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5 fun facts about outdoor rowing

Fact 1

Fact 1

Prince Albert became the first royal patron of the Henley Royal Regatta in 1951, and since then every single reigning monarch has been a patron of the event

Fact 2

Fact 2

“Catching a crab” doesn’t mean a rower is fetching their dinner. It actually means that the rower has failed to make contact with the water with their oar or has taken too deep a stroke, which has an effect on the rhythm of the boat

Fact 3

Fact 3

Rowing has been staged at every Games since making its debut on the Olympic programme in 1900 in Paris, after the rowing event at the 1896 Games was cancelled due to bad weather

Fact 4

Fact 4

Rowing is one of Britain's most successful Olympic sports in the history of the Olympic Games, up to and including Rio 2016, the GB Rowing Team has won a total of 68 medals

Fact 5

Fact 5

Rowing competitions are named after 13th century Venetian festivals that included boat races and were called regattas

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