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Highest calibre Scottish Rowing group bound for GB Rowing Team trials

Poster: April 10, 2017

Three world champions are amongst a Scottish Rowing supported group of athletes invited to this week's GB Rowing Team Senior & Under 23 trials (14-16 April) at Caversham, hoping to put down strong performances to help secure places on international teams this summer.

The 10 athletes trialling at the venue near Reading are Maddie Arlett (Selkirk, Edinburgh Uni BC), Josh Armstrong (Glasgow, Edinburgh Uni BC), Fiona Bell (Kilmacolm, Aberdeen Uni BC), Jack Burns (Glasgow, Clydesdale ARC), Matt Curtis (Durham, Edinburgh Uni BC), Gavin Horsburgh (Lochwinnoch, Edinburgh Uni BC), Calum Irvine (Aviemore, Edinburgh Uni BC), Graham Ord (Hamilton, Edinburgh Uni BC), James Temple (Kew, Edinburgh Uni BC) and Oli Wilkes (Matlock, Edinburgh Uni BC).

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British Rowing opens new World Class Start centre in Strathclyde

Posted: April 4, 2017

British Rowing and Scottish Rowing have joined forces to uncover the next generation of Olympic rowing champions.

British Rowing’s World Class Start programme is opening a new centre at Strathclyde Park Rowing Club in April aimed at bringing high potential Scottish youngsters into the Olympic programme.

Specifically, the Start programme is targeting females 5’10 and taller aged between 14-22 years old, and males 6’2 and taller aged between 14-20, who are not already rowing, although existing rowers can still apply to be part of the programme.

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Q&A with Tom Young about the Start programme

Posted: April 4, 2017

British Rowing’s World Class Start programme opens a new centre at Strathclyde Park Rowing Club this month aimed at bringing high potential Scottish youngsters into the Olympic programme.
 
To find out more about this venture between British Rowing and Scottish Rowing  we caught up with Tom Young who is heading up the Strathclyde programme.  Read our Q&A below:

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Beginners to Olympic Champions set for Head of the River Race

Posted: March 23, 2017

Fourteen eights representing Scottish Rowing clubs will take to the Tideway this weekend to compete on the 4 ¼ mile Thames Championships Course from Mortlake to Putney.  Olympic and world champions to complete beginners will be amongst the 363 crews taking part in this historic event which signifies the end of the winter racing season for many athletes.

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Glasgow 2018 - 500 Days to Go

Posted: March 20, 2017

Today marks 500 days to go until Glasgow hosts the first ever European Championships from 2 – 12 August 2018.

An 11 day celebration of sport, with 12 venues, 6 sports and around 3,000 athletes – Glasgow 2018 will be a must watch, must attend event which elevates the status of European Champions. Spectators can expect thrilling sporting action throughout the city with Glasgow hosting Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon.

The European Championships will be much more than 11 days of sport, with the sports programme sitting alongside Festival 2018. The vibrant Festival 2018 programme will encompass theatre, dance, music, digital, comedy and visual arts performances, and help showcase the very best of Scottish and Glaswegian culture. Celebrations at landmarks such as George Square and Merchant City will allow everybody to be part of the European Championships.

Register now for Priority Tickets and get access to tickets before they go on general sale. http://www.glasgow2018.com/join-in-form.aspx

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Scottish rowers shine on the Tideway

Posted: March 13, 2017

Scottish rowers shone as the 77th Women’s Head of the River Race, the largest of its kind in the world, took place on Saturday from Mortlake to Putney in London.  Beginners to Olympic medallists featured amongst the 296 women’s eights that took to the start line on the Tideway looking to make waves and set down a marker for the season ahead.

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Scottish rowers set for 77th Women’s Head of the River Race

Posted: March 10, 2017

Following International Women’s Day earlier this week the rowing world demonstrates the strength in depth of the female side of the sport this weekend with over 2,500 women taking to the Tideway for the 77th Women’s Head of the River from Mortlake to Putney.

Scottish Rowing is well represented amongst the 321 eights taking to the start line with 14 crews from clubs and universities having travelled to London from North of the Border.

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EUROPE’S ELITE ROWERS SET FOR GLASGOW 2018 AFTER HOST CITY AGREEMENT WITH WORLD ROWING FEDERATION

Posted: March 9, 2017

European Championships Glasgow 2018 - Media Release

Sports fans can look forward to cheering on Europe’s finest rowers at Strathclyde Loch next year after a Host City Agreement was formally signed between Glasgow 2018 and the World Rowing Federation, FISA.

Great Britain’s Rio 2016 heroes are amongst those likely to take to Scottish waters as part of the first ever European Championships, a new multi-sport format which will take place in partnership between the host cities of Glasgow and Berlin.

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Millennials to Medals

Posted: February 27, 2017

(Reproduced with the permission of British Rowing)

The golden summers of 2012 and 2016 are still etched firmly in the minds of UK rowing and Olympic sports fans.  Who could forget those heady days when GB’s rowers topped the world?

In the sometimes gritty but often rewarding engine rooms of rowing development, though, Rio is already a distant memory and the charge is on to find and continue to nurture the next generation.

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JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Heads and Scottish Students Heads

Posted: February 22, 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, 18th and 19th February, a significant entry of crews from Scottish clubs and universities took part in the JBT Inverness Eights and Small Boats Heads in bright and sometimes blustery weather conditions on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness. Much excellent racing was witnessed over the 4.35 kilometre course in two exciting days of competition.

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GLASGOW 2018 SPORTS PROGRAMME ENSURES SCOTLAND WILL SHINE ON GLOBAL STAGE

Posted: February 8, 2017

The final sports programme for the inaugural 2018 European Championships has today been confirmed, ensuring that the new event generates maximum television coverage for the sports being staged in Glasgow and Scotland.

The European Championships is being held for the first time in 2018 in a unique partnership between Europe’s leading sports federations, the Host Cities of Glasgow and Berlin and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This sporting partnership will create a new event on the world stage elevating the status of European Champions and attracting a potential television audience of up to 1.03 billion across the continent, with a wider audience via digital platforms.

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Home International Regatta 2017 - Scotland Rowing Team Selection

Posted: January 23, 2017

Online registration for the Scotland Rowing Team for the Home International Regatta is now open.  The link to the online registration system and the 2017 selection policy are available on the Rowing for Scotland page of the website.

 

Scottish Rowing Operating Practices

Posted: December 16, 2016

The Scottish Rowing Operating Practices have been updated and approved by the Board on 8th November 2016.

The key changes are in relation to Subsidiary Clubs and these are outlined in Appendix 2.

The new version of the Operating Practices is now available on this website.

 

Scottish Rowing Rules of Racing - Heel Restraints

Posted: December 15, 2016

The Rules of Racing have been changed to specify that heel restraints must ensure that each shoe is independently restrained and that the restraints should not allow the heel to lift more than 7 cm. This brings Scotland into line with the position adopted by FISA some years ago and by British Rowing earlier this year. The new rule comes into effect on 1 January 2017.

At the same time, the Rules have been updated to replace 'Veteran' with 'Master'

A revised version of the Rules of Racing is available on this website.

The Water Safety Code is also being revised to make sure that the heel restraint requirements are consistent.