York School Coach in Dream Team of Olympic Rowers for Head of the Charles

A York school coach will form part of a rowing Dream Team of Olympians competing in the US’s most prestigious rowing race.

Gillian Lindsay, Director of Sport and Wellbeing at The Mount and an Olympic silver medallist, joins a boat of eight rowers – who have a total of 12 Olympic medals between them – to race in next Saturday’s (18 October) Head of the Charles regatta. 2014 marks the 50th race of this, the world’s largest rowing regatta.

In Gillian’s line up is:
Adrian Ellison – cox. Olympic Gold Medallist 1984 (LA). Coxed Sir Steve Redgrave to his 1st Olympic Gold Medal
Catherine Bishop – Olympic Silver Medallist 2004, World Champion 2003
Katherine Grainger – Olympic Gold Medallist, 3 x Olympic Silver Medallist, 6 time World Champion
Kate Slatter – Olympic Gold Medallist, Olympic Silver Medallist, World silver and bronze medallist
Gillian Lindsay – Olympic Silver Medallist, World Champion, World Silver Medallist
Phillipa Cross – GB Team Member 1992 – 1996
Kate MacKenzie – GB Team Member 1996 – 2000
Rachel Stanhope – GB Lightweight silver medallist
Jo White – Olympic Team Member 1992-1996

Gillian said, “We arrive in the States on Thursday late afternoon and race Saturday mid-afternoon. We will travel with two of the country’s top oarsmen who are also looking to win their respective events. These two crews include Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent, Garry Herbert MBE (BBC commentator & Olympic Gold Medallist) and many more highly successful Olympic oarsmen.”

Our race (over 4km) includes the current USA Olympic women’s team, a former Dutch International Olympic line up and a very strong Canadian crew who have won our category for the last 5 years! We are looking to break the record (just over 17 minutes) which has stood for many years!”

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