Our Coaches

 

Will Hawkyard
Will took up rowing in 1989 and competed regularly until 2002. He had started coaching in 2001, initially coaching juniors who were coxing the crews he was rowing in. As Read More
Simon Gifford-Mead
Simon started rowing at Molesey Rowing club at the tender age of 42 – having watched his kids row for years. He rowed in their crew boats and then taught Read More
Maggie Hawkyard
Maggie’s interest in rowing was sparked by watching her mother Jenny row – way back when the club was situated on the other side of the river.  She started learning Read More
Ian Piercy
Joined Dart Totnes way back in 1974 when we had a tin shack as a clubhouse and heavy wooden boats to race in!!  We were one of the first WEARA Read More
Pete Knapman
Pete started off as a self-taught coxswain aged 12 – coxing our very own Maggie Hawkyard, back in the days when women rowers were rare.  He learned to row and Read More
Jaz Hladkij
Jaz started rowing at Dart Totnes in 2009 with our Project Oarsome.  She fell in love with the sport, both competitively and socially.  Like all our younger Juniors, she started Read More
Steve Clarke
Steve started rowing in 2004 at Dartmouth ARC but moved to Dart Totnes in 2007 for greater rowing opportunities.  He became a Level 2 coach in 2008 whilst also studying Read More
Andy Sloper
Andy has for many years coached the junior Learn to Row sessions on a Sunday morning. Committed to encouraging kids into sport, Andy, when not rowing works for Active Devon.
Matt Cunningham
Matt started rowing just after the London Olympics of 2012 at the age of 15, inspired by various rowers, he chose Totnes Rowing Club as he went to school in Read More