The GRC crews and followers will be using Twitter to post the occasional message to let us know what's happening, on the column on the right ("Henley Twit").
On the far right ("Henley Latest ") is the official HRR twitter update which will include race results as the regatta progresses.
At Henley Royal Regatta the GRC crews upheld the excellent standards that the senior squad has set in competition this year. In The Britannia Challenge Cup, the crew of Graeme, Alan, Matt, Doug and Marianne won a really tough race to get through to the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, the Wyfold Challenge Cup crew of Sam, Jonny, Kieran and Chris were justifying the Stewards decision to award them 'selected' status by beating their first- and second-round opponents easily.
On quarter-finals day, Friday, GRC were in the unique position for a Scottish club of having crews that had raced their way into the last eight of 2 separate events.
The coxed four went into an early lead against a strong crew from Fermoy RC (Ireland), but were unable to hold off that challenge (photo from Jet Photographic).
The coxless four were involved in one of the fastest races of the day in which the two crews were never separated. Trailing for almost the whole length of the course, the GRC crew battled past their opponents from Star Club of Bedford in the last fifty metres only to be deprived of their place in the semi-final when the two crews clashed just before the line (photos: Jet Photographic and from the HRR site). Star crossed the line a canvas ahead and in the absence of any appeal the decision was theirs.
It's always painful to lose, but the attitude of both crews - of the whole squad this year - was inspiring. Those of us who travelled to Henley to watch were full of pride in the performance of Glasgow Rowing Club.
(This is the official HRR service.)
The GRC squad broke new ground for a Scottish club, qualifying two crews for quarter-finals. Here are some pictures.
Graeme's pictures from Henley include some lovely ones of Alan and also an intrepid tree-climbing rower.
From Big Blade: