Members of the Isle of Wight Performance Rowing group attended a 3-day camp held at Eton Dorney last week, spending 6 hours a day on the water under the guidance of both Island and mainland coaches.
The group travelled to Eton following some good results at the Southampton Head race on Saturday 6th April where all Island crews secured some very respectable places and promising times.
David Sheriff, who has strong ties with the Isle of Wight and is a renowned supporter of British Rowing, was kind enough to arrange for the group to visit the GB Rowing training centre – a privilege which is usually preserved for members of a GB rowing team.
The performance group are starting to benefit from some help from Island business such as Wight Shipyard Co who very generously help the group out by allowing secure overnight parking in their yard prior to the early starts, a huge help that makes all the difference on race days.
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