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- Thursday 18th December, Girl scullers set records in bringing up the rear (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Ginnfin cuts up weeds and rivals (The Age, Australia), Rowers in Olympics whinge (The Australian), College boatshed to be replaced (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Low water level threatens major events on lake (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Back problems foil rower's Athens hopes (Stuff, NZ), The Beckham of rowing without the glamour (Celebrity Interview, givemefootball.com, UK), Marlow go medal-hunting (This is London, UK).
- The Times (UK) on Wednesday 17th December: Two great mates with Olympic gold on their mind (John Goodbody).
- Press links on Monday 15th December: Friends pay tribute to a WWII soldier, 90 (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Woodward in dark over Wilkinson injury (Sporting Life, UK), Different strokes (The Daily Iowan, USA), Replica Viking boat steals the show (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Redgrave voted golden great (BBC Online, UK), Olympian Van Blom is not adrift yet (Long Beach Press-Telegram, USA), Cracknell forced to prove worth (Simon Hart, Sunday Telegraph, UK), Rower Not Third Time Lucky (Xtra News, NZ), Money clash lurks behind rowers' feud (New Zealand Herald), Injury ends Lisa's Olympic bid (ic Cheshire, UK).
- Plus mentions of rowing in the Top 10 sporting homecomings (Times, UK) and Aussie sporting moments 2003 (The Age, Australia). Plus dozens of syndicated bits about the Golden Sporting Personality, all over the world.
- From last week, a BBC online piece by Martin Gough about the Oxford trials.
- Friday 12th December press bits: Crew opens opportunities for girls (Indianapolis Star, USA), Hunting for gold (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Steve's just oar-some (The Sun, UK - yes really!), Heroes rule the waves (icCheshire, UK), Rower back on land and in hot water (Stuff, NZ), An oarsome event to be re-contested (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Courageous selection by Rowing Australia (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), McKay slams 'free ride' for former Oarsome Foursome teammates (Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia), Tomkins, Ginn certainties for Athens (The Age, Australia), Getting closer to Christmas dinner (Nottingham Evening Post, UK), Rower Ross is a 10-million metre man (Norwich Evening News, UK).
- On Thursday 11th December, Oxford Trial Eights articles - Hackworth drives Maul to line in battle of trialists (Chris Dodd, Independent), Oxford's Boat Race hopes set in motion (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Cruiser distorts Oxford's trial (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Tight finish shows Oxford's potential (Martin Cross, Guardian). And in the other press, Chance for everyone to pull together (San Francisco Chronicle, USA), New 5-year deal spells welcome relief (The Globe & Mail, Canada), Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter (Washington Times, USA), Vikings take to harbour (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Anger at lack of consultation over artificial surfing reef (Newquay Voice, UK), Lower speeds for local boaters (Bay News, USA), Rowers seek selection (Stuff, NZ), West Side changes direction (Buffalo News, USA), Army teams help themselves to plum pud on the Dart (South Devon Herald Express, UK).
- Wednesday 10th December from FISA, Concept2 Announces U.S. Indoor Rowing Team, Iraq visit to FISA HQ, A Landmark Palestinian Championship, amongst other stories. In the press: Johnston made rowing better here (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), NCAA honors Gilder '79 for 25 years of service (Yale DN, USA), $1.2 million to support NZ's top coaches (Scoop, NZ). And a very amusing mention of rowing in a role-reversal sports piece - Grammar bowls over its competitors (Ballarat Courier, AUS, last sentence).
- Press Tuesday 9th December: Rowers resigned to turkey at sea (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Vietnam shocks rivals (UVSA, Vietnam), Protest clouds rowers' return (Stuff, NZ), NZ team take on the world in North Atlantic (Scoop, NZ), The temptation of Sir Steve (Robert Philip, Telegraph, UK), Judo, athletics, karate lead charge for gold medals in SEA Games (ABS-CBN, Philippines), RP slumps in medal tally (Manila Times, Philippines), Bajans Doing Themselves Proud Mavis Beckles (Nation News, Barbados), Support for Team CRC (NewsTalk, NZ), Copter crash and teens set scene for love (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), Sir Steve Redgrave trust money helps build new guide hut (Bucks Free Press, UK), McBean's a perfect sports ambassador (Toronto Star, Canada), Olympic rower christens boats with bubbly (Reading Chronicle, UK).
- Thursday 4th December, Rowing calendar has Danıs Olympic pulling power (Richmond & Twickenham Times, UK).
- Wednesday 3rd December: Big Cheer For Rowers (Nation news, Barbados), Inter-Varsity rowing today (Chandigarh Newsline, India), Rowing turns high hope for gold medals (Viet Nam News Agency), Protest decision out soon (New Zealand, syndicated), Rowers reject cheating claims (Stuff, NZ), Atlantic rowers raise more than £100,000 (East Anglian Daily Times, UK), Hamill scathing of oarsmen's protest (New Zealand Herald), Earmarked for the top (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, UK), Back for more... Big Ten champ returns to rowing team (Dunn County News, USA).
- Press round-up Monday 1st December: Couple walking dogs discover slain man along S. Platte River (Rocky Mountain News, USA), Budget issues stall park work (Bremerton Sun, USA), New Zealand crews claim first, second in transatlantic challenge (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Awesome performance secures victory for former rower (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Tauranga rower conquers the Atlantic (MyTown Bay of Plenty, NZ), Kiem surprises rivals to claim rowing title (Maitland Mercury, Australia), A tomato sandwich ultimate reward for transatlantic victors (New Zealand Herald), Gold rush begins in SEA Games (Manila Times, Philippines, and syndicated), Redgrave joins Rio debate (Football365 and syndicated, UK), Dutchess agency gives $300,000 to fund proposed boathouse (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Rowers finish Challenge in record time (Barbados Advocate), Old-hand Bill is just simply oar-inspiring (Nottingham Evening Post, UK), Atlantic challenge for Matt (Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK), Trans-Atlantic rowing win 'above board' (NZ City), Olympic champion Darren Barber returns to row after becoming a doctor (Canada.com and syndicated), Top-class eights have record in their sights (The Age, Australia), Rowing club's fears over plans to develop surrounding site (Richmond & Twickenham Times, UK), Seattle Marathon: Accidental runners' success no mistake (Seattle Times, USA).
