The Road to Tokyo

27 Aug

With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Regatta underway, you can follow the path to this paralympics with British Rowing’s set of three 30 minute videos, “The Road to Tokyo“, examining the rigours of elite training in the final run up to … Read More »

Grant Fundraising Catalogue

8 May

Funding an adaptive/para program is a good-news/bad-news situation. The good news is that fundraising for adaptive equipment is some of the easiest fundraising a boat club will do. The bad news is that adaptive rowing needs lots of funding for … Read More »

Mixed Ability Rowing Overview

26 Apr

This week the International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) organisation hosted its first ever “Mixed Ability Sports Virtual Rowing Festival” which extends the range of inclusion in rowing even further than conventional “adaptive” classifications. I will follow this post with a … Read More »

March Adaptive Rowing Exemption

12 Mar

The government’s lockdown roadmap announced at the beginning of the month featured a special consideration for disabled sport, but with all of the complex guidelines those exemptions have caused a bit of confusion. Since released, I have been doing as … Read More »

Regatta for the Disabled 2019

12 Oct

Over 700 people converged on Henley’s Phyllis Court (a major supporter of disabled access to the river including their annual Phyllis Court Time Trial) for the 10th (!) Annual Regatta for the Disabled. The event featured a carnival atmosphere a … Read More »

Classification Sessions 2019

26 Mar

British Rowing have scheduled two classification sessions for 2019 (with additional sessions possibly added). Sunday 28-Apr-19: London Regatta Centre Saturday 07-Dec-19 (tbc): British Indoor Rowing Championships The upcoming April session will allow athletes to secure their classification just in time … Read More »

British Rowing Adaptive Survey

14 Mar

Helene Dyson and Marieke Bal have developed a survey to help British Rowing understand the current state of adaptive rowing in the UK. It looks at both what is currently going on as well as the aspirations and priorities for … Read More »