Issue 109 - June 1998
It's amazing how useful the Internet has become to rowers in the couple of years Webfoot has been published in Regatta. Planning your forthcoming events for this season may need a visit to the National Championships website, or the Henley Women's and Henley Royal sites. Reading Town and the Thames Valley regattas have a combined site with an email address for enquiries (not entries). Lots of club sites carry links to local information if you're staying overnight.
Got a sudden problem? The Rowing Service can announce urgent changes to your events if you send an email by the Friday evening before. Those clubs who had entries in for the cancelled Wallingford and Evesham regattas, check on rescheduling later this year. If you're off to Nottingham, Martin Saxon runs a results service for all the events on the Holme Pierrepont course and usually manages to get the page updated by the night of the regatta.
The results page for Regatta Online carries full listings for, amongst others, Northwich Head and Bedford Amateur, Marlow Spring, Poplar Spring and Birmingham regattas.
We have new email club contacts for Tees RC, Oxford Adaptive RowingDoncaster, Hexham RC and Dublin University. And clubs showing off their new websites online include Southampton Amateur RC, Cambridge '99, and Worcester RC. Remember that you can email for (free) help or advice setting up a club site.
For those still stuck on the ergs, the 1997-8 Concept II rankings are online in full. At the other end of the rowing spectrum they've been holding the World Pilot Gig championships in Scilly, with a website and related sea-rowing info. For students, the Rowing League (known for its occasional frivolity) is now running a forum page of serious discussion topics: university crews may find help here to solve their more unusual problems.
US website Rower's World now runs a service which lets you send a rowing e-postcard to a friend online - the pictures are US-centric but the idea's good. The recipient gets a message telling them to visit the site to "pick up" their picture-card. Doncaster RC have very kindly stuck a rowing screensaver for PC's on their website for bored surfers to play with, and if you know anyone who was in the first ever Linacre College Oxford eight, show them the picture here.
© Copyright Rachel Quarrell, 1997.
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