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Andy Probert: A short Coxing History
Andy Probert had a rather ‘ordinary’ start to his exceptional coxing career. He began coxing at University- rowing on the Thames at Richmond as he couldn’t do any other sport.
His passion for the sport of rowing took a firm grip on his life, and Andy both coxed and coached for many years at Four London Tideway Clubs – Quintin BC, Thames RC, London RC and Tideway Scullers School – from first eights all the way down to novices. He also taught coxing for the British Rowing Coaching award courses.
As a coxswain for the University of London BC he won BUSF, the Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) Ladies Plate (1992) and Thames Cup (1993) at Henley, and the silver medal for Great Britain’s 4+ at U23 World Rowing Championships in Turin (1993). He also won the Britannia Cup at HRR with Tideway Scullers (1994).
Medals aside, Andy coxed the GB men’s lightweight 8+ in Bled (1989) and GB men’s heavyweight 2+ in Vienna (1991). He coxed Cambridge University in the Boat Race against Oxford in1992 race as the oldest ever competitor, and the Magdalene BC in the college bumps and Rob Roy BC in the town bumps (head of river 5 times).
Coxing became a way of life as he regularly coxed overseas crews for the London Women’s Eights Head of the River – Belvoir RC Zürich, RC Baden and RC Blauweiss Basel (all Swiss and all beginning with B, coincidentally) – and occasionally coxed and coached current University of London and other club crews.
Now Andy primarily coxes veterans: Initially Crabtree BC (including World Master Games and Head of the Charles River), Cambridge in the Veterans Boat race (5 times), the Tideway Scullers School and the Tyrian Club (UL old boys).
Needless to say, Andy Probert has coxed and coached his way through life, and knows this sport backwards and forwards (and round in circles). Now you have the chance to get his knowledge in a free weekly update, so you can become a coxing “legend in the making”, trained by a coxing legend made.
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