All openweight athletes trial for places in one of our two crews – the Blue Boat or our Reserve boat, Blondie.
Our Coaching Team make sure that every athlete has an individual training programme, with specific performance needs addressed. We deliver a high performance programme with focus on our small number of athletes: erg testing reduces the open-weight squad down to around 30 athletes at the beginning of term.
Openweights race at the British Championships, the Fullers Four’s Head in November, Trial VIII’s in December, Women’s Eights Head, BUCS Regatta, Henley Women’s Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta.
With fixtures against other clubs and universities an important part to our Boat Races build up, athletes benefit from a series of weekend visits to London to race.
During term-time, training sessions are scheduled so that they fit around the academic timetables of the squad.