News Archive20232022202120202019201820172016December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 20152014201320122011201020092008200720062005 News Archive 2016 30 December 2016 Arise, Dame Katherine: Grainger to be made a dame in New Year honours30 December 2016 Olympic and Paralympic champions recognised in New Year honours list23 December 2016 Thinking of getting into rowing in 2017? Eight rowers explain why they took up the sport23 December 2016 How coaches can ensure beginners enjoy their first sessions23 December 2016 Should your diet change as you get older?23 December 2016 Three of the best indoor rowing apps23 December 2016 Nutrition advice for an amateur rower keen to boost his performance22 December 2016 2.5 million meters rowed during University Indoor Rowing Series19 December 2016 Meet the 2016-18 Stewards’ Charitable Trust coaches19 December 2016 Cornish Pilot Gig Association launches ‘club in a box’ initiative16 December 2016 British and World records broken at BRIC 201616 December 2016 Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win Sports Journalists’ Association President’s Award16 December 2016 ‘I couldn’t even row 2km in March’ – cancer survivor comes close to pre-cancer best time at BRIC16 December 2016 GB rowing’s press officer, Caroline Searle, wins prestigious sports journalism award16 December 2016 British Rowing’s Volunteer and Coach of the Year of Award winners announced16 December 2016 Successful Cornwall School Games attracts over 200 indoor rowers16 December 2016 Five-time Olympian Frances Houghton announces her retirement from rowing10 December 2016 Team Sbihi has the last laugh as they beat Team Satch in epic BRIC 2016 relay battle10 December 2016 More records broken as BRIC 2016 crowns its champions9 December 2016 Matthew Tarrant’s tips for a great performance at BRIC9 December 2016 British Rowing Statement on UK Sport Tokyo Cycle Investment9 December 2016 Team Sbihi v Team Satch headlines bumper day of racing for GB rowers at BRIC8 December 2016 Say a #BigThankYou to volunteers on 17-18 December8 December 2016 British Rowing announces Hertz as Vehicle Hire Supplier8 December 2016 Active People Survey shows growth in key areas for rowing in England8 December 2016 Andy Parkinson to lead IPC taskforce7 December 2016 Has your club completed the 2016 safety audit?7 December 2016 ‘My story tells of the rowing community coming together to help a brother out in a time of need’7 December 2016 University rowers compete for glory at student-organised White Rose Head in York6 December 2016 Success at first Head race under new Competition Framework6 December 2016 British Rowing launches Go Row Indoor at industry forum6 December 2016 British Rowing appoints Promote PR for indoor rowing campaign6 December 2016 Cornish Pilot Gig Association celebrates its 30th birthday5 December 2016 Graham Benton’s top race day tips for BRIC2 December 2016 British Rowing Statement on Safeguarding2 December 2016 Rachel Morris crowned FISA Para-Rower of the Year1 December 2016 Katherine Grainger receives Olympians’ Olympian award1 December 2016 Biggest ever British Rowing Indoor Championships pulls into the Lee Valley VeloPark next weekend1 December 2016 Jürgen Grobler wins Sports Coach UK lifetime achievement award30 November 2016 Tokyo 2020 rowing venue to remain at Tokyo Bay29 November 2016 Parliamentary Boat Races announced for 10 July 201729 November 2016 ‘Hopefully what I did last year will inspire someone to give it a go and try and beat my score’29 November 2016 Understanding Student Participation in Rowing29 November 2016 British Rowing teams up with WaterRower29 November 2016 Paul Thompson joins UK Sport’s Coaching Fellowship28 November 2016 New RowSafe is here!28 November 2016 Chris Bartley announces his retirement from rowing28 November 2016 How elite rowers use data to achieve Olympic success25 November 2016 Rio 2016 stars among award winners at GB Rowing Team dinner25 November 2016 Lauren Rowles among nominees