Annual General Meeting
The AGM was on Wednesday 14th November at 7:30pm in the Boathouse, Silverfir Street.
- No change to subs
- New 'Coaches' membership - a snip at £1!
- We will pursue 'Clubmark' accreditation.
Glasgow Fours Head 2012
GRC only had 2 crews entered at our own event this year, winning the women's R2 coxed quad in a close-fought contest where good coxing counted. Well done Jules (and Beth, Katharina, Lynne and Kathleen).
Other GRC-related success came from the SUBC win in MRes2 Fours, with Cap'n Don as a late sub in the crew coached by Race Secretary Doug.All photos.Race results.
On Saturday at Dorney, in the combined W 2x events, GRC/Vesta were winners of the 'E' final (3rd U19 crew) and GRC were 3rd. On Sunday, in the combined 4x event, GRC/Vesta won the 'C' final (13th overall).
At time of writing, no results are posted on the regatta site, but some results sheets are here.
British Championships mk II
Q: When is the British Championships not the British Championships?
A: When it's split in two and the second part is run in October and called the "Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships".
Did you say 'stupid idea'? Couldn't comment on that...
Anyway - there are GRC Crews taking part:
- Amanda and Kelly in W 2x
- Emma and Rowan (Vesta RC) in W J19 2x (current British Junior Champions, from July, in the pair)
- Amanda, Kelly, Emma and Rowan (Vesta RC) in W 4x
Scullers' Head - Results and pictures
Well - yesterday was all about Don "the Don" and "his boys"... or so he tells us!
What is indisputable is that Christoph & Jonathan won Novice in their first head race and never having raced in a double before - well done both! What might merit more discussion is that Don "the Don" is "GRC's top sculler". Form an orderly queue...
GRC winners were -
- Emma - WJu18 1x
- Helena - WJu16 1x
- PT - Vet G 1x
- Amanda & Kelly - fastest W2x
- "Don's boys" (Christoph & Jonathan) - Nov 2x
Malcolm has provided a splendid set of photographs, which can be seen here.
Full results are here:
Junior LTR final exam
The juniors who survived the "crash course"* got a taste of racing in their final session, along with the delights of ergo competition.
* well, not quite!
PD even gave them a masterclass in the dangers of "bending the rules"...All photos.
2 Heads are better than 1
Updated details of Saturday's "Scullers' Head", featuring lots of GRC rowers, are here....
..and the Glasgow Fours Head - our very own - will be on Saturday 3rd November - so keep that date clear!
Details are here.
New junior rowers
If you took part in the recent 'taster' sessions, you should by now have been offered a regular session on Saturday or Sunday. If you are wanting to continue, and haven't been offered a session - let us know by email to .
SAM SCRIMGEOUR !
Silver medal for Sam in the Ltwt 4- at the European Championships! Unfortunately, the Eurosport coverage where we are stopped just before we got to see Sam getting his medal - but we did see the race and it was a cracker. So near...
ANDY MURRAY !
Scullers' Head - Entries now open...
Good to see ex-GRC man Sam Scrimgeour representing GB again, in the Ltwt 4- at the European Championships at Varese next week.
Junior Learn-to-Row Saturday
Some of the host of new rowers, enthused by the Team GB performance at London 2012, take to the water at one of the Glasgow Rowing Club 'introduction to rowing' sessions.
GRC, in common with every other rowing club in Britain, has had a huge surge in
applications and enquiries. Here are some photos from the Saturday junior sessions.
We're very sorry, but -
Learn to row sessions are full!
We've had so much interest since the Olympic regatta that we've had to start saying no - which we've never done before.
Keep looking at the web site to see when we are next taking beginner applications.
You could also have a look at the Scottish Rowing web site, as they may also be offering more 'taster' sessions.
- Over-18s: If you have filled in the enquiry form, or been in touch by other methods recently, but have not heard from us, please contact
- Under-18s: If you've already sent your details via the 'Enquiries' link (on the left) and you haven't had a reply yet, please send an email to
Beginners, beginners everywhere!...
All GRC members can help, tomorrow at 10, to introduce our HUGE number of junior applicants to the delights of rowing, ergo, circuits, roll 'n' sausage...
