The first rowing club for those with a disability was affiliated to British Rowing in 1998 and there are now a number of clubs that offer, or are dedicated to, Rowability. Advances in the equipment available for rowers with a disability and the ever-increasing number of accessible rowing venues has meant that rowing is truly becoming a sport for all.
Great Britain's success at international level is also proving an inspiration. The GB Rowing Team has been winning gold medals in para-rowing classes at World Championsips since 2003. At the Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008, the sport of rowing was included for the first time. GB single scullers, Helene Raynsford and Tom Aggar both brought home gold medals for the team. At London 2012, the GB's mixed coxed four claimed a stunning gold medal on home water.