Coaches

We are a small but very active and committed group of rowers, who race frequently and understand the importance of motivating and supporting each other as a crew. We row in the full range of boats from single sculls to eights. As we are passionate about rowing and sculling, we wanted to share our rowing and coaching experience with you and hence the bootcamp idea was born. 

They hope many of you will come and enjoy the bootcamps and become just as mad about rowing as they are.
 Anna-Rosa Gejlsbjerg



Anna-Rosa Gejlsbjerg
British Rowing Level 2 qualified coach, Anna-Rosa learnt to row in Cambridge club  and is absolutely passionate about rowing and sculling. Starting with sweep oar, she joined Rob Roy BC to do sculling. You’ll find Anna-Rosa on the water most days (often more than once) in a quad, double or single.
Anna-Rosa has raced in many national level events including the famous Scullers Head Race on the Boat Race course in London and the Pairs Head, Fours Head and Women's 8s Head on the same course. 
She has also raced the Boston Marathon, Women’s Henley Regatta, Henley Veterans Regatta, the British National Masters regatta and FISA World Masters Championships. 
Anna-Rosa has also raced bumps (bumping in double figures!) and many, many more regattas around the country. 
Among wins are several gold and silver at British masters.
In the last 6 years she has coached Cambridge University College crews as well as Cambridge clubs. Anna-Rosa has developed and delivered coaching programs for crews including international crews such as Chinese entrepreneurs and celebrities (Divas Hit the Road TV show) and is working hard on learning Mandarin.

Katherine Webster

K
atherine learned to row as a student at Durham University and recorded her first win at Durham Regatta in 1994. She returned to rowing in Cambridge in 2003 and learned to scull with Rob Roy in 2005. 

As British Rowing Level 2 qualified coach and Business Psychologist, with a background in teaching, Katherine's strength is encouraging confidence and building technical excellence. Katherine has five years coaching experience in both rowing and sculling. She has coached both Town and College Clubs in Cambridge, crew boats and individual scullers and has worked with Anna-Rosa to develop and deliver the programs for the Chinese Learn to Row.

In rowing and sculling Katherine has competed and won at regional and national level events including:

  • British Rowing Masters Regatta (gold)
  • Boston Marathon (won and beat Masters B course record)
  • Boat Race course on the Thames the Scullers Head, Pairs Head, Fours Head (medal), and Women's 8s Head
  • Women's Henley Regatta, Henley Veterans Regatta











Ed Parkhouse
Ed is a very experienced coach that coaches both beginners and high level athletes. He is a Rob Rob Boat Club Junior squad coach.

Stuart Cain

I have been teaching rowing for over a decade and I am acting as a professional rowing coach for the past six years. During my coaching career I have worked with a variety of schools, university's and clubs which gives me extensive experience in teaching diverse skill sets including novices, club level, pre-elite to elite level athletes. I am also training special needs athletes. As a British Rowing accredited coach I hold a number of qualifications including  ‘Strength & Conditioning’ and ‘Level 2’ coaching certificates. Currently I am the Head Coach of the Cambridge ’99 Junior program where I prepare different age groups to race at national level competitions. I am experienced in coaching both, sweep and sculling techniques. Overall, my goal is to teach the skills of the sport to those I work with by taking into account their long term athletic development, allowing them not only to reach great successes while remaining injury free but also to enjoy the whole experience of rowing. It is my mission to create athletes with a positive outlook on their rowing experience and take what they have learned about themselves as a positive influence into other areas of their lives.