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Helena Smalman-Smith
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With a new coach, Dan Topolski and many more crews, 1979 was the start of a new era for the GB women's rowing team, one of whom was Gill Webb…
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In 1977 three crews from the GB rowing team got an break from their pre-World Championships training camp by going down a mine in Nottingham.
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A full report on the mangy challenges GB women's rowing faced in 1978 has just been added to RowingStory.com. Read all about it!
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Over 50 years after they represented their countries at the Women's European Rowing Championships in the 1960s, two women were racing hard in single sculls at the World Rowing Masters Championships at Bled in 2017.
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Thames skiffing is a form of traditional boating practiced, obviously, on the Thames (and also by one enthusiast in Cambridge) that uses wide, fixed-seat, clinker-built wooden boats of a design that was cutting edge in the late nineteenth century and has…
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For well over 100 years the ARA was obsessed with preventing anyone whom it didn't see as an amateur, not just from racing, but even belong to a club - with many daft and unintended consequences.
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A full report on 1977 has just been added to RowingStory.com. Read all about it!
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"Visitor rowing" in the Netherlands and the romance of the coxed single
We all like going on holiday. Fact. And we all love rowing. Fact. So rowing on holiday would be like chocolate chip ice cream in a chocolate-lined cone with a chocolate flake, right? Yes, but how can it be done when you're somewhere that you got to by train...
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Although British rowing realised as early as 1956 that we really needed a 2k multilane course, it took until 1972 before Holme Pierrepont was opened.
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