for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year17 November 2016 Tees Rowing Club plays starring role in Blue Peter’s Children In Need challenge16 November 2016 Rio 2016 success sees Great Britain named as best Olympic team15 November 2016 British Rowing Universities Conference – day two roundup15 November 2016 ‘It’s no coincidence that we continue to win medals, it’s all down to what goes on behind the scenes’14 November 2016 British Rowing Universities Conference – day one roundup14 November 2016 ‘When I was in Afghanistan, Robin told me not to come back hating the rowing machine’11 November 2016 Olympic champion George Nash announces his retirement10 November 2016 Trafford RC nominated for Daily Mirror Pride of Sport award9 November 2016 University Indoor Rowing Series 2016 – Results9 November 2016 Swapping Caversham for the Indian Ocean – Imogen Walsh’s coaching trip to the Maldives8 November 2016 Heather Stanning announces her retirement from rowing8 November 2016 Eight British finalists named for the 2016 World Rowing Awards6 November 2016 Leander Club lead the way at first GB Rowing Team Winter Assessment4 November 2016 Obituary – Richard Ayling4 November 2016 Stratford take the glory in the final West Midlands Explore Series event3 November 2016 British Rowing’s response to A Code for Sports Governance3 November 2016 Sam Townsend retires to take up Radley College role3 November 2016 Sign up now to be a volunteer at the British Rowing Indoor Championships3 November 2016 ‘It’s all about setting a marker,’ says Ellie Piggott ahead of winter assessments2 November 2016 Olympic stars headline speakers at the British Rowing Universities Conference2 November 2016 British Rowing and Cancer Research UK kick off new partnership with festival of indoor rowing1 November 2016 Are you ready to indoor row for Great Britain?31 October 2016 ‘I didn’t expect to win a medal. If anything it’s given me motivation to get more’28 October 2016 Are you ready for Rowvember? Raise money on the rowing machine23 October 2016 Record-breaking weekend of racing at Senior Champs 201620 October 2016 Olympic superstars to race at Senior Championships20 October 2016 The House of Cards Effect20 October 2016 From New York to Shanghai, why the world is falling in love with indoor rowing classes20 October 2016 Max Your Day20 October 2016 Race Day Secrets20 October 2016 Race Day Nutrition20 October 2016 Race Day Kit – Don’t leave the house without it!20 October 2016 It’s Rowing Time19 October 2016 Medals: Row to Rio #1119 October 2016 Clash of the Clubs19 October 2016 Record entry for Coastal Worlds14 October 2016 Three women re-appointed to leadership positions13 October 2016 Celebrate our rowers’ return from Rio!13 October 2016 Slough watersports project wins bronze at National Sportivate Awards7 October 2016 #WSW16: Potential Tokyo 2020 Olympians Start on right path5 October 2016 Who inspired Jess Eddie’s Olympic career?5 October 2016 AGM and Council meeting report, 1 October 20165 October 2016 #WSW16: My journey from sporty schoolgirl to Olympic medallist3 October 2016 Chair of Isle of Ely RC swaps her blades for goggles in #WSW163 October 2016 #WSW16: Four decades of breaking boundaries on Olympic stage29 September 2016 Award-winning Stanning and Grainger are great Scots29 September 2016 Obituary – Rosie Mitchell23 September 2016 Get Set for Women’s Sports Week22 September 2016 Enter BRIC now for a chance to win!21 September 2016 Obituary – Beryl Crockford (previously Mitchell)20 September 2016 Obituary – Ailish Sheehan16 September 2016 Paralympic champion takes on the Thames13 September 2016 Adaptive rowing scheme success with Help for Heroes13 September 2016 Sir Steve Redgrave opens new Lea Rowing Club12 September 2016 From Talent ID Pathway to Paralympic Champion12 September 2016 Chambers calls time but stays in our sport11 September 2016 Three golds and a bronze on epic day for GB Rowers10 September 2016 BREAKING: Rowing fans to see medal finals live