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APRIL 2006 28th April - Western beaches battle brewing (Toronto Star, Canada, not just about rowing), Maktoum Cup rowing race today (Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates, traditional boats I think), It's the end of an era for Nobles and Mabley (Framingham TAB, USA, profile of a Bostonian CBC member), Crew gets the best of Belmont (Malden Observer, USA), Rowing championship on May 20 (Chandigarh Newsline, India), Stone, 83, Harvard Corporation member for 27 years (HU Gazette, USA), WSU crew team rowing to victories (KirozTV, USA), Champions carry the torch for Chicago Gay Games (Windy City Times, USA), Hearing planned today on bridge reconstruction (Access North Georgia, USA), Learn rowing (News Today, India), Riverside houses rowing tradition (Cambridge Chronicle, USA), Crew excels in Indianapolis (Marquette Tribune, USA), Accountants raise money at a stroke (Sutton Borough Guardian, UK), McGill to host 10th Challenge event (Montreal Gazette, Canada), The Wasteland (Slate, UK, about Anatole Beams and the Rowers Against Thames Sewage = RATS), Colonials crew charts challenging course (Worcester Telegram & Gazette News, USA), WW girls crew starts strongly (Weston Town Crier, USA), It's tough at the top of rowing (Auckland Times, NZ), Missing student's body found (Providence Journal, USA), Rowed out of town (Chicago Journal, USA), Rowin', rowin', rowin' (Spectator Seattle, USA), Swag of medals for masters (Albany Great Southern Weekender, Australia), Students top of their class on the river (Daily Mercury, Australia), Mill Bay businesses bask in Brentwood Regatta's wake (Cowichan Valley News Leader, Canada), Top atmosphere boosts runners (icTheWharf, UK, about Rowing & Regatta magazine writer Ross Furlong doing the Marathon).
26th April - Rowers endure choppy water (Cowichan Valley News Leader, Canada, by the engagingly named Don Bodger), Governor's Cup Regatta should be festive as usual (Charleston Daily Mail, USA), Rowers keep up winning ways (The Nationalist, Ireland), On crest of a wave as cash pours in for rower Tim (News & Star, UK), Support team forum aims to boost NZ sport (Scoop, NZ), National medal for local crew (Camden Haven Courier, Australia), 'New rowing coach to be appointed soon' (Chandigarh Newsline, India), Cracknell coasts on toast (last item, Guardian, UK), Elite schools eye Kawana (Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia), Laumann's active duty (Toronto Star, Canada), Russians return for 20th annual Windermere Cup Regatta (Row2k, USA), Fischer on a wave of success (Daily Post, NZ), Man tells court of alleged sex abuse as a teen (Manawatu Standard, NZ - a more distressing reason to mention rowing than usual).
24th April - Rowers getting into stride (NZ City, NZ), Greek shipbuilders bring mythical Argo to life (Peninsula Online, Qatar), Row, row, row your boat, up Kawana Lake (Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia), Disappointing day at NCRC's for Lumberjack rowing squad (Times-Standard, USA), Commission adds Louisville hearing on river pollution (Louisville Courier-Journal, USA), KU rowers compete at Minnesota races (Lawrence Journal, USA), How to use sports as a ticket to college (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), Ella Sharp Museum event designed to get homemade boats in the water (Michigan Live, USA), Ban on jet skis (Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia), Rower's power lights up Times Square (Bellingham Herald, USA), news of the flooding Danube (Focus News, Bulgaria), Community boathouse dream realized (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), British rowers set course for World Championships (Slough Observer, UK), NCAA declines proposal for national championship in men's rowing (Harvard Crimson, USA), Fears for 138-year-old Hastings rowing regatta (Hastings Observer, USA), Elite rowing schools eye Tempe Prep star (Arizona Republic, USA), Row boats for Europe (Newstalk ZB, NZ), Elite rowers move into World Cup simulation (syndicated, NZ), Rowers set for national selection (Seven, Australia), GB's oarsome foursome (Maidenhead Advertiser, UK), Wits rowers put their oar into it (Vuvuzela Online, South Africa), SN should cover much ignored women's sport (MSU State News, USA), Oswald's lead role (Guardian, UK).
19th April - Great start for local rowers (The Nationalist, Ireland), Hodge & Reed win world cup trial (BBC Sport, UK, slightly misleadingly titled), NUIG stay tops of universities rowing (Galway Independent, Ireland), Natalie can't see, but she can row (News Tribune, USA), Benefits flow steadily in rowing program (Republican, USA), Rowing teams celebrate boathouse groundbreaking (Minnesota Daily, USA), Oar-fully hard challenge (The Lawyer, UK), Clinton High valedictorian becomes UW rowing captain (Janesville Gazette, USA), Mark's missing ocean challenge (icHuddersfield, UK), Landowner ups the ante on lake site (Manawatu Standard, NZ). And a piece about Holme Pierrepont in the Nottingham Evening Post - New fears for future of rowing (UK).
18th April - More Trillium cash for community groups (CD98.9, Canada), Rowers finish second (Marietta Times, USA), MHS crew posts big team wins (Marietta Times, USA), The Stotesbury Cup Regatta celebrates 80th year (press release, USA), Miami may become a rowing venue (Cincinnati Post, USA), Racing on the Maurice (Bridgeton News, USA), Daily close-up (Daily Herald, USA), Interest remains for rowing course on Great Miami (Hamilton Journal, USA), Rowers put themselves to task (Toledo Blade, USA), Varsity hijinks on the river (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), NMU crew shows sport (Marquette Mining Journal, USA), Marist crew powered by local talent (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Otago rowers excel as Uni Games gets underway (Varsity, NZ), Tulane rowing not sunk by hurricanes (Knoxville News Sentinel, USA), Cancer survivor, 58, rows back to health (Sebastian Sun, USA), Crowd berates water skiers (Bainbridge Review, USA), Fund-raising and borrowed boats (Knoxville News Sentinel, USA), Catch this (Telegraph Travel, UK), Body of man found near dock in river (Toledo Blade, USA), HBRA rowers fare well in Sacramento (Times-Standard, USA), Strokes in cruise control in San Diego (Contra Costa Times, USA), The gruelling marathon that changed my life (Ben Fogle in the Telegraph, UK).
13th April - Romero finds a new vehicle for Olympic dreams (Sarah Potter, The Times, UK - although this was announced some time ago), River users could face water-quality dangers (Louisville Courier-Journal, USA), South vs North Island clash decided (Rudern1 on NZ rowing), Rowers gear up for Atlantic epic (Yorkshire Post Today, UK), Panasonic ToughBook CF-29 joins Bhavik Ghandi in Atlantic crossing (IT News Online, India), Old quarry proves fast course for rowers (Miami Herald, USA), Love on the water (The Ithacan, USA, another one worth breaking my no-collegiates rule for), Women's sports funding kicked up a notch (Daily Kansan, USA, ditto), Macleans College eight snatches Maadi Cup silver (Auckland Times, NZ), Findley Lake gets new addition (WSEE, USA), 2 rowers kicked off UW crew after slur is painted (Seattle Times, USA).
12th April - It seems that Western Mail (Wales) columnist Steve Tucker can't let sleeping rowers lie. Other news: Top row for Grenville (North Devon Gazette & Advertiser, UK), Rowers enjoy much success (ThisisWest Country Bridgwater, UK), Ill. town gives final OK to hold Gay Games (syndicated, USA), 150 high school rowers to rocket across Town Lake (EVLiving, USA), Rising rowing stars at Uni Games (Scoop, NZ), a report on Crackers' most recent donation (Telegraph, UK), Bhavik starts on world record mission (CNN-IBN, India), quick mention of Olympic funding (BBC Sport report, UK - just a shame they've used the wrong coxless four picture to illustrate medal-winning....).
11th April - Olympics 2012 cash to be awarded (syndicated, UK), Lake Hood to hold rowing champs (Ashburton Guardian, NZ), Gay Games rowing in Crystal Lake: one step closer (Windy City Times, USA), Sebastian man with rare blood cancer will compete in rowing marathon (TCPalm Local News, USA - I assume the kayaking picture is misleading), Rower's Atlantic 'dream' attempt (BBC News, UK), Strong showing for MHS girls (Marietta Times, USA).