More (or less) GRC in the papers:
Gamesmaker reveals how Scots Olympics star ended up in a tartan scarf.
Sub-editing like that is what this publication lacks.
More GRC in the local papers:
GRC in the local papers:
What's all the excitement?
Is there a regatta on, or something?
HIR Results on IARU web site...
Uh-oh: read 'em and weep
HIR 2012 - a Scottish win!
Emma and Helena in their favourite place - top step of the podium.
GRC got into 2 of the winning Scottish boats at HIR 2012. Pictured is the WJ4x of Rowan (Broxbourne), Emma, Helena and Pauline (Clydesdale).
Earlier, Rowan and Emma had won the WJ2-.
GRC at HIR
UPDATE - (Sun. 22/7)
- Yesterday saw wins in Scotland colours for Emma and Helena in the WJ4x, and in the WJ2- for Emma.
The overall result for Scotland was not too good, however, which will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the selection process.
There doesn't appear to be a full set of results available on-line, which might be a good thing!
The Home International Regatta takes place this Saturday in Cardiff.
GRC athletes representing their country are:
- WLtwt 1x, W 2x - Maureen
- WJu 2-, WJu 4x - Emma
- WJu 2x, WJu 4x - Helena
Come on Scotland!
Sunday - GOLD for Emma
Emma joined Hel-Kat on the top of the podium, adding a gold medal to her British Championships collection. No addition to the GRC tally, though, as her boat was entered as a Broxbourne/Castle Semple composite.
British Championships - British Champions!
GRC were victorious at the British Championships - Helena was on the podium to collect a Bronze medal in WJu15 1x, then one hour later she and Kathleen were back, this time on the top step as the 2012 British Champion WJu15 2x.
Saturday - GOLD AND BRONZE MEDALS FOR GRC
On Saturday at the British Championships:
- Emma and Rowan (Broxbourne/Semple composite) were 1st in heat, one of 2 crews directly into today's final.
- Amanda qualified for today's semi-final.
Helena won the Bronze medal in WJu15 1x.
- Helena and Kathleen won WJu15 2x - comfortably - to become BRITISH CHAMPIONS.
UPDATE: Amanda finished 5th in the semi-final of W Elite 1x.
Congratulations to Emma and Rowan (Broxbourne/Semple composite) who won GOLD and are WJu18 2- British Champions!
Nottingham - British Championships
GRC has five people competing at this weekend's regatta:
- Today (finals tomorrow): Hel-Kat are in WJu15 2x, and also WJu15 1x.
UPDATE - Friday: Hel-Kat were fastest in the heats and won their semi to qualify for tomorrow's final; Helena went to the repechage in the single which she won, so will also be in that final. Kathleen missed out on the Rep by 0.55 sec.
Laura (Emma's sister) also qualified for the final of her WJu14 1x event.
- Tomorrow (finals Sunday): Amanda is in WElite 1x, Maureen is in WElite Ltwt 1x, and - confusingly entered as a Broxbourne/Semple composite - Emma is in WJu18 2- with Rowan (Broxbourne).
Check the 'What's Happening?' drop-down for the occasional Twitter update from @GRCWeb.
It was easy to miss.
Henley finals day
Some very close races in today's finals - some friends of GRC were on the presentation stage:
- Alan Sinclair (brother of Colin and son of frequent photo-contributor, Roy) was half of the winning Leander Double Sculls combo, following up on last year's Prince of Wales (quad scull) success.
- Andy Holmes (cousin of Willie and nephew of ex-ex-Captain, Alan) was part of the Harvard eight that won the Ladies' Plate - by one foot!
In addition to the @GRCWeb updates that our Henley squad are occasionally supplying, the drop-down, above, displays the contents of a Twitter 'List' that aggregates a lot of rowing-related feeds - mostly Henley-related currently. However, for reasons best known to the top people at Twitter, the list will not display on mobile, so if you have trouble with the drop-down on your phone... sorry!
Semple photos - Photos of medal-winners at Castle Semple Regatta have just appeared.
Henley - GOOD LUCK GRC!
Unfortunately, the luck didn't stick, and the GRC guys went out of the Britannia this morning, closely followed by EUBC in their event.
Oh, well... there's always next year!
GRC race at 9:15 on Wednesday.
