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News

ASRA wins Victor Ludorum at Junior Brit Champs

Posted 23rd July, 2013

The rewards made the journey to the British Rowing Junior Championships at Nottingham worthwhile for Scottish clubs this weekend.  A record breaking weekend of racing saw Aberdeen Schools RA winning a number of medals including two golds in WJ 4- and OJ 4- as well as two silvers and a bronze.  These performances also secured the Victor Ludorum trophy for ASRA which was proudly presented to coach Colin Wallace by Scottish Rowing President Mike Morrice.

Read more: ASRA wins Victor Ludorum at Junior Brit Champs

GSRC make history at Ghent International Regatta

Posted: April 13, 2016

Alex Rankin and India Somerside from Glasgow Schools Rowing Club made a bit of history last weekend when they raced five events at Ghent International Regatta and won them all. In particular, on Sunday, they had a clean sweep of women pairs winning J18, U23 and Womens in a four hour timescale.

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The other wins were on Saturday J18 pairs and women fours with their GB teammates from Hartpury College.

Information and photopraph courtesy of Iain Somerside.

 

The Scottish Schools Indoor Regionals

The Scottish Schools Indoor Regionals

The 18th of March saw Scottish Rowing, in partnership with both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, host the Scottish School’s Indoor Regional Championships.

The simultaneous events saw over 200 pupils from around 20 schools stretching from the West coast to the East coast of Scotland compete, both individually and as part of age group relay teams, all in the name of school pride.

Read more: The Scottish Schools Indoor Regionals

SCOTTISH ROWERS MOVE CLOSER TO RIO AFTER EUROPEAN SELECTION

Posted: April 6, 2016

Reigning Olympic Champions Katherine Grainger and Heather Stanning are among the Scottish rowers named in the GB Rowing Team for next month’s European Championships – the first major selection of the Rio 2016 Olympic season.

Former World Champion Polly Swann returns to the team after missing last season through injury, while Alan Sinclair has fought off some fierce internal competition to secure a place in the men’s pair.

Relative rookies Karen Bennett and Angus Groom also get the nod from the selectors, while Imogen Walsh and Sam Scrimgeour are also in the squad for the regatta in Brandenburg, Germany from May 6-8.

Read more: SCOTTISH ROWERS MOVE CLOSER TO RIO AFTER EUROPEAN SELECTION

SCOTTISH ROWERS SET FOR GB ROWING TEAM TRIALS

Posted: April 10, 2016

Seats in the GB Rowing Team for the non-Olympic summer programme will be the target at Caversham over the next two days as 16 rowers representing Scottish Rowing get set to compete against some of the leading rowers from across the country at the GB Rowing Team Senior and Under 23 Trials.

These trials, following hot on the heels of last month’s Olympic Trials, will help to identify rowers for this year’s World Rowing Championships and World Rowing Under 23 Championships (both being held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands - 21-28 August) and the FISU World University Rowing Championships (Poznan, Poland – 2-4 September).

Read more: SCOTTISH ROWERS SET FOR GB ROWING TEAM TRIALS

RECORD SCOTTISH ROWING CONTINGENT SET SIGHTS ON RIO

Posted: March 17, 2016

15 Scottish rowers will be looking to book their seats on the plane to Rio at next week’s Olympic trials organised by the GB Rowing Team at Caversham, near Reading.  Whilst reigning Olympic Champion Katherine Grainger is sidelined with a ‘minor niggle’ the record Scottish contingent features a mixture of established internationals and emerging talent.

Read more: RECORD SCOTTISH ROWING CONTINGENT SET SIGHTS ON RIO

SCOTTISH CREWS HAVE RECORD BREAKING DAY AT HORR 2016

Eleven crews travelled down to London on the 19th March for what turned out to be a record-breaking day at the Head of the River Race on the Tideway. Four crews set their club record for their highest ever placing at the race, whilst five Scottish University crews finished inside the top one hundred for the first time.

Read more: SCOTTISH CREWS HAVE RECORD BREAKING DAY AT HORR 2016

EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS LEGACY PLANS FOR STRATHCLYDE COUNTRY PARK WILL SERVE LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR YEARS TO COME

European Rowing Championships legacy plans for Strathclyde Country Park will serve the local community for years to come, according to the governing body for World Rowing (FISA).

Following the federation’s first technical visit this month, Matt Smith, FISA’s Executive Director, said the Park’s loch would not only provide an excellent venue for the 2018 event but deliver economic, social and sporting legacy for the local community and host city of Glasgow.

Read more: EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS LEGACY PLANS FOR STRATHCLYDE COUNTRY PARK WILL SERVE LOCAL COMMUNITY...

Online Entry System

Posted: March 11, 2016

The MyEventz online entry system has moved and been renamed. Online entries can now be accessed through http://rowingentry.com

As a result of the move of the online entry system clubs must email rowingentry@scottish-rowing.org.uk to request user accounts to allow them to access the system and administer their clubs entries.  We recommend that clubs use club email accounts rather than personal email addresses as clubs will be limited to 2 administration accounts.

Read more: Online Entry System

Strathclyde Park Regatta & Scottish Students Rowing Championships

Posted: March 14, 2016

The Strathclyde Park Regatta and Scottish Students Rowing Championships are due to be held on 23rd and 24th April 2016.

The event documents are now available in the Calendar section of our website.

Scottish Women go down a storm at Women’s Eights Head of the River Race

Posted: March 8, 2016

15 Scottish crews from 7 clubs raced on the Tideway in London last Saturday, in weather that can only have made them feel more at home. The Women’s Eights Head of the River Race saw 2,880 rowers in 320 crews battling along the same 7km stretch between Mortlake and Putney. This is now the largest women’s rowing race in the world and the only race in the UK where novices can compete in the same race as Olympic champions.

Read more: Scottish Women go down a storm at Women’s Eights Head of the River Race

Volunteers needed

Posted: March 8, 2016

Scottish Rowing is looking for Volunteers to help with a variety of jobs at this years Strathclyde Park Regatta in April and the Scottish Championships in June. Both regattas are held at Strathclyde Park. Motherwell. Job descriptions and details on how to apply are available on our Vacancies Page.

If you would like to apply for a voluntary position but you intend to row in the regatta please still apply but let us know you will also be racing and we will schedule you around your racing, if you are coming to the regattas to supoort someone then we would love to welcome you as part of the team that delivers these great events.

Many roles are available and we need multiple people for each role so please consider helping us make these events even more successful.

Aberdeen Eights HOR - 26th March 2016

Posted: March 7, 2016

The Committee of the Dee are delighted to announce that details of the Aberdeen HOR on 26th March are now posted on their website.  http://cofd.co.uk    With so many other events cancelled due to weather or river closures, this is an ideal opportunity to test your long-distance performance against other crews.  Entries close at 10pm on Sunday 20th March.

Clubs - Project Rio is here to help you

Posted: March 2, 2016 

Scottish Rowing is pleased to launch Project Rio. Project Rio is a series of resources and initiatives that have been developed to help clubs to cope with the additional demand that will be created in this Olympic year.

Details of the available resources and the three key elements are available in the Project Rio section under the Rio2016 menu on our website. We would encourage all clubs to make the most of this great opportunity to encourage new members and get more people rowing.

SIGN UP TO PROJECT RIO HERE

Project Rio is funded by Awards for All and delivered to clubs by Scottish Rowing.

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