- Monday 24th November news from the rowing world - Eights secure victory for University club (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Shark alert in Wellington (Zoom, New Zealand), Arlington coach remembered as noble friend (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Kiwis neck and neck across Atlantic (Stuff, New Zealand), Tough Day For Team Rowing Home (Nation News, Barbados), Canadian rowing trials get underway in Victoria on Friday (Guelph Mercury, Canada), Top rowers compete on local canal (Highland News, Scotland).
- Press links Thursday 20th November: Township Crew Club is formed (Haddon Herald, USA), Wimmera regattas kick-start season (Wimmera Mail Times, Australia), Rescued rower plans third attempt at 9,000-mile voyage (The Scotsman, UK), Don't do it again: rower rescued from the Pacific faces court ban (Independent, UK), Man in the 'little rowing boat' just might try again (The Star, Africa), Anna pulls in record (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Oarsome showing by rowing teams (IC North Wales, UK), Norwood, Rumball ready to perform at rowing showcase (Canada East), Radical change in sport funding (UK, regionally syndicated), Third Florida rowing regatta on Flint (Bainbridge Post Searchlight, USA), Rower despondent after night rescue (Australia, syndicated). And quite an interesting one on sports psychology - Angry fans, hungry Dogs await (Idaho Statesman, USA).
- From the New Zealand Herald Wednesday 19th November, UK adventurer costs NZ six-figure sum.
- Monday 17th November UK press links - Indoor comfort for Pinsent and Cracknell (Chris Dodd, Independent), Pinsent shows way (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Pinsent passes the machine test (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph). There was a big piece from Dan Topolski in the Sunday Observer (not online yet) and it was Mike Rosewell's turn to get stuffed into the "sport in brief" column for the Times and Sunday Times.
- World press - Bajan boys rowing closer to home (Barbados Advocate), North End does well in shortened regatta (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Palestine rowers achieve Olympic recognition (Al-Jazeera, Qatar), Cranbury-laden Novice team wins its first race (Cranbury Press, USA), Disabled man starts Atlantic row (BBC News, UK), Rowing ace's Merc stolen (Sunday People, UK), Team chalks up new record (Nation News, Barbados).
- Press bits from Friday 14th November: Lawson celebrates second hat-trick (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Lawson a class above (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Tomkins finds kayaking awesome (Hobart Mercury, Australia), Naked rower celebrates birthday (Daily News, Africa and syndicated), Camden Co. boathouse gets final funding (Cherry Hill Courier Post, USA), Cracknell eyes switch to four with Pinsent (Martin Cross, Guardian, UK), Club awaits decision (Murray Valley Standard, Australia).
- Thursday 13th November press cuttings: Rowing double steams ahead (Wimmera Mail Times, Australia), Hosts play leading role to lap up race honours (Cheshire Online, UK), Great day for rowers (Nation News, Barbados), An oar-some end to the season (syndicated Gateshead Post, UK), On a course for Hollywood (Monterey County Herald, USA), Six new winners of Texaco Sportstar awards (RTE Interactive, Ireland), Portugal Hosts Adaptive Indoor Rowing Competition (news-ticker, from Germany), Our sports landscape is changing (Toronto Star, Canada), Three rowers from Indonesia's Sulawesi to join SEA Games (Antara, Indonesia), St Stithian's break Jeppe's unbeaten record in eights (The Star, Africa), Masters medal haul (Batemans Bay Post Star, Australia), Hoping for first rowing medal (Daily Express, Malaysia), Head of the Charles, head of the class (The News Journal, USA).
- Monday 10th November: from the Cambridge Evening News (UK), Thugs drop plywood onto oarsman's head, about a very shocking (but sadly not entirely uncommon) incident.
- Elsewhere in the news, Olympic venues get owners (China Daily, in English), Shukri the lone hope for a SEA Games medal (The Star, Malaysia), McBean at 35: Still strokin' (Toronto Star, Canada), Sculls in session (Knoxville News Sentinel).
- 6th November: from the Newcastle Journal (UK), Phw-oar, an article about the 2004 Rowing Calendar.
- 6th November - Rowing club tries to ignite interest in struggling sport (Augusta Chronicle, USA), Race ace to go wild in Tassie: Sports heroes join Formula One ... (Hobart Mercury, Australia), Oars in for victory (Gateshead Post, UK), Schools clash in Tamar event (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Rowing club has a special appeal (Indianapolis Star, USA), Unbeaten Jeppe seek rowing title (The Star, Africa), Elderly vessel found new life (Otago Daily Times, New Zealand), Boating expedition in Narmada canal ends (Times of India).
- 3rd November - Leander top as Cracknell leads way for a change (Mike Rosewell, The Times - requires registration), Grobler buoyed by Leander sweep (Chris Dodd, Independent). Other non-UK press - Novice racers take a big step at area regatta (Greenwich Time, USA), Crew on the Maurice River (Vineland Daily Journal, USA), Fresh fight looms on river's future (East Anglian Daily Times, UK), Teen stabbed as hundreds crash party (syndicated, Australia - yes it is about rowing), Fans flock to Head of the 'Hooch (Gainesville Times, USA), Bajan rowers in sixth spot (Nation News, Barbados - when available), Oarsmen dream of a long, cool drink (Stuff, New Zealand), Crews enjoy top facilities (Canberra Times, Australia), Now Sally plans to row Atlantic with her mum (Halifax Today, UK), Storm hit rowers bid to catch up (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Boathouse project gets state cash (Poughkeepsie Journal, NY).
- 30th October - Evers-Swindell sisters named crew of the year (New Zealand Herald), Army launches rowing expedition (The Times of India), Bronze For Milan Eight (Western Morning News, UK, an unattributed piece by Ed Coode), Kiwi's ahead in transatlantic race (New Zealand Herald), Break out the barbells and rowing machines; it's time to study (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, USA), Man Drowns after Drunken Rowing Accident (syndicated, UK), Local junior team rowing along (Knoxville News Sentinel, USA).
