VOTW: Canterbury Rowing Club Prepares for the New Zealand Rowing Championships

This week's video comes to us from Christchurch, New Zealand, where Canterbury Rowing Club (est. 1861) is preparing for the New Zealand Rowing Championships, to be held this week at Lake Ruataniwha. The video offers a mix of on-the-water training, land workouts, and the kind of general faffing about necessary at all good rowing clubs. Along with Canterbury Rowing Club, the best of the best will be competing this week, including Mahé Drysdale, Robbie Manson, and Hamish Bond—the trio who finished first, second, and third (separated by 0.6 seconds) at the North Island Club Championships, featured in our VOTW last week. This year, Bond will be racing in the M1x, M2-, M4-, and M8+ (for a look back at the final of the 2014 championships, which Bond won by roughly half a length over Drysdale, watch the video here).

Keep tabs on the results from Lake Ruataniwha here:

And coming up this week, our interview with Beijing bronze medalist and Rio 2016 hopeful, George Bridgewater. Keep it locked!

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