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This is the archive of news items from 2006.
30/6/06 Summer Barbecue.
Yes, it's time to get on the summer frock and the slingbacks - well, so Ronnie tells me, but I'll stay casual myself.
8:45 D Sculls J.W. Logan & C.M. Logan v. M.W. Wells & S.C. Rowbotham (4th race of the day, vs GB squad...)  
UPDATE: Logans beaten, 'easily'.
9:05 Britannia Aberdeen B.C. v. Lea R.C.  
UPDATE: Aberdeen won, 1¾ lengths.
10:00 Temple Glasgow University v. Univ California, Berkeley, USA  
UPDATE: GUBC beaten, 3¼ lengths.
6:20 Fawley Sydney R.C. & Mosman R.C., AUS v. Walton R.C. & Glasgow R.C.
UPDATE: GRC interest ends as Daniel's crew loses by 2¼ lengths.
....this from The Herald's
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Big Blade has lots more like this of Daniel at Henley.
Walton/GRC racing at Henley

racing at
29/6/06 Henley latest
GUBC and ABC progressed yesterday, EUBC were put out.
9:05 Temple Glasgow University v. Newcastle University
5:10 Fawley Northwich R.C. & Grange School v. Walton R.C. & Glasgow R.C.
UPDATE: Daniel won 4½ lengths
5:20 D Sculls P.J. Buckworth & H.M. Pelham v. J.W. Logan & C.M. Logan
UPDATE: Logans, easily
Regatta Radio have removed the 'Videprinter' results. Shame.
28/6/06 On-line
The on-line reporting from Henley (see below) seems to work well, although there has been little 'live' commentary so far. The 'Videprinter' (link on the main page) is particularly good for up-to-date results.
27/6/06 Henley Commentary
Live race commentary will apparently be available on-line from Regatta Radio. They say RealAudio is required; it appears to work with iTunes, but the sound quality is poor - and there are adverts.
Other than that, it's great.
24/6/06 Henley draw
- Good luck, Daniel!
The Henley draw has been published. Daniel is racing at Henley for the first time, in a composite crew with Walton RC. They have the first of hopefully five races on Thursday, in the Fawley (Junior 4x event).
'Extraneous assistance!' 22/6/06 From the Slug, today:
'Calls of encouragement?'
Would the SARA allow these? I wonder.
21/6/06 Quickly!
Following the cancellation of Nithsdale (see below), there is the option of racing at Talkin' Tarn Regatta on the 1st of July.
This is a great regatta to take part in, and the journey time is very slightly more than that to Dumfries.
Someone pointed out this item on BBC R4 about women in rowing. Not sure how long the audio track will be available.
20/6/06 Quality press.
A mention for Lindsay in this piece about Poznan by The Herald's
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Henley Qualifiers.
The full list is here. Daniel's crew in the Fawley is "not required to qualify"; i.e. they're already in the draw.
18/6/06 Nithsdale
Just received news that the regatta has had to be cancelled due to lack of entries.
17/6/06 Poznan update
Lindsay and Antonia finished 4th in the 'B' final - so the 10th best boat in the world!
Latest from Poznan UPDATED
Results page.
The Winners!
The winners: 
Paul, PT, Sam, and 
- and Josh,
"Team Time Trial"  - photos
A select band of competitors enjoyed ideal conditions on the Clyde this afternoon.
The winning team was Sam Green, Steven Goldie, Peter Trenchard and Paul Ingram.
Prizes were presented by Ronnie Goldie, ably assisted by Josh Green.
Pictures soon!
p.s. No-one fell in, and everyone stood up!
15/6/06 Lindsay's GB debut! (Delayed from last month)
The WC regatta from Poznan starts today.
Henley entries have now been announced.
No Al this year, but Daniel is representing us in a Walton/GRC composite in the Fawley (Junior 4x event). Qualifiers will be announced on Monday.
14/6/06 Saturday 1
Can everyone who's interested in taking part in the GRC Team Time Trial this Saturday please let know ASAP?
Remember - you don't have to stand up, you can do something easier, if you prefer!
Saturday 2
VOLUNTEERS required to assemble/drive/populate the GRC 'float' (Kenny's Van) at this year's Gorbals Fayre on Saturday.
"The parade will leave the Playbarn, Abbotsford Place at 11am."
Nithsdale Regatta - 24/6/06
All entries for Nithsdale Regatta to by THURSDAY lunchtime please (just realised entries close on Friday!).
Poster, Events List,
Event Information
KT gets that medal!
KT gets that medal!
She got one!

