Come and Try Rowing during the Commonwealth Games

The boathouse will be open the following days of the Commonwealth Games for taster sessions on the water:

Saturday 26th July 10am – 2pm

Monday 28th July  2pm – 6pm

Tuesday 29th July  2pm – 6pm

Wednesday 30th July 2pm – 6pm

Friday 1st August 2pm – 6pm

Saturday 2nd August 10am – 2pm

Participants must be able to swim and willing to sign a disclaimer.  Juniors must be 12 years or older.  Sessions will last between 30 and 45 mins.  To book your place, please contact us confirming which session you would like to attend.

On the days of the Cycling Time Trial and Cycling Road Race, drop-in and see us in the ‘back yard’ sports area of the Glasgow Green Live Zone (Thursday 31st July and Sunday 3rd August – 10am to 7pm) to try indoor rowing.  The boathouse will be closed on these days.




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New Boathouse – Project Manager needed!

The newly incorporated group of representatives from each of the 5 rowing clubs on Glasgow Green have secured funding for professional project management services to push the new boathouse project along.

In this great year for sport in Glasgow, the rowing clubs on Glasgow Green are keen to make the most of the current enthusiasm for sport.  With so many clubs involved and the potential for other sports and activities, we need someone enthusiastic and experienced to support our activities, develop the business plan and manage the project to realisation.  We are grateful for the support from Glasgow City Council’s Social Enterprise Community Facilities Fund and the Boathouse Trust for this critical role.  There is much work to do, but also a great team of volunteer support available from throughout the rowing community and from the Glasgow Green Community Boathouse directors, who will manage the successful candidate on behalf of the 5 rowing clubs involved.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 4th July.

Job Description

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Summer Regatta 2014 – Results and Report

The results for the 2014 Clydesdale Summer Regatta are now available on the event page.

With 168 races scheduled at 3 minute intervals for almost 10 hours, we all knew the Clydesdale Regatta was going to be a long day.  Only the most optimistic of individuals would have predicted that the event could run to time.  At one point, the regatta fell 20 minutes behind programme, due to boats from the Rutherglen Cruising Club passing down the regatta course and through the weir at high tide.  However, sterling efforts from the Umpires quickly got the regatta back on track and we were all delighted when the day finished bang on time.

SR Umpire John McKinney on the Start

Whilst there were some dominant performances, some highly charged and exciting races, some dubious steering and the occasional capsize – there was also some magnanimous spirit with a few races being restarted after competitors suffered misfortunes – showing good sportsmanship and a desire to see worthy competition.  In one case this was to the bemusement of the Umpire as Glasgow University abandoned their race after testing the buoyancy of their cox-box.  In another it was when one Clydesdale sculler watched another Clydesdale Sculler fail to execute an eskimo role fully.

The most competitive  event of the day was the ever popular mixed double sculls, with 11 entries and eventually won by Emma McDonald and Michael McNaul of Glasgow University.

Men’s Restricted 2 single sculls provided some interesting races and was ultimately won by the Ben Parsonage of Strathclyde University over Don Milesh of GRC.  Womens Novice Double Sculls was won in the end by Loch Lomond Rowing Club’s Heather McKenzie and Robyn White.

The always important Novice Singles event commanded a large field of scullers vying to lose their Novice status and ultimately it was Clydesdale’s Kristopher Hughes who succeeded over Strathclyde’s Youssef Hounat.  Also losing her Novice status was Strathclyde Park’s Jennifer Ord in Women’s J16 Single Sculls after seeing off competition from 8 other contenders.

With running presentations throughout the day, Vice-President Michael Foran was on hand to present the Glencairn Crystal Mixer Glasses to the winning crews.

Huge thanks to all involved in making it such a successful day on the river.  Thanks to the club members and parents for taking on a role, whether marshaling or providing stock for the tea-bar; to the humane society for the provision of safety cover; to the Glasgow clubs for the use of their steps and facilities by visiting clubs; to the Scottish Rowing Umpires for their efforts throughout the day and the biggest thanks of all to Michele Foran who pulled it all together.  See you all next year!

