12 Sep CUWBC at the FISA World Rowing Championships, Gifu, Japan
CUWBC old girls at the World Rowing Championships have put in some very good performances. In the GB W4x, Sarah Winckless (President 1996/7 and Blue 1996-7) sculled to the Gold medal position with her team mates, edging out ahead of the German team containing the experienced Kathrin Boron, described by some as the German version of Steve Redgrave. All is looking promising as they start their campaign up to Beijing!
Jo Hammond (Lightweights 2001) finished 4th in the LW1x and Annie Vernon (Blue 2003) came 3rd in the B-final of W1x.
And not forgetting our very own Ron Needs who was out there coaching the GB W8+. A development crew consisting mainly of U23 and juniors it placed very well, coming 5th in the final, only a length behind the closely huddled first four crews.