Delayre and Jeremie Azou of France, who won the European title in Poznan three weeks ago.

The French took an early lead with the British tucked in behind and the USA in third. With the race half-way over, the French had what looked like an unassailable lead and the British could not make an impact but they had a clearwater advantage over Andrew Campbell Jr and Joshua Konieczny of the USA.

In the final sprint to the line, the French held their lead and were able to relax whilst the GB boat held off a final sprint from the Americans. Italy won the other semi-final.

“That didn’t go to plan, to be honest”, said Chambers. “The French got the jump on us and left us too much to do in the second half. That wasn’t our best row”.

“Richard’s right. That wasn’t what we wanted today. It’s good that tomorrow we have the chance to put in something better”, said Fletcher.

Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor made a big impression in winning the European final in May. They were in strong form in the heat to qualify for today’s lightweight women’s double semi-final. Germany and the GB boat were locked tightly with the British boat just hundredths ahead of Fini Sturm and Marie-Louise Draeger.

In the same race Imogen Walsh and Eleanor Piggott were also representing Great Britain and eased up into third as the race went through the halfway point. Out front the top British boat moved away from Germany to secure the win in 6:48.38 - a new world best time.

Behind them, the second British boat dug in and began to make ground on the Germans. Roared on by the travelling British spectators Walsh and Piggott got within half a length at the finish to take the third qualifying slot in 6:52.63. New Zealand, the World Champions, won the opposing semi-final in 6:50.68.

“We weren’t really aware of the world best time. We just wanted to focus on what we were doing”, said Taylor afterwards.

“Today the aim was to keep the good rhythm of yesterday if we were under pressure and we did. I’m pleased with that”, added Copeland.

Alan Sinclair, Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell, Tom Ransley and Scott Durant held third spot in the opening 500m of their men’s four repechage today. Canada were leading with Argentina and then Italy moving up not second.

The British quartet moved into second just before halfway and held onto that as Italy faded to a length behind GB whilst Cuba mounted a challenge. Aware of the danger Durant picked up the pace and the British went through in second place in a time of 5:51.64.

Great Britain’s women’s quadruple scull of Melanie Wilson, Tina Stiller, Beth Rodford and Jess Leyden were so close to qualifying from their repechage today that it hurt to watch. In the final phases they were battling back and eating into the lead held over them by New Zealand in second in a race won by Australia. Only two went through to the final.

The lightweight men’s four finished their semi in second to Switzerland. The two lead boats were close for much of the first half before the Swiss gained the advantage somewhat. China, in third, were a threat for some time before dropping back.

Jonny Walton and John Collins, in the GB men’s double scull, must have known they were in a prize-fight today. As the crews moved up to the halfway of their race there was less than half a boat’s length between the top four crews - including the Leander Club combination.

“What a semi!”, roared the local race commentator as the pitch of his delivery rose and rose.

With 500m to go the British crew had the slenderest of leads and the danger was that any of the four boats could take the top three qualifying spots. Important now to hold on to the rhythm. under pressure and keep the boat speed.

Collins and Walton dug deep but so did the other three crews as the crowd were on their feet. In the end the British were an agonising fourth in 6:10.43 with the winner, Argentina, taking the honours in 6:09.77. Italy took second and the Australians taking third by just two tenths of a second.

Katherine Grainger, the Olympic Champion, and Vicky Thornley were in the lead at the halfway mark - but by a sliver - in their women’s double scull semi-final. Only one hundredth of a second separated them from Germany in second. About the width of a duck’s feather.

The USA were third and Belarus were still a danger. By the time the crews came into view against the backdrop of the mountains, the GB boat had 0.4 of a second over Germany with USA coming up quickly on the leaders.

Indeed it was the USA who found the legs to push past the leaders in the final sprint to the line, pulling Germany though with them as Thornley and Grainger took third in a relatively close finish.

Cox Zoe de Toledo must have been pleased with the GB women’s eight’s first-half repechage delivery today. They had the early lead but from a tightly bunched field once more. With the race moving to the halfway point the Chinese mounted a challenge with Australia and Germany in third and fourth.

Four places were open to crews wishing to reach the final. The GB boat continued to keep the lead in the third quarter of the race with perhaps a length over the field. In the final 500m “ the British crew looked rock solid. The final awaits for Katie Greves, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Jessica Eddie, Donna Etiebet, Vicky Meyer-Laker, Louisa Reeve, Rosamund Bradbury, Zoe Lee and Zoe de Toledo.

Alan Campbell led out his open men’s single scull semi-final an was the race leader after 500m. In a somewhat interesting middle two quarters he was sixth and then burst through to take up third place which he held to the line. Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand had earlier eked his way up the field before surging into a lead which he held to the line in 6:41.93. Cuba’s Angel Fournier Rodriguez was second.

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RESULTS

(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results - www.worldrowing.com)

SEMI-FINALS

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair – SF1
1. Helen Glover/Heather Stanning (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:53.04
2. Megan Kalmoe/Kerry Simmonds (USA) 6:54.67
3. Grace Prendergast/Kerri Gowler (New Zealand) 6:58.48
4. Molly Goodman/Genevieve Horton (Australia) 7:05.98
5. Min Zhang/Tian Miao (China) 7:07.50
6. Karla Milosevic/Marcela Milosevic (Croatia) 7:31.79

Pair – SF2
1. Felice Mueller/Eleanor Logan (USA) 6:57.48
2. Hedvig Rasmussen/Anne Andersen (Denmark) 6:59.27
3. Noemie Kober/Marie Le Nepvou (France) 7:01.86
4. Anna Wierzbowska/Maria Wierzbowska (Poland)
5. Alessandra Patelli/Gaia Palma (Italy)
6. Karen Bennett/Becca Chin (GREAT BRITAIN)

Double sculls – SF2
1. Meghan O’Leary/Ellen Tomek (USA) 6:45.98
2. Julia Lier/Mareike Adams (Germany) 6:46.17
3. Katherine Grainger/Vicky Thornley (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:47.05
4. Yuliya Birchyk/Ekaterina Karsten (Belarus) 6:47.89
5. Yan Jiang/Xinyue Zhang (China) 6:52.21
6. Laura Schiavone/Sara Bertolasi (Italy) 7:00.03

OPEN

MEN

Pair – SF1
1. Roel Braas/Mitchel Steenman (Netherlands) 6:24.01
2. Jack Hargreaves/Nicholas Wheatley (Australia) 6:26.09
3. Matthew Tarrant/Callum McBriertey (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:27.56
4. Jakob Podrazil/Lukas Helesic (Czech Republic) 6:36.23
5. Adrian Juhasz/Bela Simon Jr (Hungary) 6:36.60
6. Axel Haack/Diego Lopez (Argentina) 6:46.13

Single scull – SF1
1. Mahe Drysdale (New Zealand) 6:41.93
2. Angel Fournier Rodriguez (Cuba) 6:43.55
3. Alan Campbell (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:46.17
4. Lars Hartig (Germany) 6:48.08
5. Francesco Cardaioli (Italy) 6:50.06
6. Philipp Syring (Germany) 6:58.26

Double sculls – SF2
1. Rodrigo Murillo/Cristian Rosso (Argentina) 6:09.77
2. Romano Battisti/Francesco Fossi (Italy) 6:10.01
3. James McRae/Alexander Belonogoff (Austria) 6:10.28
4. John Collins/Jonny Walton (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:10.43
5. Liang Zhang/Jian Ma (China) 6:30.63
6. Michael Plocek/David Jirka (Czech Republic) 6:30.73

