Blisters

Member Gen promotes knowledge sharing, with contributions welcome from Rob Roy Boat Club members “Rowing is a repetitive-motion, non-impact sport; thus, rowers are unlikely to suffer sudden and unexpected injury, but more likely to suffer overuse injuries. Like other...

Cambridge Small Boats Head 2012

With beautiful weather throughout the day, Cambridge Small Boats Head was a fine start to this year’s head race season. Held 6 October over the usual 2600 metre upstream head race course on the Cam, Events Secretary Anna-Rosa’s expert planning and logistics ensured...

Summer Preview – Olympic Rowing & Robs

It isn’t long now until the 2012 Olympic Games begin. The torch has passed through Cambridge, accompanied by lots of rain and fanfare. Whether you will be going down to London or watching the games on a screen, it is worth noting which athletes among Team GB Rowers...

Swedish Exchange

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Stefan Graf, twelve Swedish teenagers, all keen competitive rowers, came to visit Cambridge and train with Rob Roy Boat Club during the first week of April. Six lads and six lassies from Swedish International Boarding School in...

Town Bumping Races

With four men’s VIII’s and one women’s VIII entered this year, Robs look set to rock at the Town Bumps. The men’s M3 have begun in great form, placing 3rd overall (with adjusted times) and taking pots for Fastest Men’s Masters crew in the CRA Timed Race. Robs first...

Charity Row

  Club members rallied to support 15 year-old Callum Fairhurst during his 26 mile Row the Channel charity challenge on 30 June. Callum’s fundraising is ongoing, punctuated by a big endurance event each year since his brother Liam’s death three years ago. See...

Henley Royal Regatta

Top club news has to be our fabulous club entry at Henley Royal Regatta this year. Rob Stark, Ben Hicks, Chris Covey and Dan Clift faced stiff opposition from 32 crews racing 4- for the Wyfold Challenge Cup. On Wednesday, the Robs crew won by four lengths against...

Spring Racing Update

Tantalising results have been consistently achieved by Rob Roy Boat Club racing squad members rowing and sculling as crews and in singles. Enhanced winter training collaboration between Elite Men’s Squad and Ely-based GB Start rowers has proved mutually beneficial....