Browsing Archive: July, 2014

World Cup III

Posted by on Thursday, July 31, 2014, In : Rowing 
LUCERNE

Every year the season's third and last World Cup is held at Lucerne's “Lake of the Gods” in Switzerland. Being my second trip there, the memories of last year were very present. Racing aside and the lake itself is very pleasant. It’s surrounded by lush green trees, a small waterfall just before halfway, a small penned-off swimming area at the start line and, on the far side of the lake, a public train line that runs the length of the course. As the seasons change many of our ca...

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Henley Royal Regatta

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Monday, July 14, 2014, In : Rowing 
HENLEY ROYAL
REGATTA




Henley Regatta is a very special event, with an atmosphere that is unmatched in my experience.  There is something about the smell of the boat tents and the freezing cold showers; riverbanks filled with hundreds of spectators  reuniting with old friends and enjoying the sunshine; loudspeakers everywhere informing you how races are progressing; and start procedures given to you by an umpire in a beautifully crafted wooden motor boat as you attach to the starting blo...


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World Cup II

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Rowing 

WORLD CUP II




The second World Cup of the year took place in a lovely part of France called Aiguebelette.  The course was on a natural lake full of beautiful clear blue water and sheltered on one side by a mountain, covered in lush green trees and quaint little holiday buildings.  Our first trip to the course was one to remember.  We were greeted by glorious sunshine and blue skies, however, this all changed when the majority of Great Britain crews tried to boat for a paddle.  The heave...

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European Championships 2014

Posted by Matthew Tarrant on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Rowing 
EUROPEAN 
CHAMPIONSHIPS



This is the first time the Great Britain team have sent a full blooded senior squad to the European Championships. This may be due to the event being held after the World Championships previously, when athletes would rather be taking advantage of their rest and recovery period (much-needed after a tough year of training, seven days a week, come rain or shine!) I have competed at the Championships twice before, first in the 2011 in the coxless fours, finis...


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