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double sculls – SF1
1. Kat Copeland/Charlotte Taylor (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:48.38
2. Fini Sturm/Marie-Louise Draeger (Germany) 6:52.08
3. Ellie Piggott/Imogen Walsh (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:52.65
4. Anne Loik Thomsen/Juliane Rasmussen (Denmark)
5. Weronika Deresz/Martyna Mikolajczak 6:56.01
6. Guilia Pollini/Elisabetta Sancassani (Italy) 7:02.86

MEN

Four – SF2
1. Simon Schuerch/Mario Gyr/Lucas Tramer/Simon Niepmann (Switzerland) 5:53.73
2. Joel Cassells/Peter Chambers/Mark Aldred/Chris Bartley (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:55.22
3. Xiaoxiong Li/Junjie Fan/Deming Kong/Tiexen Wang (China) 5:57.15
4. Alexander Chernikov/Florian Berg/Matthias Taborsky/Joschika Hellmeier (Austria) 6:00.75
5. Brendan Hodge/Eric Woelfl/Maxwell Lattimer/Nicolas Pratt (Canada) 6:02.11
6. John McDonnell/Perry Ward/Nicholas Silcox/Darryn Purcell (Australia) 6:03.22

Double sculls – SF2
1. Stany Delayre/Jeremie Azou (France) 6:10.90
2. Richard Chambers/Will Fletcher (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:13.97
3. Andrew Campbell Jr/Joshua Konieczny (USA) 6:15.43
4. Hideki Omoto/Hiroshi Nakano (Japan) 6:21.71
5. Artur Mikolajczewski/Milosz Jankowski (Poland) 6:22.35
6. Mariusz Stanczuk/Lukasz Siemion (Poland) 6:28.13

REPECHAGE

OPEN

WOMEN

Eight
1. Katie Greves/Louisa Reeve/Jess Eddie/Donna Etiebet/Vicki Meyer-Laker/Olivia Carnegie-Brown/Rosamund Bradbury/Zoe Lee/Zoe de Toledo (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:59.90
2. Australia 6:01.60
3. China 6:01.72
4. New Zealand 6:02.48
5. Germany 6:03.08

Quadruple sculls
1. Jessica Hall/Jennifer Cleary/Kerry Hore/Madeleine Edmunds (Australia) 6:16.63
2. Sarah Gray/Georgia Perry/Erin-Monique O’Brien/Lucy Spoors (New Zealand) 6:19.98
3. Melanie Wilson/Tina Stiller/Beth Rodford/Jess Leyden (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:20.29
4. Pauline Bugnard/Alice Mayne/Eleonore Dubuis/Chloe Poumailloux (France) 6:21.61
5. Tina Christmann/Anne Beenken/Carina Boehlert/Julia Leiding (Germany) 6:27.06
6. Yuemin Bai/Jie Wang/Yan Jiang/Xinyue Zhang (China) 7:29.99

OPEN

MEN

Four – R1
1. Will Crothers/Tim Schrijver/Kai Langerfield/Conlin McCabe (Canada) 5:49.55
2. Alan Sinclair/Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell/Tom Ransley/Scott Durant (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:51.64
3. Manuel Suarez Barrios/Javier Concepcion Hernandez/Adrian Oquendo Ibanez/Solaris Freire Cardero (Cuba) 5:53.19
4. Emanuele Liuzzi/Pierpaolo Frattini/Fabio Infimo/Luca Parlato (Italy) 5:59.40
5. Joaquin Iwan/Francisco Esteras/Ivan Carino/Agustin Diaz (Argentina) 6:01.56

C FINALS

OPEN

MEN

Single scull
1. Ariel Suarez (Argentina) 6:47.02
2. Jack Beaumont (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:47.15
3. Sverri Nielsen (Denmark) 6:50.87
4. Steve Hiestand (Brazil) 6:50.88
5. Brian Rosso (Argentina) 6:56.21
6. Dongyong Kim (Korea) 6:56.60

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Double scull
1. Samuel Mottram/Zak Lee-Green (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:23.64
2. Yajun Li/Bin Tian (China) 6:25.22
3. Yuta Hamada/Takahiro Suda (Japan) 6:26.41
4. Florin Rueedi/Joel Schuerch (Switzerland) 6:28.79
5. Nicolai Fernandez/Pablo Lizondo (Argentina) 6:32.68
6. Mads Rasmussen/Rasmus Quist (Denmark) DNS

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CREW LISTS (Includes club, home town, date of birth)
GB Rowing Team for World Cup 11,
Varese, Italy 19-21 June, 2015

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair - two boats

Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams

Rebecca Chin ( (Agecroft RC/Deganwy/11.12.91))
Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)
Coach: Robin Williams

Eight

Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Oxford/28.03.91)
Jessica Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)
Donna Etiebet (Sport Imperial/London/29.04.86)
Victoria Meyer-Laker (Leander Club/Premnay/18.03.88)
Louise Reeve (Leander Club/London/16.05.84)
Rosamund Bradbury (Leander Club/Banstead/17.12.88)
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)
Zoe de Toledo (Cox) (Leander Club/London/17.07.87)
Coach: James Harris

Double Scull

Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)
Victoria Thornley (Leander Club/Wrexham/30.11.87)
Coach: Paul Thompson

Quadruple Scull

Jessica Leyden (Leander Club/Todmorden/22.02.95)
Beth Rodford (Gloucester RC/Gloucester/28.12.82)
KrisTina Stiller (Tees RC/Yarm/23.06.87)
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)
Coach: Nick Strange

Women’s Spare

Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)

OPEN

MEN

Pair

Mat Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Shepperton/11.07.90)
Calum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)
Coach: Rob Dauncey

Four

Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Munlochy/16.10.85)
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)
Coach: Christian Felkel

Eight

Matt Gotrel (Leander Club/Chipping Campden/01.03.89)
Stewart Innes (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/20.05.91)
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)
Alex Gregory (Leander Club/Wormington/11.03.84)
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC?Barnes/25.11.88)
Coach: Jurgen Grobler

Single Scull - two boats

Alan Campbell (Tideway Scullers School/Coleraine/09.05.83)

Jack Beaumont (Leander Club/Maidenhead/21.11.93)
Coach: John West

Double Scull

Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks

Quadruple Scull

Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)
Coach: Paul Stannard

Men’s Spare

Oliver Cook (Univ of London/Windsor/05.06.90)

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double Scull - two boats

Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Ingleby Barwick/01.12.90)
Charlotte Taylor (Putney Town RC/Bedford/14.08.85)
Coach: Paul Reedy

Eleanor Piggott (Wallingford RC/Olney/16.05.91)
Imogen Walsh (London RC/Inverness/17.01.84)
Coach: Paul Reedy

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Pair

Sam Scrimgeour (Imperial College BC/Kirriemuir/28.01.88)
Jonathan Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)

Coach: Rob Morgan

Four

Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Double Scull - two boats

Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Will Fletcher (Leander Club/Chester-le-Street/24.12.89)
Coach: Darren Whiter

Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff/05.02.91)
Sam Mottram (Leander Club/Stoke Mandeville/14.11.94)*
Coach: Darren Whiter

PARA-ROWING

MIXED

Coxed four (LTA 4+)

Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.10.90)

Coach: Tom Dyson

MEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASM 1x)

Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASW 1x)

Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson

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Rowing: World record for young Kiwi sculler

2015-06-20 06:02
Source Channel:  Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's Blog Source Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rowing/news/article.cfm?c_id=78&objectid=11468630&ref=rss

19-year old Kiwi rower Zoe McBride has made a remarkable impact on the world stage.The lightweight women's singles sculler has set a world record time in her semifinal at the World Cup regatta in Italy, breaking a mark which has...

