Single scullers could be the first to resume water-based sessions at British Rowing’s headquarters as part of a phased “boat is your bubble” approach to transition athletes back into outdoor training, providing lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
British Rowing has shared details with Telegraph Sport of its plan to recommence minimal activity at its Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in Caversham, which has been closed since March 20 after holding Olympic trials.
Any resumption of rowing activity is likely to be limited to the reopening of the site’s outdoor boathouse to accommodate water-based training. This would be in line with government guidance, which advises the risk of spreading coronavirus is lower in open spaces. Indoor facilities at the site – where up to 80 athletes and support staff can normally be found – are expected to remain shut until at least June 1.
Single scullers – athletes in one-person boats –