on Channel 4 in UK10 September 2016 And Aggar makes it all four into finals9 September 2016 World best time for double and three through to finals9 September 2016 British Rowing Statement8 September 2016 The draw is done and the Rio scene is set7 September 2016 Golden girls unveil new look Newquay Rowing Club7 September 2016 Notice of the British Rowing AGM 20167 September 2016 Incident at World University Championships for Rowing6 September 2016 Entries open for 2016 Senior Championships6 September 2016 Aggar and Relph impressed by Rio5 September 2016 New support for Parliamentary Rowing Group4 September 2016 We hope to light up the Lagoa again, says James Fox2 September 2016 Urgent appeal for equipment!1 September 2016 “Fury” on the Thames1 September 2016 International Para-Rowing Party this October1 September 2016 Join British Rowing to help #FillTheSeats at Rio 201630 August 2016 World University team is named by BUCS28 August 2016 Three Junior medals sees World Champs end on a high27 August 2016 Treble triumph as GB top Senior World Champs medal table27 August 2016 More junior crews through to Sunday showdown26 August 2016 Four more medals for U23s as double dazzle26 August 2016 “Excited, inspired and focussed” – say GB’s Para-Rowers25 August 2016 Lightweights make history as GB U23s win gold and silver25 August 2016 Well-earned wins keep senior title defences on track24 August 2016 Eight provide final flourish as juniors make strong start24 August 2016 Single scullers make it a dozen U23 finalists for GB23 August 2016 Seven more finalists as next generation shine in sun22 August 2016 Defending champions make winning start to Senior Worlds22 August 2016 Hollingworth Lake’s Remarkable Row to Rio22 August 2016 Repechage wins put three more U23 crews into World finals21 August 2016 Lightweights lead way as U23s make solid start to World Champs13 August 2016 Eights excel as GB tops Rio medal table12 August 2016 Thirty minutes, two golds – historic day for GB in Rio11 August 2016 Grainger becomes GB’s most decorated female Olympian11 August 2016 British Rowing Powers LiveRowing App9 August 2016 A place of joy and a theatre of pain8 August 2016 Four and eights lay down marker8 August 2016 Women’s four and lightweight men’s quad added to Worlds team7 August 2016 Team GB rowing leader not concerned by delay6 August 2016 Team GB rowers come through tough opening session5 August 2016 Ready and raring to go in Rio4 August 2016 U23s challenged to show Tokyo 2020 potential at Worlds3 August 2016 Champs return to defend World titles in Rotterdam2 August 2016 Thomas misses out in cruel twist of fate1 August 2016 Coupe cracker as GB Juniors record biggest-ever win29 July 2016 Olympic Legacy Lives on…28 July 2016 Time: Row to Rio #1027 July 2016 Juniors ready to take on World in Rotterdam26 July 2016 Oakley shades to keep rowers cool in Rio26 July 2016 Juniors head to Poznan for Coupe competition24 July 2016 Good luck to our rowers going to Rio22 July 2016 England Crews at #HIR201622 July 2016 Pride: Row to Rio #921 July 2016 GB Team bring back the EUSA Salver17 July 2016 Henley Rowing Club triumph at the British Rowing Junior Championships17 July 2016 Team Science – Take #215 July 2016 Rowing aims to inspire the nation at Rio 201615 July 2016 School Games Raises the Roof for Fourth Season14 July 2016 Pupils take to the water in Gigs in Weymouth Bay12 July 2016 Have a say in Westminster12 July 2016 Strong GB Team begins competing in Zagreb12 July 2016 Are you ready to Discover Your Gold?12 July 2016 Plenty of positives for juniors to take from French test12 July 2016 Obituary – Keith Osborne11 July 2016 Staying Alive – Safety Alert8 July 2016 A record entry at #BRJC165 July 2016 GB juniors heading to France for annual international5 July 2016 Media partnership agreed with Engage Sports Media4 July 2016 Many surprises at #HRR164 July 2016 GB rowers among the winners at Henley Royal Regatta1 July 2016 Men’s eight for Rio confirmed as Team GB finalise