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    (Original post by tiny hobbit)
    It used to be something like 1400m times 2. You row one way, turn round then row back.
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Rugby234)
    Fair enough! I was a junior... Ive stopped rowing now, rowed through Uni, did a few GB bits, henley etc then packed it in!
    Ah right I'm too lazy to ever do any serious competitions!
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    Hello all, just thought I'd introduce myself.

    I'm a junior (J15), I've been rowing for a year and I row on the River Dee. It's a good river with almost endless amounts of rowable water although it can be affected by high tides and storms (there is currently a tree marooned in the middle of the river).

    Last weekend the juniors had a 'training camp' whereby we came down all day every day to train. We even tried sweep (we're all scullers) which was interesting to say the least (I couldn't feather or square because the oar handle was humongous!)

    But yeah. Before I started rowing I never knew that something could be painful and fun at the same time!


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    First time in our 8+ without any seniors. Gonna be a very interesting and exciting day!
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    (Original post by Peanut)
    First time in our 8+ without any seniors. Gonna be a very interesting and exciting day!
    Good luck!


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    Does anyone else row from Putney? I'm still so confused by the tides, stream and where we're supposed to be on the river! Now I'm going out in a single a lot I really need to know that sort of thing
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    (Original post by Alix23)
    Does anyone else row from Putney? I'm still so confused by the tides, stream and where we're supposed to be on the river! Now I'm going out in a single a lot I really need to know that sort of thing
    I row from Chiswick, but I've found these slides quite helpful http://putneytownrc.co.uk/wp-content...s_oct_2010.pdf
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    (Original post by Witty Username)
    I row from Chiswick, but I've found these slides quite helpful http://putneytownrc.co.uk/wp-content...s_oct_2010.pdf
    Thank you so much! That will really help, and I'm sure I'll get used to it once I've been out a few more times and a bit further from Putney.
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    (Original post by Alix23)
    Thank you so much! That will really help, and I'm sure I'll get used to it once I've been out a few more times and a bit further from Putney.
    No problem you'll surprise yourself with how quickly you pick it all up!
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    hey, anyone who's in rowing using any sport supplements and would like to help me with my research involving few tasks and answering to few questions ? free lunch in return
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    Hi was anyone at the Dee Autumn Head on Saturday?


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    Will anyone be going to the BUCS Indoor Championships at Salford uni?
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    Let's get the discussion going again... uh... What's your favourite boat to row in? eg double single etc

    My favourite (training) boat is probably the single, but I prefer racing in a coxless quad because it's fast and I like my crew
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Let's get the discussion going again... uh... What's your favourite boat to row in? eg double single etc


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    Got to be a coxed four, I'll take it without a cox, but I can't do singles. Means a loss is always my fault.
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    (Original post by tes1996)
    Got to be a coxed four, I'll take it without a cox, but I can't do singles. Means a loss is always my fault.
    True about the single, but surely if, say, an eight loses, it's the entire crew's fault too?

    I've never rowed a coxed four (I only scull as I'm a junior) but sweep does sound more team-oriented because of how you rely on the rest of the team so you don't go round in circles!
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    True about the single, but surely if, say, an eight loses, it's the entire crew's fault too?

    I've never rowed a coxed four (I only scull as I'm a junior) but sweep does sound more team-oriented because of how you rely on the rest of the team so you don't go round in circles!
    Once you've mastered sculling, rowing will be easy
    How long have you been doing it for? And where- school, local club etc?
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    (Original post by tes1996)
    Once you've mastered sculling, rowing will be easy
    How long have you been doing it for? And where- school, local club etc?
    I've been doing it for a year and two months now, and I'm rowing at a local club - my school isn't rich nor near a river, haha

    I have tried sweep once (at the end of a rowing camp) but I couldn't fit my inside hand round the oar so I had to use my wrists to feather and square :/

    EDIT: No wonder I got déjà-vu when I was writing this - I've posted about it before *doh*
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    True about the single, but surely if, say, an eight loses, it's the entire crew's fault too?

    I've never rowed a coxed four (I only scull as I'm a junior) but sweep does sound more team-oriented because of how you rely on the rest of the team so you don't go round in circles!
    Depends on whether you lost because the rowers rowed terribly, the cox steered terribly or another reason!
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    I agree! I prefer training in a single. But I loveeeeee racing in a coxless quad. Ahh, it's amazing when you hear the wind as the boat slices through the water!

    Unfortunately, I no longer row with a club - just my school, and there aren't enough boys to form a quad :'(
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    Anyone going to be at WEHoRR?
 
 
 
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