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Sports Council for Glasgow – Club Grant for Clydesdale

The club has long benefitted from the support of our local sports council (most recently Development Coach of the Year Award for Maureen Malone, Volunteer of the Year commendation for Amy Walton and Service to Sport Award for Gordon Simpson).  We are delighted that this support continues with a £750 club grant towards equipment to support the work of our coaches.  The Sports Council for Glasgow is a voluntary agency that exists to be an effective voice for sports clubs in Glasgow, and provides services to meet club needs.  Clydesdale ARC are very grateful for the continuing assistance of the Sports Council for Glasgow, whether in volunteer recognition, sports promotion or purchase of equipment.

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Summer Regatta 2014 – Draw Online

The draw for Saturday’s Summer Regatta is now available on the event page.

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Club Calendar

We have just launched our new club calendar. Please have a look at the events which the club intend to attend over the coming months. Each page has, or will be, updated with a variety of useful information about the particular events such as race venue, entry deadlines and boat loading arrangements, and a link to our racing page which includes lots of useful information for our novices, juniors and their parents (and a helpful reminder for the rest of us!).

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Summer Regatta 2014 – Details Online

The Poster, Events List and Entry Information for this year’s Summer Regatta are now available on the event page (Summer Regatta).

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Glasgow Sports Person of the Year Awards

At a glittering awards ceremony in the magnificent City Chambers and in the company of the great and the good of Scottish sport, Gordon Simpson won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading

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4′s and 8′s Head – Results

After a week of worrying weather, we were delighted to be able to run the Fours and Eights Head on Saturday, over the long course.  This presented challenging river conditions, particularly at the railway bridge and marshalling at the start, but all crews handled the conditions admirably.

There were some close results which indicates some good racing down the course.  The faster conditions in the second division caused several time penalties to be applied as crews struggled to make it to the start.

Congratulations to the Glasgow Schools/Glasgow Academy/Loch Lomond MO8+ composite crew in winning the first division by 3 seconds over Clydesdale, and to Glasgow University MR28+ on winning the second division by 16 seconds over Strathclyde University, with the fastest time of the day (11 minutes, 53 seconds).  Glasgow University’s MR2 crew was the fastest four in the first division, with the Glasgow Schools/Glasgow Academy/Loch Lomond MJ18 composite crew the fastest in division two.

We have identified an error in the allocation of time penalties for crews 42 and 47 in the 2nd division which resulted in the wrong crew being awarded the pennants for winning J18 4+.  The results have been amended and we will ensure the winning crew receives their pennants.  We apologise to both crews involved.

Our thanks go to the Glasgow Humane Society for safety cover, Glasgow Rowing Club for their safety launch and driver, GUBC’s Andy Barton for driving our safety launch, Strathclyde University Boat Club for a boat loan, the Scottish Rowing Umpires (led by John McKinney), the volunteer marshals, time keepers and tea bar organisers.

The updated results from Saturday’s event are now available on the 4′s and 8′s Head page.

A nice time-lapse video of the 1st division at the start is available here, courtesy of local photographer Andrew Lynch.

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Olympic Champion Launches Charity Fundraiser

Olympic Champion Dr Katherine Grainger CBE was joined by members of the GB Start Group at Clydesdale today for a photo-shoot to launch the ‘Going for Gold’ fundraising dinner for Aberlour Child Care Trust.  The charity will host a black-tie dinner on Thursday 5th June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Katherine will be the guest speaker.

Katherine, who is an ambassador for the charity, said:  “This promises to be a fabulous evening in aid of a great cause, and I’m really pleased to be able to take part.  I’ve worked with Aberlour for a number of years, I’ve seen the vital work which they undertake and it means a lot to me that I can help them in this way”.

More details about Aberlour Child Care Trust and their fundraising activities can be found here.

Clydesdale is pleased to support today’s photo-shoot and will look into ways of working with the charity again in the future.

Katherine Grainger, Aberlour CCT Ambassador, with members of the GB Start Squad at Clydesdale ARC Photo: Sandy Young Photography.

Katherine Grainger, Aberlour CCT Ambassador, with members of the GB Start Squad at Clydesdale ARC.
Photo: Sandy Young Photography.

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