10th April - When the going gets tough, the tough get rowing (icBerkshire, UK), Northwest men who dream of rowing from U.S. to England try North Peninsula waters (Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News, USA), Girls grab oars (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Rowing competitors suffer hypothermia symptoms (7Online, USA), Battle brewing over use of Mianus River (syndicated, USA), OAR rowers shine at regatta (Register-Guard, USA), Lakes cleanup bill raises hope, skepticism (Buffalo News, USA), Regatta goes wrong (Greenwich Time, USA), Body of man found in city river (BBC News, UK), Oarsman in line for race (icSolihull, UK), Northeastern captures Arlett Cup (Boston Globe, USA), WSU women's crew wins spring regatta (Seattle Times, USA), UM's novice 8 first in rowing (Miami Herald, USA), I rowed Atlantic to get away from family, says Cracknell (Independent, UK), Rowing team discovers body in Oklahoma River (Channel Oklahoma, USA), Going with the flow (Register-Guard, USA), Capsized, not defeated (Courier News, USA), Fuel spill in channel (Stockton Record, USA).
7th April - Matthew Pinsent Q&A (The Times, UK), 61-year-old set for pole position (Wimbledon Guardian, UK, about former Atlantic rower Jan Meek), High Danube wave to hit Bulgaria in days (Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria), Station Maine receives grant from Maine Community Foundation (Village Soup, USA), Rowing, climbing, skiing no problem for blind teen (Greenwich Time, USA), Begging by KU improper (a rather incendiary leader in the KUSports publication, USA), Mansfield continues national trend of female coxswains (Daily Orange, USA, another article worth breaking my no-varsity-puff rule), Accomplished sport omitted in preview (State News, USA), No place like home for West Potomac crew team (Mount Vernon Gazette, USA), Golden run ends for Shore (North Shore Times, Australia), some stuff on the Boat Race from Derek 'Robbo' Robson, "the Tees Mouth (BBC, UK), Sacred Heart crew team ready for a fresh start in '06 (Greenwich Post, USA). A pile of pieces about Barney - see this Google News link for all of them. Mostly the same information, though. And briefly, news that the Redgrave Liverpool 8 are set to hit the screens in the autumn (UK).
6th April: Steve Tucker, the hapless Welsh newspaper correspondent who wrote derogatory things about rowing last week (see below) has been roundly criticised in a letters feature special in the Western Mail (Wales, UK) (alternative link here). Presumably the paper are rather pleased at the incendiary article and the reaction it's provoked... Other headlines - Race stars' glory ends in cell (ThisIsOxfordshire, UK), ITV's epic spectacle proves Boat Race is the new Cup final (Jim White, Telegraph, UK), Winnipeg issues flood warnings, sandbags (CBC, Canada), City OKs Gay Games (Courier News, USA), On the losing end (Boston Globe, USA), University Games branch out in Wellington (Scoop, NZ), Dog finds hero's medals (The Sun, UK, lucky Crackers), Cracknell's stolen Olympic golds found in bush by dog (Times Online, UK), Maadi Cup success is a hard row to hoe (Gisborne Herald, NZ), UVic honours top athletes at awards banquet (Peninsula News Review, Canada), PT Yacht Club hosting trans-Atlantic rowers (Port Townsend Leader, USA), Backward glance - Boats (New Statesman, UK), Kieran's hopes go West (Woking News & Mail, UK), Crews set for Head of River battle (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), All aboard - now row to Ireland (icNorthWales, UK), Single victory fails to lighten the mood (icCheshireOnline, UK), Students' rowing stunt lands them in hot water (Stuff, NZ), Hannah's record row for Cambridge (Louth Today, UK), Rowers ready for Regatta (Register-Guard, USA), Strokes turn it on in San Diego (Inside Bay Area, USA), The stay-afloat race (third item, BBC Sport, UK), Aberystwyth oar bust (Telegraph, UK), A legacy of ethics (obituary of former Harvard rower Barry Bingham Jr, Courier-Journal, USA).
5th April - Hawton's mixed feelings after a thriller (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Light Blue hopes tossed away on stormy Tideway (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Minister in Holme talks (Nottingham Evening Post, UK).
4th April: The Boat Race TV audience was up this year, says the Times (UK). Perhaps because people thought they'd tune in to see a sinking.... Plus Even the f-word failed to throw Drury off course, a review of the ITV commentator's efforts in the same newspaper. Other news - Crystal Lake is divided by Gay Games debate (still? syndicated, USA), Sinkhole, dam construction leave BU marina parched (Lariat Online, USA), MIT entry scouts whaleboats for June competition (South Coast Today, USA), Teen rescued after kayak flips on Allegheny River (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, USA, not strictly rowing, but members of the TRRA), Waves swamp kayak on Allegheny River (KDKA, USA), Dredging for Games at Charon Beel soon (Calcutta Telegraph, India), We were just swamped, says beaten West (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Cal learns Cardinal rule on Mission Bay (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), Williams turns attention to Beijing (Sporting Life, UK - well Barney did say he'd make his mind up on April 3rd).
3rd April Boat Race UK press: Turbulent Tideway holds no fears for victorious Oxford (John Goodbody, The Times), Going gets rough for newcomer Holland (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Oxford conquer the waves to win Boat Race (Chris Dodd, Independent), Want of pumps makes wet feet and heavy going for losers (Martin Cross, Guardian), Oxford cut early dash to set Light Blues up for the chop (Paul Weaver, Guardian), Oxford the masters of tossing and turning (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Cambridge toil in deep water (Andrew Baker, Telegraph), triple woe for Wrexham's James as Oxford triumph (icNorth Wales), Powerful Oxford tame Thames (syndicated), French bliss for Oxford (Sporting Life), Dark Blues masters of the Thames in Boat Race (Mike Haggerty, Herald), Oxford win Boat Race as Light Blues ship water (Scotsman), Pacino sets strike rate for war on the water (Patrick Kidd, The Times), Dark Blue delight (Sporting Life), Men going backwards make a splash (Sam Wollaston, Guardian). Both Race other press: Canadian leads Oxford to rowing victory (syndicated, Canada), Oxford shoos away Cambridge (Globe and Mail, Canada). And in the rest of the rowing world: Dock plans don't sit well with cross-river neighbors (OregonLive, USA), Oar-some Twigg scoops top HB award (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), Stroke for stroke, but girls from the bush left in city's wake (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), No shock: Cal sweeps varsity eights (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), Collegiate's golden girls (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), LHS crew struggling to stay afloat after boathouse closure (Lowell Sun, USA).
2nd April Boat Race press: Ripoll on the Thames as Oxford look to Frenchman (Daniel Topolski, Observer), Radio Waves: Against the tide (Paul Donovan, Sunday Times), Ill wind on a tide of hope (Chris Dodd, Independent), Praying for a victory, Holland relishes historic event (Cambridge Evening News), Dr Thormann in bid to cure Light Blue ills (Cambridge Evening News), Brains before brawn: Edwards (Cambridge Evening News), Rudge call for stroke of luck (Cambridge Evening News), West returns with a new battle plan (Cambridge Evening News), let it blow! (Cambridge Evening News), Kip's voyage into unknown waters (Cambridge Evening News), West focused on hat-trick (Sporting Life), Raw energy of Oxford can tilt it their way (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph. There's a massive preview/feature on Kieran West in the Sunday Times, their main Boat Race piece by Andrew Longmore, but it doesn't appear to be online at the moment. A Rowing Service reader has pointed out this piece - That sinking feeling means it's boat race time again (Steve Tucker, icWales). As the reader comments, "Garbage. It wouldn't be so bad if the self-styled 'National Newspaper of Wales' hadn't completely ignored the fact that Welshman Tom James was actually rowing in the race (which they have been informed of). Anyone who wishes to pass comment to the paper may like to email one of these three addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org." Other press: Olympic rower Redgrave goes for golden run (Maurice Chittenden, Sunday Times, UK), Rowing researcher (second item, Seattle Times, USA), Rowing on faith (New York Daily News, USA), Row your boat (Sun-Sentinel, USA), Officials to trial 'appearance and performance' category in '06 (Row2k, USA, but let's just say look at the date...... Nice one Ed!), Six-person shells may re-emerge (ditto), Finally, a solution to poor erg scores and rowing ability (ditto), NCAA to adopt 'bracket style' championship regatta (and again got nothing better to do, Mr Hewitt?), Jamco timers lashed to posts (and I gather naughty Ms Slug has been thinking up a few corkers too), San Diego Crew Classic umpire cancels lacing (and on, and on), Berlusconi accidentally changes river into wine, regatta halted (prize for best headline), Honour for starts of 1956 Games (ok, back to the serious stuff from the Age, Australia), Crew Classic big, but elite lacking (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), Breaking out of the sports closet (Houston Voice, USA).