More Scottish Champs pictures here.
12/6/06 Just Champion!
Daniel kept the GRC flag flying at the weekend, with his victories in Junior sculls and Intermediate sculls.
Jonny (twice - Open and Lightweight 1x) and the Novice Women both turned in good 3rd place performances.
Russell and Malcolm had a hard race to make their final, beating the next crew by less than half a second!
That was comfortable, compared to the "Gurlz" rush to the line in their heat when they made the final qualifying place with the last stroke of the race by all of 0.16 sec!
Photos (more welcome)
and a new
8/6/06 Safety - just do it!
Further to the recent email regarding the Committee Meeting of June 7, here is a reminder of the white board policy, as originally set out in February 2005.
Further reading here.
7/6/06 Changes to draw
The Championships draw has been changed.
Afraid I don't have the facility to colour-code the new PDF file.
5/6/06 Boat loading etc.
Sandy is towing the trailer to Strathclyde Park this weekend.
He MUST be there on time to start his official duties, so it is important that there is no last-minute faffing!
  • Boat loading will be at 7:15 SHARP on Saturday morning.
  • Make sure your boats are de-rigged before Saturday.
  • Make sure you have all the riggers you need (!) and that they are tied together.
  • Don't forget - seats, cox-boxes, lifejackets, tools, trestles... etc.
AT LAST - the draw has been  published  - please check it and let know a.s.a.p if there is any error or omission.
All details are on the SARA web site, or you can use this colour-coded version.
30/5/06 We've all been there
But now, there appears to be a solution to that age-old predicament.
Thanks to Kenny for the link.
Team Time Trial - 17 June
Details have yet to be finalised, but the basic idea is described here.
Keep your schedule clear for an afternoon of fun, frolic, fierce competition and falling in!
29/5/06 Entries now closed
 has sent in our entry for the Scottish Champs.
There are reports in all the usual places on the GB performance at the World Cup.
(Including video like this.)
If you watched on Saturday, you may have seen Scotland's own Mr Peter Morrison presenting his compatriot Ms Grainger with her medal for the W4x. No picture yet.
26/5/06 Nae luck!
The run of bad luck continues; following Lindsay's withdrawal from the World Cup event in Munich (below), Daniel has had to pull out of the Nat Schools due to illness.
23/5/06 Lindsay rows for GB!
 - but not this week!
Unfortunately, Lindsay's double sculling partner is unable to race and they have had to  withdraw from the event in Munich this weekend.
22/5/06 Good luck!
Daniel is racing in the top sculling event at Nat Schools on Saturday.
Daniel is the current National Schools' JU16 Sculls Champion.
19/5/06 Fame at last!
I'm sure it must make all the pain worthwhile - the final seal of approval for Lindsay; this column by The Herald's
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  • Scottish Champs -
    entries to be with by 12 noon on 29th May
  • Curry Night 28th May 
    - tickets from
Gurlz qualify at Semple
Gurlz qualify at Semple

Click here
for a few more pictures of a dreich day at Semple Regatta.
-- More added on 26/5 --
18/5/06 World Cup Crews
On the World Rowing (FISA) site, all crews for this month's regatta in Munich have been announced - Lindsay is in the 2nd GB lightweight double (on page 23).
Totally Rowing
The only disappointing bit about this Evening Times article is that Jonny doesn't get a name check - and Funky Dunky does!
Update 18/5/06
  • IMPORTANT! : Circulation Pattern Print a copy!
  • Russell & Malcolm now added to lane 1 of MVet2x.
Castle Semple Regatta
  • Boat loading tonight!
    At least 50% of each crew will need to be there - or those boats and oars will not be loaded!
  • The draw has been published;
    all GRC races are in this document

    (There is one entry missing: it is being followed-up)
SARA Awards Dinner
More details of this are now on the SARA News page.
14/5/06 Lindsay rows for GB!
News on the SARA site that Lindsay has been selected for the GB Team for the World Cup Regatta in Munich on 25-27 May.

