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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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Impressive wins for Sinclair and Bennett at GB Rowing Team Trials

Posted: April 16, 2018

Scotland’s Alan Sinclair and Karen Bennett both delivered impressive wins in their respective pairs finals, whilst Scottish Rowing’s group of athletes had their share of fine performances on the final day of the GB Rowing Team Senior, U23 & FISU Trials at Caversham.*
 

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Final GB team trial invites for 13 Scottish Rowing athletes

Posted: April 11, 2018

Scottish Rowing is sending a 13-strong group of its supported athletes to Caversham this week for the GB Rowing Team Senior, Under 23 and FISU trials (14-16 April), the final opportunity to secure places on international teams this season.

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Tony Dean - Funeral Notice

Posted: February 26, 2018

Tony Dean, of North Kelvinside School R.C. / Glagow Schools R.C., Clydesdale A.R.C., Edinburgh University B.C., Heriot-Watt University B.C., St.Andrew B.C., and North British A.R.C. died on 23rd February after a long illness.

The funeral will take place at 4.30pm on Wednesday 28th at Roselawn Crematorium, Ballygowan Road, Belfast, BT5 7TZ, and thereafter at Belfast Boat Club, Cutters Wharf, Belfast .

JBT Inverness Winter Head and Scottish Students Championship Head, 10th/11th February 2018 - Results Report

Posted: February 15, 2018

The JBT Inverness Winter Head Regatta was held last weekend on the waters of the Caledonian Canal with crews coming from across Scotland to take part in one of the most important events in the Scottish rowing calendar, racing over a 4.5Km course from Dochgarroch to the rowing club’s boathouse close to Tomnahurich Bridge. The majority of universities and rowing clubs from Scotland were represented competing in various class of boats from single sculls to the eights as rowed by the university crews in the annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race on the Thames. Inverness Rowing Club entered a competitive number of crew boats with varied success and represented the local club well in the process.
 

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Scottish Rowing Award Winners

Posted: January 25, 2018

The Scottish Rowing Awards were presented at the Scottish Rowing Dinner at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs on the 20th January during an evening where we celebrated the many successes in our sport in 2016-17. Pride of Britian Award winner Fraser Johnston was our guest speaker for the evening. Dame Katherine Grainger and Gavin Horsburgh joined Fraser for a Q&A session after the dinner.

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Changing the Future: “Being comfortable about being uncomfortable”

Posted: January 12, 2018

“Run from what’s comfortable, forget safety, live where you fear to live,” said a thirteenth century poet and mystic who had got tired of the familiar and the routine.

Whilst there’s no point in being uncomfortable for the sake of it, if we want the sport ourselves to grow and improve, then we need to push beyond what we are currently doing, which will involve some discomfort.

Tackling the subject “Being comfortable about being uncomfortable” at next weekend’s Changing the Future event is Gemma Fay, perfectly qualified having become Scotland’s most internationally-capped (203 times) football player, had a spell as an actress and recently took a change of direction in a new career with rugby. 

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A new approach to Strength & Conditioning with minimal equipment

Posted: January 10, 2018

How does a rowing club start an S&C (Strength & Conditioning) programme with limited knowledge and little equipment - can it be done?

“Yes,” is the unanimous reply from Dave Hughes, Senior S&C Coach at the sportscotland institute of sport and Lead S&C Coach with the hugely successful University of Edinburgh rowing programme.

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How to become a better version of yourself with growth mindset

Posted: January 8, 2018

Growth mindset has been a hot topic in recent years.  For those who have not yet come across the term, in a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work - brains and talent are just the starting point.

So, if you are an athlete, a coach, parent, club leader or volunteer you can become an even better version of yourself through learning about growth mindset.

To help you do so we are delighted to welcome Jamie McBrearty, Mindset Manager, Leisure and Culture Dundee, who will be speaking at our Changing the Future weekend on 20th and 21st January at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs.

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Scottish Rowing Awards Shortlist

Updated: January 9, 2018

Scottish Rowing is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Scottish Rowing Awards 2017. The shortlisting panel had a tough job narrowing down the nominations this year with so many strong candidates across all the awards.

We invite you to join us at the Scottish Rowing Dinner at the sportscotland National Sports Training Centre in Largs on the 20th January for an evening celebrating the many successes in our sport in 2016-17. Pride of Britian Award winner Fraser Johnston will be our guest speaker for the evening and we will be joined by a special guest, Dame Katherine Grainger, multiple Olympic medal winner and now Chair UK Sport who will join our other guests in a light hearted panel discussion during the evening.  

The dinner and awards will be followed by a ceilidh, with the dancing led by local band, Clamjamfrie. Bookings for this event close on Thursday 11th January - Booking details below.

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