Mahe Drysdale, Sinkovic Brothers Winning Rowing Twitter Today

2015-06-19 16:43
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Results from H1 of the M2x (via @SinkovicBros)

The second World Rowing Cup of the season is underway in Varese, Italy, and there are a couple international athletes who are winning both on and off the water. After the racing today, which saw both Mahe Drysdale and the Sinkovic Brothers progress...

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Flashback Friday: June 14th – 20th

2015-06-19 13:48
Source Channel:  Ready All, Row... Source Link: https://readyallrow.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/flashback-friday-june-14th-20th/

ONE YEAR AGO
VOTW: The Philosophy of Rowing

Words.

Coxswain Recordings, pt. 13

Music to erg to, pt. 43 Queen, Tiesto, MGMT, The Black Keys, Drake, Sia, etc.

TWO YEARS AGO
QOTD: How do you know its time to throw in the towel with coxing?

VOTW: Symphony in Motion. If you’ve never seen this you’ve got to watch it. The title comes from the George Pocock quote and has interviews with Pocock himself, his son Stan, Harry Parker, Ted Nash, and a few other notable people.

CHO-loading and rowing: So this is actually from a project I did in college and contains a couple of the PowerPoint slides from my presentation. The post itself discusses the roles of carbs in the body and during exercise, the use of CHO-loading as an ergogenic aid, it’s use in rowing, pre-competition meals, options for CHO-rich foods to add to your diet, how vegetarians and vegans can CHO-load, etc. Definitely worth reading because so. many. people. don’t understand what CHO-loading actually is or how it’s done so even though they think they’re reaping the benefits from stuffing eight plates of pasta into their face the night before a race, they’re really not. (This was also one of my favorite posts to write, so there’s that…)

Words. I’m a huge proponent of getting outside the rowing bubble and looking for inspiration in every day life, from other athletes, etc. and one of my favorite people to turn to is Vince Lombardi. I love football (if I wasn’t coaching rowing, I’d want to be working in the NFL in some capacity…really!) so I’ve always enjoyed learning about him, reading interviews with him, etc. He’s one of those people that transcends the sport he’s associated with and pretty much anything he’s ever said can be applied in some way or another to just about every aspect of life.

QOTD: Do you think you can cox so much where you start to not want to do it anymore? I don’t feel that way but I’m basically dedicating my entire summer to crew (and I’m perfectly happy with that) but I don’t wanna burn myself out, you know? I love coxing and right now it’s my favorite thing in the world to do so I don’t want to make myself hate it.

QOTD: Hey, This past spring season was my first season and I am a novice coxswain. Now I am training with mostly varsity kids for the summer. I want to be be able to get them to respect me but I am really short and weak. I have already tried working out with them. Is there any other way to get their respect? Also, what are some drills that I can do on the water when I am waiting for my coach so my rowers aren’t just sitting around? Thanks for the help!

QOTD: Hi I’m a novice coxswain (like really novice, my first day of actual coxing was today) and I have a steering question. Should I steer when the rowers are on the drive or on the recovery (blades in or out of the water)? I have looked it up a couple places and found conflicting answers. Today I just steered during both because I figured for my first time it was more important not to hit anything than to have perfect “steering technique” haha. And I have one more question actually – I found it practically impossible to talk or run drills while steering today. That will get easier as I master steering right? For now do you have any tips for focusing on both talking and steering especially while running drills that involve calling pauses and counting strokes? Thank you so much and I LOVE your blog!

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Music to erg to, pt. 95

2015-06-19 13:36
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New recordings post (and the first one in awhile!) will go up next week so keep an eye out for that. I’ve already got a couple recordings lined up but if you’ve come across any good ones (high school or college) this year feel free to send them to me and I’ll include them in either July or August’s post.

Also, I have a pair of JL trou that I want/need to sell so if you’re looking to get some, hit me up. They’re black with a blue racing stripe on the side (similar to these) and are an XS. I think I wore them twice to race in so they’re in pretty perfect condition. They’re $38 from JL but I’m selling them for $25 and shipping’s on me if you’re in the US. I’ve also got an aux adapter for the Cox Box that I’ve never used (the packaging hasn’t even been opened) that I’m selling for $45 (NK sells them for $69). If you want either (or both…) send me an email!

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Rowing: World Cup champ is back but Rio will be challenge

2015-06-19 13:00
Source Channel:  Hamish Bond and Eric Murray's Blog Source Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rowing/news/article.cfm?c_id=78&objectid=11468294&ref=rss

Zoe Stevenson is in a club of three at this weekend's World Cup regatta in Italy.Although New Zealand are fielding a bumper collection of crews as they prepare for Rio Olympic qualifying in a couple of months, only three defending...

Campbell into semis as Aggar and Morris make the finals

2015-06-19 12:15
Source Channel:  GB Rowing Team Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/19/campbell-semis-aggar-and-morris-make-finals

Alan Campbell, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, made sure of reaching the semi-finals of the open men’s single scull as the temperature rose at the world cup on Italy’s Lake Varese this afternoon.

He took second place in a quarter-final won by the World Champion. Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic. In the same race, Jack Beaumont, competing here as a single sculler just weeks after winning European Championships bronze in the men’s quad, was fourth with only two qualifying.

Eleanor Piggott and Imogen Walsh will also race a semi-final tomorrow having won their repechage after a tough first half before finding an extra gear in the finishing phase to move away.

Rachel Morris, only months after some shoulder surgery, will race in tomorrow’s para-rowing finals after taking top spot in the afternoon’s repechage of the arms-shoulders only single scull in a time of 5:49.05 ahead of Italy.

Tom Aggar qualified for the final tomorrow of the equivalent men’s event. The 2008 Paralympic Champion was leading at halfway before pulling away strongly in the second half to win in 4:41.87.

Earlier the second-ranked GB lightweight men’s double scull of Zak Lee Green and Sam Mottram were involved in a fast-paced repechage and narrowly missed out progressing when they finished third.

The men’s pair of Mat Tarrant and Calum McBrierty won their repechage to make sure of reaching tomorrow’s semi-finals and the new pairing of Rebecca Chin and Karen Bennett, making senior international debuts in this boat, came through in third.

In the morning’s session (see earlier news bulletin 1: www.gbrowingteam.org.uk) there were heats wins for the women’s pair, both top-ranked lightweight women’s doubles and the men’s eight and quad - the latter two boats qualified therefore direct to Sunday’s finals.

TIMETABLE AND TV COVERAGE

Tomorrow’s full repechage and main semi-finals session starts at 12.00 UK time with the para-rowing finals scheduled from 14.23 onwards. The remaining finals are on Sunday.

The world cup finals on Sunday will be broadcast live by BBC TV in the UK. The details are:

BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (Sun, 10:00 BST-14:00 BST),
Live on the Red Button (10:40 BST - 14:05 BST) & Online.