1st April Boat Race Press: Crews ready to weather rough going (The Times, bylined John Goodbody but with contributions from Mike Rosewell), Graphic: the 152nd Boat Race - that sinking feeling? (The Times), Hiss and miss as bow yearns for absent friends (John Goodbody, The Times), Sinking fears lead to call for postponement (Chris Dodd, Independent), Coxes will hold the key (Martin Cross, Guardian), Light Blue pace versus Dark Blue grit (Martin Cross, Guardian), Ripoll makes waves (Andrew Baker, Telegraph), Dark Blues not concerned by lack of experience (Sporting Life, UK), Cambridge stick oar into rivals' French coup (David Sapsted, Telegraph), Canadian Barney Williams leads Oxford into Boat Race versus Cambridge (syndicated, Canada), Oxford ready for Light Blue storm (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph). Other press links: Christs College win tight race to secure Maadi Cup (TMCnet, NZ), Lawrence J. Kieffer, 82, rower, merchant (Philadelphia Inquirer, USA), Christs College secure Maadi Cup (Stuff, NZ), Local rowing hopes turn to silver (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ).
MARCH 2006 31st March Boat Race: Dark side of Light Blues key to winning strategy (Patrick Kidd taking all Mike Rosewell's space in the Times again), Brains not brawn key to Boat Race (Chris Dodd, Independent), It's official - size doesn't really matter (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Foreigners seize the moment (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Battle of the coxes (BBC Sport), France's Ripoll ready to make waves (Martin Cross, Guardian), Williams defends cosmopolitan field (Mike Sinclair, Sporting Life). Women's Boat Race: Lorna set for Varsity exam (Salisbury Journal, UK). Other headlines: Thousands stick their oar in race (Wandsworth Borough Guardian, UK), Crew-sing to fresh success (Cambridgeshire Times, UK), Dawn patrol for fleeting glory (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia), Crew boats wrecked in accident: team competes in loaned vessels (Daily Northwestern, USA), No more Age concern (icCheshireOnline, UK), Rower put Sept. 11 horrors behind him to win Olympic gold (Sign On San Diego, USA), Boathouse plans show rowers' pull, persistence (Huntsville Times, USA), Hamilton boys make impact in schools' regatta (TMCnet, NZ), New dawn arrives for Shore (North Shore Times, Australia), Montclair crew makes splash in opener (Montclair Times, USA).
30th March Boat Race press: Crew members do their bit for park and tide motorists (Patrick Kidd, The Times, swamping anything from their real rowing expert, Mike Rosewell), Ask the expert: James Cracknell (Guardian, with a smidge on the Boat Race), Thormann thriving in new format (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Research advocates steady pace (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Former Badger an Oxford Blue - Part I (UWisconsin Badgers, USA). Other rowing headlines: Thousand rowers all set to heave (Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates), UC approves funds for women's rowing (News Record, USA), University plans to upgrade training site for women rowers (Akron Beacon Journal, USA), Carrot One hits the water (Ashburton Guardian, NZ), Aussie title row (Narooma News, Australia), Planning for Olympics anniversary moves forward (Access North Georgia, USA), West hopes to turn the lights on (Woking News and Mail, UK), University boatshed destroyed in latest suspicious fire (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia).
29th March Boat Race (UK) bits: Crews prepare for battle as river cuts up rough (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Are there too many foreign oarsmen in the Boat Race? (Martin Cross gets Tim Foster and Barney Williams arguing in the Guardian), Williams inspired by tradition (John Goodbody, The Times), McGuigan to call the shots (Mike Rosewell, The Times). Other press: Pub crawl for charity row pair (News & Star, UK), UC women's rowing team gets upgraded training site (Cincinnati Enquirer, USA), This summer it's all about rowing (Response Source, UK), Clubs facing shorter season (London Free Press, Canada), Opponents help one another after accident (Central Michigan Life, USA), Algae stops lake use (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), Wayne & Loraine Hamilton receive Compass Project's Polaris award (Maine Today, USA), Fancy refit for BCC boatshed (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Oar sure (Bangor Daily News, USA, not really about competitive rowing, but probably of interest to many), Keep on running (Sir Steve at it again in the Daily Telegraph, UK), Sydney Uni BC's boatshed destroyed by fire this morning.
28th March Boat Race coverage: Cambridge Blue given job of ensuing good, clean race (Mike Rosewell, The Times), Heroes who conquered mutineers return for rescue pact (Patrick Kidd, The Times, a surprisingly detailed piece on the OUBC/CUBC Veteran Boat Race. Whatever that writer is bribing his editor with, clearly works. Most of us won't be allowed half that space on the real race, this week.) Other news - Construction work starts on Manchester urban water park (Property Executive Magazine, UK, not 'real' rowing), N.J. to craft policy on eminent domain (the illustrious FISA umpire Ron Chen getting involved in public affairs, Asbury Park Press, USA), Ferry good show as police rowers match HSS Stranraer journey time (Belfast Telegraph, UK), Scout is a leader on picnic pavilion (Albany Times, USA), Beijing 2008: Olympic venue construction progresses smoothly (Noticias, Spain), Sports scheme going for gold (News Shopper, UK), Even Splashier festival planned for this Easter (Herald Eastern Cape, South Africa), Suzuki Swift help Coles and Haigh row to Beijing (Car, NZ), Work starts on first new waterfront neighbourhood (CNW Telbec, Canada), Masters crew find form (Wimmera Mail Times, Australia), 20 reservoir rowers swim to safety (Contra Costa Times, USA), Gomti Cup marathon today (Lucknow Newsline, India), The torn timber at the Corio Bay Rowing Club (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Comfort not far away for victims (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Rowing NZ has the answers (Xtra News, NZ), Ballast lambast (Belfast Lawyer, on the Atlantic Rowing Race result, UK).
27th March - Rowing for fun, fitness and friends (Financial Times, UK), Rowing pleasure: Students avail of the elite sport (NDTV, India), Rowing crew wins river race (Whitby Today, UK), SPARC to analyse New Zealand's Games performance (Scoop, NZ), Head first for Leander (a heavily butchered piece of mine in the Telegraph, UK - please note I do know Hodgey has left Oxford, but my bloody sub-editor doesn't), Party turns into chaos (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), No charges over balcony fall (Townsville Bulletin, Australia), Humboldt State claims home regatta title (Times-Standard, USA), HSU claims title at the Blue Heron Regatta (Eureka Reporter, USA), National team rowers told to shape up (Jakarta Post, Indonesia), Leander I wins Head of the River (BBC Sport, UK), Vikings crew on schedule to defend national title (Bellingham Herald, USA), 25.03.78 - Cambridge get that sinking feeling (Mark Horton in the Guardian, UK), Evers-Swindell sister help stop bullies (Stuff, NZ), Mic Mac crew to compete in prestigious race in England (Chronicle Herald, Canada). As usual I don't list the many in-house reports on (mostly US) university and school websites - see Row2k for those.
