Henley Veteran’s Regatta – 2007:
A rare return to the water for five time Olympic Champion, Sir Steven Redgrave.
I was lucky enough to be asked to take photos of Steve’s return to racing, albeit as a veteran or ‘master’. He was joined by former Olympians, Ian McNuff and John Beattie with Martin Cross (who was part of the 1984 Olympic gold medal coxed four) acting as coach.
Even during the pre-race preparation, it was serious; there were reputations to uphold. Justifiably so because in the final, they met a well trained and experienced crew from UL/Tyrian (ex-University of London rowers) who had also represented GB at junior and senior level in the past. Needless to say, Steve’s Leander/Molesey composite crew won with a few lengths of clear water.