Henley - follow GRC
GRC's Britannia four were the only Scottish-based crew to avoid Friday's qualification races and go directly into the main draw.
Only EUBC 'A' (in the Prince Albert) have made it through from the qualifiers to join them.
Other Scots taking part include Imogen Walsh in the Princess Royal and Alan Sinclair in the Double Sculls.
Racing, including the first round of the Brit, starts on Wednesday.
Er, sorry, again -
Metropolitan wins: A small but successful group of Scottish women... Including Amanda Larcombe of GRC, who won Senior 1x.
(D'oh! Must try harder - this is what happens when you report 3 weeks after the event!)
Thanks to Doug, Don, the cooks and everyone who turned up on Saturday in the rain to celebrate the summer in the traditional way. Anecdotes and raffle prizes were exchanged at almost the same rate and hardly any healthy salad was left uneaten.
Er, sorry, forgot - National Schools Regatta (two weeks back)
Congratulations are (over)due to all the rowers who produced the great Scottish performances at this year's National Schools Regatta, at Nottingham on 1,2,3 June.
Eight medals for Scottish crews - ASRA finished ninth in the overall table - brilliant!
Two major events happen tomorrow (Friday):
An Extraordinary general meeting of the club members will be convened at the request of the club committee on Wednesday 4th July at 7:30pm in the GRC Clubhouse.
More details on GRCMembers.
The first big tranche of photos has appeared; from David Nolan
Before that, just a few pictures from Malcolm from part of Saturday - excellent pictures they are, though!
Day 2 results - Rainy day!
- WVet 2x (A-C) : Gold medal for Lorna and Caitie (Clyde)
- sorry for not spotting this one earlier!
- WJu18 2x : Gold medal for Emma and Olivia
- W 1x : Silver medal for Amanda
- WJu 1x : Silver medal for Emma (GRC qualified 4 of the 8 finalists)
- WInt 4x : Win for Katharina, Sally, Lynne and Beth
- M 4+ : Gold medal for Matt, Mike, Danny, Chris (FINALLY! MEN!) and Kerra
Day 1 results - Ladies day!
- WNov 2x : Silver medal for Sally and Lynne
- WJu15 4x+ : Gold medal for Laura (Semple), Gill, Kathleen, Helena and Jules
- WJu18 2- : Gold medal for Emma and Rowan (Broxbourne)
- WJu18 4x : Gold medal for Olivia, Pauline (Clydesdale), Rowan (Broxbourne) and Emma
- WJu15 1x : Gold medal for Helena
- WJu16 1x : Gold medal for Kathleen
- WLtwt 1x : Gold medal for Maureen (Brilliant result!)
- WInt 1x : Win for Jenni
BOAT LOADING THIS AFTERNOON FROM 4pm!
Representatives from ALL Saturday crews must be there to help - please.
The UPDATED draw is out. A GRC-highlighted version (first races/straight finals: yellow, subsequent races in other colours) is linked below.
Enjoying the sun??
Well then, make a date with the GRC Sunny Summer BBQ*:
- We will be cooking up a storm and having some fun at the GRC clubhouse from 12 noon on Saturday 16th June.
- Tickets £5
- Bingo, raffle and games with prizes to be won!
- Friends and family most welcome.
- BYOB (over 18s)
- So that we have enough food, please reply on GRCMembers or the facebook page with numbers, at the latest by the end of Scot Champs weekend. (include any dietary requirements).
- We want to see as many people as possible there!
- Don has created a poster worthy of the back of anyone's toilet door.
Bronze medals at Nat Schools
Hel-Kat shone brightly at 2012 National Schools', on the sunless lake at Holme Pierrepont.
Results...Sunday - Just missed another medal!
At Nat Schools, Helena qualified well, with an inside lane in the semifinal and a strong performance to finish 2nd in that. In the final, she was constantly in the hunt for a medal, but was closed out to 4th in the last few metres. A great weekend's racing from Helena and Kathleen.
At Metropolitan, the senior men just failed to qualify from a very tight heat, while the lightweight women got 2nd in IM1 quads and Amanda improved on Saturday's performance by winning the Senior 1x event.