23rd March: Canoe labor (Tuscaloos News, USA), City training police divers to improve river security (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), LA river rowing team hits rock bottom (LaLa Times, USA, nb satire), World champs take out monthly titles (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), Mining for Oars (Metroactive Movies, uSA, one of the better reviews of gay German rowing film 'Summer Storm'), Women keep their Heads (icCheshire Online, UK), 'From A Distance' (The Age, Australia), Missing rower's body found (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Safety is goal of mass gathering law (Albany Times Union, USA), Funkshion's man of style (Miami Herald, USA, about former oarsman Aleksander Sale Stojanovic), Art auction for rowing clubs (Newstalk ZB, NZ).
21st March: A desperate bit of news from New Zealand: 75-year-old Peter Thomas Munson of Aromoho Wanganui RC had some kind of seizure while single sculling and is still missing. Articles: Man feared drowned on Whanganui (Newstalk ZB), Elderly rower missing in river (Wanganui Chronicle), 'Nice guy' rowing veteran still missing (WC again), Teens heroes of river drama (ditto).
21st March more - Defence in good hands (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Strokes put on show at Battle of Bay (Alameda Times-Star, USA), Gold medals make the hard work worthwhile (Daily Post, NZ), Sculler take NI title (Auckland Times Online, NZ), Rowing crew wins river race (Whitby Today, UK), UW youngsters win 105th annual race (Seattle Post Intelligencer, USA), Cover model a fit choice (Warrnambool Standard, Australia). And it looks as if Tim Foster's been earning his keep helping the Commonwealth swimmers (Times, UK).
20th March: Man with the golden oars making for Canadian shores, Redgrave rower is locked up for fight, Harsh reality of being a loser (Australian, AUS), LHS crew teams hope fund-raiser keeps them afloat with new boats (Lowell Sun, USA), Endurance sports prepare me better for the business world: Bhavik Ghandi (Financial Express, India), Panel may be formed to oversee lake use (Chicago Tribune, USA), Dream come true (Brockville Recorder and Times, Canada), Rower putting in the big miles (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Strokes win openers (Contra Costa Times, USA), North Rockland crew team stuck on dry land (The Journal News, USA), HBRA, HSU to host Blue Heron Sprints (Eureka Reporter, USA), Redgrave backs online scheme to fight obesity (Telegraph, UK), Boys' efforts are oarsome (Sutton Borough Guardian, UK), Soldiers on ocean wave (icLiverpool, UK), Marlow scullers use their heads (Maidenhead Advertiser, UK), Event returns to familiar roots (Augusta Chronicle, USA), Body found at marina (Knoxville News Sentinel, USA), Rowing club plants roots (ditto), Finally, a lake for Palmerston North (Scoop, NZ), Approval sought for Aokautere lake (Manawatu Standard, NZ), Rowing champs more costly (Newstalk ZB, NZ), Twins tops on water (Auckland Times, NZ), Roz hailed as phenomenal woman (Antigua Sun, Antigua and Barbuda), Oar-some task (icHuddersfield, UK), Beijing to build largest forest park around Olympic water sports venue (Noticias, Spain), Kiwi rower complains of selection bias (Xtra News, NZ), Rower eyes a place at world titles (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), Amit, Harish elected (Lucknow Newsline, India), Row, row, row your....erg? (Vermilion Standard, Canada), Muscle added to river project (Townsville Bulletin, Australia), Brit's solo rowing success (The Sun, UK), Marina District, arena to share in state funds (Toledo Blade, USA), World number two honoured in boat naming ceremony (Bucks Free Press, UK), Oarswoman celebrates epic voyage (BBC News, UK), Win puts pair in good heart for big event (Wrexham Evening Leader, UK), Rescued rowers plan to try again (ABC News, USA), GGHS rowers strike gold (Gisborne Herald, NZ), DeFrantz honored by NCAA (Connecticut College, USA), Bronze for College in rowing titles (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Film production company to partner with Gay Rowing Federation (Out in America, USA), NZ bid for world champs rowing on track (Xtra News, NZ) and a big fuss in Australia (syndicated) about Sydney Olympic venues including the Penrith rowing course still swallowing money.
13th March: Summer Storm (MovieWeb, a review, USA), NZ bid for World Rowing Champs on track (Xtra News, NZ), Vics put foot down (Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia), Tassie rowers perform (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Volunteers take to local waterways for cleanup (Louisville Courier-Journal, USA), Victoria wins Kings Cup (ABC Regional Online, Australia), Victoria triumphs in rowing champs (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), Wanted: a few good rowers for club (CantonRep, USA), Ginn wins another national title (syndicated, Australia).
10th March: It was officially announced yesterday that Oxford University (UK) have switched their coxes round, so that ex-Imperial College coxswain Seb Pearce will steer the Blue Boat and Nick Brodie Isis. This is since the crew announcement on Monday when Brodie was named, and follows "a period of extensive assessment" of both coxes. Snippets in most broadsheets (drowning any chance of the Schools' Head being reported) and Oxford drop cox in the Guardian (Martin Cross). Other news - Alamieyesiegha grounds rowing federation (This Day, Nigeria), Murray grabs rowing gold (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), Women's eight returns (Stuff, NZ), Runcorn break their duck in spring race (icCheshire Online, UK), Robbins malfunctions - but makes final (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia), Gentle Giant's O'Toole wins 'major deal' has-beens race (Somerville Journal, USA), Alden Ocean Shell Association opens its membership to all recreational sliding seat rowers (Row2k, USA), Former Olympic Gold medallist rowers offer business heads top tips on mental toughness (Online Recruitment, UK).
9th March - Crystal Lake gives OK to Gay Games (syndicated, USA), Rowers named to elite squad (NZ City, NZ), Squad of 25 named for world rowing (Newstalk ZB, NZ), Robbins through to double sculls final (ABC Online, Australia), Fifty-year wait for beer (a neat mention of James Tomkins in the Herald Sun, Australia), Festival embarrassment as algal bloom forces Torrens' closure (ABC Online, Australia), NZ not disadvantaged in bid for rowing world champs (Stuff, NZ), Bulgarian woman rower banned for 2 years due to doping (syndicated, China), Lay-down Sally vows no repeat (Border Mail, Australia), Stanley scores coxless medal (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), Langley High School rowers work hard for their money (Times Community, USA), Two Berwick crews open season on the Tyne (Berwick Today, UK), Gay Games win 2nd vote on rowing contest (syndicated, global), Bulgarian lady rower busted with doping, banned for 2 years (syndicated, Bulgaria), 'Never again' (icCheshire Online, UK), Allen's silver lining (Woking News and Mail, UK), Rowing an ocean while watching movies (I-Newswire, USA), Robbins row pledge (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia), Ros na Run star takes to the sea (Galway Independent, Ireland), Two Cities Boat Race (BYM News, Spain), It sure beats sea water (Mid Sussex Today, UK).
8th March - Robbins refuses to be drawn on collapse (ABC Online, Australia), Robbins confident of future (syndicated, Australia), I want to row at Beijing Game: Lay Down Sally (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia). Enough already?!
7th March: Boat Race links - France in university challenge (icHuddersfield, UK), Battle lines drawn for an English institution (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), France's Ripoll leads foreign Boat Race invasion (Martin Cross, Guardian), a full feature from Row2k, World not big enough for pedigree university crews (Mike Rosewell, The Times). I can't find an Independent link from Chris Dodd. Other news - Rowing officials to assess NZ world championships bid (Stuff, NZ), Waterless row record set (The Sun, UK), Rowing club sponsors third-annual ergathon (UM Maneater, USA), SA siblings triumph (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia), Crystal Lake to revisit Gay Games vote (syndicated, USA), Sally Robbins in painful comeback (Melbourne Herald, USA), School rowers claim indoor record (icWales, UK), Robbins has mixed fortunes (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), Pilot backs away from burn death (syndicated, Australia), Hobart sculler records come-from-behind victory (ABC Regional Online, Australia), Ultimate spirit of adventure (Yorkshire Post, UK).