This will be the first time that any GRC rower has competed at this level; and it may be an unprecedented achievement for a home-based athlete, with previous Scottish GB Team members having been part of London- or Nottingham-based squads.
12/5/06 Semple regatta
(Details here on the GRC Google group. Can't access it? Try this.)
Entries close this weekend. Get them to now!!
11/5/06 Would it work here?A little news item from far afield.
There's also this!
9/5/06 Ghent success
Lots of stuff on the SARA web site about Scottish successes in Ghent at the weekend.
Most notable was Daniel winning Silver and Bronze on successive days from a large and talented international field.
Well done.(Results: Sat, Sun.)
Generation 2x - Ben and Sam in action
took this snap of
Ben and Sam
Joe took these ones too!

Mixed +, Clyde vs GRC
Thanks to the Clyde
Amateurs for this one.
Any more photos of GRC racing at the weekend?

5/5/05 Updated race times
For those of you racing on the Clyde tomorrow, here is an updated draw, from C'dale.

The original correspondence can, as usual, be found on the GRC Google news group.

Can't access it? Try this.
3/5/06 CURRY NIGHT  - 28THMAY 6.30 FOR 7.00.
  • �15 All inclusive for alcohol consumers.
  • �12 All inclusive for those on soft drinks.
Could those wanting tickets reply to within 7 days (For catering purposes) Numbers will be limited to 40/42 maximium
2/5/06 Still no's their 149th regatta, you know  - and they appear to be still using their original system to get the details published.
Better late than never;
1/5/06 Mayday!
Clydesdale entries - no published draw yet, but most events are going ahead - except Vet pairs; no-one brave enough to take on FC & TK!
28/4/06 Last chance!(s)
  • Rowing tank on Sat. 29th
    There are still spaces at 8 a.m.! Email
  • Entries for C'dale regatta
    These need to be with today - will be emailed tomorrow.
26/4/06 'Rowing' news
You can try bookmarking this link for a daily-changing and eclectic mixture of web-based items that have 'rowing' in them.
25/4/06 Well done Daniel.
Daniel Prescott has followed on from Lindsay Dick's outstanding performance at the Senior GB trials last week (3rd lightweight, see below) by finishing 6th in the GB Junior trial at the weekend.
SPR Results
The full results, including (most) times and crew names are on the SARA web site.
Remember - regatta dates
  • C'dale regatta (local) on 6 May - entries to by Friday morning
  • NE Regatta (Aberdeen, 13/14 May) - any entries by next week.
Are you being served?
No - I'm not still in 'Catering' mode!
If you are reading this and you do not receive any email from GRC, that's because you haven't started using the GRC Google Group (current and past members only).
This is the main method for keeping members informed about GRC matters.
Details are here.
GRC Vet 4x on their way to the start at SPR
Peter C, Russell,
Malcolm and Kenny

Thanks to Joe for these  pictures from SPR, including this of our winning Vet Quad.
From Ronnie:
"a BIG thank you to all who helped over the weekend at SPR.  The effort was tremendous...

Overall it was an excellent weekend's work by all !!!"

The full message (and final reckoning) can be found in the GRC private file area.
Contact if you need sign-in or password details.
20/4/06 SPR Rota
Revised rota, accommodating race timing: excel, PDF.
Here is a description of the duties involved.
Wot! No Fred?
From the lack of a 'hero' in this article, one assumes that a wheel must have fallen off the self-publicity wagon.
19/4/06 SPR - final draw
18/4/06 Latest from Hazewinkel
No details yet, but I understand that Lindsay finished 3rd in the GB lightweight trial.
Confirmed: (link)
1. Helen Casey (Wallingford) 8:03.37
2. Hester Goodsell (Rob Roy) 8:03.87
3. Lindsay Dick (Glasgow RC) 8:05.92
4. Sophie Hosking (Durham Uni) 8:10.50
5. Laura Ralston (Rob Roy) 8:11.30
6. Antonia van Deventer (Leander) 8:13.41
17/4/06 From the SARA website:
Lindsay is again up there with Ms Grainger, as one of four Scots going forward to the final GB trials.
Latest news.  (also here)
  • After 1st round, Lindsay was 2nd lightweight sculler. 
  • Then 2nd in the semi, going through to the 'A' final. 
    (i.e. Lindsay is well placed in the top 6 at this stage for GB selection.)
An 'URGENT' request from SARA:
Briefly - volunteers needed for stakeboats.

