ROWING - Fenemore wins medals at British Rowing Offshore Championships - The Rugby Observer

ROWING - Fenemore wins medals at British Rowing Offshore Championships

Rugby Editorial 8th Aug, 2023 Updated: 8th Aug, 2023   0

TIM Fenemore, from Rugby, won gold and bronze medals at the British Rowing Offshore Championships in Exmouth.

Fenemore won gold in the masters race after building a clear lead to finish more than four minutes ahead of the second-placed crew.

The Rugby rower was racing alongside Tony Burrows (Dover), Jon Osbourne (Eastbourne), Ricky Rouille (Jersey) and Cox Taye Le Monnier (Jersey) representing Coastal Barbarians B.

Fenemore said: “It was great to be able to compete at this level in your 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

“We hope to inspire more people to take part in physical activity in amazing outdoor locations on reservoirs, rivers and at the coast.

“Many thanks to everyone at Draycote Water Sailing Club, the Coastal Rowing Centre and all those who have supported the crew in training and preparation for the event.”

And Fenemore also won bronze in the open quad event in challenging conditions as crews battled strong winds and huge waves over the 6km course.

St Andrews took gold with Barbarians A winning silver with Fenemore and his crew settling for bronze as all three boats finished within 30 seconds of each other after half an hour of racing.

Fenemore trained at Draycote Water Sailing Club and at the Coastal Rowing Centre in Dorset in preparation for the event while the crew won gold at the Welsh Championships in June.

Sliding seat coastal rowing is a relatively new sport in the UK and is much more accessible than conventional rowing as the boats are more stable.

The sport is under consideration for incorporation into the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.


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