6th March: Lents bumps in Cambridge - Claire cornered in bid to retain title and Clare turn it on to knock Caius hopes of the double (Cambridge Evening News, UK). Other headlines - Cantabrigian feel warmed by narrow success (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Sally lays it all on the line (syndicated, Australia), Dazzling Dana puts Sally in the shade (Mercury, Australia), Sally Robbins goes solo (Melbourne Herald, Australia), Tamar takes first-day honours (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), James set for Cambridge crew (icWales, UK), Axe attacker was a Taliban (Chronicle Herald, Canada, about the attack on former rower Capt Trevor Greene), Lake Wendouree gets new lease of life (Nineman, Australia), Drip feed to give Lake Wendouree a chance (Age, Australia), Rowers seek national selection (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Through ice and snow, they row (Boston Globe, USA), Expensive pastimes of the young (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Chicago suburb to 'rethink' Gay Games snub (365Gay.com, USA), River of pain as the girls dip their oars (Age, Australia).
3rd March Late UK newsflash - Cracknell's Olympic medals stolen (BBC News, UK). Poor thing. I hope they weren't at home when the burglar broke in, and that someone manages to help get everything back.
3rd March: what a headline - 'This is a dangerous boat race.... you may die' (The Times, UK). It's a description of the Ultimate Florida Challenge, mostly accomplished in canoes, kayaks and other small water-craft. Boat Race features: Ripoll makes ripples in Boat Race history (John Goodbody, Times Online, UK), Williams in good shape to make victory child's play (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), Old foes join forces in litter fight (Community Newswire, UK). Other news - 'Lay down Sally' back in competition (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia), Teen sold stolen goods on eBay (Norfolk Eastern Daily Press, UK), Suburban park district rejects Gay Games (WQAD, USA), Suburb debates hosting Gay Games event (Standard-Speaker, USA), Romero set for cycling switch (Martin Cross, The Guardian, UK), Celebrities gear up for race day (Gulf Daily News, Bahrain), Traditional Irish rowboats built to race along the East Coast (syndicated, Ireland), International delegates to inspect river (NZ City, New Zealand), Pushing it to the limit (Weston Town Crier, USA), Hero fears free parks access will lead to rise in drownings (Glasgow Evening Times, UK), An oar-some boat party (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Crew team will row for money (Grand Rapids Press, USA), Hollister takes over as North Harbour boss (Stuff, NZ), Lithuania elects rowing's Raslanas (World Rowing), CRASH test (Daily Free Press, USA), Double success for rowing pair (Norwich Evening News, UK), Women's crew aims to repeat '05 feat (Boston Globe, USA), Race reward (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), 'Disaster' hits local regatta row hope (Geelong Advertiser, Australia), California explorer to attempt ocean row from Chatham this summer (Cape Cod Chronicle, USA), No pain, no gain at triathlon (News Shopper, UK), Rower breaks silence on Olympic collapse (Seven, Australia), Seattle rowers aim for England (Seattle Post Intelligencer, UK), Local center provides coaching for all levels of rowers, scullers (Palm Beach Post, USA), Sally fit and raring to race (syndicated, Australia).
FEBRUARY 2006 27th February: Women's four shine at nationals (Northern Advocate, NZ), Memories of Turin (about Marnie McBean in the Toronto Star, Canada), Five out of five for Drysdale (New Zealand Herald, NZ), HB crews enjoy golden hour at nationals (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), Title winners leave rowing world champs in wake (Stuff, NZ), Lake glimmers for regatta (Canberra Times, Australia), Massive field set for Australian Rowing Championships (Rudern1, Germany), Olympic training hopes drying up (Ballarat Courier, Australia), Power shift in rowing (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Doing what's right (Asbury Park Press, USA), Sylvania woman struck by car at Ohio State in October dies (Toledo Blade, USA), Sparc revamp not too bright (NZ Herald, NZ), Cheque this move out at Capital gym (Edinburgh News, Scotland), River hero's own mission of mercy (a feature on George Parsonage in the Sunday Times, UK), Rags to riches in their fashion (Sunday Tasmanian, Australia), Top day for Drysdale (NZ City, NZ), Hellstrom & O'Neill win (Newstalk ZB, NZ), Row, row, row your boat (the prize for the most original headline of the year (not) goes to the Globe and Mail, Canada), No surprises at rowing champs (Xtra News, NZ), Students to make a splash in bid for championship points (Canberra Times, Australia), Recreating the voyage of St Columba around the Scottish coast in 563 (Independent, UK), Devon rower conquers Atlantic Ocean (Edmonton Journal, Canada).
24th February - Crawford our best, inspiring lesson (Barney Williams in the Toronto Star, Canada, on the Winter Olympics), Seals may have entered river to chase salmon (icLiverpool, UK), Rowers hit chop before nationals (Northern Advocate, New Zealand), Evers-Swindells twins beaten (Newstalk ZB, NZ), LCKC neighborhood meeting airs concern (Access North Georgia, USA), Junior the fastest qualifier (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Intrepid rowers complete Atlantic odyssey (syndicated, Ireland), What's so great about Oyster Bay Harbor? (a paean of praise from locals including rowers, Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot, USA), Brittingham boathouse moves down the shore (Capital Times, USA), Yorktown crew rows for charity (Arlington Connection, USA), Chester eight head top class Trent race (Chester Evening Leader, UK), Wind problem at rowing nationals (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Awards to honour disabled athletes (Community Newswire, UK).
23rd February - Tragic oarsman's kin sue over death crash (New York Post, USA), with potentially serious consequences for rowing associations and clubs if it is upheld. Other headlines: Oarsman abandons Antarctica bid (BBC News, UK), Sophomore excelling in nontraditional sport (Daily Pennsylvanian, USA), Portage Lakes club adds rowing craft (Akron Beacon Journal, USA), Drysdale safely through (TVNZ, New Zealand), Gentle giant equal to size of ambition (Times Online, UK), World champion helps Southern into eights final (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Boathouse on the move (WMTV, USA), Lack's tough task to make the final (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), Rowers shine at Head of the Harbour (Auckland Times, NZ), Toad's travels go multicultural (National Grid for Learning, UK), Brooklyn man prepares for trans-Atlantic journey (Epoch Times, USA), Indoor event a master stroke (icCheshireOnline, UK), Aramoho on target (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Edinburgh University to hold first regatta (Edinburgh Evening News, UK).
22nd February: Boat Race returns to Saturday (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), Twaddle behind Bridgewater (Newstalk ZB, New Zealand - love the headline), Rowing to sex up national championships (Radio New Zealand, NZ - and that one), Gay Games seek Chicago area rowing venue (syndicated, USA), Climbing holiday ends in tragedy (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Housing fight goes on, say campaigners (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Long on comeback trail (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), Cruisey day at Karapiro (Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand), Interceltic Watersports Festival set for Cornwall in July (Global Surf News, UK), Coach blasts tournament changes (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Powering on (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), World champs perform extra role (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), Rowing says it's time to take another step up (Radio New Zealand, NZ - do these Kiwis ever stop writing about the sport?!), £50,000 shortfall for water sports project (icBirmingham, UK), Fickle South Atlantic nothing to mess with (Falkland Islands News Network, Falkland Islands), German driver fined over crash that killed Amy Gillett (Nineman, Australia), St. Andrew's win Buffalo Regatta (Herald Eastern Cape, South Africa), Neots crews enjoy swift start (Hunts Post, UK). And a bit relevant to rowing in the RYA News (UK).
21st February - Couple die together on frozen mountain (The Times, UK) and Couple freeze to death on mountain (Telegraph, UK).
20th February - Olympic world turns with ever less American influence (Boston Globe, USA), Winter races - and the races of man (VDare.com, USA, is it the nerd in us that makes us row?), Sajee Thomas, China Mastan win double sculls (Hindu, India), They're going rowing (Topeka Capital Journal, USA), Investing in gold (Toronto Star, Canada), 1 man, 1 boat and 3450 miles of sea (Indian Express, India), Rowing revels in limelight (Radio New Zealand, NZ), Crunch time for oval financing (Richmond Review, Canada), Sally back on board (Sunday Times, Australia), 'Lay down' Sally's coming back (Queensland Sunday Mail, Australia), Double for Orissa and Services (WebIndia123, India), Second failure in Antarctic quest (BBC News, UK), Boathouse built for the Bulldogs is soon to bow out (New York Times, USA).
