Issue 46

January | February 2023

With 2022 in the rear view mirror Chris Perry and Camilla Hadland-Horrocks unpick the highs and lows of the last twelve months. Their review of the international rowing scene tips the ones-to-watch for the upcoming season, and predicts national team prospects for Paris 2024.

Last season marked the culmination of the rowing career of New Zealand’s two-time Olympian Grace Prendergast. Row360 Editor Tom Ransley speaks with Prendergast to find out what the future holds for the Boat Race winner and World Best Time holder.

Staying Afloat sees former Tokyo 2020 Norwegian lightweight turned financial journalist Are Strandli follow the money. Strandli dives into the vast array of national team funding models and asks current athletes how they are navigating the troubled waters of economic uncertainty.

Chris Dodd explores the history of rowing in Ireland. As Dodd says himself, facts are not allowed to stand in the way of good stories. Keep a keen eye out for shamrocks and pots of gold. Sticking with the Emerald Isle, Martin Cross delivers a great interview with Rio 2016 Olympian and Skibbereen’s Denise Walsh. Is there something in the water? Chief Coach Walsh shares the magic of Skibbereen, on the south coast of Ireland.

Physiologist Dr Mark Homer explains the often misunderstood topic of lactic acid, in the aptly titled, The (not so) bleeding obvious. And elsewhere in the issue there is a full report from both the Cambridge and Oxford pre-Christmas Trial Eights, be sure to check out the beautiful, wintry images from Row360 Editor Benedict Tufnell.

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