Bill Mason (rowing coach)

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William Mason
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Great Britain
World Rowing Championships
Silver medal – second place 1974 Lucerne Eight

William Graham Mason (born 20 August 1950) is a former British Olympic rower and rowing coach.

Mason won silver in a coxless four at the 1968 World Junior Championships[1] and was part of an eight in 1974 that won Great Britain's first sweep medal at a senior world championships.[2] He also rowed at the 1972 and '76 Olympics.[3]

He won at Henley Royal Regatta three times as an athlete and has coached an estimated 20 crews to victory at Henley Royal Regatta including Thames Tradesmen's RC, Imperial College BC and Westminster School BC, plus various composite crews.[4]

He also coached the first Great Britain women's sweep crew to win a world title, in 1993, and was chief coach for GB women at the 1996 Olympics.[5]


  1. ^ Results: 1968 World Rowing Junior Championships World Rowing
  2. ^ Results: 1974 World Rowing Championships World Rowing
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "William Mason". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  4. ^ Henley Royal Regatta results 1946–2009 Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Powerful start for new eight The Independent 13 March 1995

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