19th February - Geoff strikes gold at the Velodrome (Harrogate Today, UK), Neil Entwistle - model pupil (Worksop Guardian, UK), 'I'll carry on rowing, just not that far again (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), Going head to head (icCheshire Online, UK), College boats vandalised by revellers (Oxford Student, UK), She's back (Daily Telegraph, Australia), Rower stars alongside Joan Collins (Devon 24, UK), Colleges perform well in preparation for Torpids (Oxford Student, UK), Valentine's across the ocean seas (Richmond and Twickenham Times, UK), Bhavik eyes world record in ocean rowing (New Kerala, India), Wilmington's council OKs history project (News Journal, USA), Rowing his way onto the front of the phone book (ABC Regional Online, Australia), We're nearly at the end of the row (Bedford Today, UK), Claire shows pulling power (Herts 24, UK), School rowers face safety courses (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia).
14th February - Rowers 'in breach' when hit by CityCat (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), CityCat pilot tuned out before crash (Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia), Calling hours to be held for former crew coach Robert Tallman (Ithaca Bombers, USA), Atlantic rower's boat tossed around by huge waves (News & Star, UK), TAC brings rowing to more schools (Tallahassee.com, USA), Big names line up for Sport Accord (Matt Smith off to Seoul in April, Korea Times), Itching to don that Red Coat (Hawke's Bay Today, New Zealand), Upset mate tells of Kori's last swim (not about rowing directly, but about a stretch used by rowing clubs, Stuff, NZ).
13th February - Fantastic voyage (Greenock Telegraph, UK), Hampton Roads erg pull (Virginian Pilot, USA), Dutch mount rowing threat (Stuff, New Zealand), Dutch bid to host 2010 world championships (New Zealand Herald, NZ), A career beyond the Olympics now made possible (Scoop, New Zealand), Evers-Swindells' winning streak ends (New Zealand Herald, NZ, but note it wasn't in a double - that would be news!), Women's crew among those that set their sights ahead, not back (Portsmouth Herald News, USA), Evers-Swindells knocked off top spot (Xtra News, NZ), Australia supports NZ bid to host rowing champs (Radio New Zealand, NZ), His goal is to bring rowing to the masses (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA), National Rowing Championship from Feb 14 (Web India, India), John picks the moment (Guernsey Weekly News, UK), Back at the oars (Globe and Mail, Canada), Mass set Feb 11 for Thomas M Ellis (UDaily, USA), Health promotion minister announces funding (Thunder Bay's Source, Canada), Kings of the river (icChester Online, UK), Athlone rowers win in Limerick (Westmeath Independent, Ireland), Community mourns tragic Kayleigh (15) (The Kerryman, Ireland, subscription only), Kenya to host championships (KBC, Kenya), Mr Boat Club wins ARA's prestigious medal of merit (icBerkshire, UK), Atlantic crossing true test for woman (Edmonton Journal, Canada), Wind in his sails (Business Standard, India), Purdue crew plans row-a-thon to raise funds for LUM (Courier-Journal, USA), Water environment boost before 2008 Games (Xinhua, China), Ron to the rescue in ocean race (Cumberland News, UK), Loopholes in Olympics drug policy big enough to ski through (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA, a fascinating rant from people in the know), Three-time Olympic gold medallist (Town Crier, Canada).
12th February: JC's finally confirmed he's giving up for good - 'Why I decided to end glorious career' (James Cracknell, Telegraph), yesterday (UK). Plus a bit on BBC News, and there's a (not online) piece in today's Mail on Sunday. Nice Valentine's Day present for Bev.
9th February - Anything possible at Buffalo Regatta (Go! South Africa), Crews train hard to extract vital seconds (Northern Advocate, New Zealand), DHC to try to muster crew team (Montana Kaimin Online, USA), Sports Council overhaul grant aid shareout (syndicated, Ireland), U.S. role in IOC at stake in elections (ESPN, USA), Erg part of larger national race (Oak Bay News, Canada), Rowers avoid making waves (Oak Bay News, Canada), Golden crew! (Scarborough Today, UK), Rowing NZ announces sponsorship deal (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Regional council reviews safety rules for Lake Ruataniwha (Stuff, New Zealand), Heartache of Atlantic rower as uncle loses cancer fight (syndicated, Scotland), Get rowing: Pull yourself into shape (Pittsburgh Post Gazette, USA), Is it a bike? Is it a row boat? No, it's a row bike (Daily Post, New Zealand), Even in sport, you get what you pay for (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), Banklink sponsorship launch (Scoop, NZ), Hunt and Gilbert strike gold for City (Peterborough Today, UK).
7th February - Utility to clean up Newburgh site (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), Sports icons to race in Bahrain (Home of Sport, UK - what's the betting Mr Competitive will do his damndest to win that one...?), Rowers raise awareness, money for local charity (Kansas State Collegian, USA), Prepared to fight for our team! (UNH New Hampshire, USA), Retired Dunedin builder Marinus Boom sets world records in 75-plus age group at New Zealand Masters Games (TMCnet, New Zealand), Becker for F1 celebrity race (Gulf Daily News, Bahrain, more on the sleb-grand-prix), Three more boats finish the Atlantic Rowing Race 2005 (BYM News, Spain), Notification of rule amendment - Atlantic Ocean Rowing crossing line (BYM News, Spain), Lahey prepares for Australian champs (Sunshine Coast Daily, Australia), Mission accomplished (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), All Relative up for sale (Sidmouth Herald, UK).
6th February - Drastic action to save river life as Thames flows critically low (Observer, UK), Holly City Regatta back April 15 (Bridgeton News, USA), A slow, solo crossing of the Atlantic is one man's response to the AIDS crisis (New York Times, USA), Crew club, ministries organize Row-a-Thon (Purdue Exponent, USA), Athletes' hunger to win fuels eating disorders (USA Today, USA), Indoor rowing competition hits Elkhart (WNDU-TV, USA), Olympic dream a step closer for Chambers (Student Direct, UK), Strichen trades one stroke for another (Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand), Rowing's boat comes in (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Swathy shines (News Today, India), Life is but a dream (Jacksonville Daily News, USA), Lake Club wins Willingdon Trophy (Hindu, India), Intrepid hero sunk by one stock. Would you BowLeven it? (Scotsman, USA), One oar-some Atlantic row (Sunday Times, UK), 'I've rowed the Atlantic. There's only one challenge left - let's get married' (Ben Fogle gossip in the Times, UK), Wind storms hit BC (Global National, Canada), Wright would have liked boathouse project (Buffalo News, USA), Boathouse decision must respect park area (Georgetown University The Hoya, USA), Pushing the boat out for charity (Wandsworth Guardian, UK), Taxpayers dip into state coffers (Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia), Youngest Atlantic rowers make history (Antigua Sun, Antigua), Cycling, rowing winners at the State awards (Tasmania Examiner, Australia), GetGoing Mid-Atlantic sprints (Washington Post, USA), Reserves: Tim Bradbury (News & Star, UK), New bid to beat river litter (Community Newswire, UK), A difficult dance of power, precision (Orlando Sentinel, USA), Row for Humanity to benefit local organizations (Kansas State Collegian, USA), Game on for Olympics (icNorthWales, UK), Mitchell grad finds new love in rowing (Times-Mail, USA), Madras Boat Club upsets Karachi team (NewKerala, India), Griffin is crowned Kerry's supreme sports star of 2005 (The Kingdom, Ireland), Photographer completes £1m rowing cahllenge (Totally Jewish, UK).
