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Limited re-opening of GRC

We have been working closely with Scottish Rowing, Sport Scotland and the Scottish Government to try to enable a phased return to rowing. This has now been authorised by Scottish Rowing and we intend having our facilities available to a limited number of members from this Saturday (4th July 2020). Details of this is explained below, do not go down to the club without reading all guidance and information outlined on the Covid-19 Precautions page on this site.

All guidance to date ask to maintain a 2m distance from other people not in your household. The nature of rowing (and build of crew boats) means that crew rowing is not an option for anyone other than rowers from a single household. Single sculls would be acceptable however assistance to launch and land would put the assistance within 2m of the sculler. This means that experienced scullers with the ability to launch and land unaided is a must. We have therefore taken the decision to grade scullers in the club based on perceived confidence in a boat, ability to launch and land unaided and ability to self-rescue. Grade 4 (expert) scullers will be the 1st and presently only grade to be able to boat but we hope to widen this as guidance allows. A list of these are given in the GRC Covid-19 Sculling document attached. All scullers intending on sculling must fill out and return the update emergency contact information form sent recently.

Access to the club facilities is not currently possible but we are closely monitoring this and will adjust as soon as is practical on changes to this guidance.

Attached is a series of guidance documents outlining safe operating procedures for access, cleaning and outings. We ask that you read these and follow them closely in order to both stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus and to demonstrate to Scottish Rowing and the local community that we are a responsible club protecting participants in this time of elevated risk.

We ask that anyone going to the club for any reason should book time in our new online booking system which can be found here: Online booking system. This is vital for your safety and the safety of other members as we try to minimise the number of people in the club at any one time. Please look at the booking system before you leave as bookings may have to be cancelled for a number of reasons (conditions/safety/etc). A reason will be given alongside the booking but if you want more information, please contact the captain on grccaptain@gmail.com. When launching, to minimise touch points, we ask that you take a personal mobile device (phone) with you and sign out using our new online sign-out/in system which can be found here: Sign out/in sheet  and on our website. This is vital for your safety while on the water.

Rowing will not be possible at present.

No training at the club

Sadly due to the ever growing threat of COVID 19 and after some careful thought and seeing the advice that Scottish rowing have just released on social media, the committee have made the decision to stop all rowing activities at the club until further notice.

We take the time to thank everyone in their patience and hope to see everyone at the club sooner rather than later.

GRC Virtual Book Club

Whilst we are unable to train and socialise together Liam has constructed a growing list of popular books which are recommended by GRC members and that are worth reading whilst we remain isolated at home. The link is below and please feel free to update and add titles, reviews and comments as required.

GRC Reading List

GRC strava Link

For those athletes amongst us who wish to share and compare their training efforts Katie and Ronan have set up our link to the strava site.

GRC strava

Scottish Rowing – Club of the Year

It’s official and something we all knew already but GRC have just been awarded Scottish Rowing’s Club of the Year 2018/19. Well done GRC.

Club Of the Year

#ScottishRowingAwardsOur final award goes to Glasgow Rowing Club, Scottish Rowing Club of the Year 2018/19!Glasgow Rowing Club have been working with with schools to provide new opportunities for local children, engaged with Glasgow Sport to achieve their Club Mark Accreditation and have established a thriving recreational rowing squad. Congratulations to everyone at GRC!

Posted by Scottish Rowing on Wednesday, 8 April 2020