Kingston Rowing Club works closely with Kingston University to provide their students with the opportunity to row. These athletes then represent Kingston University at all BUCS events.
With regatta season well on the way, over sunny May bank holiday (5th-7th), the clubs student crew headed up to Nottingham water sports centre to compete at one of the biggest university rowing competitions in Europe, BUCS regatta. Clubs from all over the country attend this event, some of which include Oxford Brookes and Newcastle University.
The majority of our students that attended are complete beginners and have only been rowing since the start of October 2017. This would have been their first racing experience (as sadly Kingston Head could not go ahead) and on my behalf I can say they were all eager to get on the water to race.
This year, we were able to enter both beginner and intermediate boats, which included our fellow committee members, competing in the Mint4+, WInt2x, MIntL1x...