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Scotland Rowing Team win five events at 2018 Home International Regatta

Posted: 23 July, 2018

The Scotland Rowing Team won five events on Saturday at the 2018 Home International Regatta (HIR) in Cork, Ireland, with the senior men’s team losing out on the team trophy to Ireland through an agonising tie-break following the final race of the day.
 

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Scottish Rowing Regional Development Relaunch

Posted: 4 July, 2018

Scottish Rowing is delighted to announce the relaunch of our Regional Development programme. This move recognises the need to increase the focus on key strategic areas such as competition, coaching and volunteering and targeting support for our clubs more effectively.

In addition to their existing regional responsibilities, each of our three Regional Development Managers (‘RDM’) will be taking on operational responsibility for one of the areas identified as a critical priority in our strategic plan for 2017-21 with immediate effect.

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Strathclyde Country Park Water Access - 9th July until 19th August

Posted: June 22, 2018

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that Glasgow 2018 will take possession of Strathclyde Country Park as part of the upcoming European Rowing and Triathlon Championships this summer.

This multi-sport event will take place across Scotland from the 2nd August until the 12th August and, due to the install and set up of the infrastructure required for both events, there will be no water access from Monday 9th July until Sunday 19th August. 

If you have any queries regarding this please contact Douglas Holmes, North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd at douglas.holmes@nlleisure.com.

British Masters Championships 2018

Posted: June 19, 2018

With the British Masters Championships being held for the first time in many years the weekend after Scottish Championships, four clubs from Scotland went to Holme Pierrepoint, Nottingham, to fight for some medals. The weekend saw 221 races being held across all age categories in both Championship and Non-Championship categories.

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Strathclyde Country Park Water Access - 11th June - 30th June

Posted: June 12, 2018

North Lanarkshire Council have advised that, from 11th June, they will be replacing the current rowing course at Strathclyde Country Park which may cause some water access restrictions due to periods of closure. They are hoping that this work will be complete no later than the end of June. 

It has been recommended that anyone planning to come to the park to use the Loch should contact North Lanarkshire Council beforehand on 01698 402060 to check availability.

Scottish Rowing Centre - Gym Closure

Posted: 1 June, 2018

We regret to advise that, as of 31st May 2018, public access to the gym at the Scottish Rowing Centre will be closed.

We are currently in the process of putting new access arrangements in place to ensure that the centre continues to support the sport of rowing by providing access to the facilities through approved activities led by accredited coaches.

If coaches would like to apply for accreditation or receive further information on the accreditation process please contact the Scottish Rowing office at office@scottish-rowing.org.uk.

Meet Scottish Rowing President Martin Claxton

Posted: May 24, 2018

A rowing late starter, it was during an appointment in Bath serving as a Marine Engineer in the Royal Navy that Martin agreed to a request by a newly formed Naval rowing squad to help make up a four.

A year down the track he moved to Scotland where a friend and Loch Lomond Rowing Club member encouraged him along.

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Edinburgh athletes part of strong Scottish cohort for World Cup 1

Posted: May 23, 2018

Eight Scots were announced in the team for next weekend’s first World Rowing Cup of 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia (1-3 June) - for three of the younger athletes named in the team of 54 there is a strong Edinburgh connection.

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Commonwealth Beach Sprint Regatta- Poole 17th-18th August

Posted: May 4, 2018

The first ever Commonwealth Beach Sprints will be held at Sandbanks Beach, Poole in Dorset between the 17th and 18th August, 2018.

Racing will take place in men's and women's coastal singles and doubles as well as a mixed quad event. Racing starts on foot with a beach sprint of between 10m and 50m. Rowers will then enter the boat and slalom the boat around three buoys over a 250m course. They will then row straight back to the beach before exiting the boat and running across the finish line on the beach. You can see a video of the Pescara Beach Spints HERE.

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Stirling family effort secures Dee prize

Posted: April 18, 2018

The North East Regatta in Aberdeen on Saturday produced a shock result with the Championship of the Dee trophy being awarded to Stirling Rowing Club.

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Scots Rowing sensation Karen Bennett is Glasgow 2018 Ambassador

Posted: April 16, 2018

Scottish Rowing star Karen Bennett has been unveiled as the next official ambassador for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships – the biggest sporting event to be staged in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games.

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