Saturday, April 5, 2014
Images from Tideway Week
In the week preceding the Oxford - Cambridge Boat Race, the crews, coaches and support staff move to residences near Putney to train daily over the course. By this stage of their training, the hard work is done and the work is light and technical. It is an opportunity for the coxswains especially to hone their knowledge of the course. It is also during this week that the rowing and non-rowing press start to write about the race and all concerned get very used to having their photograph taken at every opportunity. In these days of sponsorship and PR, the coaches reluctantly but dutifully attempt to answer questions (though without actually saying anything beyond that they are well prepared and confident). A report on the Friday Press Conference is on the Boat Race website.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Images of Oxford.
The view from the Media Centre (aka Thames Rowing Club).