How to host the perfect regatta

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…

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

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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Winter coxing – how to stay warm

Winter coxing – how to stay warm

Damn, but it's cold out there. Heck, it's even snowing inside - just look at the photo. And since I'm on coxing duties until my rib finally heals, and good winter coxing gear is essential, I'm seriously interested in how to keep warm in the ninth seat. If the cox...

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