Category : Mens LEArn2Race

Regatta Stories:
a Novice’s Chiswick experience

Chiswick was my first race on the Thames and the first time I’ve got into a boat with my wellies on. I was racing in a novice 4 at 11am and an IM3 at 5pm so we were hoping to win the first race which would take us through to further knockout stages to fill […]

24th May gave the Learn2Race squad something that they don’t normally get on a Saturday – a lie in.

Twickenham Distance:1250m   24th May gave the Learn2Race squad something that they don’t normally get on a Saturday – a lie in. The squad entered crews in 2 divisions, novice and IM3 eights, but with the Lea’s first race at 6.15pm we could afford to meet at the club at around 2pm to get Sid […]

Henley Master’s Regatta: The proof is in the pudding (or at least the cheese course)

  If Henley were a restaurant it would undoubtedly have five Michelin stars. Each year it serves up a three course chef’s special of the highest quality rowing. The menu starts with the Women’s regatta as the early summer entrée, followed by the royal regatta for the main course and polished off with Henley Masters’ […]

Reading University 8’s Head

Reading University 8’s Head – men’s squad were out in force with 4 crews competing against the high quality field. The senior squad posted their best result since 2009 and it was a valuable opportunity for less experienced crews to gain race experience and for the coaches to tinker with combinations. 1st division saw our […]

Mens LEArn2Race National Masters, Nottingham.

On Saturday 19 May, Pete, Adam, Jacek, Bernie and coxswain-extraordinaire Sally departed London for Nottingham and the British Rowing National Masters Championships being held at the National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont. We had spent the morning at the Lea Rowing Club under the guidance of our coach Nigel Weare, perfecting our start, timing and ability […]

Mens LEArn2Race, Chiswick Regatta

Saturday 6 May saw four Lea men’s crews take the trip across town for a spot of tideway racing on the 1000 metre course at the Chiswick Regatta. For the men’s novice 4+ this represented the first experience of side by side racing, while for the other crews it was the first opportunity to make […]