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The sport of Rowing is an old and elitist sport, so finding the Windsor Boy's School Boat Club, which is one if not the only non-private school rowing club in the country.

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The sport of Rowing is an old and elitist sport, so finding the Windsor Boy's School Boat Club, which is one if not the only non-private school rowing club in the country. It takes the Years of dedication both the Masters and Rowers/Scullers put into this fantastic sport that really makes it the success it is. If it weren't for years of hard work by Chris Morrell to build up the aura which the boat club now maintains, of excellence of the top class, in both rowing and sculling. A tradition I'm sure to be carried on with hopefully the same passion under the new head of the boat club Richard Hamilton. Rowing is a very complex sport, with many difficult technical phrases and ideals. It is also demanding of both strong body and mind. Rising with the birds at 6 am to be training for 7 am at school or to spend all weekend every weekend on the water, and no joke that is cold come winter. ...read more.


He has a little whole hollowed out in the boat called the cox pit where he tucks down to prevent upsetting the balance or creating extra resistance. He even gets a proper steering handle to control the rudder. Now you may see the logic in the names. The positions are numbered off in order they go through the line bearing in mind in the future the cox goes so I'm sorry cox you don't count. Now we under stand to crew we will do the stroke so the whole crew is sitting legs in-front of them holding both blades at even levels in-front of them this should level out at roughly just above belly button height, this is back stops. The stroke is now a case of going up your slide to the catch but in order to make the boat ruin well you must all be in time so you follow the man in front and remember more haste less speed. ...read more.


By taking into consideration the principles of training and making good use of the facilities available to me I will construct a regular 6 week training programme in order to obtain my objectives of creating a more dominating force within my crew. Whilst training I have to consider all my details: Age 17 Gender Male Weight 74 Kg Health Problems Tendonitis in both knees Facilities Available School Gym (Weights) Dorney Rowing Lake River Thames Windsor Leisure Centre Gym & Sports Hall Safety aspects All weight training is dangerous You must always have at least one other person to spot you, comment on technique and take the weight if it proves too much if you have poor technique you are likely to damage your self if the wait is too much for you it may be too much for your mate so two people is advised A coach or staff member must be present during free weight sessions to monitor and take charge should the need arise. Water sessions very few people drown so contact should be maintained with either another vessel or coach at all times. ...read more.

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