This weekend sees the majority of men's domestic rowing clouded by the prominence of Henley Women's Regatta over this weekend, which is great to see the depth of women's rowing in the UK and abroad growing every year. That being said, Marlow acts as a crucial indicator for most crews wishing to compete at Henley Royal Regatta in two weeks time, while offering crews the last opportunity to earn a seeded spot for the 5-days of racing.
The British Rowing Senior Championships kicks off this weekend, with famous rivals already eager to prove their place and put their name in the mix for the year ahead. With this event officially tagged onto the end of last season, it is at a weird part of the season for clubs that have taken a serious break over summer, most notably academic institutions. We might see the rise of more local clubs take stronger spots at this event, after a summer of training, rather than a summer off the water.