BUT - GRC's need is greater!
We need EVERYONE to help with the catering effort on Saturday and Sunday.

HERE is the rota.
Full details on the SARA web site.
14/4/06 A book at bedtime?
An anonymous club member spied this on Amazon.
13/4/06 SPR - 22 and 23 April
The draft rota for our catering operation at the park is now ready.
It will change - dependant on yet-to-be-announced race times.
If you want to swap 'slots' with someone else, please arrange it with them and then tell that you have done so!
Regatta dates
The details for
  • C'dale regatta (local) on 6 May and  
  • NE Regatta (Aberdeen, 13/14 May) are now available. 
  • There is a possible trip to Durham instead of C'dale, on 12,13 May.
Details of ARA Nat. Vets Regatta are also now online.
11/4/06 SPR - Entries
has today delivered all of the GRC entries for SPR.
The draw is being made on Saturday.
7/4/06 Capsize drill
No news is good news - the drill is still planned for Saturday afternoon at Blantyre. If there are any changes all efforts will be made to get in touch.
No more news, other than this on the BBC web site.
More (good) news.
spotted this article in the Herald.
Apparently, the dead birds are not avian flu victims.
NB - this item is in no way connected to The Herald's !
6/4/06 Bird Flu on the Clyde?
News is breaking that a dead swan has been found in Richmond Park.
If confirmed, we might have issues with access to the river in the short term, although if the DEFRA guidelines are followed, this should not be the case.
Precautions -
  • Avoid touching dead birds and bird droppings. 
  • Wash your hands immediately after an outing, and definitely before touching food. 
  • Normal disinfectant (eg Dettol) is absolutely sufficient - there is no need to use anything special, and antibacterial washes are useless since bird 'flu is a virus.
    (Thanks to RQ for this bit.)
SPR - be prepared!
Strathclyde Park Regatta is on 22/23 April - two weeks away.
ENTRIES must be with by Monday morning at 10:00, as they will be going in the post then.
ALL HANDS will also be required to assist with the catering operation: 6 hours from everyone over the weekend, PLEASE.
31/3/06 Disruption! As mentioned on the SARA site, there is work scheduled -  to start this weekend and continuing for several weeks - on the Weir, Polmadie Bridge and Dalmarnock Bridge.
This will cause major disruption to the normal use of the river, beginning  with work just above the weir this weekend.
Crews should  avoid the bottom half of the 500m straight, turning at the viewing platform rather than at the weir itself.
26/3/06 Blade Painting
This note from our resident artist.
HoRR results.
GUBC 51 and 5th Uni.
Clyde Amateurs (with at least one ringer...) 102.
24/3/06 Erg-tastic! We were successful in our bid to buy 2 ergos from SARA.
Now... where do you want me to put them, Missus?
Maybe this time....
Johnny keeps passing up the TV opportunities, but here's another - this time he needs to go and live with Henry in London. (Thanks to the Slug.)
22/3/06Tideway Head - this weekend. No GRC crews in either main or Vet's event this year, sadly. This article is worth a look (thanks to the Slug for the link).
Good luck to GUBC - starting 37 and with a serious chance of winning the University prize.
It's a Winter Wonderland!
  Yes - it IS an Igloo!
Why bother going abroad for winter sports, when the Clyde has this to offer?

