The World's Rowing Magazine

Founded in 2014, Row360’s mission statement was to present rowing in a new light; to excite, invigorate and enlighten. Today we continue in our ruthless pursuit of that goal, publishing six issues a year in both print and digital format for readers around the world. Row360 also produces special publications and programmes for some of the sport’s biggest global events including The Head of The Charles Regatta and the Oxford Cambridge Boat Races.

We remain entirely independent and unbiased. Our team comprising writers, photographers, Olympic athletes, coaches, sports scientists and nutritionists share a love for the sport and represent the best talent in rowing journalism from around the world.

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The Team

Benedict Tufnell

A rower, photographer and writer, Benedict discovered rowing as a schoolboy at Pangbourne College. He went on to represent Great Britain at the Junior World Championships in ‘05 and ’06 before heading to the University of California, Berkeley to study and row. Wins included the Head of the Charles, Henley Royal Regatta and two IRA national championships with the Golden Bears between 2007 and 2010. After a brief stint coaching rowing, Benedict joined Row360 in 2016. Benedict occasionally updates his Instagram here @benedict_tufnell.


Tom Ransley

At Rio 2016, racing in the British men’s eight, Tom added Olympic champion to his European and two world championship titles. He won a bronze medal at London 2012, his first Olympics. An honorary lifetime member of York City Rowing Club he helped win the club’s first Henley Royal Regatta trophy. He holds multiple course records from Sydney to Henley-on-Thames. A former Cambridge Blue, Tom read Management at the Judge Business School, following a degree in History of Art. Tom can be found on Instagram here @tomxransley.


Rachel Quarrell

Rachel started rowing for a bet in the summer of 1987, and was promptly hooked, learning to cox a term later. She coxed at club, elite and at several international regattas, winning with over thirty clubs, and won a bronze medal steering a Commonwealth New Zealand M4+ which included Mahe Drysdale. Writing credits include The Rowing Service (web), Regatta magazine, The Independent newspaper and she became The Telegraph’s rowing correspondent in 2002. She tweets as @RowingVoice.


Christopher Dodd

Christopher covered rowing for The Guardian and Independent, was founding editor of Regatta magazine and is co-founder of the River & Rowing Museum. He has written about rowing for over forty years and his many books include Henley Royal Regatta (1981 and 1989) and biographies on rowing legends Thor Nilsen and Jürgen Gröbler.


Martin Cross

Born in London, Martin was educated at Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. He studied at Queen Mary University of London, rowing for the college boat club. He won an Olympic gold medal in the coxed four at the 1984 Los Angeles games with Sir Steve Redgrave. His autobiography, Olympic Obsession, was published in 2001. Martin writes about rowing for The Guardian and co-commentates for the International Rowing Federation on the world rowing cup and world rowing championships events. Martin tweets as @martcrossy.


Dr. Mark Homer

Mark was a physiologist then Head of Science and Medicine for the GB Rowing team over a 12 year period, supporting the team at 3 Olympic Games and numerous World Championships. During this time he completed his PhD titled ‘The physiological determinants of elite Rowing Performance’. Mark now works as a freelance sports scientist, providing support to athletes and teams, writing articles and lecturing within higher education.


Emily Spiegel

Emily works as a consultant in IT and Research & Development out of Boston. She studied Biology at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, and conducts research on a number of topics, including physiology, psychology, ecology, and marine biology. Emily has been rowing for over seven years, having begun rowing as a sculler in high school before moving into collegiate sweep rowing, which she enjoyed despite only getting to have one oar. 


Dr Valery Kleshnev

Valery has worked as the biomechanist for both the Australian and British Olympic teams and is considered the world expert in the field of rowing biomechanics. Kleshnev won a silver medal racing in the heavyweight men’s quad for Russia at the 1980 Olympics before gaining a PhD in rowing biomechanics.


Steve McArthur

A fifth generation New Zealand horticulturalist, Steve is New Zealand’s most published and travelled rowing photojournalist. The son of a rower, husband to a rower, father of four rowers and unknown for being four-seat of an eight for a few seasons, where everyone in front (including the cox) competed at the Olympics. Steve is now focused on capturing the run-up to Tokyo 2020 in images and words. See Steve’s pictures on his Instagram feed here