- 24th October - Flares are back - we're all doomed (Glasgow Daily Record, Scotland), Cracknell and Pinsent trade up (Martin Cross, Guardian, UK), Argonauts pull one together (Toronto Star, Canada), Pair set sail on Atlantic mission (IC Cheshire, UK), Remembering life cut short by violence (Washington Post, USA), Rower heals from collision (Yale Daily, USA), Adult rowing group thrives on the Hudson (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Ask OU crew: rowing is not as easy as it looks (Oklahoma Daily, USA), World champ rowing twins star on catwalk (Stuff, New Zealand), Rowing Canada preparing for trials to pick training squad for Olympics (Guelph Mercury, Canada), Where There's A Will . . . A Thorny Issue (Nation News, Barbados). More fenwise publicity: Local Radio Project supports camToo (UK).
- 21st October. From New Zealand's Stuff, High-tech cox-box making waves, about a new electronic system. I'm not sure from the article just how revolutionary it is, but the patenting and price suggest something unusual about it. Elsewhere in the news, Canadian women set rowing marks (Ottawa Citizen, Canada), New field test for regatta? (Boston Globe, USA), Athens... via Cambridge (Boston Globe, USA), Cox steers Harvard crew to victory (Boston Globe, USA), Australians top world regatta (Fox News, Australia), Canada's crews win many of the main events at Head of the Charles... (Guelph Mercury, Canada), Three sought over club robbery (syndicated, Australia).
- 16th October: An entertaining article, Going overboard on rowing films, by Alex Beam for the Boston Globe. Also in the news, Desert unlikely mecca for rowing enthusiasts (Arizona Republic, USA), Lee made right choice by keeping river parcel (News-Press, USA), Gay athletes keep sexuality secret for years (no story, but opinions from two rowers, Minnesota Daily, USA), Historic race means fresh start for rowers (Michigan Daily, USA), Rowing rewards (Everett Herald, USA), All in the Family (Herald and News, USA). And Jim Shekhdar has just left New Zealand on his ocean rowing attempt: British rower begins marathon ocean voyage in the Scotsman, Rowing around Cape Horn with hopes of a book deal (Otago Daily Times, NZ).
- 8th October: Exercise's role in breast cancer to be studied (Globe & Mail, Canada), Local rower pulls away from the pack (Pictorial Gazette, USA), NZ springboard for rowing record bid (Stuff, New Zealand, and more on the Ocean Rowing Society), 'It reminds us of our togetherness' (Lowell Sun, USA), Pilots take to the seas for charity (Bucks Free Press, UK), Forces favourite is tonic for troops (South Devon Herald Express, UK).
- 6th October - Rowers sweep the competition at Head of Mississippi regatta (Minnesota Daily, USA), Area swarms with activity (Shreveport Times, USA), Pair of local teams capture Governor's Cup (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, USA), Head of the Ohio: Eights go crazy, earn CMU two titles (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA), Rowing instruction keeps kids active in gym class (Access North Georgia, USA), Norm Turay, 87, lived his life to the fullest (Seattle Times, USA), Deeper lake, means deep pockets (CBC Saskatchewan, Canada), Monaco's royalty shares old memories (Ballarat Courier, Australia), UNH student dies of apparent heart attack during crew practice (Boston.com, USA), Women rowers push to the limit (New Milford Times, USA). And from Friday's Cambridge Evening News (UK), Deal agreed to lease land for Olympic rowing lake.
- 3rd October: Holders Punjab Police retain the overall title (Delhi Newsline, India), Large field for national rowing competition (Pittsburgh Gazette, USA), US rower Abdullah navigates tricky waters (USA Today), Alumni Rowers celebrate Simsbury Crew at annual Ergathon (Valley News, USA), Duo aiming to sail into the record books (Cheshire Online, UK), 'M' coxswains bring volume, leadership (Michigan Daily, USA). We mention other sad occasions involving rowers, so I'd like to draw your attention to this sad piece in the Washington Times about a young rower: 2 of 3 teens denied bond in slaying.
- And a selection of paragraphs from readers' letters on Matthew Syed's anti-Redgrave article (see Monday) were published in Wednesday's Times Debate Forum (overseas readers must register).
- 29th September. From the Times this morning (UK), Redgrave's myth must be blown out of water for good of British sport (Matthew Syed). As one RS reader put it: "that will get the fur flying"....
- 28th September: Dombroski keeps order for St. Joe's (Wilkes Barre Citizen's Voice, USA), La Salle picks Holwick to be new rowing coach (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Rowers to hit Red for regatta (Shreveport Times, USA), Rower Jennings stuns with surprise win (RTE Interactive, Ireland), Police watersport meet begins today (The Hindu, India), CSUS to host national rowing championship (Sacramento Business Journal, USA), Belleville cox paying the price (Belleville Intelligencer, Canada), Bajans pursue the world s toughest test (Barbados Advocate, Barbados), Mount Batten is the place to be ready for oar-some test (Plymouth Evening Herald, UK), Banking on river homes (Nottingham Evening Post, UK), Redgrave and Pinsent's Olympic role (ITV online, UK). NB the CEO of the London bid has just been named as Keith Mills, inventor of the Air Miles scheme. Plus James Cracknell's latest diary piece, Minor medals no good (Daily Telegraph, UK).
- 9th September, Family's tribute to 'wonderful woman', about the sad death of Norwich Rowing Club member Julie Cadman while out jogging (UK).
- 1st September: Bronze glory for Lynch and Towey (Robert Treharne Jones, Irish Independent), Athens goal can inspire Pinsent and Cracknell (John Goodbody, The Times), Cracknell and Pinsent prepare to relaunch medal pursuit (Chris Dodd, Independent), Women's pair claim gold to buoy Britain in build-up for Olympics (Chris Dodd, Independent), Bumper medal haul for Britain exceeds expectations (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Golden girls (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald). And an old one - Blockade, in the Cambridge Evening News (UK).
