Hosted by University of York BC.

The World Class Start centre at York came into being in 2017, evolving from the England Talent Pathway (ETP) centre which was set up in April 2016.

The centre shares the University of York boat house and benefits from the use of a 34km stretch of the River Ouse that runs from Newton on Ouse, through the historic city of York, to the lock at Naburn. The stretch provides ideal training conditions and boasts multiple straight 2km sections useful for regatta preparation. Land training takes place in the York Sports Village and the York Sports Centre with its state of the art strength and conditioning suite.

Georgina Brayshaw was the first graduate of the York Start programme; she finished second at the first GB Rowing Team assessment in Boston in November 2017, having set a new record time in the women’s club double sculls event at the British Rowing Senior Championships in 2016, and reached the final of the senior women’s doubles at Henley Women’s Regatta earlier in the same year.

Find out more about World Class Start here