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Saturday, 16 January 2010

Easter Training Camp

This year we are on training camp in Holland, on the Bosbaan rowing lake which hosts the KNRB Olympic Rowing Team. The Bosbaan is the oldest artificial rowing lake in the world, containing 8 lanes and a 5km running track around the outside. It will also be hosting the World Rowing Championships in 2014.

We will be leaving on the 11th of April and arriving home on the 18th. We are travelling there via minibus and train, with the group convening for the overnight ferry to Holland. As usual, details to follow regarding more specific times.

Places on the trip will be allocated based upon training and racing performances, and rowers from all year groups will have the opportunity to attend.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Stewart West

Stewart West was the Captain of Boats at Tiffin in 2007-2008 season. Having joined the school in 2006, he instantly integrated himself into the squad and stroked the 1st eight at the SHORR and at Henley Royal Regatta. Stewart is currently studying at the Durham University, in the second year of his course. Here, he describes his experience of rowing so far at University;

"I have just started my second year at Durham University and have already had many great rowing experiences! My very first race for Durham was the British Universities Small Boats Championships, where I picked up a medal in the lightweight pair. Since then I have been fotunate enough to have started in the top 25 at the Head of the River, as the bowman of Durham 2nd Eight, and also picked up the university’s only men's gold medal at the British Universities Championships! At the end of last season I also rowed in the Visitors at Henley Royal Regatta and won a bronze medal at the National Championships in the lightweight coxless four.

"This season I have seen my performances go from strength to strength, and feel confident ahead of the new season.  I have recently pulled a new 8 second PB at the first set of GB Trials (6:38.3) on the ergo, and picked up medals at BUCS Head. For the rest of the season the plan is to concentrate on developing a lightweight 8 and target the top 50 at the Head of the River. My long term goal is for the boat to qualify for the European Universities Championships in August!"

Stewart West
Tiffin CoB 2008

The Boat Club thanks Stewart and wishes him all the best for this years racing!

Photo: Tiffin Senior 4+ 2008
S: Stewart West 3: Nick Edwards 2: Day Moran B: Rupert Price
Cox: Alex Thomas