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.
1. Caffeine addicts
Coffey Staines – The USA pair from 1976 Olympics Calvin Coffey and Michael Staines.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. 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
5. 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.