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it's all in the name

Four new boats for the Gordon’s Boat Club named on Sunday in the traditional way, with champagne for luck. But nobody more surprised at the ceremony, than the rowing coach -  three times Olympian Cox, Alan Inns. As the Gordon tartan, was removed on the new main launch, the name was revealed as Alan Inns! Head of Boats James Gibson explained why Mr Inns had been honoured in this way – “He has been the coach that has kept rowing going since it started and his coaching is one of the main reasons behind our success in the past year”. The four new boats, three of which were named after people and items associated with General Gordon, are to accommodate the growing numbers of students taking up rowing at Gordon’s. In 2018 just four students were taking part in this co-curricular activity. Now 28 students are turning up before dawn for training.