YCRC are delighted to announce that five of our senior rowers have been selected to represent Team Newcastle in the inaugural British Rowing Power 8s sprint on Bristol Harbour on the 22nd July.
The sprint event will see teams from eight cities – Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Oxford – battle it out, head-to-head over 350m in a bid to be crowned Power8 Sprints champions. Racing will be televised on BT sport in head-to-head battles that will combine technical skill with raw power.
Rowing with team-mates from the north east in the blue of Team Newcastle, Helen Waller, Louise Hawkyard and Women’s Captain Sophy Nicholson will race in the stern of the women’s 8, and Club Captain Dan Lewis will stroke the men’s 8, backed up by Andy Wilkinson in the 2 seat.
Stay tuned for further updates via social media as our athletes take on this exciting new challenge!