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Top 5 Funny Rowing Crew Names

Sometimes we get laugh out loud moments from Rowing Crew names.  When doing regatta entries and you are … read more

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Sometimes we get laugh out loud moments from Rowing Crew names.  When doing regatta entries and you are not yet sure who will be in the crew – a placeholder will suffice.  I have seen the names A. Puddle or N.O. Puddle put in.

Here are our top 5 crews whose surnames hit the mark.

Caffeine addicts

Coffey Staines  – The USA pair from 1976 Olympics Calvin Coffey and Michael Staines.

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A curious Scotsman

Strange Haining – possibly the clue was in the name when Nick Strange and Peter Haining got together in the British Lightweight Pair in 2001

Generous drinking buddies

Free Ginn – two lads from Australia who surely you’d want to go on a pub crawl with.  Duncan Free and Drew Ginn.

Free Ginn Rowers Duncan Free and Drew Ginn PhotoCredit: Mercantile RC

The steersman you knew you wanted

From Pembroke College Boat Club – where I learned my craft under Kevin Bowles.  There were photos of crews from 1970s including the coxswain named A. Cox.  Surely the coach announced the selections

This seat has your name written on it

When you’re just starting out in the sport

A true story from Duncan Holland.  When coaching at CUBC, these two were part of the squad…. briefly.  Rowe Baddeley – he put them into a pair just so he could say their names out loud.

Now add your own crew names in the comments.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe
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