squad1 July 2016 British Rowing Announces Chairman Of Internal Review30 June 2016 World Champions head Rio Paralympic selections29 June 2016 “Real buzz” as GB rowers head to Henley28 June 2016 Henley Royal Regatta to be televised by BT Sport28 June 2016 Universities – want to be an indoor rowing event host?27 June 2016 Volunteer Awards 2016 – Nominations Open!26 June 2016 Thornley and Grainger announced for Rio in double24 June 2016 Blog: Making New Ripples In Para-Rowing24 June 2016 Sinclair and Innes named in men’s pair23 June 2016 St. Ayles Skiff Lands In Worcester23 June 2016 Team Watersports Makes A Splash In Birmingham22 June 2016 2016 World Rowing Coastal Championships21 June 2016 Henley Women’s (HWR) treated spectators21 June 2016 Smiles and Laughs at Explore Series19 June 2016 An eight medal tally for GB in fine world cup performance18 June 2016 Three golds for GB in Poznan18 June 2016 Morris says she now “feels like a rower”17 June 2016 British Rowing Statement17 June 2016 Shining heat wins for GB despite stormy weather16 June 2016 Para-rower Morris gets GB off to strong world cup start16 June 2016 “Racing at HWR is a unique experience”15 June 2016 GB Team announced for 2016 EUSA Games15 June 2016 Belief: Row to Rio #812 June 2016 Masters Row Up A Storm At British Rowing Championships10 June 2016 Mark Calvin Appointed As England Team Manager9 June 2016 Meet Our Team GB Rowers Heading To Rio!9 June 2016 Session Coach makes a splash in York and Durham8 June 2016 Close and exciting racing at the West of England Championship8 June 2016 Fuel – Row to Rio #78 June 2016 Scott Meenagh Q&A7 June 2016 Win a trip to see Gloriana!6 June 2016 Final pre-Games run out for GB Rowing Team6 June 2016 Entries open for #BRJC1630 May 2016 #100Days#100Thanks29 May 2016 High drama in Lucerne as men’s four win gold and women’s eight take silver28 May 2016 UPDATED: World Cup report – Gold for lightweight men’s pair27 May 2016 UPDATED: Super-sub McBrierty helps GB men’s four into world cup final26 May 2016 Quality Lucerne entry points to strong pre-Olympic test26 May 2016 Fortune Favours The Brave24 May 2016 Rio-qualified tally stays at 12 boats24 May 2016 Hearts – Row to Rio #623 May 2016 GB Quad keeps hopes alive but face a tough final22 May 2016 Tough task at Olympic qualifying session19 May 2016 Do you secure your riggers?12 May 2016 British Rowing Crowned NGB Of The Year At Women’s Sport Trust Awards11 May 2016 Exciting changes at the Junior Championships10 May 2016 Eight medals in Munich for GBRT juniors10 May 2016 Strength: Row to Rio #58 May 2016 Four gold European haul in bouncy Brandenburg7 May 2016 Six more GB crews through to European finals6 May 2016 Record entries for the World Pilot Gig Champs6 May 2016 The rowing community extends to Nigeria6 May 2016 Strong opening session from GB at Europeans4 May 2016 Rowers ready for ‘world-class’ European test3 May 2016 A new winner of the VL at BUCS Regatta3 May 2016 Clubs suspended from Competition 201630 April 2016 World medallists among exciting GB junior team for Munich Regatta29 April 2016 British Rowing Statement29 April 2016 Regional Get-Togethers – helping to prepare rowing clubs for the future27 April 2016 Some tweaks have been made to the Europeans team27 April 2016 BUCS just keeps on growing27 April 2016 The Olympic start line is coming26 April 2016 A Wall of Thanks26 April 2016 Ron Needs (1925 – 2016)24 April 2016 Medal haul for GB rowers in International double-header23 April 2016 Wins and medals for para-rowers in Italy22 April 2016 Blog: News from the “Engine Room”21 April 2016 Is your rowing club changing lives?20 April 2016 Are you Britain’s next indoor rowing champion?20 April 2016 British Rowing Statement19 April 2016 Rowing is open to all, Guildford RC shows how…18 April 2016 Vote British Rowing for NGB of the Year Award!17 April 2016 Reilly O’Donnell and Tarrant take world cup gold16 April 2016 Men’s pair and double into world cup finals15 April 2016 Want to volunteer in the great