Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Boston Rowing Marathon 16th Sept 2012 – Course Record Time Broken

Posted by Julie Paillin on Thursday, September 20, 2012,

Earlier in the year the two senior ladies from Devil’s Elbow Rowing Club (DERC) rowed in Plymouth for the Eddystone Lighthouse Challenge and met Anneke Elliott who was racing in their ladies crew as the forth crew member. Anneke was eager to race in the Boston Marathon too, and soon after arrangements were made to race together in a quad with Anneke’s friend Morag Van Niekirk.Plans were put in place, admittedly somewhat late in the day. The crew only found a willing coxwain, Guy Thomson (...


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Taster Session with Swim and Capsize Drill a Success

Posted by Julie Paillin on Thursday, September 13, 2012,
Tuesday 11th September saw the DERC first Taster Session and second Capsize Drill and Swim Test at Welbeck Defence College. 

25 potential members and new members took part in the 50m swim test using two different swim strokes, then completed the 5m under water swim followed by treading water for 2 minutes, all wearing light clothing on top of swim wear. 

The participants then went on to the capsize drill where they went straight into feet in no sculls. All successfully completed this. They then...
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