The Rowing thread

#1
Hi there,

Just thought I'd start a thread for those ARRSEr's who are also oarsmen to chat about the sport. So to get the ball rolling, let me introduce myself: I have only been rowing for about 18 months, and only seriously for the last 6 or so. I'm hoping to qualify for my region (east midlands) at the next round of trials next month, and later hope to take my rowing to university level.

so thats me, what about you lot?

thanks,

CB
 
#2
Well seing as the first one didn't work... did anybody watch the boat race yesterday?
 

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#3
I did indeed and won £350 by betting on Cambridge at 11/4.
 
#4
Well done- quite a good race I thought
 
#5
I'd like an argument please....









Oh I see-rowing. Sorry!
 

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Epaminondas said:
I did indeed and won £350 by betting on Cambridge at 11/4.
FFS go back to using Sixty - Epiduralarrse is a hell of a name to spell.
 
#7
Northern Monkey said:
I'd like an argument please....
Don't you always? :)
 

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#8
Auld-Yin said:
Epaminondas said:
I did indeed and won £350 by betting on Cambridge at 11/4.
FFS go back to using Sixty - Epiduralarrse is a hell of a name to spell.
Just substitute it for Greek Bloke or similar. You'll get used to it :)

CasinoBoyale said:
Well done- quite a good race I thought
Aye. Oxford really needed choppier water to make their power count. Seemed to lose a bit of heart near the end too.
 
#9
Seems to me that Oxford set off too quickly, and were unable to keep their rate up- it looked like Cambridge were able to hold their rate better, and then pulled away towards the end.
 
#10
tried to put £10 on when cambridge were losing at 7/1.....bloody williamhill.com wouldnt let me until the odds dropped to 10/11........my £80 became £19....fcuckers!!

More to the point. I would quite like to row but whenever i touch the rowing machine at the gym it makes me want to die!!
 
#11
Kingburn- have you tried finding a local rowing club? I ask because most people that I see using erg's down the gym have such terrible technique. If you join a local club, they should be able to show you how to use them properly, and getting out onto the river is normally a good laugh. To find a club just visit this page and turn up on a training night- they should be more than happy to take you on.
 
#12
Cambridge were a class act to row Oxford down around the outside of the Surrey bend, definitely a case of Cambridge winning it rather than Oxford making a mistake a losing it.
 
#13
Cambridge were a class act to row Oxford down around the outside of the Surrey bend, definitely a case of Cambridge winning it rather than Oxford making a mistake a losing it.
 
#14
I agree with that- ISTR that one year there was one crew who were so good that they took the (slower) outside line and still won by a fair margin (but I don't think that I was even born at that point so thist could be so much bull)
 
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CasinoBoyale said:
I agree with that- ISTR that one year there was one crew who were so good that they took the (slower) outside line and still won by a fair margin (but I don't think that I was even born at that point so thist could be so much bull)
I don't think that any crew has ever intentionally taken an excessively wide line just to prove a point, it's not really in keeping with the event. You could be thinking about the 87 boat rave in which Ocford beat a heavily favoured Cambridge crew by heading for the cover of the fulham wall in horrible conditions.

As for Oxford making a mistake, I dont think they really did per se. They raced a perfect plan for Surrey, but didn't quite have the speed to pull it off over the distance. Notably, the Goldie Isis race followed exactly the same pattern, but with crIsis getting half a length of clear water over Goldie beire they eventually broke. I suspect Oxford will have a good look at their strength and conditioning next year although I reckon recruiting will be poor due to the late NZ world champs so Cambridge will walk away with it.
 
#16
Probably was the '87 race- to be honest I don't really know and just heard about it from someone at my club, who may not have known entirely what they were on about :p

As for Oxford not making a mistake, I agree that the Surrey plan was a good idea, I think that the Cambridge president remarked that that would have been his choice had he won the toss. Without having done anything remotely like the Boat Race, I can appreciate how difficult it is to row at that kind of rate for any length of time and I have immense respect for all four crews that competed on the day, and just hope that I do well enough in my exams to take part in one myself in the future! :D
 
#17
Para's finished 9th overall in the kayak(123 mile),are Army champion's followed by 7 RHA and the Marines at the rear(again)
 

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#19
The_lightning_sloth said:
Does the army have a rowing club or is it down to the individual regts and corps?
There's an RLC rowing club. Not sure about any other corps.
 
#20
I watch the prats rowing some mornings at the Rowing club on the river Taff at Llandaff, does that count
 

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