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Rowing


Wednesday 15 March
From 1.30pm
Tideway Scullers School, Chiswick Bridge, Dukes Meadow, W4 2SH

FREE Event

About the Venue

Tideway Scullers School is not fully wheelchair accessible. Please contact if you have any accessibility requirements.

 

Parking is limited at the facility, however there is some parking on the nearby streets.

 

For those travelling by public transport, Tideway Scullers School is walking distance from Mortlake Station and Chiswick Station. The bus route that runs near Tideway Scullers School is the 190.

New to Rowing?

One of the older Olympic sports rowing is growing in popularity and appealing to more people than ever before. Side by side rowing races continually prove to be some of the most exciting spectator events, including the Boat Race drawing crowds of millions each year.


Athletes sit in the boat facing the stern and propel the boat the opposite way towards the bows using oars. Rowers compete in a range of boat sizes from single shells to boats of eight rowers and a cox. The sport is unique as crew members compete together yet do not interact with each other during the race.


During the winter crews compete in head races, a time trial race over longer distances, usually between 4 and 10km and indoor competitions on rowing machines. Whereas in the Summer, competitions involve side by side races of usually 500m to 2km. University is a great time to get involved in Rowing with highlights of the academic rowing calendar include BUCS Head and regatta competitions, Marlow, MET regatta as well as Henley Women’s and Royal regattas.


Requiring mental determination, stamina and strength our rowers and coxes promise to offer some nail-biting races, so come down to watch some of the Universities’ best athletes put on a show!

UCLU


2pm

UCL    

May the best college win!

As reigning champions from last year’s London Varsity, all UCL crews are training hard to reclaim our title again this year. The competition from Kings will be tough, the racing fast and the atmosphere exciting. This year promises to bring a high standard of competition giving both clubs a chance to show off their accomplishments thus far.

This is the inaugural year of RUMSBC participating in Varsity. There were some close results in our encounters with GKT last season, with no crew consistently beating the other. This side by side battle will be a great opportunity for our rowers to prove themselves and see who will come out on top.

KCLSU


2pm

KCL    

Bring it on!

As the second Varsity match between UCLBC and KCLBC approaches, our squads have been putting in long hours in the winter weather. Both clubs have put in strong performances already this year and we’re ready for some competitive, action packed racing. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to reclaim the Varsity title.

 

This is the first year that GKT and RUMS will be officially competing in the London Varsity Series. This promises to be an exciting addition to the programme. Despite KCL and GKT being a merged club, we have a strong selection of GKT members ready to take on RUMS.