Corporate Regatta

Corporate Regatta

SATURDAY, 28th July 2018


114We are inviting companies to assemble a crew (or crews) of four or five to compete in the annual Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club Corporate Sprint Regatta on the River Clyde.

Over the summer you will be provided with the necessary equipment, hopefully a few laughs and all the training required to compete in a day of racing against other beginners.

The emphasis of the event is very much on building team skills of cooperation and coordination: every year we see those who listen best, work together, adapt to a new environment and respond to the strengths and weaknesses of their colleagues performing better and enjoying the experience more than the biggest and the fittest.

Training begins w/c 18th June at the clubhouse in Glasgow Green. Here, coaches will have the opportunity to safely communicate to you the basics of rowing in your crew boats

In the following 6 weeks, our experienced coaches and coxswains will help you to develop the technique and teamwork necessary to operate as a coordinated crew in preparation for a day of head-to-head racing with other crews.

Prizes on the day will include commemorative etched glasses for those reaching the final, with those winning the event being awarded the British Steel Trophy.

In addition to the main racing events, regatta day will also see our ‘Ergo Challenge’ – a relay event to see which crew can set the fastest time for 2,000m on one of our Concept II rowing machines and also some exciting club sprint races from clubs across Scotland.

The rules are simple:

  • Each company will put forward a crew (or crews) of four or five people with no recent Club rowing experience.
  • Entries are limited to 20 crews.
  • The cost of entry is £400 per crew.
  • Training will be over 6 weeks and will comprise six on-the-water sessions on the River Clyde with their appointed coach.
  • Training culminates with race day on Saturday 28th July 2017

The format for racing shall be as follows:

  • The course shall be over 250m downstream on the River Clyde at Glasgow Green.
  • Each race shall be between two crews.
  • Races shall be handicapped to compensate for the ratio of male to female members to allow for fair racing.
  • Each crew will compete in up to four group stage races with the top two teams from each group going forward to knock-out events.
  • Health and safety will be key to both regatta day and the training sessions with first aid provision and safety launches in place.

Please read the “Notes for Crews” (linked above) which contain information and useful tips to help you prepare for your training sessions and race day.

Entries close when all the spaces are filled or on 13th June 2018.


Continuing Rowing after the Regatta

We do hope that your experience will whet your appetite for this sport and welcome anyone who wishes to join the club after the event.


The club is always looking for corporate partners in our various projects, If you are interested to find out more please do get in touch. Meanwhile, if you wish to support us on regatta day maybe your company would be interested in advertising in our free programme, again please let us know.


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