David Hickey

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David is the author of the Trinity College VIII: Rowing for the Ladies Plate. A history of his student rowing career.

1:50 Background in rowing
4:50 write a book as a lockdown project. I decided to learn Spanish and write a book. David Sanfey had 300 photos from our university rowing club.
09:30 I had done some writing prior to this book.
13:30 The writing process – I wrote down the events and then assembled them in date order to make a book.
17:00 David Hickey reads from his book The Trinity College VIII: Rowing for the Ladies Plate
My first 6 lane regatta.
Fog, bog and water. A story from the West of Ireland when a swan attacked our cox, Roger.
23:30 The quest for the Henley Royal Regatta Ladies Plate.
1875 was the last time it had been won by DUBC. We had come close since. But in the centenary, we got knocked out by MIT in the first round.
25:00 the 1977 campaign – we went to Nottingham as practice and raced Durham University.
27:30 The semi-final at Henley when we had a target on our backs.
We squeezed the life out of their race and their hopes.

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