- 31st August: Rowing for Gold (Kevin Mitchell, Observer), Australian pair put end to Pinsent era (Dan Topolski, Observer), Pinsent loses his aura of invincibility (Nick Townsend, Independent on Sunday), Fallen champions run dry (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph), Golden girls taste glory (Andrew Longmore, Sunday Times), Grainger grabs gold (Andrew Longmore, Sunday Times), Twins scull their way to gold (Xtra News, New Zealand), Men's four and Fiona Milne win gold on first day of world rowing, (Waterloo Record, Canada, subscription), Golden tint for NZ rowing twins (Stuff, New Zealand), SA pair takes rowing bronze (News24, South Africa), Masters rowers make a mark (Orillia Packet, Canada),
Bulgaria's Neykova Crowned 2003 World Rowing Champion (Novinite, Bulgaria), US Rowers Win Two Non-Olympic Events (Macon Telegraph, USA), Tomkins back at rowing's summit (NineSM, Australia and syndicated), Rowers preparing for a trans-atlantic challenge (Exeter Express, UK), Intruding boats force early end to controversial Dart Regatta (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Olympic goal secure, rowers go for World gold (Robert Treharne Jones, Irish Independent).
- 30th August Britons bid for medals as 10 reach Olympics (Christopher Dodd, Independent), Pinsent ready to secure place in pantheon of sporting greats (John Goodbody, The Times), British pair hold nerve (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Injury havoc for Jennings (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Grainger secures berth in world final (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald from yesterday),
- 29th August Men's eight impress as seven reach finals (Chris Dodd, Independent), Britain books places at the Olympics (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Coxless pair fall short of high standard (John Goodbody, The Times), Double Athens boost for Irish (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent).
- 28th August Pinsent and Cracknell favoured by kind draw (Christopher Dodd, Independent), Britons happy to steer clear of Australia (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Tough test ahead (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Final spot for Casey and Holland (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent).
- 27th August Boyle battles for semi-final spot (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), GB eight hit form (Robert Treharne-Jones, BBC Online), British crews ease into semi-finals (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), British fleet delivers (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Britain's Olympic class race to semi-final clean-sweep (Chris Dodd, Independent), British crews still in the medal hunt (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald).
Plus Sports village gets United support (Manchester Evening News, UK), NZ win concession over scheduling of rowing semis (Stuff, New Zealand), Rowers dominate repechages (The West Australian), Four NZ crews through to semis (New Zealand Herald), Phila. presence is key to US rowing hopes (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA).
- 26th August Britons progress in spite of storm (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Two men in a boat fashion a close partership in pursuit of more gold (Alison Kervin, Times), Crews put on best of British show to lift hopes (Mike Rosewell, Times), British duo into semi-final (Robert Treharne-Jones, BBC), Irish rowers make waves (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Coxed four set tone for battling British (Chris Dodd, Independent).
- 25th August Britain put rest in shade (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Britons make smooth progress (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pinsent and Cracknell prepare for fight as the pack closes in (Chris Dodd, Independent).
- 20th August £12m makeover for lake and park (Liverpool Daily Post, UK), New outlook as good as gold (a great story picked up by the Seattle Times, USA), All is Wells on bike or in boat (Princeton Packet, USA), Heading overseas, Slate goes out winner (Kingston Whig Standard, Canada), Pioneering bid sees Stuart take on the Atlantic (Banbury Guardian, UK).
- 18th August The economics of elite athletics (Miami Herald, USA), Shouting rowers shatter silence (South Australia Advertiser), Hard row ahead (Anchorage Daily News, Alaska, USA), Homer rower pulling hard for Athens Olympics (Anchorage Daily News, Alaska), Rowing duo caps fine season with Henley wins (Kingston Whig Standard, Canada).
- 15th August, Klamath lawyer's body found floating in lake (Herald and News, Canada), ASA suspends attendance to Nocsa meeting (SABC News, South Africa - about funding), Triathlon with a Twist (Bath Chronicle, UK), Working for federal funding for venue (Access North Georgia, USA), Local rowers bag gold at World Championships (Richmond and Twickenham Times, UK),
Mum's grief over death of her 'young, strong lad' (Chester Chronicle, UK), Squamish Chief, Canada), Club extends into Lake Bolac (Victoria Spectator, Australia), Crews need to be ready for choppy water (James Cracknell, Telegraph, UK, yesterday)..
- 12th August British campaign moves on to Olympic agenda (Daily Telegraph, Rachel Quarrell and Charlie Norton). [Those interested please note: RQ wrote the first half of this, ending at the phrase to resolve the problem", before the mention of SB. The second half of the article was written by Charlie Norton.]
- 11th August - Hamilton's charges cap his silver with gold (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Golden finish to Berry's career (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Gold for Sarasota rower (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, USA), Former WWU rower wins gold at Pan Am Games (Bellingham Herald, USA), Olympic test a success but blunder-prone (Kathimerini, Greece), Valuable oar: Local rowers strike gold (Seattle Times, USA), Heads will roll over Athens test blunders (Daily Times, Pakistan), Canadian men's eight settle for silver (Globe & Mail, Canada), Olympics spot goal at champs (New Zealand Herald), Canada continues medal haul in rowing (Ottawa Citizen, Canada), Late bloomer, early finisher (Press Herald, USA). And rowing for the homeless - a letter to the Cambridge Evening News last week (UK).
- 7th August: Bad weather hampers Athens rowing test (Boston Globe, USA), British sunk in Olympic rowing storm (Guardian, Robert Pryce, UK), Independence Day rowing (Daily Times, Pakistan), Rowers try to stay afloat in Olympic test; U.S. team swims to finish (Guelph Mercury, Canada), International flavour (St. Catharines Standard, Canada), Water Sports Banned On Lake (St. Albans Observer, UK), Troubled waters disrupt Olympic rehearsal (The Times, UK), Course puts wind up officials (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK). There are many other syndicated versions of the wind story around the world, from the press agencies.
