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News

Six Scots set for GB France Match

Posted: 10 July, 2019

Six Scottish rowers have been selected to represent Great Britain at the GB France Junior 16 Match taking place at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on Thursday 11th July.

Oscar Forbes, Ashley Geddes, Archie Innes and Matthew Hughson from Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association (ASRA) have been selected in the junior men’s coxless four after winning their recent trial against crews from Shiplake College, Walton Rowing Club and Eton College.

Read more | Scots schoolboys to represent Team GB in rowing (STV)

Glasgow Academy duo Emily Milne and Orla Johnson will team up in the junior women’s pair in the annual match between some of the leading Junior 16 athletes in Great Britain and France.

Results will be available via the British Rowing website

Scottish rowers shared in five titles and record performances at Henley Women's Regatta

Posted:24 June, 2019

Scottish rowers shared in five titles and record performances at this year’s Henley Women’s Regatta as over 1,700 athletes competed at the premier regatta for women in the UK.  Twenty-five crews representing Scottish clubs made the journey south to compete on the world-famous waters, competing as part of an international field with entries from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA.

Read more: Scottish rowers shared in five titles and record performances at Henley Women's Regatta

World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals - Shenzhen, China

Posted:  20 June, 2019

The World Rowing Beach Sprints will be taking place in Shenzhen, China between 25-27 October.  FISA is developing this new format of rowing as a potential future Olympic event.

British Rowing has published a selection policy for athletes wishing to be considered for the 7-person team.  This document also includes information on selection criteria for coxswains and for those interested in the Boat/Handler coach role.

Read more: World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals - Shenzhen, China

GB RETURN FOR RIO SILVER MEDALLIST SWANN

Posted: 12 June, 2019

Rio Silver medallist Polly Swann is one of eight Scottish rowers selected by the GB Rowing Team today to compete at the upcoming World Cup II in Poznan, Poland (21-23 June).
 

Read more: GB RETURN FOR RIO SILVER MEDALLIST SWANN

Scottish Rowing Development Forum

Posted|: 1 April, 2019

Scottish Rowing are looking to form a Development Forum.
 
Background
Our vision is to support and empower people in Scotland to enjoy rowing and achieve their full potential within the sport. The Scottish Rowing Development Forum is a mechanism through which the Scottish Rowing Membership can Inform, Input and Shape our delivery of this vision. 
 

Read more: Scottish Rowing Development Forum

Scottish Championships opens to non Scots Masters and Para rowers for the first time

Posted: 29 March, 2019

Organisers of this year’s Scottish Rowing Championships (7-9 June) are urging competitors from non Scottish clubs to enter the Masters and Para competitions as these categories open for the first time to athletes outside of Scotland.
 
This should be welcome news to athletes who are planning to compete in the British Rowing Masters Championships (15-16 June) the weekend after the Scottish Championships at the Strathclyde Park venue.
 

Read more: Scottish Championships opens to non Scots Masters and Para rowers for the first time

Scottish Rowing welcomes new Junior Development Coaches

Posted: 26 February, 2019

Lindsay Flockhart, Holly Reid and Jordan Stanley have been appointed volunteer coaches with the Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme which aims to help junior rowers from clubs across Scotland achieve their potential in the sport.
 

Read more: Scottish Rowing welcomes new Junior Development Coaches

How UT2 training has helped Rankin set PBs

Posted: 8 January, 2019

The winter might be far from done but 20 year old Edinburgh University Boat Club athlete Alex Rankin has already made good gains, with PBs on the ergometer over both five and two kilometre.
 
It’s no secret that, as part of the Edinburgh programme, Rankin has been following a training approach which, particularly over the winter months, incorporates high volumes of UT2 training.
 

Read more: How UT2 training has helped Rankin set PBs

Loch Lomond Rowing Club Visit

Posted: 1 February, 2019

Scottish Rowing’s Club Support Manager, Andy Barton, was delighted to be invited to Loch Lomond Rowing Club’s (LLRC) member’s session on Saturday 26th January. The 90 minute session, led by the LLRC committee, had two key objectives. Firstly to provide an opportunity to engage club members on the operating priorities and key objectives for LLRC in the near future, giving an opportunity for members to question and comment. Secondly to allow the LLRC committee to share the collated responses to the recent club membership survey.

Read more: Loch Lomond Rowing Club Visit

Highlands and Islands athletes’ opportunity for World Class Start testing in Inverness

Posted: 31 January, 2019

Young athletes in the Highland and Islands with high aspirations could have the best opportunity yet to see if they have the potential to be a world level rowing competitor during the Sports Fayre at Inverness College UHI on Thursday 7th February.
 
Tom Young, who heads up British Rowing’s World Class Start programme in Scotland, and Lee Boucher, Scottish Rowing’s Head of Performance Pathway, will attend the fayre to assess people with potential for success in rowing.
 

Read more: Highlands and Islands athletes’ opportunity for World Class Start testing in Inverness

An Erasmus perspective of DUBC

Posted: 24 January 2019

Last semester Dundee University had an Erasmus student from Germany join the club just for the semester. Casper Friedrich Kleine thoroughly enjoyed his short time with them, as did the club since he was a fantastic addition to the men's squad and picked up the sport so quickly. Here, in his own words, he explains what he learnt about rowing at a University in Scotland and how Dundee University Boat Club shaped his whole Erasmus experience.

Read more: An Erasmus perspective of DUBC

National Umpire Training Day, Stirling Rowing Club - 12th January

Posted: 22 January, 2019

One of the first events of the year with Scottish Rowing has already taken place and what a day it was.

Forty “old and new” race umpires travelled to host venue Stirling Rowing Club to take part in the annual national umpires training day led by National Lead Umpire Neil MacFarlane. Focussing on key areas of umpiring development, the day was enhanced by guest speakers and break out facilitators.

Read more: National Umpire Training Day, Stirling Rowing Club - 12th January