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News

Success for Stirling RC

Posted: November 8, 2017

Last weekend saw Stirling Rowing Club presented with two brand new Cox boxes as a result of their efforts in the newly launched 2017 Summer Sprint League.

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Higson is first rowing coach from Scotland selected for Performance Foundation Coach Support

Posted: November 1, 2017

John Higson, the lead coach of women’s rowing at Edinburgh University Boat Club and number two to Head Coach Colin Williamson, has become the first rowing coach from Scotland selected for the newly launched UK Coaching’s Performance Foundation Coach Support programme.

Described as an “18-month long journey” for 38 coaches from eight sports, the programme will be run by the UK Coaching Talent and Performance team in partnership with UK Sport. It is designed specifically to develop coaches working with talented athletes who have the potential to win medals.

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“Amazing to be on the podium” says Horsburgh

Posted: October 3, 2017

Scotland’s Gavin Horsburgh experienced the full spectrum of emotions on the way to winning silver in the men’s quadruple scull final at last week’s World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida.

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Horsburgh claims GB’s first medal in men’s lightweight quad

Posted: September 30, 2017

Scotland’s Gavin Horsburgh led Britain’s lightweight men’s quadruple scull (LM4x) to the team’s first medal of the 2017 World Rowing Championships after winning silver on the opening day of finals in Sarasota-Bradenton.

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Fourth place for Wilson on day seven of World Rowing Championships

Posted: October 1, 2017

Scotland’s Melissa Wilson (Cambridge Univ. Women's BC/Edinburgh) finished fourth in yesterday’s women’s pair (W2-) A final with Holly Hill (Cambridge Univ. Women's BC/Gossington) on day seven of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.

Hill and Wilson, who are in their first year with the senior squad, came home behind the USA, New Zealand and Denmark, concluding an excellent debut World Championships for the pair.

Elsewhere, the day began with two GB crews in B finals.  Scotland’s Rowan McKellar (Broxbourne RC/Glasgow) won the women’s four (W4-) B final with Caragh McMurtry (Coalporters ARC/Southampton), Rebecca Girling (Molesey BC/Fareham) and Sam Courty (Univ. of Bath/Alnwick).

The win means the four will finish seventh overall in Florida.

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Wilson and Hill win repechage to qualify for GB’s fifth A final in Florida Worlds

Posted: September 28, 2017

Victory for Scotland’s Melissa Wilson (Cambridge Univ. Women's BC/Edinburgh) and Holly Hill (Cambridge Univ. Women's BC/Gossington) in the women’s pair (W2-) repechage secured a fifth A final place of the week for Great Britain on day four of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

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Scrimgeour qualifies for A final at World Rowing Championships

Posted: September 27, 2017

Day three of the World Rowing Championships saw British success in the lightweight men’s pair (LM2-) repechage with Sam Scrimgeour (Molesey BC/Kirriemuir) and Joel Cassells (Oxford Brookes Univ. BC/Coleraine) progressing into their A final, finishing third behind Italy and Russia and well clear of the rest of the field. The pair will race for the medals on Friday.

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