- 5th August: Illness scuppers German hopes (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), Athens Olympic Venue Tests Marred by Food Poisoning, Winds (VOA Sports, USA), UC rowing teams may get boathouse (Cincinnati Post, USA), NB rower going for gold (Canada East), WA rowers shine in Athens (The West Australian), Rower pursues Olympic dream (Menlo Park Almanac, USA), Athens organisers fail green test (Daily Times, Pakistan - and syndicated), Athens Games suffer jinxed start (Daily Times, Pakistan & synd).
- 25th July. Full reports and charts from the Cambridge Town Bumps being carried in the Cambridge Evening News (UK).
- 21st July - Royal Chester's late selection sparks protests (Chris Dodd, Independent), Chester cause ripples (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Home sweet home as Scots claim record haul (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald), and I can't get the Times link at the moment.
- 17th July. News of the appointment of a full-time CEO for New Zealand Rowing. And in yesterday's Cambridge Evening News (UK), Rowing lake aims for Olympic splash.
- 16th July on the BBC website, Sports centre faces funding crisis (UK), about Nottingham's Holme Pierrepont.
- 15th July - Rowing along the path of a dream (Virginian Pilot, USA), Rooks misses out on medal (Western Mail, Wales), Canada wins five medals at World Cup rowing event (Vancouver Sun, Canada), Rowers run afoul in championship bid (Kingston Whig Standard, Canada), European win a big step as Vesper looks to rebuild (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Dale Doornek: Will to live (Everett Herald, USA - a good story but with some disastrous inaccuracies - it is about this year and the _FISA_ World Champs do start on August 24th but in Milan, Italy...), New lake 'won't hurt Lake Hood' (Ashburton Guardian, NZ), Canberra/AIS rowers score exciting win over world champions (Ballarat Courier, Australia and syndicated).
- 13th July - British women rowing for gold (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Irish make two finals (Robert Treharne Jones, Irish Independent), Britain's mixed fortunes as stomach bug strikes (Chris Dodd, Independent on Sunday), Regatta becomes fitness survival (Rachel Quarrell, Sunday Telegraph), Brits progress despite bug (Robert Treharne Jones, BBC Online).
- 12th July - Towey and Lynch lead Irish charge (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Britain's women show the way forward (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Bishop and Grainger power into semi-final (Chris Dodd, Independent), Britons on fast track to success (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
- 11th July UK press links: Illness hits British pair (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Henley absentees look to Olympics (Chris Dodd, Independent), Britons face tough tests in final regatta (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Lure of gold convinces Dunn & co (Martin Cross, in Wednesday's Guardian), Bumper Brits out to make a splash (Mike Haggerty, Glasgow Herald).
- Other rowing in the news: Teenage double act steps onto world stage (Brisbane Courier, AUS), Aussies out in force at World Cup (AAP, AUS), Camp steer youth to rowing (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Heneley winners prepare for World Cup qualifiers (This Is London Local, UK, with some inaccuracies), On the benefits of rowing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA), Clemson plans to lure more rowing teams to train on Lake Hartwell (Greenville News, USA), Row, row, row your Echo (Portsmouth Herald Business News, USA), Rowin' on the river (Edmonton Journal, Canada), SI coaches unite to combat northern drift (Otago Daily Times, NZ), Western Pa. boater regatta set for weekend (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, USA), an untitled article on Rickey Visinski (Stamford Advocate, USA), More than 150 rowers expected at weekend's Rural Henley Regatta (Herald and News, USA).
- And in a slightly more off-the-wall arena, Waddell on bench for Waikato (New Zealand Zoom). Rob mate, are you bored? Why not come back to rowing, then?
- July 7th. With Lucerne Regatta (round 3 of the BearingPoint World Cup) coming up this Friday-Sunday, FISA's website is getting busy. There are also articles on Mirka Knapkova and a coach wanted in India.
- 21st June - Page savouring prospect of fresh examinations (Sarah Potter, The Times), Pinsent gets easy ride to the final (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Britons to face Croats (Chris Dodd, yesterday's Independent), Losing is never an option (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Britons start well (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). A big article about Marcel Hacker in Sueddeutsche (Germany) - Starker im Kopf (Christian Zaschke, with photo by Oliver Palme).
- 30th May - Jennings off to flyer in Milan (Robert Treharne-Jones, Irish Independent), Coxless pair lead British charge (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Cracknell and Pinsent cruise on (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cracknell and Pinsent coast through to semi-finals (Chris Dodd, Independent), Britain on course for multiple success in Milan (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Pembroke hold off challenge from Merton (The Times).
- 7th May Leading City media analyst quits rat race to become a school teacher. Also picked up by the Guardian - High-flyer shuns CSFB for school life, with a snippet in the Times City Diary too. Also, Essex rower faces new storm (East Anglian Daily Times, UK), Redgrave puts an oar in for children's charity (icWales), For SPU, it's hardly a hard row to hoe (Seattle Times, USA), British contenders make a home away from home (Guardian, UK), Rowers aim to please (Ballarat Courier, Australia), MHS crew has solid showing at Michigan regatta (Marietta Times, USA), SA rowers build up to games (Business Day, South Africa), Avon rower honoured (Stuff, New Zealand), Local rowing duo take top honours (SABC News, South Africa), Canada finishes second to US in season rowing opener (Globe & Mail, Canada), Basking in serenity (Knoxville News Sentinel, USA).
- One press link which was particularly interesting described a rare occurrence - multiple capsizes - in Teens safe after boats capsize (Toronto Star, Canada).
- 19th April, Bow wow wow my boat (This is Derbyshire, UK), Admitting failure hardest part of solo rower's journey (Billings Gazette, USA), Crew team's lure still strong at two schools (Litchfield Enquirer, USA), Girls strike gold in Belgian event (Dumfries & Galloway Standard, Scotland), Passion keeps county crew teams afloat (St. Petersburg Times, USA), Wall's Return Marks End of Eligibility Controversy (Columbia Daily Spectator, USA), Crew hurt in 'canal rage' incident (Sale & Altrincham Messenger, UK).
