Hear About Oxford Women In The Boat Race

A Chiswick Pier Trust event featuring the crew's head coach

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The Women's Boat Race will make its historic move from Henley to the Tideway in 2015. For the first time since the men's racing rivalry began in 1829, the Oxford Women will race Cambridge from Putney to Mortlake.

Find out how they are preparing and what are the particular challenges of our stretch of the river from the head coach of the Oxford Women's crew, Christine Wilson in her talk on Tuesday 3rd March, at 7.30pm, organised by the Chiswick Pier Trust.

The event will take place in the Trust's centre at Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG.

Oxford Women In The Boat Race

Christine has an extensive international coaching career spanning Olympic, University and School rowing. She was formerly assistant coach to the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team, Head Coach of women’s rowing at Yale and Cornell and was the first woman to coach men at a major American university programme. The overall record of the Women's Boat Race is Cambridge 40, Oxford 29, but since Oxford's victory in 2000, the Dark Blues have won eleven of the last fourteen races.

For evening talks, the doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are free to members of the Chiswick Pier Trust or £3.

Tel: 020 8742 2713
Email: trust@chiswickpier.org.uk

For more information go to www.chiswickpier.org.uk

Talks take place in the Chiswick Pier House, Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG.

And here are some other dates for your diary for events involving the Trust.

Sunday, 15th March Mother’s Day Cruise.

Friday 10th April 12-2 pm CPT/TET River Dipping. £3 adults, £1 children. Free to Chiswick Pier Trust members.

Saturday 11th April 2015 4.50pm & 5.50pm. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races. Come and cheer on the teams, from one of the best vantage points on the Championship Course, which this year will include women crew for the first time in London,. The Pier House will be open all afternoon serving refreshments.

Tuesday 21st April 7.30pm A talk on the history and celebration of swimmers’ relationship with the River Thames. Caitlin Davies, author of Downstream tells the story of all those who have been drawn to its waters, from kings and famous poets, to Victorian endurance swimmers and modern day triathletes.

For evening talks, the doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are free to members of the Chiswick Pier Trust or £3.

• Individual membership - £10
• Family membership (same address) - £15
• Concessions (receiving benefits) - £3

February 26, 2015

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