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Three rowers honoured by the Queen

Bi-annually the Queen recognises people within Britain who have contributed greatly to the nation and have been committed to serving for a greater good. We are very fortunate within the rowing community to have many great assets within our sport and we, at British Rowing, are thrilled to be able to congratulate three of our community on their recent honour as Members of the British Empire (MBE).

Dick Knight MBE, Molesey Boat Club


Having rowed in the 1960 Olympics despite only having one lung, Dick has remained a life long supporter of the rowing community in many different forms.  For more than 60 years he has been a member of Molesey Boat Club where he has served tirelessly in a number of roles from coach to president, to name but a few.  

Sarah Winckless MBE, Marlow Rowing Club

Former Olympian and World Champion rower, Sarah was awarded the MBE for services to sport and young people.  Having retired from competitive rowing in 2009 she remains an ambassador for the sport who also works tirelessly in support of a number of charitable enterprises, and the Olympic movement. She is Chef de Mission for the Youth Olympic Games, served as the inaugural Chairman of the BOA’s Athletes Commission and was the first woman to be appointed as a Boat Race umpire.

Barbara Millns MBE, Tyne United Rowing Club

Barbara’s award has been recognised for her services on being a member of the Council of British Rowing (and previously Amateur Rowing Association) for 10 years (elected in 2005).  She is currently a representative for the Northern Regional Rowing Council and has also served as Chairman of Tyne United Rowing Club, a club set up to give young people in Gateshead the opportunity to learn to row.