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RESULTS
(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results - www.worldrowing.com)

QUARTER-FINALS

OPEN

MEN

Single scull - QF4
1. Ondrej Synek (Czech Republic) 6:43.01
2. Alan Campbell (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:43.96
3. Lars Hartig (Germany) 6:45.35
4. Jack Beaumont (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:49.23
5. Ariel Suarez (Argentina) 6:54.56
6. Giacomo Thomas (New Zealand) 7:05.04

REPECHAGES

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair
1. Molly Goodman/Genevieve Horton (Australia) 7:05.95
2. Karla Milosevic/Marcela Milosevic (Croatia) 7:10.45
3. Karen Bennett/Becca Chin (GREAT BRITAIN) 7:10.68
4. Julia Waermer/Daniela Schultze (Germany) 7:15.97
5. Ilaria Broggini/Veronica Calarese (Italy) 7:21.33
6. Dolores Amaya/Oriana Ruiz (Argentina) 7:34.86

OPEN

MEN

Pair
1. Matthew Tarrant/Callum McBriertey (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:27.74
2. Adrian Juhasz/Bela Simon Jr (Hungary) 6:29.09
3. Markus Kessler/David Aregger (Switzerland) 6:29.66
4. Xunman Cheng/Jiankun Shen (China) 6:33.75
5. Toni Seifert/Kristof Wilke (Germany) 6:35.40
6. Patrick McInnes/Axel Dickinson (New Zealand) 6:46.87

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double sculls – R2
1. Ellie Piggott/Imogen Walsh (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:59.29
2. Lena Mueller/Anja Noske (Germany) 7:07.22
3. Ricky Nencini/Daniela Nachazelova (Czech Republic) 7:11.50
4. Maria Clara Rohner/Milka Kraljev (Argetina) 7:13.03
5. Sol Ji Kim/Yoo Jin Ji (Korea) 7:22.05

MEN

Double sculls – R2
1. Moritz Moos/Jason Osborne (Germany) 6:20.22
2. Mariusz Stanczuk/Lukasz Siemion (Poland) 6:20.97
3. Zak Lee-Green/Samuel Mottram (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:24.57
4. Yajun Li/Bin Tian (China) 6:32.13

PARA-ROWING

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull - repechage
1. Rachel Morris (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:49.05
2. Eleonora De Paolis (Italy) 5:50.96
3. Mariia Varlamova (Russia 1) 6:23.72
4. Krisztina Lorincz (Hungary) 6:25.82
5. Iuliia Sidortcova (Russia 2) 6:36.81

MEN

Arms-shoulder single scull - SF2
1. Tom Aggar (GREAT BRITAIN) 4:41.87
2. Roman Polianskyi (Ukraine) 4:47.73
3. Johannes Schmidt (Germany) 4:55.36
4. Fabrizio Caselli (Italy) 4:58.38
5. Luciano Luna De Oliveira (Brazil) 5:07.93
6. Jan Klener (Czech Republic) 5:36.88

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CREW LISTS (Includes club, home town, date of birth)
GB Rowing Team for World Cup 11,
Varese, Italy 19-21 June, 2015

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair - two boats

Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams

Rebecca Chin ( (Agecroft RC/Deganwy/11.12.91))
Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)
Coach: Robin Williams

Eight

Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Oxford/28.03.91)
Jessica Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)
Donna Etiebet (Sport Imperial/London/29.04.86)
Victoria Meyer-Laker (Leander Club/Premnay/18.03.88)
Louise Reeve (Leander Club/London/16.05.84)
Rosamund Bradbury (Leander Club/Banstead/17.12.88)
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)
Zoe de Toledo (Cox) (Leander Club/London/17.07.87)
Coach: James Harris

Double Scull

Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)
Victoria Thornley (Leander Club/Wrexham/30.11.87)
Coach: Paul Thompson

Quadruple Scull

Jessica Leyden (Leander Club/Todmorden/22.02.95)
Beth Rodford (Gloucester RC/Gloucester/28.12.82)
KrisTina Stiller (Tees RC/Yarm/23.06.87)
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)
Coach: Nick Strange

Women’s Spare

Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)

OPEN

MEN

Pair

Mat Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Shepperton/11.07.90)
Calum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)
Coach: Rob Dauncey

Four

Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Munlochy/16.10.85)
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)
Coach: Christian Felkel

Eight

Matt Gotrel (Leander Club/Chipping Campden/01.03.89)
Stewart Innes (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/20.05.91)
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)
Alex Gregory (Leander Club/Wormington/11.03.84)
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC?Barnes/25.11.88)
Coach: Jurgen Grobler

Single Scull - two boats

Alan Campbell (Tideway Scullers School/Coleraine/09.05.83)

Jack Beaumont (Leander Club/Maidenhead/21.11.93)
Coach: John West

Double Scull

Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks

Quadruple Scull

Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)
Coach: Paul Stannard

Men’s Spare

Oliver Cook (Univ of London/Windsor/05.06.90)

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double Scull - two boats

Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Ingleby Barwick/01.12.90)
Charlotte Taylor (Putney Town RC/Bedford/14.08.85)
Coach: Paul Reedy

Eleanor Piggott (Wallingford RC/Olney/16.05.91)
Imogen Walsh (London RC/Inverness/17.01.84)
Coach: Paul Reedy

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Pair

Sam Scrimgeour (Imperial College BC/Kirriemuir/28.01.88)
Jonathan Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)

Coach: Rob Morgan

Four

Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Double Scull - two boats

Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Will Fletcher (Leander Club/Chester-le-Street/24.12.89)
Coach: Darren Whiter

Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff/05.02.91)
Sam Mottram (Leander Club/Stoke Mandeville/14.11.94)*
Coach: Darren Whiter

PARA-ROWING

MIXED

Coxed four (LTA 4+)

Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.10.90)

Coach: Tom Dyson

MEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASM 1x)

Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASW 1x)

Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson

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Men's quad and eight into the final in Italy

2015-06-19 08:20
Source Channel:  GB Rowing Team Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/19/mens-quad-and-eight-final-italy

Topping their heats, the Olympic Champion women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and the men’s quadruple scull of Angus Groom, Sam Townsend, Graeme Thomas and Peter Lambert gave the GB Rowing Team an early kick start at the world cup in Varese, Italy.

The quad’s early morning win put them into Sunday’s final and they will be joined there by the GB men’s eight who nailed their heat in style to win in 5:25.47 to close out the morning session of racing whilst the women’s pair move into the semi-finals.

“Obviously there are a lot of new crews here that we haven’t raced yet but it felt cracking out there. Everyone was working hard to deliver the result”, said Thomas of the men’s quad.

This morning also saw big margins of victory for the lightweight women’s double scull of European Champions Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor and for European light men’s double silver medallists Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher to carry them into semi-finals, too.

The two GB open weight doubles were both second to secure their passage into the next stage. This was a promising opener from Jonny Walton and John Collins who missed out on the European final three weeks ago whilst Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley were beaten by the reigning World bronze medallists and world best time holders from Australia.

Joel Cassells, Peter Chambers, Mark Aldred and Chris Bartley sprinted strongly to the finish of their lightweight men’s four but had run out of room to catch the French. The performance was still good enough to see them to the semi-finals.

Alan Campbell and Jack Beaumont progressed to this afternoon’s quarter-finals. Beaumont could have been forgiven for feeling star-truck as he was drawn alongside the Olympic Champion Mahe Drysdale who ultimately won.

Repechages now await the women’s eight - who produced an outstanding heat to place second only to the World and Olympic Champions from the USA - the men’s four and the GB second-ranked women’s and men’s lightweight doubles and open pairs.

Across the board, the performance was seen as positive. “We have had some strong results today but as we had expected the world standard is very high. We are in there fighting with more still to do in the next two days”, said GB Rowing Team Performance Diretor, Sir David Tanner.

This afternoon’s repechages will be followed by repechages and semi-finals of the para-rowing classes with both Tom Aggar and Rachel Morris in single scull action.

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RACE BACKGROUND

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning seemed dwarfed by the majesty of the broad lake and mountain scene around them - so familiar to them from GB Rowing Team training camps here - as they opened the racing account for GB today.

But these are big names in the sport and they weren’t going to be caught napping in the opening women’s pair heat of the season’s second world cup, taking first place in a time of 7:13.67 and leading through every stage of the race with France and Italy in second and third.

