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News

World Rowing Masters, Varese - Report

Posted: September 16, 2013

Attracted by the prospect of some beautiful scenery, warm weather and Italian cuisine many members of the Scottish Rowing Masters contingent made the journey to Varese for the World Rowing Masters Regatta. Once again there was a record number of entries from all over the world with approximately 3,500 rowers competing and over 9,000 racing seats occupied over the 2 full and 2 half days of racing.
Clubs represented by Scotland were Inverness, Aberdeen, Strathclyde Park, St Andrew, Loch Lomond, Clydesdale and Nithsdale. The trailer towed by Steven Kerr and Iain Wilson was impressively loaded with little space to spare. (Enough however for a couple of new Filippi singles to make the return journey!!)

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DEBUTANT SWANN SETS THE STANDARD WITH GOLD AT WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Posted: September 6, 2013

A year ago Polly Swann was reflecting on what could have been after injury robbed her of a chance of making the women’s eight for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Just over 12 months later and the former George Heriot’s School pupil and Edinburgh University student is sitting on top of the world after victory in the women’s coxless pair at the World Rowing Championships in South Korea.

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Chief Operating Officer Appointment

Posted: 23rd August, 2013

Scottish Rowing is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Cobb as Chief Operating Officer.

Mike Morrice, President of Scottish Rowing said:  ‘This appointment is a major step forward for Scottish Rowing and we all look forward to working with Amanda to ensure Scottish Rowing continues to grow and be successful on all fronts.’

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SIX SCOTS SELECTED IN GB ROWING TEAM FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KOREA

SIX SCOTTISH ROWERS have today been selected as part of the GB Rowing Team for the World Championships in Chungju, Korea later this month.

After completing a hat-trick of 2013 World Cup gold medals, Edinburgh’s Polly Swann will once again take to the start line alongside Olympic Champion Helen Glover in the women’s pair.  The duo have been unbeatable since they teamed up at the start of the year, collecting victories on the waters of Sydney, Eton Dorney and Lucerne.

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Coupe Medals for Calum

Dumfries Schools Rowing Association athlete Calum Michael has claimed four medals, including two golds rowing for GB, at the 2013 Coupe de la Jeunesse in Lucerne, Switzerland.  The annual "Coupe" event is regarded as one of Europe's most prestigious U18 international regattas and this year took place on the historic Rotsee course.

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Rower Riley Brings Home Silver

Press Release For immediate release 31/07/13

ROWER RILEY BRINGS WORLD SILVER MEDAL BACK TO ABERDEEN

Aberdeen’s Iona Riley led the Scottish charge at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz, Austria, by claiming a silver medal.

One of five Scottish athletes competing at the Championships, 21-year-old Riley, a sports science student at Robert Gordon University (RGU), formed part of the women’s eight.  She raced alongside Fiona Gammond, Rebecca Chin, Josephine Wratten, Yasmin Tredell, Fiona Schlesinger, Bethany Bryan, Nicole Lamb and cox Morgan Baynham-Williams.

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Rowing at SDS Summer Camp

Posted: 26th July, 2013

Participants at the Scottish Disability Sport Summer Camp had fun trying out indoor rowing on Wednesday.  John Blair of Scottish Rowing and Kirsteen Lyth of Castle Semple Rowing Club put 4 groups of children and young people through their paces with a 200m ergo challenge.

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Scottish HIR Team Selection

Posted: 24th July, 2013

The Scottish Rowing High Performance Group and Executive Board have announced the Junior and Senior Teams to represent Scotland at the Home International Regatta in Nottingham on Saturday 27th July.

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Swann Completes Hat-trick of World Cup Titles

Posted: July 2013

Edinburgh’s Polly Swann has completed a hat-trick of 2013 World Cup titles and claimed the overall leaders' bib at the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne.
The regatta in Switzerland provided the GB Rowing Team with their final chance to test themselves against world-class opposition ahead of next month’s world championships in South Korea. In total, the British squad won two gold medals and one bronze, along with the overall 2013 world cup trophy.

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Aberdeen Rowers at Henley Royal Regatta

Posted: July 13th 2013

Rowers from University Rowing Aberdeen, a partnership between Aberdeen University, Robert Gordon University and Scottish Rowing took part in the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta last week in glorious sunshine and in front of huge crowds.

Iona Riley and Lewis McCue from Robert Gordon University and Gary Wilson made the 530-mile trip south to compete in crews comprised of British rowers looking to make the Great Britain Under-23 rowing squad this summer. McCue and Wilson raced in the Ladies Challenge Plate, which despite the name is for male crews just below a senior international level and Riley raced in the Rememham Challenge Cup, an event for international-standard women's crews.

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ASRA Inter-schools Regatta

Posted: June 25th 2013

On Sunday 23rd June Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association organised and hosted the 5th Aberdeen Inter-Schools Regatta which sees the wet start crews from their schools project race against each other. All crews had a maximum of 10 weeks rowing experience and raced each other in coxed quads over a 300m distance. There were 49 wet start rowers representing 6 Aberdeen City and Shire schools whilst the 100+ ASRA members had the rare chance to represent their own school with 7 crews representing 17 schools racing in coxed quads.

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Scottish Success at the Samsung World Rowing Cup

Posted: June 24th 2013

Scotland's Polly Swann won a gold medal in the women’s pair rowing with Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover at the World Rowing Cup at Eton Dorney this weekend. It was a great regatta for the Scots with Sam Scrimgeour (LM2-) picking up gold as well as Alan Sinclair (M4-) and Imogen Walsh (LW2x) getting silver. A full report of all the weekend’s racing is available at:

http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2013/june/23/more-golden-moments-gb-rowing-team-eton-dorney

Glasgow Schools Championships

Posted: June 24th 2013

The first Glasgow Schools Rowing Championships for over 30 years was held on the Clyde over a 500 metre course last Saturday. Ten schools took part in six events with championships being won by five different schools. In the invitation eights event guests Albyn School beat Glasgow Schools by half a length.

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Indoor Rowing Champs Pictures

Snapper Ron's plan for 2013 is to beat Willie Brown in the Mens Vet 1x at Scottish Champs. Unfortunately, the only thing that is foiling this plan is the disturbance of his training programmes due to having to spend time processing photographs.

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