(All photos © Jennifer Photographic)
20/3/06 Catch-up time. A few items that have not been reported while I was otherwise engaged, pounding the French alps into submission:
  • Congratulations to PT, whose one-man border raid resulted in a win in VE singles at the Yorkshire Head.
  • A quick look at the WEHoRR results gives food for thought...
  • SARA want you to buy tickets for their annual Awards dinner, and are prepared to use Bob Neill's retirement as an excuse.
  • Strathclyde Park Regatta - we have 'won' the tender to do the catering at SPR on 22 and 23 April.
    We will need as many as 30 people each day to pull it off, so please keep your diaries free.
10/3/06 Yorkshire Head
Wish PT luck, as he single-handedly flies the GRC colours in the Yorkshire Republic.
Entry fees FC would appreciate it if all last week's competitors could cough up their entry fees a.s.a.p.
(Even me?)
7/3/06 Bob the Bunnet goes national!
In today's Slug.

PT and AW in action in the GRC Vet E four.Thanks to the Clyde Amateurs again for this action shot of the two oldest competitors in Saturday's 2nd division.

No pictures of our victorious 8 - unless someone out there sends me some.
6/3/06 C'dale Head
- first wins for Bob 'n' Ben !
The GRC Vet 8 won, beating Castle Semple at the finish line. In the second race, the Vet 'E' four had a shaky row, but were unopposed.
No other club crews took part.
Full results.
GRC Men's Vet C 8 winning at the recent 8s headSome you win.....
Semple-y not good enough!
...some you lose!

Our occasional photographic contributor, Mark McKay, passed on these photos of the recent head races.
And Daniel has adjusted this photograph , to match his view of the Vet C 8.A little imagination.......

He  obviously isn't training hard enough.
5/3/06 The Lord Giveth.... It was written that the children of GRC should assemble by the house of the boats at the hour before mid-day, to take oars against the Semple-ites.
But when the hour arrived, their number was not great (i.e. 7 plus cox).

And it came to pass that they called upon the Clap-ite to sit in the place of Pete the Shi-ite who was not there.

And Lo! - did the Lord smile upon the children of GRC and He sent a mighty crab to smite the Semple-ites, and He did bestow Pennants on all of His children, even unto
Bob who has not a T-shirt.

But unto 
Pete the Shi-ite who was late, He bestoweth only a flood to take away the shoes from his feet.

Here endeth the lesson.
2/3/06 C'dale 4s Head Final race details
 - judging from the boating arrangements (on the SARA web site), they obviously don't want us to get any visitors this weekend!
28/2/06 C'dale 4s Head
Start list is published.
No competition for GRC Vet 4 (not for the first time!).
PicturesHave a look at these, courtesy of today's Slug.
Some of them are very apt...
27/2/06 Told you!(Check the video link, too.)Did anyone hang around to watch?
Any stories or pictures?
22/2/06 The Big BangThis is FACT - not just a theory.
Read this.
21/2/06 Yorkshire terriers?Who's going to support PT in his role as GRC ambassador?:
" 'The Club' (me) is going to the Yorkshire Head.Why not ask if anyone else wants to go?I can put a second 1x on the roof with a borrowed rack, or the trailer could go if there is sufficient interest and someone to tow.
Saturday 25th will be the deadline. Here's a linkto the poster. I'm told they usually get 100+ in each division.
Peter Trenchard
Very Low-key A notice was received (20/2) regarding a series of SUBC Student v. Alumni (i.e. thin vs fat) 8s races on Saturday (25/2).
Thanks for letting us know!Be careful after 12 noon, as there are 3 eights races planned, from the white footbridge to the Weir.
20/2/06 GRC Vets - future.
Here are the FC's thoughts for the future.
19/2/06 Inverness Head Results - both divisions. Very prompt! PT was our only representative, but had a nasty dose of the Willies. (WB).
17/2/06 Not the FISA Masters
The Vichy people have produced Bulletin 2 (BIG file) for their rival event in September. (See also Munich, below.)
Head Races Start list for this weekend's Inverness Head

Details of the C'dale 8s and 4s Head 
(4 March)
From last year:
3/2/05- IMPORTANT! -ADDITION TO CLUB SAFETY RULES Please read this note from Henry."
We need to use this board. Please start doing so, EVERY OUTING.
Victorious GRC WNov 4+
GRC Gurlz win Novice 4s at SUBC Head.
(Better picture urgently required.)