A closer race came in the second heat, featuring Felice Mueller and Eleanor Logan of the USA, world champions in the eight, and Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand. in which international senior debutants and development rowers Karen Bennett and Rebecca Chin were fourth to go into the repechage.

New Zealand were leading to the 1000m mark before the Americans came through to take the verdict by just over a second at the line. Mid-race only a whisker separated the crews.

Calum McBrierty and Mat Tarrant were next in action in the men’s pair. They are the second-ranked GB pair but the lone GB contender here as Foad and Langridge have been sidelined temporarily by a slight niggle. They were third at the 500m marker but dropped back into fourth and despite a quick finish could not snatch a semi-final qualifying spot and go into the repechage.

The GB men’s quad with Angus Groom in for the injured Charles Cousins edged into a slender lead just beyond the 500m and held that through the halfway despite the close attention of the host nation and Canada.

In the third quarter the GB boat had half a length over the Canadians in second as Italy dropped back. That margin dropped to a canvas before the GB boat applied the power and moved ahead to take the win in 5:44.02 from Canada in second and Switzerland in the third.

John Collins and Jonny Walton made a good start to their men’s double scull heat and were tracking the German leaders, Marcel Hacker and Stephan Krueger, the European Champions.

Hacker, of course is a veteran of the single scull in which he has been a World Champion but the GB duo were determined to hang onto their coat-tails to gain the all-important second qualifying position for tomorrow’s semi-finals in 6:21.10 ahead of Poland.

Olympic Champion Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley, racing in reversed seat order from the Europeans where they won bronze, moved into an early lead in their women’s double scull heat. They were a second up on Australia with Denmark in third at the 500m timing point.

Australia made a move in the second quarter and took the lead in lane five. Sally Kehoe and Olympia Alderney, who set a world’s best time at last year’s World Championships in Amsterdam, continued to lead through halfway and beyond to win in 6:52.11 to GB’s 6:55.90. Neither crew had to press hard in the final 250m with both knowing they were safely into the semis ahead of Denmark.

Alan Campbell, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, must have been raring to race today after a long break caused by injury.

This was his first world cup race since Lucerne in July of 2014 and he was drawn against Damir Martin of Croatia who set a world’s best time in Poznan at the Europeans.

Today it was Dani Fridman of Israel who took the early lead before being overhauled latterly by Martin. Campbell looked relatively comfortable as he came home in 6:57.79 knowing there is a quarter-final now to race this afternoon.

Jack Beaumont, a European bronze medallist in the quad a few weeks ago, is racing here in the single as the second-ranked GB entry. Beaumont was in the thick of the action in the lane next door to Mahe Drysdale, the Olympic Champion from New Zealand. With 1500m gone, Beaumont had moved up into second ahead of the Brazilian newcomer Steve Hlestand and at the end he had a slight overlap on Drysdale to move into the quarters.

2012 Olympic silver medalist Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher produced a great opening phase in their lightweight men’s double scull heat to lead by over four seconds from New Zealand at 500m and by four and a half from the USA at halfway.

They extended that lead in the second half proving their continuing potential for success despite being a new combination this year.

Zak Lee Green and Sam Mottram are a newly-minted GB crew and brought together for a tilt at senior level for the first time as a second-ranked GB light double as well as with an eye on future development. Mottram raced at the World U23s here last year and Zak Lee Green has been plying his trade more recent in the lightweight single.

With only one place available to move into the semi-final, Lee Green and Mottram were soon out of contention behind the leading Italians. They were lying fifth for the first half before moving up to fourth but still ahead of the reigning Olympic Champions Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist at the end. They now race a repechage this afternoon.

New Zealand led the British duo of Eleanor Piggott and Imogen Walsh in the first of two lightweight women’s doubles heats featuring GB crews. The Kiwis pulled out to a bigger lead in the second half and went onto win. GB were second and will now race a repechage having clawed back on the Kiwi crew considerably by the finish.

In the ensuing heat, the top-ranked British boat of Kat Copeland and Charlotte Taylor, the European Champions, moved out early to lead their race and broached no challenge from there to win by more than 10 seconds.

The British lightweight men’s four here is formed of Joel Cassells, Peter Chambers, Mark Aldred and Chris Bartley. Cassells and Chambers have joined the crew since the Europeans. Today the new-look line-up left themselves a little too much to do in the second half, despite a sprint to the finish, and were second to France but they still move into the semi-finals.

Alan Sinclair, Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell, Tom Ransley and Scott Durant, the European Champions, were involved in a tight race with the USA and Belarus from the outset. GB had the early lead, Belarus then took it before the USA grabbed it at the halfway mark.

Two seconds now separated the British from the USA and the Americans built on that lead to take the only qualifying place for the final on Sunday. The British quartet now race a repechage tomorrow afternoon, having dropped back to a close fourth in the final surge to the line.

A swift start saw the GB women’s quadruple scull take the lead as their heat got underway and the breeze picked up on the post-noon scene in Varese. Australia, acute to the danger, took up the challenge and the USA were quick to respond to move up into second with GB now in 3rd at the 500m mark.

Melanie Wilson, Tina Stiller, Beth Rodford and Jess Leyden were still very much in contention but needed to keep pace to claim one of two available qualifying spots for Sunday’s final. At halfway they had slipped back to fourth which is where they finished in 6:18.78 and will race a repechage tomorrow. At the head of the field China mounted a serious challenge to the Americans but lost out by just two hundredths of a second with Australia in third.

Katie Greves, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Jess Eddie, Donna Etiebet, Vicky Meyer-Laker, Louisa Reeve, Rosamund Bradbury, Zoe Lee and Zoe de Toledo also got a strong start to lead the Olympic and World Champions from the USA for the first 500m. They held that lead to halfway before the USA made a big move to take a narrow lead and go on to win.

Whilst the result on paper consigned the GB crew to the repechage, there is no doubt that this will have been a confidence boosting performance and one which certainly put down a marker for the potential of this crew.

Poland, Germany and GB raced in closely-packed group for the early part of today’s men’e eight heat until the British emerged to create a lead and then build on it. In the second half they dominated to take the win in 5:25.47.

TIMETABLE

Today’s repechages and quarter-finals start at 14.00 UK time with para-rowing starting at 16.00.

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RESULTS
(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results - www.worldrowing.com)

RESULTS

(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results - www.worldrowing.com)

HEATS

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair – Heat 1
1. Helen Glover/Heather Stanning (GREAT BRITAIN) 7:13.67
2. Noemie Kober/Marie Le Nepvou (France) 7:19.38
3. Alessandra Patelli/Gaia Palma (Italy) 7:22.83
4. Karla Milosevic/Marcela Milosevic (Croatia) 7:28.31
5. Dolores Amaya/Oriana Ruiz (Argentina) 7:42.22

Pair – Heat 2
1. Felice Mueller/Eleanor Logan (USA) 7:01.41
2. Grace Prendergast/Kerri Gowler (New Zealand) 7:02.58
3. Anna Wierzbowska/Maria Wierzbowska (Poland) 7:14.35
4. Karen Bennett/Becca Chin (GREAT BRITAIN) 7:26.35
5. Ilaria Broggini/Veronica Calarese (Italy) 7:51.41

Eight – Heat 1
1. USA 5:55.54
2. Katie Greves/Olivia Carnegie-Brown/Jess Eddie/Donna Etiebet/Vicki Meyer-Laker/Louisa Reeve/Rosamund Bradbury/Zoe Lee/Zoe de Toledo (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:56.65
3. Australia 6:04.34
4. New Zealand 6:06.85