2nd February - Friends of Neil paint a different picture (syndicated, USA), Former Gov. Sam Goddard dies at 86 (Arizona Republic, USA), Madras Boat Club 'B' in final (Hindu, India), Toronto's Olympic spirit burns all year round (Marnie McBean's latest project, Business Edge, Canada), Madras junior girls storm into finals (WebIndia, India), Henley? You're having a Raff (the latest news on Redgrave's Liverpool 8 from the Northwich Chronicle, UK, with a particularly amusing last paragraph), Facing deficit, UNH cuts 4 sports (Concord Monitor, USA, very bad news indeed), Rower's tears of joy at long journey's end (Scotsman, UK), Women's body found in lake (Peterborough Evening Telegraph, UK), Lottery has raised more than £7million for Olympics (24Dash.com, UK), Windsurfers take on rowers - at rowing (RYA, UK), Top rowers for ARAE regatta (Hindu, India), A Victorious hundred years of rowing (South African Star, South Africa), Dutchman to coach RI rowers (Jakarta Post, Indonesia), Boat takes itself out for a spin (New Zealand Herald, not really rowing but a relevant story for coaches...), Christchurch misses the boat (Newstalk ZB, New Zealand). And in this Guardian article (UK), the columnist suggests "Rowing is a sport of blubbers, apart from Steve Redgrave, of course..."
JANUARY 2006 31st January - Rowing demands action on wood (Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand), Another Atlantic crossing for Martha II (Tenerife News, Spain), Dench annoyed her riverboat row was cut (Contactmusic.com, UK), Rowing boats written off (icWales, UK), Rachel Entwistle is recalled as engaging (Boston Globe, USA), Ramona hoops star rows her way to college (North County Times, USA), Aramoho crews clean up at Karapiro (Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand), Atlantic rowers finally set off (News & Star, UK), Stormy seas batter rowers (Edmonton Sun, Canada), Meridian Energy empowers rowers to succeed (Scoop, New Zealand), NZ rowers look strong (Newstalk ZB, NZ), World champs shine at Karapiro (NZ Herald), Three rowers qualify for world indoor championships at Ergomania (Row2k.com, USA), UM students find long-lost racing boat, now looking for a buyer (Billings Gazette, USA), Rower in terrifying shark ordeal (icWales, UK), Why not here? (Northwest Herald, USA), Pass the portfolio: my ocean odyssey ends in triumph (Scotland on Sunday, UK).
28th January: Storm in a waterbottle? Here is the BBC's piece Fury at 'favouritism' for Fogle. A fascinating story - A women's rowing legend: Strachan led way to female involvement in sport (Exeter News-Letter, USA). Other stories - Pilling finds quay to success (cute headline from the Rochdale Observer, UK), Solo rower's triumph (Daily Record, Scotland, about stockbroker Leven Brown completing Columbus' route across the Atlantic), "Send 2012 Olympic rowers to train here" (Peterborough Evening Telegraph, UK), Scot completes 5000-mile feat (Scotsman, UK), Long-serving GP to head for the hills (Daily Post, New Zealand).
27th January - $1.3million in grants announced to support Hudson River Estuary (Mid-Hudson News, USA), Rowing exercises help strengthen the back (Marco Island Sun-Times, USA - no kidding?), There's no need to feel isolated (Euro Weekly News, Spain), Cracknell's incredible journey (BBC News, UK), From ecstasy to exhaustion (Devon 24, UK), 100 per cent for top student (Daily Post, New Zealand), Cooper River is a rowing mecca (Cherry Hill Courier Post, USA), Rowing NZ confirms bid (Newswire, NZ), Man hunted over murder of family 'is back in UK' (TMCnet, UK, a rowing connection to one of the saddest of current news stories), Editorial comment, Jan 27th (Ashburton Guardian, New Zealand), Ecological pair row across Atlantic (CBC Toronto, Canada), Sagamore soundings (Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot, USA), Atlantic rowing bid is delayed by gales (News and Star, UK), Dropping dangerously (CSTV, USA), Zoners approve river access project (Hub Red Bank, USA), Bon voyage to Tim and Mick (News and Star, UK), Dowling crew team rows for a cure (Suffolk Life Newspapers, USA), Sports venues plentiful for run at Olympics (Rockford Register, USA).
24th January: In the Virginia Pilot (USA), 'A little friendship, a little rowing, a lot of rewards' - page one, and page two.
19th January - New complex coming to Riverfront (News Journal, USA), Rowing team awaits new training room (Minnesota Daily, USA), Boathouse spurs public-versus-private debate (Tufts Daily, USA), Mercer Lake will host NCAA women's rowing championships (philly.com, USA), 'Roar like train and we were tumbling', say transatlantic rowers (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Don't let the cox get wet socks (until we win) (Daily Post, New Zealand), Transatlantic rowers hope to salvage boat (Stuff, New Zealand), 'It would be unbelievable to row for my country' (Bucks Free Press, UK), Atlantic row (Guernsey Weekly Press, Guernsey), An Olympic hero: Rantz made the most of life, from farm fields of Sequim to Olym (Sequim Gazette, USA), Leaders dedicate $3.5M boathouse to rowing future (NewsOK, USA), Rhein Main E-CUP erg challenge (Rudern1, Germany), German team in Majorca (Rudern1, Germany).
18th January - Rowers plucked from Atlantic (Edmonton Sun, Canada), Plainfield woman recalls ocean ordeal (Joliet Herald News, USA), Plainfield rower recovering after ordeal in ocean (Aurora Beacon News, USA), One man with an eye on the big scene (Toronto Star, Canada, about Rowing Canada head John Carmichael), NZ crew philosophical about early Atlantic exit (TMCnet, global), Alum raises concern regarding race's safety (Purdue Exponent, USA), A whole Hugh me (Glasgow Daily Record, UK, a profile of ex-boatie and now Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie), UT Administration for further beautification of Sukhana Lake (NewKerala.com, India), 22 rowers proposes for Doha Asiad (Jakarta Post, Indonesia), Rescued rowers' mixed emotions (NZ City, New Zealand), Novice sailors rescue Atlantic rowing pair (Scotsman, UK), Miraculous medals credited with saving rowers (not surprisingly from a Catholic organ called The Universe, UK), RP rowers start training for Asiad, Olympics (Tempo, Philippines), Rowers welcome new coach (Viet Nam News, Vietnam), Race crew rescued (The Sun, UK), Urgent action is needed to make the Yarra safe (The Age, Australia), Colin Yeates rescued in circum-Antarctica attempt (SARTMA, Falkland Islands), Yeates will try again (ditto), Rowers bashed, bruised and out of the race (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Romania's 2005 top athletes awarded at Sports Gala (Bucharest Daily News, Romania), Couple rows 300 miles for Habitat (Georgetown Times, USA), Robbins back on the water (syndicated, Australia), Wanganui today, Olympics tomorrow (Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand), Demi film sets scene for tourism (icNorthWales, UK, including a quick plug for rowing).
16th January: The Australian Institute of Sport is putting the brakes on - It's no more Mr Nice Guy as Australia blocks sport brain drain (Saturday's Times, UK). Other headlines - Rowers 'feared for their lives' (syndicated, New Zealand, as Tara Remington and Iain Rudkin are rescued), Shark attack may have played role in rowers' rescue (Stuff, New Zealand), Irish rowers rescued in mid-Atlantic (Emigrant Online, Ireland, a rehash of the Towey/Lewis story), Irish rowers Towey and Lewis touch down in Dublin (syndicated, Ireland), Norwich attempting to nurture boating in harbors and rivers (The Day, USA), Rowers trek to Gotham in mall (Poughkeepsie Journal, USA), A miraculous escape - thanks to training and luck (Unison, Ireland), Huge sacrifices made with no show of self-importance (Unison, Ireland), Row over river clean-up cash (The Age, Australia), Bare Claire's Atlantic challenge (Bedford Today, UK), Paddling centre gliding forward (Salmon Arm Observer, Canada), Ben Fogle: Action man (Independent, UK), 300 rowers to compete in our oldest regatta (Wodonga Border Mail, Australia), Backers buoy boathouse (Buffalo News, USA), 'The boat tilted so far back, I was staring at the stars' (Telegraph, UK), Torrents of human waste pouring into a sick Yarra (The Age, Australia). And here's something I've been looking for - remember me saying I thought James Cracknell had issued some kind of challenge? Well it wasn't Crackers, it was Pinsent - Come run with me (The Times, UK).
