City of Oxford Regatta 2018

20 Aug

Tracy Jenkins, City of Oxford and Ella Holloway, Marlow City of Oxford Regatta was the one of the pioneers of adaptive club rowing in the UK. They were one of the earliest regattas to offer adaptive events and are a … Read More »

Maidenhead Regatta 2018

13 Aug

Sally Hopewell and Jenny Maiden, Marlow Maidenhead continues to push the boundaries for adaptive racing at their always superb Maidenhead Regatta, but not without a few challenges. They really pushed to maximize the number of adaptive athletes doing the most … Read More »

Sudbury Regatta 2018

8 Aug

Twickenham’s Ben Pritchard (Photo courtesy of Bill Hiskett ©) Sudbury Regatta hosted the largest adaptive field yet for this event underscoring its commitment to growing the event. The common denominator was that all the competitors were fixed seat athletes (which … Read More »

Arm Impairment Physio Odyssey

4 Aug

  Amateur athletes tend to be driven by one of three motivations – the thrill of competition, the investment in fitness, or enjoyable recreation. I’ve found that the fitness motivation is more prevalent among adaptive athletes than non-adaptive. The adaptive … Read More »

Gap Year Volunteer Needed (Again)

19 Jul

It’s that time of year again where graduating 6th formers are planning their next year with many looking to gap years to explore some experiences and gain some experience. For those rowers, sometimes using the year to focus on a … Read More »

Pat Davis Memorial Row

2 Jul

Pat Davis continues to inspire the generosity and initiative in getting the disabled community onto the river. She sadly passed away last year and a group of fond and enthusiastic supporters organized a memorial row in her honour. Ralph Hope, … Read More »

Marlow Town Regatta 2018

20 Jun

Great Marlow School’s Aidan Kelly and Mateausz Stan (PR2) Marlow RC keeps pushing the adaptive support forward. This time it is the town’s social event of the year, the Marlow Town Regatta. Building from the milestone Marlow Spring Regatta, Marlow … Read More »

Rivertime Accessible Regatta 2018

15 Jun

The Rivertime Trust was set up with the mission to introduced disabled children to water activity. It was started by Pat Davis who had been was stymied finding a river boat that would accommodate disabled individuals (accessibility, safety concerns). So … Read More »

Arm Impairment Steering Correction

11 Jun

What’s wrong with this picture? Or in other words, find the deliberate mistake. Give up? The port side pontoon is affixed “backwards”. Don’t worry if you didn’t spot it. I’ve had many an adaptive boat set off with one of … Read More »

Empowering Athletes

8 Jun

British Rowing has recently published a series of articles on coaching as a part of Coaching Week, 4-10 June. They asked me to pen some thoughts about “Empowering” with coaching drawing on my experience working with the adaptive rowing programme … Read More »