Safety Considerations for Adaptive Regattas

2 Apr

As we head into adaptive racing season, British Rowing’s Safety Advisor Stephen Worley has included a very helpful “Rescuing Adaptive Rowers at Competitions” in his monthly safety report: Events for rowers who need adaptations are being increasingly integrated into “normal” … Read More »

CAQ Equipment Loan Scheme

3 Mar

As highlighted in my post “Welcoming Adaptive Rowers” a wide range of support is available to clubs to assist with any requirements for introducing an adaptive rower to the club. The latest comes from the Community Adaptive Group (CAG) which … Read More »

Welcoming Adaptive Rowers

26 Feb

It’s never been easier to open your rowing club to the possibility of an adaptive athlete joining in. First and forecast, “welcoming” adaptive athletes’ inquiries, does NOT mean the following: That such inquiries will necessarily lead to joining – not … Read More »

Elite Competition for Non-Paralympians

2 Jan

So you didn’t make the GB Paralympic squad? What are your options for exceptional, elite-level competition in adaptive/pararowing if the Paralympics are now off the table? Whether you are striving for elite pararowing achievements so just looking for a 2024 … Read More »

Can you row with CMT?

28 Dec

Rebekah Knights rows for Llandaff Rowing Club and has been increasingly active in the adaptive rowing circuit. She shared some of her perspectives on rowing with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT): I’m Rebekah and I was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) when … Read More »

Kingsley Interview

5 Nov

Kingsley Ijomah is one UK adaptive and pararowing’s great pioneers. He came up through the ranks of community adaptive rowing (most of the long time British adaptive community will have competed with him) to progress to the Paralympics in Tokyo … Read More »