SATURDAY 24TH / 25th SEPTEMBER: Leander will be showing the live racing of finals in the club bar. Come along and support our athletes!
The rowing World Championships return this year to Racice in the Czech Republic. A shortened Olympiad due to the pandemic means that rowers have this year to see where they sit in the world, before Olympic qualification for Paris next year.
18 Leander rowers will be leading the charge for medals from 18th to 25th September. Here is a boat by boat preview where Leander athletes will be representing:
Unbeaten this season athlete Heidi Long, Sam Redgrave and Rowan McKellar will be focused on one medal – Gold!! At the European Championships in Munich they won by a convincing margin which will set them up well for this year’s World Championships.
Returning Olympian Emily Ford will be partnered by this year’s new Leander athlete Esme Booth. Both have had a fantastic season domestically and internationally and will be looking to challenge the Kiwis and the Romanians for the medals.
Georgie Brayshaw, Lola Anderson and Jessica Leyden showed great speed in the second half of racing at the European Championships to take the win. They will be looking to show what speed they have gained at their recent training camps in Varese, Italy.
Hannah Scott, originally from Bann Rowing Club and then Princeton before joining Leander will be challenging this gladiatorial event. This single sculls event will be one to watch at the World Championships and we look forward to watching Hannah in this event.
Shiho who is a Leander member and trained with the women’s group through the winter months will be racing for Japan in the women’s single scull.
Morgan Baynham-Williams has been selected to cox this crew as she makes her senior World Championship debut. This crew has been unstoppable at each event they have entered and will be looking to continue their record-breaking streak.
Sholto Carnegie and returning Olympic Bronze medallist Tom Ford will look to continue their unbeaten run in the men’s eight this season.
Peter Lancashire was the stroke man of the winning Ladies Plate at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta. He steps into the stroke seat of the Canadian Men’s eight in Racine.
Will Stewart began the 2021/2022 season at Leander Club before being selected to train within the Caversham set up. He will race in the men’s four as they will look to target the top medals in Racine.
After an encouraging European Championships, coming fourth, this new combination of Leander’s Harry Leak and Tom Barras are joined with George Bourne and Mathew Haywood who raced the double at the first two World Cup regattas.
In this new look competitive British Rowing Team, Club Captain John Collins will be travelling as a spare. On athlete selections he said:
“It has been an exciting year for this new team and this year’s World Champs team is looking to continue its great success. It’s good to see the club so well-represented across such a strong team.”