Author Archives: Seb Walker

We are back and on the water! We started getting single sculls out in June, but now have been able to build to something resembling a normal program, with singles and pairs/doubles now out and fours due to go out from mid-August.

Once again we are taking on new members who already have some experience of the sport and can offer:

  • Rowing and sculling in “bubbles” of six
  • Six distanced and ventilated erg stations
  • Two distanced weights stations
  • A large fleet of 11 singles, 9 pairs/doubles and 12 fours/quads
  • A strong boat buying program. In the last two year we have bought: a Filippi 8+, a Filippi 4+, a Filippi 4x/-, two Filippi 2x/-, two Fluidesign 1x and 1 Kangua 1x
  • A coaching program developed with and mentored by Robin Williams, MBE
  • On-line professionally run S&C sessions
  • We also have access to a sports psychologist and nutritional experts

Last weekend saw Robin Williams, MBE return to City of Cambridge to work with our coaching team. Over the course of the day he worked with six of the club’s coaches and ran an erg coaching session.

The initiative is part of the club’s drive to unify our coaching style and “coach the coaches” to a gold medal standard. If you are a coach, rower or cox and want to be part of our growth story then get in touch! #redbluegrowingGold

Take a look at a small segment of the erg coaching here: https://youtu.be/n2RqnL8z2vs

The new Filippi four en-route to win

The club achieved a 100% record at Huntingdon Head with wins in the Open Coxed Four category and Open Masters C/D Double categories. First off was the double comprising Chris Ware and Seb Walker which won comfortably despite the challenging bends in the course. The two then teamed up with Club President Tony Nelder, Sam Luke and Julie Hogg to give the club’s new Filippi coxed four its second outing and first race. Thanks to an unrelenting pace the crew were able to win and even posted a faster time than the winning coxless four.

The Cub’s women’s squad saw success at Pairs Head on 6 October achieving a second place result in the Women’s Club Pairs category. The pair comprising Mez Dubois-van Slageren and Sarah Pocock completed the course in a time of 15 minutes and 59 seconds. The club’s other women’s crew came 4th in the Intermediate Pairs category and both beat local rivals Cantabs.