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News

Strathclyde Park Regatta 22nd-23rd April 2017

Posted: February 23, 2017

Statement from Alistair Neill
Chair (Temp) Domestic Regatta Organising Committee

The 2018 European Sports Championships is being hosted by Glasgow and Berlin with the rowing events taking place at Strathclyde Park. Part of the preparatory work for this event involves a full upgrade to the Finishing Tower at the Park. Due to this ongoing work, the tower and all of the systems incorporated in the tower will not available for SPR 2017. This means that we will not have the usual Regatta control system, timing, photo-finish or commentary facilities.

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Strathclyde Country Park Road Closure - 12th March 2017

Posted: February 23, 2017

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that roads throughout Strathclyde Country Park and the Watersports Centre area will be closed on Sunday 12th March 2017 between 8am and 3pm.

For further information please contact North Lanarkshire Council on 01698 402060.

JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Heads and Scottish Students Heads

Posted: February 22, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th February, a significant entry of crews from Scottish clubs and universities took part in the JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Heads in bright and sometimes blustery weather conditions on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. Much excellent racing was witnessed over the 4.35 kilometre course in two exciting days of competition.

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GLASGOW 2018 SPORTS PROGRAMME ENSURES SCOTLAND WILL SHINE ON GLOBAL STAGE

Posted: February 8, 2017

The final sports programme for the inaugural 2018 European Championships has today been confirmed, ensuring that the new event generates maximum television coverage for the sports being staged in Glasgow and Scotland.

The European Championships is being held for the first time in 2018 in a unique partnership between Europe’s leading sports federations, the Host Cities of Glasgow and Berlin and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This sporting partnership will create a new event on the world stage elevating the status of European Champions and attracting a potential television audience of up to 1.03 billion across the continent, with a wider audience via digital platforms.

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Scottish Rowing Junior Co-ordinator

Posted: February 1, 2017

Scottish Rowing is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Martin to the voluntary position of Junior Co-Ordinator and he will be responsible for leading the planning and implementation of a Junior Development programme for rowing in Scotland.

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Request for Tenders for Catering and Bar Facilities 2017

Posted: January 26, 2017

Strathclyde Park Regatta & Scottish Student Rowing Championships – 22 - 23 April
Scottish Rowing Championships – 10 - 11 June

Clubs are invited to tender for running the catering and/or the bar at the above regattas. Over the past few years the standards set by the clubs running these services have been high, and it is expected that these high standards will be met or indeed better by this years providers.

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Home International Regatta 2017 - Scotland Rowing Team Selection

Posted: January 23, 2017

Online registration for the Scotland Rowing Team for the Home International Regatta is now open.  The link to the online registration system and the 2017 selection policy are available on the Rowing for Scotland page of the website.

 

Scottish Rowing Operating Practices

Posted: December 16, 2016

The Scottish Rowing Operating Practices have been updated and approved by the Board on 8th November 2016.

The key changes are in relation to Subsidiary Clubs and these are outlined in Appendix 2.

The new version of the Operating Practices is now available on this website.

 

Scottish Rowing Rules of Racing - Heel Restraints

Posted: December 15, 2016

The Rules of Racing have been changed to specify that heel restraints must ensure that each shoe is independently restrained and that the restraints should not allow the heel to lift more than 7 cm. This brings Scotland into line with the position adopted by FISA some years ago and by British Rowing earlier this year. The new rule comes into effect on 1 January 2017.

At the same time, the Rules have been updated to replace 'Veteran' with 'Master'

A revised version of the Rules of Racing is available on this website.

The Water Safety Code is also being revised to make sure that the heel restraint requirements are consistent.

EXCELLENT RACING CONDITIONS FOR THE HAWCO INVERNESS FOURS/QUADS AND SMALL BOATS HEADS

Posted: November 23, 2016

In sunny, calm, cold weather conditions, over 400 crews from all over Scotland took part in the Hawco Inverness Fours/Quads and Small Boats Heads on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th November on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness over a course of approximately 4500 metres from Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club’s Boathouse close to the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge.

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SCOTTISH ROWERS SHINE AT GB ROWING TEAM TRIALS IN BOSTON

Posted: November 9, 2016

A strong Scottish contingent joined rowers from across the country who descended on Boston in Lincolnshire at the weekend for the first GB Rowing Team winter assessment of the 2016-17 season.

Following a 2km ergometer test at the Princess Royal Sports Arena on Saturday the Senior and Under 23 athletes set out the following day onto the River Witham in single sculls and coxless pairs to race the 5km time-trial course and put down an early season marker to the watching Chief Coaches.

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Heritage Lottery support keeps hopes afloat for Glasgow Green Boathouse

Posted: 24 October, 2016

The Heritage Lottery Fund today announced its support for the redevelopment of the Category B listed West Boathouse on Glasgow Green, with a First Round Pass for a Heritage Grant of £1.212m including development funding of £121,900 for Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to develop their proposals further.

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Scottish Schools Heads 2016

Posted: October 12, 2016

The Scottish Schools Head of the River races took place on the 1st and 2nd of October. The winners of the major trophies were:

Schools’ Head Trophies

The Peter Grieve Memorial School Team Trophy
Awarded Jointly to George Heriot’s School and The Glasgow Academy

The St Mungo Cup for the fastest Schoolboys’ crew
George Watson's College

The Bob Neill Quaich for the fastest Schoolgirls’ crew
George Heriot's School

Junior Head Trophies
The Scottish Junior (Club) Team Trophy, donated by Bryan Steel
Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association

Sculling Head Trophies
The Harry Wylie Memorial School Team Trophy
George Watson’s College

Scottish Junior Club Team Cup for the SSRC Scullers Head of the River Races, donated by Bryan Steel
Glasgow Schools Rowing Club

Full results are available on our Results page.

#WSW16: Clare fulfilled by rowing’s end of the rainbow

Posted: October 8, 2016

If identifying one person in Scottish rowing – during Women's Sport Week - who best symbolises what is good about the sport is an impossible task, then Castle Semple’s Clare Rainbow is a serious contender.

As a competitor, Clare has won Scottish, English and British Indoor Championships in the last 12 months.  

Yet surprisingly the 52 year old from the Bridge of Weir does not have an extensive sports background - indeed until recently she never even owned a pair of trainers.

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