Christmas gift guide for coxes

You don't need me to tell you what an important figure in your life your cox is. It takes a special kind of pint-sized marvel to brave the elements in blistering heat or freezing cold, giving orders to a bunch of giants who could crush them with a little finger, to...

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Rowperfect Coxmate GPS – a Luddite is won over

I'll be the first to admit I'm not a huge gadget-lover. I've never been the one to go for the latest bit of tech, and have shown little interest in those digital computer thingies - whatever they are - hanging from the necks of coaches and coxes. So when along came...

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Christmas gift guide for coxes

If you have a coxswain in your life, it's a safe bet that life is never dull. It's amazing how much personality - and volume - you can pack into a tiny frame. All that sass and shoutiness needs to be regularly rewarded with generous gifts, though. This is where I come...

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Be careful what you wish for! Pots of fun at Penarth

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have spotted that in a recent post I mentioned that a pewter pot was right up at the top of my rowing wish list. The china ones are lovely, and if you have enough to spread around (if your shelf overfloweth), they make a fine...

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How to host the perfect regatta

My regatta career has involved huge highs and lows. There have been disasters. Tears. Joy. Pain. Cake. Beer. And occasionally a pot to drink the beer from. Through all the agony and the ecstasy I've had plenty of time to think about what makes the perfect regatta....

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Bend that blade…

Fresh from the British Masters Champs, fondly known as Nat Vets, there's a little bit of wound-licking going on this morning. Although delighted by the sculling golds picked up by our ladies on the Saturday, there's no denying that Sunday was bit of a disappointment...

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Baptism by fire – Girl on the River has her coxing debut

It wasn't supposed to be like this. My first time coxing a race was meant to take place on a nice, straight course with no major obstacles or risks, just to ease me in gently. Huh. I should, of course, have known better. If there's one thing that has characterised my...

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