As well as a five-boat women's rowing team at the LA Olympics in 1984, GB also had crews at the first FISA Lightweight Championships to include women's races.
The first woman to row for GB who already had a Blue didn't do so until 1974 - some 23 years after women's international rowing began.
GB women's rowing in 1983 was not in a good state, though the 4+ set a new British record at the World Championships in Duisburg.
Find out what the Women's Head was like in the 1950s & 60s when 12 was considered a good entry, & categories were based on boat construction not ability
Read about the GB women's rowing team at the World Championships in 1982, plus rowing biographies of Rosie Mayglothling, Jane Cross and Pauline Janson.
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!