Strathclyde Park Regatta
Fantastic weather, glorious sunshine and a very gentle tail wind gave play to some fantastic racing on the Saturday. The wind started to get up a little on Sunday but this didn’t dishearten the GRC massive. Great congratulations have to go out to our J15 sculler, Adam, who brought home a win in a mixed double with Clydesdale ARC on the Saturday. Congratulations also to Robyn who managed to lose her Novice status at this years SPR. Never mind Robyn, you’ll still be able to race novice again at the Scottish Champs :-Þ.
Great thanks go to those who helped and supported the rowers competing at this event and to those who helped get them there and back. We’ll be looking to get all our boats re-rigged by this Saturday morning so please make sure you lend a hand then too. Thanks also go to Clarkson’s van hire from whom we hired a Bi-Turbo van which pulled our trailer with ease.
Strathclyde Uni Boat Club – Fours and small boats Head of the Clyde
Congrats to all those competitors who managed to make it across the start and finish lines at this years SUBC HoRR on the Clyde. GRC had a couple of exciting entries of which we had 2 veteran double sculls competing in the Masters event.
Bryan and Peter managed to pull a powerful shortened course in a time of 9 minutes and 16 seconds having had to suffer freezing temperatures and lengthy weights in tough water conditions before being set off.
Pinoke and PT (we have to name all our Peters differently :-D) set off shortly after and stormed down the course in a quick time of 9 minutes and 19 seconds and with the correction of the Masters Handicaping System, managed to lift the pot for the event.
Our university students, Katie and Robyn were down to compete in the Women’s open singles event (far above their points tally) to get a measure of each other in the time trial event. Unfortunately Katie was unavailable due to illness but hopes to be back to fitness for the next races and trials. Robyn powered down the course in a time of only 9 minutes and 34 seconds. Here’s looking forward to the rest of the season for this competitive pair.
Inverness Fours and Small Boats Head
An absolutely outstanding result for our 2 members attending the Inverness Fours and Small Boats Head accompanying Strathclyde University Boat Club. Robyn and Katie managed to win every event they entered with them bringing home pots for Mixed R2 Quad, Women’s Novice Single, Women’s R2 Single, Women’s Open Single and finished off teaming up with a win in the Women’s R2 double.
Congratulations to Katie and Robyn and we all cheer you on to keeping the winning spirit burning. For the list of all winners and times from Inverness, read on:
GRC Fours Head Results
Fantastic day at on the Clyde today. Over 90 crews raced over the 5km race course from Belvedere (nr the Cris Hoy Velodrome) to the monument on the Glasgow Green where the Glasgow City Council were setting up the fireworks for the evenings display. GRC had 2 rowers in the competition with Adam Robertson competing in the Open Junior 15 Coxed Quad with Strathclyde Park RC and Rebekah Kitteridge competing in the Womens Restricted 2 Coxed Quads with Stirling ARC.
Scottish Championships 2016
We had a contingent travel to Strathclyde Park this weekend to compete in the Scottish Rowing Championships 2016. We had mixed results with Katie and Robyn getting a Silver medal in the Women’s Novice Double Sculls and subsequently getting 1st and 2nd in the Women’s Novice Single Sculls.
On the flip side, our vets were a little less successful, mainly due to mess ups in registration….
GRC Summer Regatta Results
GRC Summer Regatta
We held our GRC Summer Regatta 20916 in perfect racing weather. We had home baking, teas and coffees, barbecue and and enthusiastic group of dedicated oars-people. Great fun and competition was had by all throughout the day with racing kept safe and on schedule by a fantastic group of dedicated Umpires led by John McKinney.
The results are displayed in the table below, however if you want a printable, downloadable Excel copy of these, please click here.
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.