At Nat Schools, the bronze tradition continued - Hel-Kat were stunning in all 3 races to gather up the bronze medal in WJu16 2x (a 2000m event), out of a field of 25 crews.
At Metropolitan, Amanda was the most successful GRC boat, claiming a hard-fought 2nd place on Senior 1x, only 1 sec off the winner.
At Nat Schools, Kathleen had 2 strong performances, to qualify from the first round eliminator and then finishing 4th in the semi-final. Quick times - there were records set in several events in the strong tailwinds.
Scottish success on the day came from the Clydesdale Ju15 2x - the boys won bronze in a very strong-finishing race won in a new record time, while earlier, ASRA had won bronze in Ju14 2x.Nat Schools Results:
There will be some info on the drop-down 'What's happening?' link, above - also available directly on Twitter.
Anyone Tweeting from Met? Want to use the GRC account?
A sight you seldom see
Malcolm was on hand to make a photographic record of the annual (is that fair?) outing of the George 'n' Sandy double.
Apparently (as told by a source desperately trying to make up for inadvised website critique), they first
...got into a boat together 50 years ago and have rowed every year since
Sandy and George are always nice about the website, and about the juniors. Just ask Bob.
BIG regatta weekend for GRC
No Scottish regattas on the coming weekend, with the Scottish Championships looming one week later, but two discrete GRC squads head South to step up one or two levels above recent competition:
- at Nottingham (scene of the recent BUCS bronze-fest), for the National Schools Regatta,
- meanwhile, at Dorney the senior men and women will be sporting the GRC colours at the Metropolitan Regatta:
Apparently - there's some sort of Jubilee thing going on as well. (They obviously don't know we've got a President.) Lots of not-so-serious rowers are taking part in a 'pageant'... yes, really..
But at least we get an extra holiday, to recover from our exertions.
* Who she? (Ed.)
GRC Juniors saved the day at Semple, with 6 wins (including WOp 2x from Olivia and Emma).
Pictured here are the victorious Castle Semple/GRC WJu15 4x+ having just received their medals. First win for Gill.Lots of photos from David Nolan
Scottish Championships - entries by Saturday at the latest!
Details of events etc. are linked below. Please add your entries to this spreadsheet (GRCMembers sign-in required).
Castle Semple results
GRC took a small contingent to Castle Semple. (Some of the rest stayed home to dabble in the GU/EU boat races - EUBC would have had more success if they'd gone to Hampden for the Cup Final.) All the wins came from junior members:
- WJu18 1x - Emma
- WJu16 1x - Helena
- WJu18 2x (composite) - Emma and sister Laura
- R1 Mix 2x (composite) - Olivia and Lorne (Clydesdale)
(Beating Don and Chloe in 'the battle of the love-boats'.)
- WJu15 4x+ (composite) - Laura (Semple), Gill, Kathleen, Helena and Jules
- WOp 2x - Emma and Olivia - excellent race!
- full results
Boat loading TODAY
The trailer will be available for loading from approx. 5pm.
C'dale regatta 2012
Malcolm (the Sorcerer), and Peter D (the apprentice) , took an eclectic selection of photographs from the early part of the regatta.
There are two new kids on the GRC photographic block:
- Iain (Gill's dad) who has a Flickr album, and
- Christoph (part of the WINNING novice quad), who passed on these images.
...and some more from David Nolan
GRC shine in the sun
Some of GRC's newest competitors enjoyed the brief glimpse of the sun on Saturday and came away with a few notable wins and other good performances.
- Mix 4x - Don, Olivia, Emma .... and Christoph (what a début!)
- MNov 4x+ - Kevin, Jonathan, Christoph (again!), Fergus and Jules
- WJu16 2x - Hel-Kat
- MRes2 1x - Don
- WJu18 1x - Helena
- WJu16 1x - Kathleen
- full results
Regatta this Saturday
The provisional draw for Saturday's prestigious event is available here.
2012 unisex unisuit?
This trend-setting young athlete, modelling the latest in unisex multi-use rowing/sleepwear, wanted to remain anonymous.
GRC win 12 3 bronze at BUCS!
(Shurely another mishatke? - Ed.)
Racing at Nottingham, for GUBC, congratulations are due to
- Anine and Cap'n Jane, who won Bronze for GUBC in Lightweight 2x,
- and again to Anine who went on to win another Bronze in Lightweight 1x...
