We are a small friendly club located on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow. Since the club was founded in 1983 it has flourished into one of the most successful rowing clubs in Scotland, we specialise in taking complete beginners and transforming them in to international rowers, but also catering for everyone in between.
We had a fantastic night and managed to view the fantastic fireworks display laid on by Glasgow City Council and a beautifully synchronized soundtrack laid on by Don and Kate Steven who we owe a huge thank you to. We managed to sell some lovely home-made burgers and a load of raffle tickets. In total we managed to raise a grand total of over £250 and we’d like to thank everyone involved.
We also had a wee vote to name our new single bought using Sandy’s takings in the tuckshop and the one that most members (not me it has to be said) voted for was Sausage Row. We’ll be having a wee naming ceremony in the not too distant future which I hope you will be able to join us for.
Hopefully we’ll be having some more social events in the near future and hope you can join us.
We invite all members and friends to the clubhouse for a fantastic evening of interesting conversations, charcoal’d sausages and burgers in the open (Hopefully dry) air and exciting entertainment provided by Glasgow City council to commemorate the day a noble activist finalised his plans to blow up the Houses of Parlament (though not the day he tried to enact it due to some other sport stealing the day for their own selfish goals (pun intended ), the 4th November (next Wednesday).
There will be plenty of fundraising stuff going on so remember to bring your purses guys and girls alike and take part in the first of many enjoyable social events we’re going to have this year.
We look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday (4th November) at the clubhouse from 6:30pm for the big fireworks event on Glasgow Green.
Glasgow Rowing Club would like to congratulate former member Sam Scrimgeour who won GOLD at the World Rowing Championships at Aiguebelette in France. Please see the video below to see Sam and rowing partner Joel Cassells storm past the field to take an early lead and maintain it to the finish in 6 min 29 seconds. Well done Sam, we had every confidence you’d get the gold.
This years AGM was a painless affair with a complete change of the senior positions, bar the “figure and head” of Mr Bob Reid, with new posts already being taken up. The committee will be looking to get a kick off meeting fairly soon and get some things in progress for the coming Head and Main season racing.
We were pleased to welcome Will from Salisbury Boat Club in Berkshire, CT this morning who enjoyed a brief outing in a single before having to shoot back to the states. We think we’ve made friends State-side and look forward to his return soon.
As we were leaving, Polly also made a brief return to the club training for the road to Rio, we all wish her all the best in the build up to that and hope our miniature 1.5k will be enough to get a bit of training in.
Some have signed a petition on 38degrees which has gained over 750 signatures and, in part, it appears to be working.
We’ve just had word from the Land & Environmental Services at Glasgow City Council that they intend on getting a company to remove the bridge deck on the Polmadie Bridge as soon as possible. This is to allow river traffic to pass under while they arrange funding and proceedings to replace the now dangerous deck.
They are hoping to be able to have river access back by the end of the year and we will keep you posted as we get notified of progress.
Many thanks for your patience and adhering to the restrictions in place. The bridge is still classed as dangerous and the structure is unstable so it is not safe to pass under this bridge at any time. We will let you know when restrictions are lifted.
Glasgow City Council have done a survey of the Polmadie footbridge which is just upstream from the GRC clubhouse and have deemed it unsafe for pedestrians AND traffic passing beneath it. This means we can’t row under it until the restrictions have been removed!
There has been a buoy deployed just downstream from the bridge and all crews should turn at this buoy and keep within the 1500m between the bridge and the weir. The GRC committee will be discussing possible alternatives but this is a strict safety announcement and any member ignoring these instructions may be subject to sanctions within the club. As the river in the lower section is likely to be far busier as a result, all members are urged to proceed with extreme caution and awareness of other river users. Please work together with other crews and clubs to keep safe in this shortened course.
We will try to keep you informed of developments with the bridge and let you know as soon as the situation changes.
Please note that there is a march involving around 2,000 people on in Glasgow Green tomorrow & as a result gaining access to the area may be difficult.
We suggest that all visiting clubs boat from GRC to avoid any issues.
Dear Fellow Rowers
Glasgow Rowing Club Summer Regatta – Saturday 23 May 2015
The club is delighted to invite you to our first summer event in several years – the GRC Summer Regatta. Races will be held over an 1100 m side by side course, from the bridge on Cowans’ Bend to the GRC Clubhouse, with a shorter course for junior and cadet events.
The Regatta offers a number of events, suitable for the seriously competitive but also for people who just want to get together and row for their club.
The highlight of the day will be our new Club Relay event, offering an opportunity to prove that your club really is the best!
An excellent selection of food to fuel the competitors and spectators will be available from the GRC Tearoom and Barbeque.
A full list of events and information on entries are attached. Entries should be made by email on the attached form.
All entries must be received by Sunday 17 May at Midnight.
We look forward to seeing you on the Clyde!
You can access the event details and entry forms below:
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) ).
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.
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.
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. View Results
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) View Results