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Eastcote vet turns rowing coach at Home International Regatta

Stan Livy, vet at the Eastcote branch and a former Commonwealth rowing medallist for Scotland, has just completed his first assignment as a coach to the English Women's coxless four and the Women's eight.

On Saturday 27 July both teams competed in the Home International Regatta, held this year in Nottingham.  The Women's four were selected from the Tideway Scullers School in Chiswick, where Stan started coaching them earlier this season.  They won the Belgian international Championships in May and were finalists at Henley Women's Regatta in early July, beating American and Dutch opposition.

Stan commented:  "Both teams did really well.  The Women's four finished second but the Women's Eight, romped home a length ahead of the field which was a great end to the rowing season.  It was great to be back at the Home International again even if I got a lot of banter from my former Scottish team mates for being on the wrong side."

The Home international regatta started in 1962 and was originally held on the Serpentine, it now takes place annually and is hosted by the four home nations in rotation. England hosted the regatta this year in Nottingham and celebrated by winning the Men's, Women's, Junior Men's and Junior Women's matches.