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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

Robin Williams with Helen Glover, Heather Stanning

City of Cambridge Rowing Club has engaged Robin Williams to oversee and mentor its coaches and coaching program.

Robin Williams represented Great Britain at six world championships, winning silver and bronze medals. He was coach to the Cambridge University Boat Club for 11 years winning seven Varsity Boat races. He was also coach to the World record holders and the Olympic, World, World Cup and European champions of the women’s coxless pair, variously rowed by Helen Glover, Heather Stanning and Polly Swann.

Despite it being a year of turmoil as the club’s old boathouse was pulled down and rebuilt, it was nonetheless a season with some great successes. The highlights are listed below.

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