Brian Fentiman

Exeter Rowing Club is saddened to announce the death of long time club member Brian Fentiman.

Brian joined the club in 1997 and quickly became involved in coaching taking on many scullers and every weekend you could see up to 10 scullers heading off to Turf for their squad sessions led by Brian in his orange Janousek single. 

Brian was an exceptional oarsman, at 18 he was the top sculler at Tideway Scullers, he won many national and international medals and was national champion in lightweight single sculls. His drive and determination were used to develop our young Alasdair Stuart into one of the best rowers to come out of Exeter and who went on to represent Great Britain in the lightweight squad

Before joining the Club, Brian was a member of Quintin Boat Club in London, joining in 1967. He rowed for Quintin in three eights that finished in the top 10 of the Tideway Head and in two Thames Cup semi-finals. He was in the Quintin eight that represented England in the 1968 Home Countries match and in the Quintin eight that won the National Championships in 1973. In an era when GB crews competed in the National Championships he won a bronze medal for double sculls in 1972 and a silver medal for lightweight single sculls in 1978. He was in the GB lightweight eight in the 1975 and 1976 World Championships, winning bronze and silver medals respectively.

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Photo credit: Quintin Boat Club

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