WHAT a splendid time we had with Olympic oarsman and iconic rowing commentator, Martin Cross, at our annual Boat Club Dinner on the evening of March 13th.

Cross won the Gold medal in the coxed four at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with Steve Redgrave, Richard Budgett, Andy Holmes and Adrian Ellison.

He won a Gold medal representing England in the coxed four at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and also won Silver medals in the coxless fours at the World Junior Championships in 1975 and in the coxless pairs at the World Championships in 1985.

Cross published an autobiography, Olympic Obsession, in 2001 and writes about rowing for The Guardian. He also co-commentates with Greg Searle for the International Rowing Federation on the World Rowing Cup and World Rowing Championships events.

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to support the event, and of course to Martin himself for being our guest speaker!

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