The Regatta Shop

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The Regatta Shop is a family business established in 1989, owned and run by Susie and David Palfreyman and managed by their son-in-law Gyles Miller. To say that rowing runs in the Palfreyman veins is an understatement… between them, Susie and David have almost 90 years rowing experience (this adds up to more than 30,000 possible days on the water!) Both Susie and David were part of the 1980 Moscow Olympic team and David also coached a crew at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

David began as a coxswain, representing Australia in the Commonwealth Games where his crew won Gold. He then progressed to rowing and coaching for Australia – a unique feat unequalled by any other in the rowing fraternity.

Susie has coxed internationally and was the founder, and for 13 years, the head coach at Methodist Ladies College (Victoria) Rowing Club. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta, one of the biggest all girls regattas in the world. 

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