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World Masters Rowing Regatta 2018

Posted: 9 October, 2018

Last week the World Masters Rowing Regatta was held in Sarasota, Florida. This event saw athletes from across the world from Russia to Brasil, from Germany to Canada race across four days.

Although it was hot and humid, Strathclyde Park's duo of Ailie Ord and Gillian Connal headed out and joined up with GPA of Brazil and Rocky Mountain Rowing Club of Denver to take part.

Read more: World Masters Rowing Regatta 2018

Coaching & Volunteering Opportunities - Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme

Posted: 15 September 2018

Would you like to be part of building an exciting team?

Would you like to be involved in helping Scotland’s upcoming junior athletes train and prepare?

Could you add value to our team whilst getting the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge?

It is an exciting time to be involved in rowing whether you are a coach, athlete, administrator or parent and we are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious coaches and volunteers to help us create a first-class development experience and to support the delivery of our Junior Performance Development Programme.

The Scottish Rowing Junior Development Programme aims to improve the overall depth and standard of junior rowing in Scotland whilst also supporting the long-term development of Scottish junior rowers identified on a performance pathway.

In order to support an increased programme of activity during the 2018-19 season Scottish Rowing is seeking expressions of interest for Junior Development Coaches and Junior Development Support roles.

More information is available HERE.

How Perri McCluskey leapt from beginner to Scotland Rowing Team

Posted: 30 August, 2018

Stirling University student, Perri McCluskey, has made the jump from beginner rower to Scotland Rowing Team competitor in just over a year.
And, having been discovered by British Rowing’s World Class Start programme, this could just be the start of the 19-year-old’s career in the sport.

Read more: How Perri McCluskey leapt from beginner to Scotland Rowing Team

Scottish Rowing AGM - 14th October, 2018

Posted: 24 August, 2018

The Scottish Rowing AGM will take place on the 14th October at Strathclyde Park.  Details will follow with the formal notice of the meeting.  Member clubs are reminded that should they wish to table a resolution at the AGM, this needs to be submitted in writing 30 clear days before the meeting i.e. 13h September 2018.

Andy Barton appointed Scottish Rowing Club Support Manager

Posted: 24 August, 2018

Andy Barton, the popular former Director of Rowing at Glasgow University BC who oversaw roaring growth at the club, has been appointed Scottish Rowing’s Club Support Manager. 

In this new role, which comes as part of Scottish Rowing’s Regional Development programme relaunch, Barton has responsibility for developing the tools and resources to help club leaders manage and build successful sustainable clubs. As part of his remit he is also the regional lead for the West. 

Read more: Andy Barton appointed Scottish Rowing Club Support Manager

GDPR Workshop

Posted: 20 August, 2018

Thank you to those clubs that have sent in questions for the GDPR Workshop which is taking place tomorrow. Your questions will be answered during the workshop but unfortunately technical issues mean we are no longer able to live stream the session. The workshop will being recorded and we will be share the audio recording the following week. 

Apologies for any disappointment.

Bronze for Leask Completes Scottish Medal Hat-trick

Posted: 5 August 2018

Having been drafted into Britain’s men’s double sculls crew at the last minute as a replacement for Glasgow’s Angus Groom, who fell sick, Edinburgh’s Harry Leask and his partner Jack Beaumont took bronze medals in a blanket finish of their final, with just over a second separating the first four crews. 

Read more: Bronze for Leask Completes Scottish Medal Hat-trick

McDonald strikes a balance to win World University gold in China

Posted: 20 August, 2018

Lochwinnoch’s Emma McDonald won gold in the women’s eight at the 2018 FISU World University Rowing Championships in Shanghai whilst a further two athletes from Edinburgh University also made the top of the podium.

Read more: McDonald strikes a balance to win World University gold in China

Two Scottish Silver Medals

Posted: 4 August, 2018

In the last final of the third day of the European Championships at Strathclyde Park, the British women’s eight, with Scotland’s Olympic silver medallist Karen Bennett and Katherine Douglas aboard, both from Edinburgh, overtook the Netherlands to grab silver medals as they then closed down on the eventual winners, the world champions from Romania.

Read more: Two Scottish Silver Medals

All Scots Still in the Medal Hunt

Posted: 3 August, 2018

All six Scottish athletes in the Great Britain team at the European Championships have kept their medal hopes alive.

With Edinburgh’s Harry Leask already in Saturday’s semi-finals, courtesy of a heat win on Thursday with new double sculls partner Jack Beaumont, the other five Scots were in action on Friday.

Read more: All Scots Still in the Medal Hunt

The Moment has Arrived

Posted: 2 August, 2018

On Thursday morning, the organisers of the European Championships proudly declared “the moment has arrived” as the long-awaited action of this first multi-discipline event got underway.

Read more: The Moment has Arrived