- and finally to Anine, Cap'n Jane, Beth and Katharina who won ANOTHER Bronze in Lightweight 4x.
(Good luck with that BUCS web link - if you find any results, please pass them on!)
Thanks to Jenny for helping with web site
Belgrade World Cup Regatta starts today
Sadly - NOT featuring Polly in the stroke seat of the GB women's eight! - Our correspondent, R.M. Reid, Umpire of this parish says:
According to a 'reliable' source ... Polly Swann withdrew from the women's eight and was replaced by "Aberdeenshire's"* Vicky Meyer-Laker.
* - our quotes. They could have said "would you like a kilt on that?"
GRC racing at BUCS
(Surely shome mishtake? - Ed.)
It's true - GRC stalwarts Anine, Beth, Katharina and Cap'n Jane*, all winners at last week's SUC competiton, head to Nottingham in GUBC colours this weekend, to race at the premier UK University regatta.
* (The Cap'ns dead, long live the Cap'n.)
SPR is over.
GRC won 8 SPR events, GRC crews rowing as GUBC won 3 SUC events, Jules coxed the winning Clydesdale (!?!) Junior 8 and there were lots of other good performances; the results are now out - see for yourself. (More details will be added later.)
A lot of excellent pictures, from Malcolm (usual place if you can't wait) and Neil, will be along presently.
As usual, we had a fantastic effort from the whole club - and their families - to make the catering operation a success, in what was a long and cold weekend for many.
We also bid a fond farewell to Cap'n Jo who is leaving us for a new opportunity in the Far East (no, not Embra - even further than that!).
Malcolm, abetted by Peter D, took lots of pictures like the one below, and says:
I think my abiding memory of this event will be : "Will I ever be warm again"?
- That or the chanteuse in the tea room doing an oddly appropriate cover of "Comfortably Numb".
Photographs from David Nolan:
GRC on the WWWeb
Don spotted this, and says
Olima in a GRC boat go all over the internet!
Gonnae no' dae that...
It's that time of year when the sap is rising and we like to look beyond the bounds of our own little club in search of amusement. Thank heaven for SPR...
Clydesdale's Summer Regatta Secretary would like to invite all fellow rowers to this prestigious event.
Now... where did I put that quote from Jim MacRitchie?
This weekend - Strathclyde Park Regatta, both days, with GRC doing the catering again. Have you signed up to help yet?
UPDATED - AGAIN! - Here is the latest version of the catering rota, on GRCMembers.
Lots of GRC races at SPR; here is the UPDATED draw, with GRC races and finals highlighted. If any are missing, contact the webmaster.
Well done, Polly!
Following from her recent success at GB trials (see below), Polly has been selected for the GB eight at the next World Cup regatta, in Belgrade.
Mr Warnock, Snr. will be very pleased!
Young People's Sport Panel
From the SR Web site:
... ensure Scotland's younger generation play an active and significant rôle in developing and influencing policy in sport. If you are between 14 and 25 years old and are interested in getting involved, the job description and application forms can be downloaded at: www.youngscot.org/sportpanel. Applications close on Friday 20th April 2012.
Well done ladies!
(Brownlee Outpatients Charity Row)
The ladies of Brownlee outpatients at Gartnavel Hospital do an NHS challenge every year. This year they elected to do rowing. Over the past couple of weeks they went out in the tub doubles and last week in an 8 for a short outing prior to their row. A number of GRC members helped with this including Don, Jane, Marianne, Jo, Beth, Katharina, Malcolm and no doubt several others. The ladies involved were (positions in the 8):
- 3. Janice Breslin
- 4. Gillian Mulholland
- 5. Eadie Connelly
- 6. Elaine Rarity
- 7. Ann Hainan.
More pictures from Malcolm.
They are collecting on behalf of TARA (Trafficking awareness raising alliance) which raises money in order to offer support and advocacy services to women who have been trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation.
First regatta of the season - SPR
Gonnae no' dae that?
Snapper Ron has some excellent pictures from Tideway, mostly of Aberdonian crews, but also other Scottish boats, including GRC and Clydesdale.
Long lens, obviously.
