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 clubs to race out of the West of England winning at Bristol (with a youthful Maggie Hawkyard rowing) and even Henley – ok Henley Town regatta not the Royal regatta. Progressed from coxing to rowing, winning J18 and Senior B championships. Had a few years at Torquay Rowing Club where I was captain for 3 years and coached a girl’s crew to a J18 championship and a senior ladies’ crew to the Novice championship. Had a few years off rowing before ending up back at Totnes getting roped back in to coaching.  Currently coaching the girls J15/J16 squad. Favourite Command: “Relax your shoulders!”