Monday, March 30, 2015
This week's video comes to us from the still-wintry climes of the Northeast, where the Bulldogs of Yale took on Brown men's heavyweight crew over the weekend. The video, shot from the launch, may not have sound, but the result was a resounding early season victory for the visiting team on the Seekonk River (though the race was tighter than the times would indicate—the Bulldogs were leading by a length until a crab by Brown slowed the crew down in the final 200m).
Friday, March 27, 2015
|Washington hoists the Pac-12 varsity eight trophy, 2014 (Photo: B. Kitch)|
Thursday, March 26, 2015
|Pac-12s 2014 (Photo: B. Kitch)|
|The calm before the storm in Putney (Photo: B. Kitch)|
Not deterred by the recent cancellations, 345 crews are scheduled to take to the championship course on Sunday—a figure well down on the 420 who used to fill the entry, however. The fickle nature of exchange rates are thought to be an additional factor in this reduction, as seen by the reduced overseas entries, further to the uncertainty that the recent cancellations have brought.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
|For Dinares, it begins with how you approach the oar (Photo courtesy of Carlos Dinares)|
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
|#500daystogo = 500 days to row (Photo: B. Kitch)|
Monday, March 23, 2015
This week's video offers an intense look at life as a member of Oxford University Boat Club. The crews for the 2015 Boat Races were announced on Friday, and this year's event will be historic in that it will be the first time that the men's and women's races have been held on the Tideway together on the same day. While there's evidence that the Cambridge men and women have made strides over the course of their winter training, so far the bookmakers and the pundits agree that Dark Blue is the favored colo(u)r to win again this year.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
|Megan Kalmoe in the single (Photo: Nikki Raab)|
Monday, March 16, 2015
This week's video features the defending national champion Washington Huskies getting after winter training with abandon, and champing at the bit for spring racing season. While 2014 may have been the season of the 'underdawg,' make no mistake that the Huskies have taken on new challenges for 2015, including an early-season visit to Providence to race Brown on the Bears' home water. In speaking with Husky men's head coach Mike Callahan for an upcoming issue of ROWING Magazine, it was clear that he and the Dawgs have a clear sense of purpose this season, and for good reason—the Huskies have the chance to do something that has never been done in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association era: to win five-straight varsity eight titles. To find the only instance of a team winning more than four-straight national championships, you have to go back to the days of the RAAC (that's the Rowing Association of American Colleges), when Cornell won six straight from 1889-1894.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
|Linda Muri in the launch at Dartmouth (Photo courtesy of Linda Muri)|
Monday, March 9, 2015
Stage Afrique du Sud 2015 - Hommes poids léger by AvironFrance
This week's video comes to us from South Africa, where the French men's lightweight national team recently held a training camp in warmer climes. The video features standouts Jérémie Azou and Stany Delayre in the men's lightweight double, and some excellent sweep rowing from the LM4- (Onfroy Theophile, Franck Solforosi, Guillaume Raineau, and Clement Duret) that finished a very close fourth place in Amsterdam, just 0.28 seconds from the podium. For those of you in the audience with a knowledge of French, there are interviews interspersed amongst the rowing shots, and for you coaches out there, the sequence beginning at 4:40 includes a start sequence in the straight four.
And for more from Aviron France, check out their recent video from their heavyweight sweep squad training camp in Temple-sur-Lot here.
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Friday, March 6, 2015
|The GB men's eight celebrates in Amsterdam (Photo courtesy of Phelan Hill)|
In 2013 I was lucky enough to be part of the GB men's eight that travelled to Chungju in Korea, making history in becoming the first eight from Great Britain to win the World Championships. This year we travelled to Amsterdam with the aim of defending our title, and becoming world champions for the second successive year.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
|Mike Teti and Cal at Crew Classic, 2013 (Photo: B. Kitch)|
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
|The calm before the storm at Agganis Arena, Boston (Photo: A. Gutierrez)|
Monday, March 2, 2015
This week's video comes to us from Harry Brightmore of the Oxford Brookes University squad, and features some high intensity, low-rate work on land and on the water, from Wallingford to Wimbleball. Not only is the technical rowing of a very high standard, but also the kit featured from 3:00 in is worthy of praise as well (are those hibiscus-print leggings?).