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Sculling school novices

Sculling school takes places most weekends on a Saturday or Sunday. Will Kocur talks about his experience learning to scull with Champs in a double with Rowan Sugden: “We both had experience with sweep rowing before joining the sculling school … Continue reading

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Veteran Fours Head

Anna-Louise describes how “two brave crews left Cambridge at the crack of dawn wondering what the Tideway would hold in store for us in late November. We boated from Furnival who were very welcoming and had a great welly rack! … Continue reading

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Peloton – Winter Head

David Levien: “Saturday 16th November saw the Peloton crew reunited for the first time since the bumps, so after a cold and early start expectations were modest. We needn’t have worried though – Catherine encouraged (whipped) us into shape in no … Continue reading

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Ely Head Race 2019

On Sunday 3 November a trailer full of Champs Boats set off to Ely for the 5K Head Race. We were relieved to see the weather gods were smiling on us and blessed by no wind OR rain! Rachel Newell … Continue reading

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Order your winter Champs kit now

I’m hugely excited to say that The Champs kit room is now open for orders at: https://www.crewroom.co.uk/collections/champion-of-the-thames-rc The case sensitive password is available on the Champs Kit page on the members website. 5% discounts will be applied on checkout for … Continue reading

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A fantastic year for Carole Mills

Champs has a very well run sculling school that goes out on a Saturday or Sunday morning (depending on races etcetera) and Carole Mills, our sculling captain, along with others from Champs and other Cambridge clubs went to compete at … Continue reading

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Autumn Rowing

Although we all love those Summer outings, events and training there is something very special about Autumn rowing. This is a photo of our W1 crew this Sunday morning at 8am emerging from the mist on the water.  The club … Continue reading

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Champs AGM, 14 October at The Boathouse Pub

The Champs  AGM was well attended and there was standing room only at one point in the Boathouse Pub. We are very lucky to have Keith Benton as our President and Pete Twitchett as our Chariman for another year and … Continue reading

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Champs news – we’re living up to our name

The last few months have been a whirlwind of successes for the club. In October seven Champs scullers braved the first arctic blast of winter at the Norfolk long distance sculls completion where they were treated to driving rain, hail, sleet and … Continue reading

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