Full resultsKenny and TK's winning MVet 2-

Some pictures like this, on the Clyde Amateurs' site.
12/02/06 Girls on top! Great performances from GRC women at the weekend:
  • winning women's novice 4s at the SUBC Head (opposite)
  • Lindsay recorded the 3rd best lightweight time at the GB squad trial. According to the all-important '% of Gold Medal time', she out-performed a number of our Athens 2004 athletes.
(Not to be outdone, Daniel also won one of his two SUBC Head races.)
There is a new lifejacket available for trainee scullers.
European Masters Regatta The Germans obviously didn't realise how lucky they were in September.
9/02/06 Tideway decision time! Anyone wanting to race at Tideway (25 & 26 Mar) let know by Saturday lunchtime.
SUBC Small Boats - DRAW
Loads of GRC competitors, in 2 divisions.
Normal Saturday training will need to finish by about 11:30: 1st race starts at 12:30.
More developments on the ARA/Coroners letters issue on the Leo Blockley Memorial website, including a list of 47 'factual errors' in the ARA response.
Interesting timing
(see above)
The ARA Capsize drill has been modified.
6/02/06Inverness, anyone? Any entries for the Inverness 8s & Small boats need to be with by Tuesday lunchtime - entries close on Thursday.
3/02/06 Jonny! Can we have the 'Fish Game' on the PM3-equipped ergos please?
(Detailed description here.)
SUBC entries close today!
31/01/06 SUBC small boats
entries for this need to be with by Friday (3 Feb) lunchtime.
Casting call for male rowers
Again - anybody seen Jonny?
An interesting tale, from the WWW.
30/01/06 Oops! There but for the grace of god.....
29/01/06 News about the 2006 Masters : this item on the World Rowing (i.e. FISA) web site.
Burns Night!
OK - where's the gossip? And the incriminating photographs?
No prizes for guessing who the photographer is...
middle initials - 'JCB'!

...although this 'action shot' is my favourite.  Any more?
26/01/06 Road works aheadThere are works planned to take place on the river - at Polmadie Bridge and the Tidal Weir - that are likely to affect all river users, to some degree.
No dates or detail yet.
The club is involved in discussions with the other Clyde clubs and with GCC Land Services dept.
25/01/06 More ARA
There's a further response - from someone who was involved - to the ARA's alleged economy with the actualit� on The Slug.
24/01/06 Water Safety
The ARA (English rowing's governing body) has published correspondence relating to two Coroners' inquests that were held last year. In both cases, a rower drowned while training.  
Related links: * NB - this document incorrectly refers to the Glasgow Humane Society as being an 'Authority' on the river. This is not the case.
17/01/06From, in response to a question about clubs near Tunbridge Wells :
"I've met a lot of members from Bewl Bridge - especially on the Masters circuit....... I've been lucky enough to receive some very patient coaching from one of their members, when I was a very nervous Novice.
Ask for Dave.

Can this be....? 
Racing Licences. If you want to race in any heads - please get your completed application form to a.s.a.p!
It's clear that the Convener of the SARA Race Control Committee is taking no prisoners this year!
It's a bit quiet for news just now.
Does anyone have any requests?
13/01/06Lazy journalism I've been reduced to stealing news from other websites:
From SARA -
"Scottish Indoor Champs: Reminder that the entries for the Scottish Indoor Champs close on January 27th."
From the Rowing Service -
a couple of recent links worth a look;
Turn your living room into the Tour de France (USA Today, USA), " and
"John Mulholland has posted up some "New Year's Resolutions" intended for the North East Rowing group (NERN, UK), but they're sensible ideas others may want to take a look at. "
9/01/06 Normal service has now been resumed.
3/01/06 Happy New Year! There's a note on the GRC News group about racing licences for 2006 - get your application to pronto!
(Anyone still having problems accessing the Google news group? Try following the instructions on this page. If you're still stuck, let me know.)
Annual Burns Supper
Saturday 28th January 2006

7 for 7:30pm in the Clubhouse

£10 for adults, £5 for kids (includes first drink)

Traditional menu.

"Entertaining" speakers - to be announced.

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