I have only been to Scotland once (when my brother Charles Sabine married a Scot's lass (Stephanie )a couple of years ago at Kincraig). I was only there for a weekend but it meant that I couldn't row with the Shankin crew in the SOuth Coast finals the same weekend. My replacement was very good but as my four came second by a canvas and all our other crews won their events, I thought that had it not been for the wedding, we might have won all three events that day. and I might have achieved what would have been my only win in a final.
Anyway, I don't hold it against him, his wife (as she has a fantastic voice which you can hear on BBC tv almost every day) or Scotland as a whole. I even eat porridge every morning In fact I thought I must come back and teach you about the delights of coastal rowing (Ventnor used to have 3 rowing clubs in its Edwardian heyday) or some of you must come to the Isle of Wight and get a taste of our rugged charm and very
good real ales etc
All the very best, John.
Dear Ian & Susanne,
Just a short note to say we love your Web page and felt delighted with the Scottish Squad Training Programmes run with Gary Bain. Our recent reunion at SUSA with Stephen Lockwood from Laggan Scullers Belfast was a fabulous surprise and good to see The Irish are also recruiting some Oarsome African friends.
See you all at BUSA and back at Inverness in the weeks ahead.
Best Wishes to all at the Club
Hello from Norfolk, Virginia.
I am learning to row and my lovely teacher, Maureen Simpson, gave me the name of this site. I had asked her where I could look on the internet for a site that illustrates good rowing form and erg form. Your strokecyles article is MARVELOUS! Thank you so much for the information. I think I'm going to love this sport (even though I'm starting at 47).
Thanks again. Take care.