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Celebration of Para Water Sport and Para Cycling Engagement Day

Posted: July 14, 2016

Looking toward the Rio Olympic and Paralympic games we are looking to encourage anyone to take part in the sport of rowing. As part of this Scottish Rowing took part in the Scottish Disability Sport National Celebration of para water sports and para cycling. This fantastic event was a great opportunity for people, that would not necessarily have access to the sport, to try rowing in a fun, safe environment. Finding the right sport for you has the potential to be truly life changing for many people. So for us to be able to be a part of giving people that opportunity, to take those first steps on that journey into sport, is something that we think is very special. Thanks to Scottish Disability Sport for the invitation to take part in this fantastic day.

Henley Royal Regatta 2016

Posted: 6 July, 2016

A fantastic Henley Royal Regatta for Scottish crews and athletes was finished off in style with a win for Edinburgh University Boat Club in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup. The race was a crowning glory for Colin Williamson’s squad as they came from a length down against Newcastle University to eventually win by a length. More details on their historic win can be found here.

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Clydesdale Rowing Club gives East End schools and children opportunity to try rowing

Posted: June 15, 2016

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club is targeting local schools this month to encourage youngsters from Glasgow’s East End to take up the sport in larger numbers than ever before.

The Glasgow Green-based club has worked with Scottish Rowing previously to encourage local school children to row, and one club junior, who has only been rowing for a year, made last weekend’s National Schools finals.

For its newest schools initiative, Clydesdale is joining forces with Scottish Rowing’s Project Rio campaign, which seeks to maximise the interest in rowing around this summer’s Games.

Read more: Clydesdale Rowing Club gives East End schools and children opportunity to try rowing

BUCS 2016 Report

Posted: May 5, 2016

Strong winds across all three days of racing made for an eventful BUCS Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Crews battled through a stiff headwind that caused a truncated racing programme at Europe’s largest student regatta.

Read more: BUCS 2016 Report

Gordon Day MBE 1932-2016

Posted May 2, 2016

Gordon Day MBE

Gordon John Day MBE, who has died peacefully at 84, was a major figure in the sport of rowing in Scotland, first as an international performer - he represented Scotland at the 1958 Empire Games. He then became a national umpire, international team manager and significant administrator.

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Heriot-Watt Boat Club aims to add more rowing members through Project Rio

Posted: April 27, 2016

There are many ways to benefit from Scottish Rowing’s Project Rio campaign which aims to capitalise on rowing interest generated by this summer’s Olympic Games.

Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University is planning to use the campaign’s promotional and coaching resources to recruit more students when the term resumes in September.

Read more: Heriot-Watt Boat Club aims to add more rowing members through Project Rio