David Nolan has added pictures of the Scullers Head and the Double Sculls. Look in the column to the right, below the HoRR photos.
Roy (Colin's dad) Sinclair of Inverness RC has kindly sent on some good photos of GRC finally getting past the crew in front at Tideway.
Look in the right column for lots of 8s & 4s Head photos, from David Nolan.
GRC were starting 64th and top Scottish crew at this year's Tideway race. Bob was there to observe.
Photos from the usual outlets:
Tideway - GRC 41st!
Feeling was that they did well but were badly obstructed by another crew.
Top Scottish crew, again, by a long way. Only 10 seconds would have raised them to 30th - that's how close the racing is at that event.
Rotten weather by the sound of things.
Nice to see St Andrews Uni do so well...
FINISH - Scottish crews in The HoRR:
|105||122||Lt 1||Scot. Argonauts I|
|126||133||IM 1||Scot. Argonauts II|
|159||217||IM 2||Edinburgh Uni I|
|192||285||IM 3||St. Andrews Uni|
|200||75||IM 3||Clydesdale I|
|241||170||IM 3||Aberdeen Uni I|
|262||251||IM 3||Deeside Scullers|
|270||190||IM 2||Clydesdale II|
|284||149||IM 3||Strathclyde Uni I (Don)|
|288||234||Nov||Edinburgh Uni II|
|373||383||Nov||Strathclyde Uni II|
|375||386||Nov||Aberdeen Uni II|
...er, that's it. Corrections welcome!
GB Trials success
Our most recent GB team members - Polly and Sam, who both rowed in successful GRC boats before competing at the World Under-23 championships in 2010 - have recorded great results at the GB Senior trials at the weekend.
C'dale 8s & 4s Head and Scullers' Head
Photos from David Nolan:
CARC Scullers' Head / 2x Head
- Here are some pictures from Malcolm (and Peter).
- Scullers' Head -
- Gavin was fastest sculler
- Don won MNov
- Emma won WJu18 (fastest woman)
- Helena won WJu16 (2nd fastest woman)
- 2x Head -
- Beth and Katharina were fastest women's 2x
- Emma and Olivia won WJu18 (2nd fastest W2x)
- (Hel-Kat were 3rd fastest)
Eights head - GRC eights win again
At Saturday's CARC eights head (billed as the 63rd*), both GRC eights were victorious again. The men's crew were easily the fastest crew of the day. Later, the Women's Novice crew won their pennant - unbeaten in Scotland this season.
However, the BIG news was the win for Tom in his first-ever race for GRC in MVet 4s.
* Described eloquently thus:
...pretentious historical tosh...
Women's Tideway 2012
Chris took loads of pictures, in between driving/unloading/feeding/loading/driving duties.
GRC 'A' were 55th overall while the novice crew were 200th.More pictures from the usual outlets:
Jet - GRC A, and from the bridge,
GRC B, and also from the bridge
- Rowing Photography
- video from RowTV (thanks to David Biddulph for collating these links)
Please make special note of the new 'groovy' GRC blade design!
GRC's 2012 Novice Women's squad - on their way to Tideway.
Malcolm has more photos.
Scottish crews in WEHoRR:
|25||42||IM2||Edinburgh University BC A|
|57||189||IM1||Aberdeen BC/Clydesdale ARC|
|154||149||IM3||Edinburgh University BC B|
|168||234||IM3||Strathclyde University BC|
|193||79||IM3||Aberdeen University BC|
|200||269||Nov Club||GRC 'B'|
|210||204||IM3||Aberdeen BC A|
|213||266||Nov Ac||Edinburgh University BC C|
|229||223||IM3||Heriot-Watt University BC|
|267||205||IM3||Aberdeen BC B|
More SUBC photos
Look in the right column for lots of SUBC Head photos, from David Nolan.
All 3 GRC Eights won their events - again!
At Inverness, every GRC competitor was in a winning or fastest boat:
- Senior men's eight was the fastest crew overall (even with a strangely large and wheezy bowman).
- Senior Women's eight won the R2 event very comfortably and would have loved to be racing in Div 1 if boats had allowed it.
- Novice Women's eight were the fastest crew, though given a 'dead heat' by the organizers - still unbeaten this season.
