Hawco Inverness 4s and Small Boats Head
The girls opened GRC’s presence in Inverness in the Womens Restricted 2 coxed quad, storming though to a
convincing victory by nearly 40 seconds. Eidlih drove
the girls like a formula one driver steering a brilliantly efficient course
pushing the girls to their limit in a successful attempt to secure the victory.
Don, who was in charge of the squad all weekend, struggled
to find his form in Restricted 1 singles and finished 6th out of 11
competitors. A great attempt which bodes well for the rest of the season.
Scottish Championships 2015
This years Scottish Championships at Strathclyde Park heralded a few excellent performances from GRC members, several of whom teamed up with other clubs in composite crews. Unfortunately the guys in the club are trailing the girls by a long way in medals this year due, in part to the fantastic work of the girls’ coaches Helena and Don (with a wee bit of help from the girls themselves :o) ).
Castle Semple Regatta – 30th May 2015
GRC took a small trailer load of boats and rowers(/scullers) down to Lochwinnoch to compete in the largest one day regatta in the country. There was a huge entry this year from clubs across the country meaning the regatta, across 6 lanes, ran from 08:30 in the morning until after 19:00 (due to some minor delays). Races were spaced at only 4 min apart so a tightly packed schedule saw many crews compete for the titles.
Among the winners, GRC saw only one first place with Miss Gilchrist finishing first in the WJ16 1x heat thought she was unable to make it to the final of this event. However, GRC did manage to come second or first in all bar the Novice Singles final, though Paul did do a fantastic job battling the rough seas (tough for us river dwellers) to reach both the final and to complete in an admirable 5th overall out of 12 competitors in this hotly contested event.
GRC Summer Regatta 2015 – Results
An absolutely fantastic day saw the first GRC Summer regatta in a few years. The catering was superb and the barbecue added to the sunny summer experience. Fantastic weather was specially ordered in and was delivered perfectly on time for a superb day.
An enjoyable day was had by everyone and some were even successful in their races. Those who won events are listed below.
GRC had a successful day at the Clydesdale Regatta on the 9th of May. Helena and Don won the mixed doubles with Helena also winning R2 doubles with Megan from Castle Semple.
The Junior 16 ladies squad continued their winning ways with Ciara and Sinead winning the Novice doubles and Hannah and Rebecca the J16 doubles.
A good day all round
GRC SPR Results
A valiant effort from all GRC members racing at SPR. Awful conditions of wind and wintery showers made for a less than ideal row for us river dwellers. Results are listed below but special mention has to go out to our Junior Ladies and coaches Helena and Don. Also thanks must go to Pipeline Supplies and Controls Limited and Kenny for the use of a towing vehicle and services. Thanks again.
Inverness Fours and Small Boats Head
A fantastic lengthy trip north to race on a superb stretch of water nearly 5000m long bringing back a few medals with us. Thanks to Pipeline Supplies and Controls for the use of their vehicle for towing our fleet to the event and after nearly getting stuck in a ditch and reversing the 30odd ft trailer a few hundred meters down a narrow lane, we made it there and back again with few major incidents :o)
Scottish Championships 2014
- Men’s Int 4x – 1st – Don.
- W Vet C 4+ – 3rd – Ann, Aileen, Margot, Heather, coxed by Paul.
- W Nov 2x – 3rd – Ciara and Kirsten.
- M Vet D 4+ – 2nd – Steve, Bryan, Bill, Peter and Paul.
- W 2- – 21st – Beth and Lynne.
- W Int 2x – 2nd – Caitlin and Helena.
- W Int 2x – 3rd – Beth and Lynne.
- W J 2x – 2nd – HelKat.
- W Int 4x – 2nd – Beth, Lynne, Sally, Caitlin.
Scot Champs Results