Double sculls – Heat 2
1. Olympia Aldersley/Sally Kehoe (Australia) 6:52.11
2. Katherine Grainger/Vicky Thornley (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:55.90
3. Mette Petersen/Lisbet Jakobsen (Denmark) 7:02.24
4. Helene Lefebvre/Elodie Ravera-Scaramozzino (France) 7:04.65
5. Birgit Puehringer/Lisa Farthofer (Austria) 7:14.70

Quadruple sculls – Heat 2
1. Grace Latz/Tracy Eisser/Amanda Elmore/Adrienne Martelli (USA) 6:12.69
2. Weiwei Zhu/Xiaoxing Shen/Yang Lyu/Yuwei Wang (China) 6:12.71
3. Jessica Hall/Jennifer Cleary/Kerry Hore/Madeleine Edmunds (Australia) 6:13.99
4. Melanie Wilson/Tina Stiller/Beth Rodford/Jess Leyden (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:18.78
5. Tina Christmann/Anne Beenken/Carina Boehlert/Julia Leiding (Germany) 6:30.72

OPEN

MEN

Pair – Heat 1
1. Jack Hargreaves/Nicholas Wheatley (Australia) 6:30.18
2. Dariush Aghai/Ross James (USA) 6:32.77
3. Giovanni Abagnale/Vincenzo Abbagnale (Italy) 6:34.09
4. Matthew Tarrant/Callum McBriertey (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:36.32
5. Markus Kessler/David Aregger (Switzerland) 6:51.36

Four – Heat 2
1. Glenn Ochal/Charles Cole/Henrik Rummel/Seth Weil (USA) 5:49.33
2. Vadzim Lialin/Dzianis Mihal/Mikalai Sharlap/Ihar Pashevich (Belarus) 5:53.15
3. Manuel Suarez Barrios/Javier Concepcion Hernandez/Adrian Oquendo Ibanez/Solaris Freire Cardero (Cuba) 5:53.86
4. Alan Sinclair/Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell/Tom Ransley/Scott Durant (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:54.03
5. George Howard/Alexander Bardoul/Robert Kells/Anthony Allen (New Zealand) 5:56.03
6. Piotr Hojka/Ryszard Ablewski/Konrad Wojewodzic/Wojciech Gutorski (Poland) 6:07.27

Eight – Heat 2
1. Matt Gotrel/Stewart Innes/Pete Reed/Paul Bennett/Mohamed Sbihi/Alex Gregory/George Nash/Will Satch/Henry Fieldman (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:25.47
2. Poland 5:30.23
3. Germany II 5:35.26
4. China 5:47.94

Single scull – Heat 2
1. Damir Martin (Croatia) 6:54.36
2. Dani Fridman (Israel) 6:55.67
3. Alan Campbell (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:57.79
4. Brian Rosso (Argentina) 7:03.74
5. Ganggang Li (China) 7:10.21

Single scull – Heat 3
1. Mahe Drysdale (New Zealand) 6:53.44
2. Jack Beaumont (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:55.15
3. Sverri Nielsen (Denmark) 6:56.57
4. Steve Hiestand (Belgium) 6:57.17
5. Pascal Lussier (Canada) 6:58.58

Double sculls – Heat 2
1. Marcel Hacker/Stephan Krueger (Germany) 6:18.45
2. John Collins/Jonny Walton (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:21.10
3. Dominik Czaja/ Maciej Zawojski (Poland) 6:29.67
4. Frank Steffensen/Sophus Johannesen (Denmark) 6:38.09
5. Julius Hirtzberger/Ciemens Obrecht (Austria) 6:47.23

Quadruple sculls – Heat 2
1. Angus Groom/Sam Townsend/Graeme Thomas/Peter Lambert (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:44.02
2. Matthew Buie/Julien Bahain/Will Dean/Rob Gibson (Canada) 5:45.20
3. Nico Stahlberg/Barnabe Delarze/Augustin Maillefer/Roman Roeoesli (Switzerland) 5:47.26
4. Laifu Li/Zhiyu Liu/Dang Liu/Quan Zhang (China) 5:49.51
5. Simone Venier/Luca Rambaldi/Mario Paonessa/Paolo Perino (Italy) 5:57.58
6. Hannes Redenius/Steven Weidner/Kai Fuhrmann/Max Appel (Germany) 6:00.06

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double sculls – Heat 2
1. Sophie Mackenzie/Julia Edward (New Zealand) 6:54.69
2. Ellie Piggott/Imogen Walsh (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:57.44
3. Weronika Deresz/Martyna Mikolajczak (Poland) 7:09.91
4. Camille Leclerc/Laura Tarantola (France) 7:12.75
5. Eleonora Trivella/Valentina Rodini (Italy) 7:15.35
6. Maria Clara Rohner/Milka Kraljev (Argetina) 7:22.04

Double sculls – Heat 3
1. Kat Copeland/Charlotte Taylor (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:56.72
2. Guilia Pollini/Elisabetta Sancassani (Italy) 7:07.56
3. Ricky Nencini/Daniela Nachazelova (Czech Republic) 7:08.21
4. Sara Lambing/Leonie Pless (Austria) 7:08.67
5. Kanako Ueda/Shoko Ueno (Japan) 7:11.23

MEN

Four – Heat 1
1. Thibault Colard/Guillaume Raineau/Thomas Baroukh/Franck Solforosi (France) 5:52.67
2. Joel Cassells/Peter Chambers/Mark Aldred/Chris Bartley (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:53.77
3. Martino Goretti/Livio La Padula/Stefano Oppo/Alberto Di Seyssel (Italy 1) 5:56.86
4. Brendan Hodge/Eric Woelfl/Maxwell Lattimer/Nicolas Pratt (Canada) 6:07.93
5. Osamu Suyama/Masato Kobayashi/Makoto Ishita/Toshiki Sugishima (Japan) 6:11.29
6. Paolo Di Girolamo/Guido Gravina/Petru Zaharia/Giorgio Tuccinardi (Italy 2) 6:21.85

Double sculls – Heat 1
1. Andrea Micheletti/Pietro Ruta (Italy) 6:17.22
2. Artur Mikolajczewski/Milosz Jankowski (Poland) 6:24.75
3. Hideki Omoto/Hiroshi Nakano (Japan) 6:26.43
4. Zak Lee-Green/Samuel Mottram (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:28.12
5. Nicolai Fernandez/Pablo Lizondo (Argentina) 6:35.40
6. Mads Rasmussen/Rasmus Quist (Denmark) 7:10.43

Double sculls – Heat 4
1. Richard Chambers/Will Fletcher (GREAT BRITAIN) 6:16.48
2. Andrew Campbell Jr/Joshua Konieczny (USA) 6:21.53
3. Peter Taylor/Hayden Cohen (New Zealand) 6:30.28
4. Yuta Hamada/Takahiro Suda (Japan) 6:39.44
5. Mariusz Stanczuk/Lukasz Siemion (Poland) 6:49.68

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CREW LISTS (Includes club, home town, date of birth)
GB Rowing Team for World Cup 11,
Varese, Italy 19-21 June, 2015

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair - two boats

Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams

Rebecca Chin ( (Agecroft RC/Deganwy/11.12.91))
Karen Bennett
Caoach: Robin Williams

Eight

Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Oxford/28.03.91)
Jessica Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)
Donna Etiebet (Sport Imperial/London/29.04.86)
Victoria Meyer-Laker (Leander Club/Premnay/18.03.88)
Louise Reeve (Leander Club/London/16.05.84)
Rosamund Bradbury (Leander Club/Banstead/17.12.88)
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)
Zoe de Toledo (Cox) (Leander Club/London/17.07.87)
Coach: James Harris

