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Boyd Tunnock names GRC’s new boat

We welcomed Boyd Tunnock  to the club today to name our new boat, bought thanks to the kind donation from the Tunnock’s owner.

Boyd spent time chatting to club members congratulating Calum Young and Ronan Welch, winners of last weekend’s Scottish National championships, before naming our boat, Snowball.

Boyd said: ‘It’s a real pleasure to support Glasgow Rowing Club. It’s important for everyone to have the opportunity to exercise and get out and enjoy he fresh air and I hope the boat will get plenty of use by all your members.’

Boyd Tunnock congratulating Calum Young and Ronan Welch

Boyd Tunnock and club president Ronnie Goldie naming Snowball


GRC Summer Regatta Cancelled

Hi Everyone,

It is with great regret that we will have to cancel this year’s GRC Summer regatta. Thank you so much for your interest in this event and the support received. Unfortunately the number of entries was very low this year and would have resulted in a large number of cancellations and limited racing for those left.

We are intending on having a we club regatta with scratch crews (a bit of fun) along with a barbecue and boat naming ceremony so if anyone fancies coming along for a bit of fun on a Saturday lunch time, you will be more than welcome. I’ll give more details when we know them.

Many thanks,

Steve Dear

GRC Captain

Charity ergathon for Glasgow Children’s Hospital

The team from Glasgow Rowing Club took part in a charity ergathon on Buchanan Street on Saturday April 7 to raise funds for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Rachel, Liam, Naomi, Fiona, Ann,  Jackie, Paul and Pete all took part to help this great cause.  The guys had great fun watching shoppers pass by whilst putting in some training and Paul Ingram even managed a personal best.  Well done team!!

Paul, Rachel, Pete and Liam in action

Team GRC ready for the ergathon

Pete, Naomi, Ann and Rachel with the charity mascot

Sports Council for Glasgow award grant to GRC

Club members are enjoying training on two brand new Concept 2 rowing machines thanks to help from the Sports Council for Glasgow.

The club was awarded a grant that helped buy one of the much needed ergs. Not only are they essential for improving fitness and stamina but they are helping our new ‘learn to row’ members improve their technique. A big thank you again to the Sports Council for Glasgow – they are greatly appreciated.

Emma and Amy training on the new ergs

Annual Burns Supper raises funds for the club

Katie delivering a toast to the laddies

Members celebrating Burns night

The last Saturday in February saw a great turn out for the annual GRC Burns Supper at the boat house.

The committee laid on a spectacular night of delicious food, wine and a wee dram to celebrate the Bard. Club treasurer, Ann Black gave the address to the haggis, while Liam and Katie McLaughlin delivered the toast to the laddies and the lassies.

A great time had by all as well as essential funds raised for the club.

A massive thank you to everyone on the committee who made it such a great event.

Merry Christmas from GRC

Wishing you all the best over the festive period. We hope Santa was good to you.

Indulge all you want as we’ve got the perfect solution to get fit and loose the Christmas spread.

GRC Fours Head

Hi Folks, fun over for another year. Fantastic day had by all at the fours head (not so great for one unlucky sculler from Glasgow Schools who went for a dip earlier in the day). Good weather and good, fast water made for some interesting results.

We had a couple of new prizes in the form of Fastest Male Crew and Fastest Female Crew shields and a Fastest Overall event. The shields will be engraved with the winners of these categories each year and will always be available in the club for photos etc.

Please see below for the results:

GRC Fours Head

Hi Folks, it’s that time of year again where we don our aprons and kagools to host this year’s GRC Fours Head of the River Race on the Clyde. We will be expecting a large number of competitors and supporters and welcome them with open arms (and kitchen).

If you are coming to the club to compete, cheer or just watch, we will make sure there is an array of tasty and warming treats in and around the boathouse.

Entries are open and we welcome all clubs to enter their racing crews and we’ll supply sustainance for them after a hard slog over the 5000m long course on the Clyde.

GRC Fours Head Poster

GRC Fours Head Poster

Busy out-of-season

Out of season, between main racing season and before Head race season, GRC have been very busy.

We had a couple of competitors try the new sprints introduced at Lochore with mixed reviews. The event was a fantastic fun day enjoyed by all though that many racing starts in a day take their toll.

We have run a series of Learn To Row sessions where a number of beginners have been taught the art of rowing. We have a ‘next step’ social development squad ready to welcome people from the LTR and most of them have continued to row and have fun with Glasgow Rowing Club.

We have been playing host to a number of local groups and charities and a large number of children from across the city have really enjoyed learning to row at Glasgow Rowing Club under the watchful eye from our 5 qualified Level 2 Coaches and our local British Rowing Henley Steward, Miki.

Some young ladies from Cartha Women’s Rugby Club in Glasgow have also been advancing rapidly beyond the Learn To Row giving us a potential for quite a competitive junior squad this coming season. We are looking forward to the challenge and will  look forward to seeing them compete next season.

All the while, Bob has been repainting our blades with our proper club colours. New style of blades to be unveiled at the Clydesdale Scullers Head.

Keep tuned for updates at our club.