outdoors?15 April 2016 A quartet of crews through to semis at the opening world cup15 April 2016 A chance to open the lungs and race for real13 April 2016 Sarasota County to shine on this year’s British Rowing Champs12 April 2016 Young GB rowers make their mark at ‘first-rate’ World Trials12 April 2016 Tamar Rowability Prepares For Maiden Voyage In Cornwall11 April 2016 Rotterdam and Poznan the target as World Trials begin7 April 2016 Seats: Row to Rio #47 April 2016 Sandra Yvonne Motture, Lea Rowing Club – Obituary7 April 2016 Q and A with Tom Dyson, GB’s lead para-rowing coach6 April 2016 European selections point to aiming high at Rio Olympics5 April 2016 Six GB Rowing Team crews to race at Varese World Cup1 April 2016 Blog: James Fox – speed order and true grit1 April 2016 Do you check your heel restraints?29 March 2016 FEATURE: Sam Townsend hails sculling strength in depth ahead of Europeans25 March 2016 Celebrate all Things Great about University Rowing this Month!24 March 2016 Voices – Row to Rio #323 March 2016 Richard Spratley awarded Coach of the Year23 March 2016 Multiple wins and maiden victories as “exceptional” Trials conclude22 March 2016 Rowers have “another gear to go” ahead of crunch Trials finals22 March 2016 Max Heron of Norwich wins prestigious award22 March 2016 Sparkling performances in the sunshine during time trials21 March 2016 Some “big calls” to come at Trials21 March 2016 Thames RC victorious at Vets’ Head19 March 2016 Oxford Brookes take their maiden victory19 March 2016 FEATURE: Angus Groom looking to build on winter win at Olympic Trials18 March 2016 Glasgow topple the Thames Valley Tide18 March 2016 FEATURE: One test down for Dr Zoe Lee, now for the Olympic Trials17 March 2016 The Sun Shone at the Schools’ Head17 March 2016 European and Olympic seats to seek at Trials17 March 2016 FEATURE: Trials are first focus as Mark Aldred pursues Olympic dream16 March 2016 British Rowing Statement16 March 2016 FEATURE: Jess Eddie gearing up for “intense” Rio 2016 Olympic Trials15 March 2016 FEATURE: Jonny Walton aiming to ‘do a Leicester’ at Olympic Trials11 March 2016 “The Start of my Olympic dream… in the school lunch queue”11 March 2016 BLOG: From low-downs to lone-rangers9 March 2016 Peter Sheppard joins World Class Coaching Elite Programme8 March 2016 A Record Women’s Head on the Tideway4 March 2016 Safety Alert – What Do You Do If You See a Red Flag?3 March 2016 Rainbows Bring a Splash of Colour to University of York Boat Club3 March 2016 FEATURE: Fit-again Polly Swann raring to go at Olympic Trials2 March 2016 Help Prevent the Spread! #InvasivesWeek2 March 2016 FEATURE: George Nash still looking to prove himself as Olympic Trials draw closer1 March 2016 British Rowing Initiative Shortlisted for Hampshire and IOW Sports Awards27 February 2016 Safety Alert – Using your Mobile Phone to Call for Help25 February 2016 Brian Smyth – Obituary23 February 2016 Junior rowers impress at February trials in Boston20 February 2016 BLOG: “Glassy” in Cerla – from World Champion James Fox19 February 2016 Junior rowers ready to stake their claim for GB Rowing Team vest18 February 2016 Exclusive interview with Anna Watkins15 February 2016 Safety Alert – Check Your Boat Before You Go Afloat15 February 2016 Safety Alert – Marshals13 February 2016 Barras stamps his authority12 February 2016 Third assessment gives next generation of GB rowers chance to impress10 February 2016 Anna Watkins withdraws from the Rio Olympic programme8 February 2016 The BOA comment on the Zika Virus6 February 2016 The search is on for Tokyo and beyond5 February 2016 At six month marker, GB remains ambitious29 January 2016 Your Club in 2016: Can We Help?27 January 2016 Thompson awarded Honorary Doctorate21 January 2016 Join The Great Row today!18 January 2016 Foad plays the waiting game13 January 2016 Our new ‘gold medal’ website has been launched11 January 2016 Clubs suspended from competition 20168 January 2016 Your chance to help Supercharge ParalympicsGB!