R&R #76 – March 2014

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The March 2014 issue of Rowing & Regatta, produced and published by Legacy Sport Media on behalf of British Rowing, is out now – delivered on paper to members later this week, already live on iTunes for iPhone and iPad, also available on Android for mobiles and tablets, or online via your browser as Rowing & Regatta Digital.

This issue’s main cover stories are an ‘Explore Rowing’ recreational tour around Dorset’s Jurassic Coast with Pacific ocean rower Chris Martin, alongside an in-depth look at the psychology of winning (and losing!) the Boat Race as Martin Cross talks the blues to Matt Brittin, Sarah Winckless and Sir Matthew Pinsent…

Other headline features include the history of head racing with a profile of Head of the River Race founder and legendary coach Steve Fairbairn, teenage nutrition with GB Rowing Team nutritionist Jacqueline Birtwisle, Olympic champion Anna Watkins’ advice on scratch crews and rowing in bad weather, an interview with Italy’s Gianni Postiglione who coached Greece and Lithuania to unlikely success at London 2012, and a test on in-ear headphones for winter fitness training.

Plus a 2014/15 yearly wallplanner, Schools’ Head preview, news, letters, coaching, history, classifieds… More at www.britishrowing.org

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R&R #70 – May 2013

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The May 2013 issue of Rowing & Regatta, published by Legacy Sport Media on behalf of British Rowing, is out now! R&R #70 has increased to a 72-page issue, offering British Rowing members and digital subscribers even more great rowing content…

The latest big event was the GB Rowing Trials at Caversham, offering London 2012 veterans and new blood alike the chance to compete for seats in future GB boats. The big surprise being single sculler Charles Cousins’ victory over Alan Campbell – but R&R coverage delves deeper, providing analysis of the M1x as well as featuring up-and-coming ‘ones to watch’ embarking on their potential row to Rio!

Other headline features include an update on the renamed discipline of Para-Rowing, as Britain’s finest adaptive rowers vie for Paralympic class seats. The GBRow 2013 is an open sea challenge, with competitors setting off to race around Great Britain, and we introduce the contenders. Alongside the regular R&R coaching section, there’s a discussion of the relative merits of cross-training. Also in the interests of fitness, the third and final instalment of R&R’s rowing machine test pits the Oarsport Swingulator against the Oartec Simulator – which of the dynamic due will win out?

Plus there’s a report on the British Masters, 10 tips for Henley Regatta, ‘Hidden Depths’ meets a West Country chef and oarsman, and in the first of a new series of Event Guides we focus on Reading Amateur Regatta.

With the addition of news, letters, coaching, technique, nutrition, history, classifieds, a monthly calendar and more, there’s plenty to enjoy in May’s R&R. Check it out on iTunes for iPhone and iPad, also available on Android for mobiles and tablets, or online via your browser as Rowing & Regatta Digital.

More on British Rowing at www.britishrowing.org

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R&R #69 – April 2013

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We’re proud to announce that the April 2013 issue of Rowing & Regatta, published by Legacy Sport Media on behalf of British Rowing, is out now! R&R #69 is our 69th issue of the magazine, which is now distributed to 30,000+ British Rowing members.

Traditionally marking the start to the summer river rowing season, 2013’s extended winter put paid to two major events – easterly winds on the Tideway forced the cancellation of both the 2013 Head of the River Race and the Vesta Veterans’ Head. Fortunately the Women’s Head and Junior Head both took place: but our event coverage certainly didn’t end there!

The annual Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race was bigger than ever this year – but as usual, R&R’s coverage went deeper than that: not just the Isis vs Goldie Reserve Race, but also the women and lightweights at the Henley Boat Races (this year, on the Olympic course at Eton Dorney!), and the Vets’ Boat Race, contested the day before the main event along part of the same route and the only Cambridge victory this year.

Meanwhile, following the most successful Olympic campaign ever, the GB Rowing Team were back in action too. Sydney, Australia, hosted the first World Cup of the season – and in some of the first glimpses of potential Rio 2016 combinations, the Brits returned with seven medals including four golds. Fantastic photography, some of the best being from Team GB’s Pete Reed in the run-up to the contest, really helped brighten up an otherwise wintry looking issue!

With the addition of news, letters, coaching, technique, nutrition, history, classifieds, a monthly calendar and more, even this unavoidably report-heavy issue is a well-rounded publication. Check it out on iTunes for iPhone and iPad, also available on Android for mobiles and tablets, or online via your browser as Rowing & Regatta Digital.

More on British Rowing at www.britishrowing.org

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