Posted: 07 June 2024

Scotland’s leading rowers will have an added incentive when they arrive on the start line at the Scottish Rowing Championships this weekend as trophies will be presented to the winners of the Championship Single Sculls and Pairs events (across both Open and Women).

Scottish Rowing has chosen to reinstate two original trophies for the winners of the Open Single Sculls (the Walter Freer Cup, c.1913) and Open Pairs (the William Denny Cup, c.1895) and we are delighted that these will be on display this weekend after many years in storage.



We are also pleased to be presenting two ‘new’ trophies for the corresponding winners of the women’s events, which have been gifted to Scottish Rowing by recently retired Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Cobb.

“Since I started rowing in 1986, women's rowing has developed beyond recognition,” said Amanda.  “However, while Scottish Rowing has some beautiful traditional trophies in store - all of them are for men’s events.”

“These trophies for the Scottish Champions in the Women’s Single Sculls and Women’s Pairs ensure that the winners of these highly competitive events will receive a trophy worthy of their efforts.  I hope that there will be many proud winners of these trophies for years to come.”

The Women’s Single Sculls trophy (1972) is by silversmith Christopher Lawrance and will be known as the Amanda Cobb Trophy.

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The Women’s Pairs goblets (1904) are by Goldsmiths & Silversmith Co and will be known as the Jo Pinder Trophy, dedicated in memory of Jo Pinder, a dear friend to many of us in the Scottish Rowing community.

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Scottish Rowing Chief Executive Officer, Lee Boucher, said:

“The standard of racing at the Scottish Rowing Championships continues to rise year-on-year and it is fitting that we are able to recognise the winners of the Championship small boats events through the presentation of some beautiful trophies, each with its own unique history.

“I would like to thank Amanda for making this possible through her generous gift of two trophies for the women’s events and I look forward to seeing who will be holding the trophies aloft over the weekend.”

Presentation of the trophies will take place on Saturday around 1pm and on Sunday at 1.30pm.