1988 – Various US regattas and Henley Royal Regatta
In 1988, a development crew was selected to provide greater depth to senior Australian rowing after that Olympic year. The crew raced at several regattas in the US including their National Championships and the US Collegiate Regatta.
Following the Rowing Australia prescribed American tour, the crew undertook a private tour racing at Henley Royal Regatta, winning the Ladies Plate in Mercantile Rowing Club colours. Five of the squad hailed from that club and the others joined for this purpose.
Bow: Mark Halsted (QLD)
2: Robert Jenkins (QLD)
3: Geoff Barden (VIC)
4: Stephen Nesbitt (SA)
5: Cory Bernardi (SA)
6: Gordon Marcks (ACT)
7: Neil Myers (VIC)
Str: Anthony Johnson (VIC)
Cox: Peter Scott (VIC)
Cch: Martin Aitken (VIC)
- Author’s own records including his manager’s report
- Interview with Anthony Johnson