- FISA, 15th April, "Palmaremo" Goes to Filippi Lido, including the news that the Italian rowing Athlete of the Year went to world champion Leonardo Pettinari.
- 14th April links - Wilson Crew Honors Saah and Reardon (Washington Post, USA), Rowing for charity (Gulf Daily News, Bahrain), Team rows its way to funds for boosters (Middletown Press, USA), British sport 'betrayed' over Olympic cash (Guardian, UK), High on the fast track (Indian Express), Rowing Regatta Versus Michigan State Postponed Due To High Winds (UND.com, USA), Cyclone fear of solo rower (South Devon Herald Express, UK), Dan Harris commemorative row (San Juan Islander, Canada), McKay gets world title lifeline (The Melbourne Age, Australia). On FISA's news pages, First Ergometre Course in Gaza - a Success (sic!), Croatia Open Launches Season.
- 11th April FISA's site, Five Cities bid for 2007 World Rowing Championships (Aiguebelette, Amsterdam, Munich, Poznan and Zagreb). And Ready for Action: Schinias Welcomes first Boat.
- 11th April in the news - I never took any drug: Lakshman (The Asian Age, India), Aussie rowing team named (News Interactive, Australia), Oarsome gesture for rowing and training (Newham Recorder, UK), Blood donation proves costly for disgraced oarsman (Indian Express), Inquiry ordered against Lakshman Chandigarh Newsline, India), Lake loses rowing events (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Rowing trophy tribute to Bali loss (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Camden society strikes a vein of oar on the sea (Ham & High, UK).
- 10th April a news link I missed last weekend - James gives Light Blues a fresh look as brotherhood rules waves (Nick Townsend, Independent, UK). And also today, Regatta launches season (Budapest Sun, Hungary), Olympian serves USA in Iraq war (USA Today).
- 8th April - BOA plans to open camp in Cyprus (Guardian), Light Blue crew feared for his life (Martin Cross, Guardian).
- And the big clutch from yesterday - in the UK Oxford overcome weight of history - by 12 inches (Paul Weaver, Guardian), Spirit of 1963 sees dark blues through (Martin Cross, Guardian), If only the race had been 10m longer . . . (Cambridge Evening News), Oxford win by one foot after titanic struggle (Chris Dodd, Independent), The Boat Race, but not as we know it (Andrew Baker, Telegraph), Oxford's epic victory closer than 'dead heat' (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Oxford survive the closest of calls (John Goodbody, The Times), Courage drives all before it in a mad, mad world (The Times), Beeb wallows in blend of tension and tradition (The Times), Tideway thriller decided by inches (Robert Treharne-Jones, The Times).and elsewhere Strokes mainstay Leaphart gives up oars to join the corps (Contra Costa Times, USA), Doping scandal rocks India (Courier Mail, Australi), Aussies eye world title (Daily Telegraph, Australia), Lakshman Singh faces life-ban as IOA confirms dope cases (The Hindu, India), Hunt successful in title chase (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), Financial, communication problems cause break-up of Crew club (Spectator, USA), Waddell can still be champion says Verdonk (Stuff, New Zealand), Bears dethrone UW women's crew in photo finish (Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA).
- 5th April Boat Race press links - Doctor, doctor, one of my Boat Race crew is hurt (Robert Treharne-Jones, The Times), Pommen injured as collision leaves Cambridge high and dry (John Goodbody, The Times), Livingstons facing historic test of brotherly love (John Goodbody, The Times), Television viewers get to heart of the matter (John Goodbody, The Times), Cambridge face nervous wait after collision (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Tactical ingenuity can lift underdogs (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), How rowing's Blues brothers ended up in different shades (Martin Cross, Guardian), Crash puts Cambridge crew plans in doubt (Chris Dodd, Independent)
- 5th April other links - Twice-stranded rower to tackle Pacific again (The Times, UK), Cambridge win the alternative Boat Race (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Cruel sea defeats epileptic rower (Guardian, UK), Group pulls support for disabled rower (East Anglian Daily Times, UK), Two Canadians feature in annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race (Waterloo Record, syndicated, Canada), Rowing : It's the row of a lifetime - or two (New Zealand Herald).
- 3rd April: Oxford forced to fight rough water (Robert Treharne-Jones, Times), Floating fit (The Times), Oxford lift spirits - and a car (Martin Cross, Guardian), Cambridge have wet patch on dry run (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Rivals team up for University challenge (Sarah Edworthy, Telegraph), Five nations in a boat (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), TV and tide wait for no man (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
- 2nd April - Wooge aims to add stroke of fortune (John Goodbody, The Times), Tensions rise as brothers prepare for family fight (Chris Dodd, Independent), Oxford to battle against weight of history (Chris Dodd, Independent), History weighs on Oxford (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph).
- 1st April. Old press links - Brothers in arms (Andrew Longmore, Times), Umpires use rehearsal for a pep talk (Rachel Quarrell, today's Telegraph), Oxford show the way (Rachel Quarrell, yesterday's Telegraph). On FISA, Call for papers, Adaptive Events announced for 2003 Worlds, and Rower Popova receives IOC Women and Sport Trophy.
- Monday 31st March. Press links in the UK today - Leander show class to retain Tideway Head title (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Oxford show way (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Pinsent and Cracknell keep Leander in clear (Chris Dodd, Independent), Leak scuppers ocean record hope (BBC Online), Leak sinks Simon's record dream (South Devon Herald Express).
- And from other countries, Crew accident on the Housatonic River (WNTH, USA), Jefferson's Eights Are Second to None in Walter L. Mess Regatta (Washington Post, USA), Capsized rowers' rescue averts tragedy on river (Connecticut Post, USA), Hamill lends support to latest trans-Atlantic campaign (Stuff, New Zealand), Hamill underpins transatlantic duo (New Zealand Herald).
