Beryl Mitchell won GB women's first World medal | Women rowed at Henley | Sue Brown coxed the Boat Race - 1981 was a big year for women's rowing in the UK!
In 1980, GB women reached their first Olympic finals, and both the eight and single sculler Beryl Mitchell came fifth.
With a new coach, Dan Topolski, and many more crews, 1979 was the start of a new era for the GB women's rowing team, one of whom was Gill Webb…
In 1977 three crews from the GB rowing team got an break from their pre-World Championships training camp by going down a mine in Nottingham.
A full report on the many challenges GB women's rowing faced in 1978 has just been added to RowingStory.com. Read all about it!
Over 50 years after they represented their countries at the Women's European Rowing Championships in the 1960s, two women were racing hard in single sculls at the World Rowing Masters Championships at Bled in 2017.
Although it's a highly niche form of rowing, frozen in time from the late 9th century, Thames skiff racing Champions include a remarkably large number of GB women rowing internationals.
For nearly 100 years the ARA was obsessed with preventing anyone whom it didn't see as an amateur, not just from racing, but at times even from belong to a rowing club - with many daft and unintended consequences.
A full report on 1977 has just been added to RowingStory.com. Read all about it!
Although British rowing realised as early as 1956 that we really needed a 2k multilane course, it took until 1972 before Holme Pierrepont was opened.