- Kathleen was proud to (ahem) win the WJu16 1x prize...
Meanwhile, at Boston:
- on Saturday, Emma, Olivia and Helena were 31st, 51st and 21st in their respective 1x classes.
- on Sunday, Emma, and Olivia were 11th pair while Helena came 18th overall in the 2x in a scratch combination with Charlie Dyer from Haberdasher's.
The provisional draw is now online. GRC crews starting #58 (2nd Scottish crew?) and #267.
Big racing weekend
GRC crews are racing at opposite ends of the UK this weekend:
- Inverness Head on Saturday has GRC boating 3
eights and a number of small boats. The improved version * of the draw has been posted here.
(* Thanks, Roy.)
- Meanwhile, Olivia, Emma and Helena head South to Boston for the latest GB junior trial.
Nat Champs News
On the British Championships website:
the 2012 regatta will remain largely unchanged
Looks like a nasty outbreak of common sense.
SUBC Small Boats
Good GRC performances and some wins at this event. Malcolm has a large selection of pictures from both divisions.
More pictures, from David Nolan:
...wanted more names on the web site, so this is a birthday present.
SUBC 4s & Small Boats: Good GRC performances and some wins at Saturday's event.
Malcolm has a large selection of pictures from both divisions.
Fairly self explanatory, winners in bold and medal winners highlighted.
Entries are now closed for the Women's Tideway Head, and we've got two of the 298 entries!
GRC in the Super-Mother-Well Times
Kathleen and Helena feature in this article about the recent Junior Camp at Strathclyde Park. Emma and Olivia were also participating.
NB - there's a list of 'rowing' news items to be found every day under the appropriate link in the left-hand column.
In case you were wondering...
The new membership rates are finally here on the web site. (Slight communication issues following the webmaster's enforced stay in the Alps.)
Western Head 2012
(by: Willie (D1) and Malcolm (D2))
The GRC winning tradition in Eights Heads continued this weekend, with three eights wins - the WRes 2, M Open and W Novice prizes all fell to our crews.
Winning ways return
It's that time of year again, when I get to write about the new season beginning with winning GRC performances on and off the water.
Yesterday, at the GUBC Western Head , we had wins from 3 of our 4 starting crews:
- Women's Res 2,
- Men's Open and
- Women's Novice
(Just boating 4 different eights for 1 event is a great thing for the club!)
There was no let-up today at the Scottish Indoor Rowing Champs, where we had four competitors. Our 3 junior girls all did PB performances.
- Gill was 13th overall in her J15 event, which was her introduction to indoor competition.
- Kathleen was in a really tight race in J16 where she won the Bronze medal in the last few strokes, while
- Helena stepped up to the J17 event and was never in trouble, leading from the off to win the Gold medal in a sparkling 7:41.
- Later, Bryan completed the GRC medal-set, winning Silver in the Mens 60+ event.
Excellent performances all round!
Competitions and stuff
- There will be 4 GRC crews racing in this Saturday's GUBC Western Head , on the Clyde:
- Div 1 (11:30 am)
- Div 2 (2 pm)
- Div 1 (11:30 am)
- There are 4 GRC people racing in the Erg-monster-champs on Sunday:
- Gill, in WJu15 (4 min race)
- Kathleen, in WJu16 (5 min) and WLtwt (2k)
- Helena, in WJu17 (2k)
- Bryan, in M60+ (1k)
- Stuff - there was an EGM last week, and the subs went up... more later.
From the BR web site:
British Rowing has been advised of several new cases of Weil's Disease on the River Itchen, Southampton.
As part of the revised safety provisions that are currently being implemented in our club, please note that there is a new boat/outing log book in use.
Please make sure that YOUR crew is logged in and out for every outing.
Break with tradition
Tickets are ALREADY on sale for the GRC Burns Supper Evening.
- Date: 28th January, 7:00 for 7:30pm (after the GUBC Western Head)
- Venue: The Boat House
- Dress code: Pink socks/Kilt *
- Tickets: £tbc, Contact with your order.
We have enough room for 50 members, family and friends !
* The 'traditional' GRC Burns Supper on or near Valentines Day has reverted to a more usual date, but we can still honour the dress style originated by M.Mouse.