- Monday 24th March 2003. UK Boat Race coverage - despite representatives from the four daily broadsheets being present, the only bits any of us managed to get into our papers were two paragraphs from Chris Dodd in the Independent (not online) and a chopped-in-half bit in the Telegraph Round-Up from me. For that reason, here's a Rowing Service feature - Varsities versus the rest of the world describing what happened.
- PFriday 21st March 2003 press links - Rollins grads making strides toward Athens (Orlando Sentinel, USA), Top rower plans Irish Olympic bid (Stuff, New Zealand), Rowers Will Face Arraignment Over Attack (The Harvard Crimson, USA), Canada joins Windermere Cup field (Seattle Times, USA), Bay Area girls hope to row to the Olympics (Clear Lake Citizen, USA), Ritchie, Patterson bolt into NZ crews (Stuff, New Zealand), Maadi Cup rowers head north with eye on prize (Stuff, New Zealand), UW's Burns rows into prominence (Everett Herald, USA), Funding for Olympic medallists (The Age, Australia), Sisters to take lead in NZ Olympic rowing bid (Stuff, New Zealand), Simsbury resident chosen for Cambridge, Oxford boat race (Farmington Valley Post, USA), St. Catharines Rowing Club is celebrating 100th anniversary (Waterloo Record, Canada), Fleming's event vision (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Yarm star in Thames test (Middlesborough Evening Gazette, UK), Fierce competition comes to Town Lake (The Daily Texan, USA), UC rowers may get new home (Cincinnati Post, USA).
- Wednesday 19th March 2003. FISA announces the Thomi Keller 2003 Medal finalists (Rienks, Federsen, Antonie, Lipa and Rolland), together with stories on the new World Rowing guide, Croker win Sport Export award, and World Champion Rowers Fighting For Australian Selection.
- Press cuttings: Youngsters come so close to Scots glory (Paisley Express, Scotland), New Hartford considers Brodie Park improvements (The Register Citizen, USA), an interesting piece about pole-walking (Saturday Evening Post, USA), Gold medal for Armthorpe athlete (Doncaster Today, UK), Rowers chase national glory (New Zealand Herald), Natl sub-jr rowing in city (Pune Newsline, India).
- Monday 17th March 2003. Press around the world - Massive win for boys of Scotch (Tasmanian Examiner, Australia), Waterfront plans make sailors' hearts sink (Toronto Star, Canada), SSCB maintains supremacy (The Indian Express, India), Crews get jump-start on rowing season (Gainesville Times, USA), History of Lake Merritt boating celebrated (Oakland Tribune, USA), Delays Concern Pan-American Official (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, USA, and syndicated).
- And in the UK - Leander women made to pay for dithering at start (The Times, Mike Rosewell) and a bit in the Telegraph Round-Up (Rachel Quarrell). Also Rowers Set For Voyage To Nowhere (Exeter Express, UK).
- Friday 28th February. The Cambridge Evening News is carrying bumps details and charts every day this week.
- Also in today's news, Route chosen for £150m link canal (BBC Online), about the proposed Bedford waterway (UK).
- Wednesday 26th February. UK press link - Rankov to rule again.
- Tuesday 18th February. From FISA, New style Rowing Australian magazine now available, Cameroon: FISA makes progress in development of rowing.
- Tuesday 11th February. There is all sorts of news going on with Andrew Halsey's attempted Pacific row. See the Ocean Rowing Society website for an article in the Mail on Sunday and also for the latest information in an interview with Andrew on the phone.
- Recent stories from FISA - High Quality Racing at NSW State Championships, FISA Technical team visits Doha, E-learning - A new tool in coach education and Record participation for FISA Women's Development Camp.
- Sunday 9th February. From last week, the latest on the debate in the Times over Atlantic rowing (from the Ocean Rowing Society, UK).
- February 3rd. Rowing in the news - Lakeside residents upset over SRA boathouse plans (The Saratogian, USA), Lake Stevens looks at rowing (The Daily Herald, USA), Innovative roadshow targets kids (NZoom, New Zealand), Disaster hits home in Houston suburb (Birmingham News, USA), York hopes to paddle way onto junior national team (Daily Oklahoman, USA), Radcliffe to be the talk of Copenhagen (Telegraph on anti-doping, UK), Rowing star beats blindness disability (Belfast Telegraph, Ireland), Does anyone really win after Title IX fallout? (Orlando Sentinel, USA).
- And there's a bit in NZ Stuff about choosing the America's Cup crew mentioning Rob Waddell's chances.
- January 31st. Rowing headlines - Physical fitness tests for 12 sports (New Straits Times, Malaysia), Could you cross an ocean with this man? (Cambridge Evening News, UK), CCSU applauds Title IX decision (New Britain Herald and syndicated under a variety of titles, USA), 500 Competitors Here Saturday For Rowing Event (The Chattanoogan, USA), Row the world (Arizona Republic, USA), Festival re-think (Manning River Times, Australia), Rowers take indoor medals (Highland News, Scotland).
- January 30th. I missed the obituary of Paul Burrough (Oxford Blue and Bishop of Mashonaland) in the Telegraph yesterday (UK).
- Also in yesterday's papers, Demons that drive us to row it alone by Jonathan Gornall, on epileptic Andrew Halsey's determination to beat the Pacific Ocean.
- Around the world: Acquiring an 'athletic' body can be unhealthy (Waterloo Record, Canada), OCM won t fund rejected sports (New Straits Times, Malaysia), Olympic organisers declare victory in battle of Marathon (Greece Now), Fears for Essex rower (East Anglian Daily Times, UK).
- January 28th. Online news - Growing appeal of ocean challenge (Jonathan Gornall, The Times, UK), Rower told to give up (ditto), Fears for disabled Pacific rower (BBC Online, UK), Melbourne schools test their skills on Lake Wendouree (Ballarat Courier, Australia).
- January 27th. Scandal in Scotland: Rowing Club Chief, 48 Caught Cheating On Wife With Schoolgirl, Aged 16 (Glasgow Sunday Mail). Also in the news today, New rowers test waters at session (Augusta Chronicle, USA), Rowing academy paying off (NZ Stuff), Deputy prosecutor takes on a new role (Everett Herald, USA), Punjab Police rowing camp (Indian Express, India), Prior Lake woman, 73, is gold medal winner (KSTP, Burnsville, USA).
