To The Boats!


Rowing used to be all public schoolboys in blazers and straw boaters, with strawberries, cream and champers on the fourth of June by the banks of the Thames. Following Olympic success the net is widening…

“Inspire a Generation” said Lord Coe
Did he mean learn to row?
It would seem there’s a rush for the boats
Rowing or canoeing anything that floats!

One gold medallist who in a boat did row
Only started rowing four years ago
So if you are fit and feeling keen
You could be in time for Twenty-Sixteen!

There’s nothing like repeated gold
To attract new entrants young and old!

The St Neots Women's Eight training on the River Great Ouse

With many thanks to Max Heron for permission to use his photo from the rowing course at Eton Dorney.

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