Double Scull

Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)
Victoria Thornley (Leander Club/Wrexham/30.11.87)
Coach: Paul Thompson

Quadruple Scull

Jessica Leyden (Leander Club/Todmorden/22.02.95)
Beth Rodford (Gloucester RC/Gloucester/28.12.82)
KrisTina Stiller (Tees RC/Yarm/23.06.87)
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)
Coach: Nick Strange

Women’s Spare

Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)

OPEN

MEN

Pair

Mat Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Shepperton/11.07.90)
Calum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)
Coach: Rob Dauncey

Four

Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Munlochy/16.10.85)
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)
Coach: Christian Felkel

Eight

Matt Gotrel (Leander Club/Chipping Campden/01.03.89)
Stewart Innes (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/20.05.91)
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)
Alex Gregory (Leander Club/Wormington/11.03.84)
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC?Barnes/25.11.88)
Coach: Jurgen Grobler

Single Scull - two boats

Alan Campbell (Tideway Scullers School/Coleraine/09.05.83)

Jack Beaumont (Leander Club/Maidenhead/21.11.93)
Coach: John West

Double Scull

Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks

Quadruple Scull

Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)
Coach: Paul Stannard

Men’s Spare

Oliver Cook (Univ of London/Windsor/05.06.90)

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double Scull - two boats

Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Ingleby Barwick/01.12.90)
Charlotte Taylor (Putney Town RC/Bedford/14.08.85)
Coach: Paul Reedy

Eleanor Piggott (Wallingford RC/Olney/16.05.91)
Imogen Walsh (London RC/Inverness/17.01.84)
Coach: Paul Reedy

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Pair

Sam Scrimgeour (Imperial College BC/Kirriemuir/28.01.88)
Jonathan Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)

Coach: Rob Morgan

Four

Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Double Scull - two boats

Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Will Fletcher (Leander Club/Chester-le-Street/24.12.89)
Coach: Darren Whiter

Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff/05.02.91)
Sam Mottram (Leander Club/Stoke Mandeville/14.11.94)*
Coach: Darren Whiter

PARA-ROWING

MIXED

Coxed four (LTA 4+)

Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.10.90)

Coach: Tom Dyson

MEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASM 1x)

Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASW 1x)

Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson

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GB Rowing Team sizzle into final of mixed para-rowing coxed four with world best time

2015-06-18 13:57
Source Channel:  GB Rowing Team Source Link: http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/18/gb-rowing-team-sizzle-final-mixed-para-rowing-coxed-four-world-best-time

The GB Rowing Team para-rowing mixed coxed four set the opening evening of racing alive at the World Cup in Varese, Italy, today with a sizzling new world best time of 3:15.47 to win their heat and blast into Saturday’s final.

Pamela Relph, Grace Clough, Dan Brown, James Fox and cox Oliver James were drawn in heat two with Israel and Brazil and took an early and storming lead. By halfway they had almost 10 seconds over the chasers and were comfortable winners in 3:15.47, a new world best time, to progress to the final along with Italy, winners of the first of two heats.

A few weeks ago Rachel Morris was still recovering from shoulder surgery. Today the 2008 Paralympic hand-cycling gold medalist, who turned to rowing less than two years ago, made her first foray back to competitive racing this season in the heats of the arms-shoulders women’s single scull at the world cup in Varese, Italy.

Moran Samuel of Israel won the heat and and Morris was pipped to the second qualifying spot for Saturday’s final by Claudia Santos of Brazil. The Guildford RC rower, who comes from Farnham, now races a repechage tomorrow as does the World Champion, Russia’s Marila Varianova, who came home fifth.

2014 World silver medallist Tom Aggar produced a good start in the equivalent men’s heat. He was led only by Brazil’s Rene Pereira, making his international debut here. Home hope Fabrizio Caselli was in third. Three places were on offer from the heat to move on to the semi-finals.

Aggar made doubly sure of his progression. A good push with 250m to go moved him though Pereira and into top spot in 4:46.59. Pereira took second and Caselli third.

The other two heats were won by 2014 World bronze medallist Alexey Chuvashev of Russia and 2014 World Champion Eric Horrie from Australia.

The GB Rowing Team para-rowing squad is supported by the National Lottery and Guide Dogss.

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Re-focussed after an exciting European Championships, the GB Rowing Team has arrived in Varese, Italy, with a big squad for the World Cup starting this evening and finishing on Sunday 21st.

The lake is very still this evening with sultry conditions blocking out a view of the normally stunning mountain backdrop. Tomorrow’s forecast is also good.

Some adjustments have been made to the crews for this event from those announced on 8 June. James Foad, carrying a slight niggle, and Matt Langridge, European Champions in the men’s pair, have been withdrawn. Mat Tarrant and Calum McBrierty will be the lone GB pair in this event now.

Melanie Wilson, KrisTina Stiller, Beth Rodford and Jessica Leyden have secured the four seats from five potential contenders, inducing Frances Houghton, in the women’s quadruple scull.

Many of the European gold-medal winning crews from Poznan 10 days ago remain unchanged, however, including the Olympic, World and European Champion women’s pair of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning and the men’s men’s four of Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell, Alan Sinclair, Tom Ransley and Scott Durant. as well as to Charlotte Taylor and Olympic Champion Kat Copeland in the lightweight women’s double scull.

New Zealand, China, Australia, the USA and Argentina will be fresh, non-European opposition here for the women’s pair who have drawn Italy, Croatia, Argentina and France in their heat which they will contest from an outside lane. Copeland and Taylor in the lightweight double have Japan as a newcomer in their heat.

The men’s four will race the USA, Cuba and New Zealand in their heat as well as Belarus and Poland.

Imogen Walsh, winner of lightweight women’s single scull gold, moves into a second lightweight women’s double scull with World U23 medallist Eleanor Piggott.

The European Champion lightweight men’s pair of Joel Cassells, an U23 silver medallist, and Peter Chambers, with all the experience of a 2012 silver medal to bring to the boat, make the switch into the lightweight men’s four to race with Mark Aldred and Chris Bartley, also a 2012 silver medallist.

Denmark, winners of European bronze in Poznan a few weeks ago, are absent here. GB start their campaign in this event by racing Japan, Canada, two Italian crews and France.

Sam Scrimgeour and Jono Clegg therefore return to the lightweight men’s pair - a boat in which they were 2014 World bronze medallists.

“We were delighted with the team’s performance at the European Championships but we are not getting carried away and we know that the tempo will rise in Varese with many big-hitting, non-European nations likely to enter”, said Sir David Tanner, GB Rowing Team Performance Director.

2012 light men’s four silver medallist Richard Chambers, older brother to Peter, and Will Fletcher remain the GB lightweight men’s double for Varese having impressed on their first international outing together to take silver. They are drawn alongside the experienced Peter Taylor and Hayden Cohen of New Zealand in tomorrow’s heats.

Henry Fieldman takes his turn in the cox’s seat instead of Phelan Hill for the GB mens’ eight, brimming with Olympic and World medallists and unchanged since winning silver in Poznan. The British crew are in heat two tomorrow with Poland, China, and a second German eight. Germany’s top boat, the Olympic Champions, are in the opposing heat.

Olympic Champion Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley have swapped seats, with Grainger moving to the bow, since their women’s double scull bronze in Poland. They have avoided Poland, the European Champions, in the heats and will race in the middle lane between France and Denmark.

Charles Cousins continues to be ruled out of racing in the GB men’s quad after breaking a bone in his hand. Jack Beaumont raced in the bronze medal winning boat as a substitute at the Europeans. On Lake Varese, his World U23 medal partner Angus Groom gets a run-out.