- In Olympic watch, Nation wants Games (Guardian, UK), but the other capitals organising bids have gone quiet this week.
- As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald in a short paragraph this morning, the Ashes battle on the Yarra yesterday was won by the London Rowing Club (men's) and the Thames Rowing Club (women's) against local Aussie club crews. A better performance than by the cricketers then! More information likely to be found from the Slug, whose fellow unshelled mollusc Down-Under-Slug has been feeding it tidbits of gossip from the Ashes "tour".
- January 25th. In the news - Now or never from London (James Cracknell, Telegraph, UK), Haining bows out (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), Pieri keeps family's rowing tradition going strong (Contra Costa Times, USA), McBean pays visit to boost local rowing (Waterloo Record, Canada), Team GBR brings rowing on board in quest for success (Royal Yachting Association, UK), Harbor consultant promises fair EIR (Ventura County Star, USA), 'Bridge rowers' Olympic success (Murray Valley Standard, Australia), Olympic bid 'desirable' say MPs (Daily Telegraph from Friday, UK). There's more about Peter Haining's retirement on the SARA news page (Scotland).
- Robert Graeme Blake of Tasmania has been awarded the OAM (Order of Australian Medal) in the Australia Day Honours, "for service to people with disabilities through Rowing Australia's adaptive rowing program DISROW".
- January 23rd. Latest news from FISA - FISA Visits the Two Niles in the Sudan, FISA Development Consultant returns from visit to Algeria and New Records Set at the Amstel Ergohead.
- Olympics watch - with Paris, New York and Madrid already in the mix, the question is whether or not London will join the Capital Race to host the games in nine years time. Latest reports - Pinsent calls for bravery in Olympic debate (The Times, UK), A vision of venues for fun and Games across the capital in 2012 (Financial Times, UK - requires registration). There is also Row hits New York bid (Telegraph, UK). And the Daily Mirror gets itself in a lather over Matthew Pinsent's debating tactics - see this jpg of the article (courtesy of the Tideway Slug) to get an idea.
- Other rowing headlines - Olympic Hopeful Gets Rough Welcome To Seattle (komo4, USA), Waterloo Boating Center looks to Renaissance for return to glory (Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, USA).
- January 22nd. Devious goings-on Down Under in Brisbane - as James Worrell said when he sent me this News Interactive (Aus) weblink, "Some bugger plans to blow our dam up".
- Other news - Sporty Types Just Grin And Bare It (This Is Bristol, UK), Olympics apathy appears to start at top (The Times, UK), County seeks funds to fix canoe venue (Gainesville Times, USA), Golf, fun and off-seasons in the sun (Straits Times, Singapore).
- January 21st. Press links - Atlantic here I come (Cambrige Evening News, UK), N. Canadian name change costs outlined (The Oklahoman, USA), U.S. Olympic Committee Agrees to Outside Inquiry in Ethics Case (Bloomberg.com, USA), Spain chooses Madrid for Olympics (Sunday Times, South Africa), College regattas part of Saratoga Lake's long history (The Saratogian, USA), Stop depending on us (New Straits Times, Malaysia), Winter exercisers find rowing machines float their boats (Fort Worth Star Telegram, USA), Civic awards to unsung heroes (News Shopper, UK), This river's just not big enough for the both of us (Cambridge Evening News, UK).
- And a bit from the British Foreign Office about Cambridge Blue David Kellaway becoming British High Commissioner to Canada.
- January 17th. Latest headlines - (Neykova runner-up in Sports Personality of the Year) (Novinite, Bulgaria), Staying afloat in college (North West Herald, USA), 2004 reaches syrtaki pace, Rogge says (Ekathimerini, Greece).
- January 15th. Today's news headlines - Thames still a golden vision for bolshie Bert (Evening Standard, UK), Bracing for 2004 (ekathimerini.com, the view from Greece), Jowell keeps open mind (The Independent, UK), There's no silver medal in this race (Daily Telegraph, UK), 18 disciplines to be contested in 69th Punjab Games (Daily Times, Pakistan), Thomas E. Colgan, Arden activist, dies at 85 (The News Journal DE, USA). .
- January 14th. In the news - Raising an oar to well-being and new friendships (Seattle Times, USA), Walt Gary rows 3 hours to help woman he had never met (Northwest Herald, USA), This river just isn't big enough for both of us (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Redgrave to talk up London bid (Guardian, UK), IOC boss Rogge set to tour Athens venues (News Tribune syndicated, USA),River algae lap up heavy rain (New Zealand Herald), Rowers hope to build boathouse that would also be city rec center (Cleveland Plain Dealer, USA), For prep school students, crew offers a way in to most prestigious colleges (South Florida Sun-Sentinel, USA), Row, row, row to gold (The Oregonian, USA), Grand Valley grad wins silver medal, aims towards future (The Lanthorn, USA), and a piece on Ivy League restrictions in the Boston Globe (USA) which is of interest to US rowers.
- January 13th. From Sunday's Indy, The recharging of the Light Blue brigade (Ronald Atkin, UK). And in an earlier Sunday Times, an article on Sam Lynch (UK, requires registration).
- More on the Bedford canal option (UK) - Foster fears canal link will kill rowing (Mike Green, Bedford local news).
- January 8th. From the BBC website last week, New canal 'would harm rowing', featuring comment from Mr. Bedford Next Event himself, Gavin Dods (UK).
- More news bits and pieces - Oarsman Fleming Niks a new record (Cambridge Evening News, UK), June championships to be selection ground for SEA Games (Utusan Malaysia Online), Hammond, Cooke in the medals (Bath Chronicle, UK), Rowing duo set sights on conquering Indian Ocean (ic Wales, UK), Robert Morris may purchase Neville Island sports complex (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA).
- January 7th. From last week, Radical bid to save rowing (Cambridge Evening News, UK).