13th January - World champion rower back down-under (NZ City, New Zealand), Funds poured into Yarra River clean-up (syndicated, Australia), Perkins releases ambitious 5-year plan (Lawrence Journal World, USA), Penguin News update (Merco Press, Uruguay), Temple perfect cure for injury (Sudbury Today, UK), Alert plan for Lake Hamilton (Warrnambool Standard, Australia), Turn your living room into the Tour de France (USA Today, USA), Key sugar sweetens athletic performance (syndicated, USA), Kickemuit boat builders taking on their first preservation project (Bristol Phoenix, USA), Row, row, row your boat (Liverpool Echo, UK, and winning this week's prize for the most original headline - NOT), Lost Coast TSCA launches first 'mess about' of 2006 (Mendocino Beacon, USA), Skibb oarsmen win again (Southern Star, Ireland), Gentle Giantess is Miss August (Cambridge Chronicle, August).
12th January: Feature writer Andrew Baker's been copying Andrew Longmore and getting the glamorous assignments to cover the British rowing squad - No glitz as rowers take to the hills up St. Moritz way (Telegraph, UK). Also in the press, Plagued by poverty, champion rower seeks job (syndicated, India), Tragedy averted (Narooma News, Australia, about hyponatraemia, the relatively rare opposite condition to dehydration), Tomkins vows to book Olympic spot (syndicated, Australia), Early Feb. finish in prospect (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK).
11th January - Winter exercisers move indoors (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, USA, including a picture of one of the biggest indoor rowing tanks I've ever seen), Boathouse seeking new restaurant tenant (Knoxville News, USA), Abbotts turn to rowing (Brampton Guardian, Canada), Yeates to set off despite seasonal dangers (South Atlantic Remote Territories Media Association, Falkland Islands, an interview with a lunatic planning to row around Antarctica), Rowers tell of Atlantic voyage (Antigua Sun, Antigua & Barbados), The Oarsome rower (Tenerife News, Canary Islands, Spain), Program will unlock Olympic mysteries (Vancouver Sun, Canada, with a brief mention of Croker oars' phenomenal success), The Insider (Times Online, UK), Forget popularity contests, coaches need to crack whips to get results (Guardian, UK), James hopes to turn the tide on Oxford (Chester Evening Leader, UK), SEA Games coaches to get cash awards today (Manila Bulletin, Philippines), Strong winds hit city rower's Atlantic hopes (Edinburgh Evening News, UK), Vision of Lake Brazos dam historic (Waco Tribune Herald, USA), Two men in a cow (The Lawyer, UK).
9th January: Atlantic Rowing Race press links - Oarsmen rescued from life raft (syndicated globally), Victory splash for ocean rowers (BBC News, UK), Irish rowers rescued from the Atlantic (syndicated, Ireland), Coast Guard helps rescue rowboat crew (Daily Press, USA), Rowers well after boat capsized (RTE, Ireland), Brits set new Atlantic record (News24, South Africa), Miracle rescue of rowers after boat capsized in Atlantic (Irish Independent, Ireland), Brits set record for rowing across the Atlantic in 39 days (syndicated, Canada), Stay warm in the drink (Scotsman, UK), Devon rowers set Atlantic record (BBC Sport, UK), Oars across the ocean (Beacon News, USA), First transatlantic row boater arrives (Sun Weekend, Antigua & Barbados), 'Our bums are sore, our teeth are manky, but we're ahead' (Telegraph, UK). Non-Atlantic race press links - Di Santo is eager to get out on river (Philly.com, USA), Atlantic oarsman survives lightning storms (Herald, Scotland, about Leven Brown), Goose cooked but I'll try to pick BowLeven's bones (Scotland on Sunday, same subject), Oar Bobby honoured (Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland), Twelve [to watch] for 2012 (Peter Reed getting top billing in the Guardian's pick of upcoming athletes, UK), Where medals are made (Andrew Longmore in the Sunday Times, UK), Vikings rule coast to coast (Canberra Times, Australia), Screeching in the New Year (Portsmouth Herald News, USA), Messing about with a boat classic (last story, Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland), World offshore event heading to Guernsey (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), Making waves at W&M (Virginia Gazette, USA), Stormy encounters (Globe and Mail, Canada, about another non-racing Atlantic duo), High hopes from high altitude training at Falls (Wodonga Border Mail, Australia), Mallard discusses his role in NZ's sporting successes (NZ Herald, New Zealand), Race for Pudding (icCheshire Online, UK), Youth rowing (Contra Costa Times, USA), National rowing coach Morrow to speak in city (Hamilton Mountain News, Canada), Top-level backing for Hall of Fame (Wanganui Chronicle, New Zealand), Coach's legacy: live well, live right (Greensboro News Record, USA), GV crew ahead of Purdue for first time (Grand Valley Lanthorn, USA).
5th January - a piece about 'Three Men In A Boat' on TV
3rd January (today) - Devon rowers eye Atlantic record (BBC News, UK), It's back up and rowing for 'lay down Sally' (The Australian, Australia), Waterford Boat Club excel at Irish juniors (Waterford News, Ireland), Bank of Scotland Marine Finance sponsors Atlantic Rowers (BYM press release, UK, and note that BYM's site tends to carry the latest stories from most of the crews), Club sails in to rescue school rowers (locally syndicated, UK), Soccer not alone in graveyard of lost sports (Bonesville, USA), Robert J. Meyer Sr., travel agent and rower, 84 (Phildelphia Inquirer, USA), New museum to celebrate '96 Olympics (Atlanta Business Chronicle, USA), KONI backs using foreign coaches in Asiad bid (Jakarta Post, Indonesia), Canberra crews cruise in the chop to show coastal competitors who's boss (Canberra Times, Australia, about the flamboyant sport of surfboat rowing). There was also a feature on GB sculler Alex Gregory in the Daily Mail (UK) yesterday, but not to be found online. And more headlines from the last couple of weeks (most recent first) - We used our paddles to rub their whiskers and it seemed to work... (icWales, UK), The wind has been taken from my sells but, I'm off to Trinidad (Levene Brown in the Scotland on Sunday, UK), Decision to lay down our oars proves worthwhile (Irish Independent, Ireland), Cash to clinch Olympic gold (Guardian, UK), New Year, new hopes (Chandigarh Newsline, India), It was almost unreal (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), Women to chart new course through Amazon (This is local London, UK), Row, row, row your boat (Irish Examiner, Ireland), The battle is on to be the first women's four (Guernsey Weekly Press, UK), Christmas Day was murder (James Cracknell in the Telegraph, UK), Bay Street supports Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust Fund (Malta Independent Online, Malta), China officials play down predictions of big medals haul (Malaysia Star, Malaysia), Rower makes splash (Jewish Chronicle, UK), Pulling together (Telegraph, UK), Surfs up: new challenges come in waves for former Olympian (Canberra Times, Australia), Major changes announced for Burnaby Lake area (Burnaby Newsleader, Canada), Plan to create additional water bodies in Chandigarh (WebIndia, India), Oarsman set for Antarctica quest (BBC News, UK), Dinner helps spread the Christmas cheer (Brockville Recorder and Times, Canada), Canal system changes urged (Albany Times Union, USA), Let's work together urges NZ legend (Hawke's Bay Today, New Zealand), Seeing double as twins take to water (Hawke's Bay Today, NZ), John Cooke passes (Row2k, USA), Griffin strokes his way to the history books (The Kingdom, Ireland), Rowing, a social life and 20 out of 20 in exams (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia), China expects 3 golds from 'water sports' in 2008 (People's Daily, China), Christmas challenge for NZ rowers in Atlantic Ocean (Radio New Zealand), Help clean up Tudor Creek (Daily Nation, Kenya, possibly subscription), Santa arrives by yacht (Globe and Mail, Canada), Shark attacks trans-Atlantic rowing boat (ESPN), Vets simply oarsome (icCheshire Online, UK), Steinhaus tours New Community Boathouse (Mid-Hudson News, USA), Coolest sports moments of the year (Toronto Star, Canada). New Year's Honours - Robert Platt, President of Bann Rowing Club in Coleraine (Northern Ireland), gaines an MBE in the list. A story from BBC News (UK).