Groom impressed hugely by making the final in Poland on his debut as a senior single sculler which is the event Jack Beaumont will now contest in Italy alongside the returning 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Alan Campbell. who returns after time out with an injury. This will be Campbell’s first competitive race of 2015 having also sat out the GB Rowing Team Trials in April.

The quad have drawn Canada, Italy, China and Switzerland as well as a second-ranked German boat in their heat.

Jonny Walton and John Collins are the GB mens’ double once more in Italy and have Poland, Germany, Denmark and Austria in their heat.

Vicky Meyer-Laker makes a return to competitive racing after injury in the women’s eight which is stroked by Zoe Lee and coxed by Zoe de Toledo. The eight have New Zealand, Canada and Australia in their heat - all unknown quantities so far this season for the GB boat.

Rebecca Chin and Lucinda Gooderham are racing in the no.2 women’s pair, and there will be a second lightweight men’s double of European single scull finalist Zak Lee Green and Sam Mottram who moves up into the senior squad from the U23s.

TIMETABLE

Friday’s heats start at 08.00 UK time with the two women’s pairs first up in a session that runs through to the men’s eight heat at 13.25.

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RESULTS
(Events featuring GB Rowing Team crews only. For full results - www.worldrowing.com)

HEATS

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull – Heat 1

1. Moran Samuel (Israel) 5:17.78
2. Claudia Santos (Brazil) 5:38.20
3. Rachel Morris (GREAT BRITAIN) 5:55.82
4. Krisztina Lorincz (Hungary) 6:31.30
5. Mariia Varlamova (Russia) 6:32.98

MEN

Arms-shoulder single scull – Heat 2

1. Tom Aggar (GREAT BRITAIN) 4:46.59
2. Rene Pereira (Brazil) 4:49.93
3. Fabrizio Caselli (Italy) 5:06.89
4. Jan Klener (Czech Republic) 5:31.46
5. Zsolt Peto (Hungary) 5:43.57

MIXED

Leg-trunk-arms mixed coxed four – Heat 2

1. Grace Clough/Daniel Brown/Pamela Relph/James Fox/Oliver James (cox) (GREAT BRITAIN) 3:15.47
2. Brazil 3:36.74
3. Israel 3:49.28

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CREW LISTS (Includes club, home town, date of birth)
GB Rowing Team for World Cup 11,
Varese, Italy 19-21 June, 2015

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair - two boats

Helen Glover (Minerva Bath RC/Penzance/17.06.86)
Heather Stanning (Army RC/Lossiemouth/26.01.85)
Coach: Robin Williams

Rebecca Chin ( (Agecroft RC/Deganwy/11.12.91))
Lucinda Gooderham ((Leander Club/Garboldisham/09.06.84)
Caoach: Robin Williams

Eight

Katie Greves (Leander Club/Oxford/02.09.82)
Olivia Carnegie-Brown (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Oxford/28.03.91)
Jessica Eddie (London RC/Durham/07.10.84)
Donna Etiebet (Sport Imperial/London/29.04.86)
Victoria Meyer-Laker (Leander Club/Premnay/18.03.88)
Louise Reeve (Leander Club/London/16.05.84)
Rosamund Bradbury (Leander Club/Banstead/17.12.88)
Zoe Lee (Imperial College BC/Richmond/15.12.85)
Zoe de Toledo (Cox) (Leander Club/London/17.07.87)
Coach: James Harris

Double Scull

Katherine Grainger (St Andrew BC/Glasgow/12.11.75)
Victoria Thornley (Leander Club/Wrexham/30.11.87)
Coach: Paul Thompson

Quadruple Scull

Jessica Leyden (Leander Club/Todmorden/22.02.95)
Beth Rodford (Gloucester RC/Gloucester/28.12.82)
KrisTina Stiller (Tees RC/Yarm/23.06.87)
Melanie Wilson (Imperial College BC/London/25.06.84)
Coach: Nick Strange

Women’s Spare

Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh/05.02.89)

OPEN

MEN

Pair

Mat Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Shepperton/11.07.90)
Calum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh/13.08.92)
Coach: Rob Dauncey

Four

Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Munlochy/16.10.85)
Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell (Univ of London BC/Durham/13.04.88)
Tom Ransley (Leander Club/Ashford/06.09.85)
Scott Durant (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Lancaster/12.02.88)
Coach: Christian Felkel

Eight

Matt Gotrel (Leander Club/Chipping Campden/01.03.89)
Stewart Innes (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/20.05.91)
Pete Reed (Leander Club/Nailsworth/27.07.81)
Paul Bennett (Univ of London BC/Leeds/16.12.88)
Mohamed Sbihi (Molesey BC/Surbiton/27.03.88)
Alex Gregory (Leander Club/Wormington/11.03.84)
George Nash (Molesey BC/Guildford/02.10.89)
Will Satch (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/09.06.89)
Henry Fieldman (cox) (Molesey BC?Barnes/25.11.88)
Coach: Jurgen Grobler

Single Scull - two boats

Alan Campbell (Tideway Scullers School/Coleraine/09.05.83)

Jack Beaumont (Leander Club/Maidenhead/21.11.93)
Coach: John West

Double Scull

Jonny Walton (Leander Club/Leicester/06.10.90)
John Collins (Leander Club/Twickenham/24.01.89)
Coach: Mark Banks

Quadruple Scull

Angus Groom (Leander Club/Glasgow/16.06.92)
Sam Townsend (Reading Univ BC/Reading/26.11.85)
Graeme Thomas (Agecroft RC/Preston/08.11.88)
Peter Lambert (Leander Club/Maidenhead/03.12.86)
Coach: Paul Stannard

Men’s Spare

Oliver Cook (Univ of London/Windsor/05.06.90)

LIGHTWEIGHT

WOMEN

Double Scull - two boats

Kat Copeland (Tees RC/Ingleby Barwick/01.12.90)
Charlotte Taylor (Putney Town RC/Bedford/14.08.85)
Coach: Paul Reedy

Eleanor Piggott (Wallingford RC/Olney/16.05.91)
Imogen Walsh (London RC/Inverness/17.01.84)
Coach: Paul Reedy

LIGHTWEIGHT

MEN

Pair

Sam Scrimgeour (Imperial College BC/Kirriemuir/28.01.88)
Jonathan Clegg (Leander Club/Maidenhead/14.07.89)

Coach: Rob Morgan

Four

Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/14.03.90)
Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ BC/Coleraine/15.06.94)
Mark Aldred (London RC/Birmingham/18.04.87)
Chris Bartley (Leander Club/Chester/02.02.84)
Coach: Rob Morgan

Double Scull - two boats

Richard Chambers (Leander Club/Coleraine/10.06.85)
Will Fletcher (Leander Club/Chester-le-Street/24.12.89)
Coach: Darren Whiter

Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft RC/Cardiff/05.02.91)
Sam Mottram (Leander Club/Stoke Mandeville/14.11.94)*
Coach: Darren Whiter

PARA-ROWING

MIXED

Coxed four (LTA 4+)

Grace Clough (Nottingham RC/Sheffield/21.06.91)
Daniel Brown (Upper Thames BC/Reading/29.11.82)
Pamela Relph (Leander Club/Aylesbury/14.11.89)
James Fox (Univ of London/Peterborough/02.05.92)
Oliver James (cox) (Leander Club/Henley-on-Thames/05.10.90)

Coach: Tom Dyson

MEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASM 1x)

Tom Aggar (Marlow RC/Maidenhead/24.05.84)
Coach: Nick Baker

WOMEN

Arms-shoulders single scull (ASW 1x)

Rachel Morris (Guildford RC/Farnham/25.04.79)
Coach: Tom Dyson

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