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Jones Lang LaSalle to sponsor the Great8 at the Head of The Charles Regatta

The world’s largest rowing event

Jones Lang LaSalle is sponsoring a boat comprising eight of the world’s top male rowers the 48th Head of The Charles Regatta, which will take place on a three mile course on the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge, USA on 20th and 21st October 2012 in front of 300,000 spectators.

Andrew Hynard, UK deputy chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “Following the Olympics success of our rower Alan Campbell, who won bronze in the single sculls at London 2012, we are extremely proud to be the sponsor of a unique boat competing in the world’s largest rowing event.  The team will be taking on the likes of Harvard and Washington Universities as well as a USA Team crew.”

Andrew added: “Alan’s coach, the legendary Bill Barry, has repeated his 2009 feat of bringing together eight of the world’s most successful oarsmen to join Alan in creating a truly international line-up, with New Zealand Olympic singles champion Mahe Drysdale the star.”

The Jones Lang LaSalle “Great8” crew is:
Cox: Ali Williams (GB)
Stroke: Iztok Cop (Slovenia), Bronze 2x London 2012
7: Glenn Ochal (USA), Bronze 4- London 2012
6: Olaf Tufte (Norway), 9th 1x London 2012
5: Mahe Drysdale (NZ), Gold 1x London 2012
4: Marcel Hacker (Germany), 6th 1x London 2012
3: Lassi Karonen (Sweden), 4th 1x London 2012
2: Alan Campbell (GB), Bronze 1x London 2012
Bow: Aleksandar Aleksandrov (Azerbaijan), 5th 1x London 2012

The crew will be coached by Bill Barry (Silver 4- Tokyo 1964), assisted by Phil Rowley.