We are delighted to announce that BARC rower Isabel ‘Izzy’ Lancaster has been named as a GB Rowing Team member for the 2022 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals. Our club sends congratulations to Izzy who is selected to represent the GB Rowing Team in Women’s Under-19 Double Sculls.
This is a fantastic achievement and a great outcome for our planned development through the BARC Junior Squad system. Congratulations to the whole Performance Squad, in particular to Hugh Scott and Izzy’s family, who are the key components in “Team Izzy”.
Nine boats will compete for Great Britain at the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals in Saundersfoot, Wales from 14-16 October and a further six will race at the European Rowing Beach Sprint Championships in San Sebastian, Spain from 27-30 October.
Izzy will join double Olympic champion, Helen Glover who will race the waves in the women’s solos. Commenting on her selection, Helen said: “I’m really enjoying trying something new and to take it to the world championships is very exciting. Rowing has given me so much and trying this new type of rowing feels like a celebration of the sport that I love.”
Hotly tipped to become a future Olympic discipline, Beach Sprint is a relatively new rowing event, with head-to-head racing taking place in solos, mixed doubles and mixed coxed quadruple sculls. Raced in coastal boats, it begins with a run from the beach to the boat, athletes then sprint row to a buoy and back. The race ends with one rower from each team sprinting to a finish line on the beach.