Strathclyde Park Regatta – Squad Report from the Junior Men

Wow, what a weekend!  The first regatta of the season took place at Strathclyde Park in April and the squad wins speak for themselves:

J16 1x James M

J15 1x James M

J15 2x Adam and Matthew (GRC)

J16 2x James M and Idris

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But, there are a few other results worth noting!

On Saturday:

  • J16 1x – Idris taking silver, Ewan finishing 4th and Adam (GRC) 6th
  • J18 4x – silver for James R, Idris, James M and Jamie

On Sunday:

  • J18 1x – James R qualified for the final in one of the most competitive events of the weekend with 15 entries and 3 heats
  • The J16 2x final coulda/woulda/shoulda been a 1-2 for the club, but for a mechanical issue off the start.  Where so many others would have just chucked it after having handed the opposition a 150m start, Ewan and Jamie and quickly tried to fix the problem and they set off on what coulda/woulda/shoulda been the most impressive comeback of the regatta.  The boys powered down the course and at the 250m to go, it looked like they were definitely going to pass the 3rd place crew and maybe catch the 2nd place crew – that is until the same problem occurred and the boys came to a shuddering stop.  Despite having not one but two boat stopping dramas, the boys landed in good spirits and recognised that they had a stormin’ pace.
  • In the Res2 4x, Ewan, Idris and Jamie were joined by Thomas McCaughtry of the seniors in what was an impressive race where the boys beat the Scottish opposition and trailed only the Belfast crew.  Excellent stuff.
  • In the J15 singles,  Adam and Matthew went from crew-mates in the double to competitors in the singles, in different heats.  Adam had a cracking row in the heat after a slightly sluggish start.  He dug deep and powered through to overhaul all the opposition except James M – showing a determination that is a good sign for the future.  The second heat was close, but after the half-way mark, Matthew broke clear to win his heat, overcoming some challenging conditions which put him under pressure in the last 250m.  In the final, Matthew finished 4th ahead of Adam in 5th.  Expect some more ding-dong battles between these two in the coming weeks!
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Entries are open for the 2017 Corporate Regatta!

Entries are open for this year’s corporate regatta!

Visit our Corporate Regatta page to find out how you and your colleagues can be part of this fun team-building activity.  Entries close at the end of May.

What better way to spend some summer evenings than to mess about on the river and learn a new sport?

Have a look on the Corporate Regatta page for more information.

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For sale: 60kg single & 2 sets sculling blades

Clydesdale ARC are selling a 60kg Starline single and two sets of Concept2 sculling blades. Read more for details.

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4’s and 8’s Head of the River Race – Results

Many thanks to all crews attending. Challenging conditions, fast flow and a shortened course made for quick times.

Congratulations to the winners of today (in running order):

  • O8+: Edinburgh Uni BC A
  • Nov 8+: Edinburgh Uni BC & Glasgow Uni BC (dead heat)
  • W Res2 8+: Glasgow Academy
  • W Nov 4+: Clydesdale ARC
  • J16 4x+: Clydesdale ARC
  • W J15 4x+: Loch Lomond RC
  • Res2 8+: Edinburgh Uni BC
  • W Ju18 8+: Glasgow Academy
  • Nov 4+: Glasgow Schools
  • Masters 4+: Clydesdale ARC
  • W Res2 4+: Clydesdale ARC
  • W Ju14 4x+: Castle Semple RC

The Head pennants were won by:

  • Overall Head: Edinburgh Uni BC (Res2 8+) in 7 min 5 sec
  • Overall Women: Glasgow Academy (W J18 8+) in 8 min 1 sec
  • Junior Women: Castle Semple (W J18 8+) in 8 min 44 sec

Full results are available for download (results).

See you again soon at Clydesdale’s Summer Regatta on 6 May 2017!

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4’s and 8’s Head of the River Race – Draw

The final draw for the 4’s and 8’s Head is now available (download). Unfortunately we had to cancel Res2 4+, Ju14 4x+ and W Ju16 4x+ due to insufficient entries.

All crews should be aware of the Rules of the Clyde, and keep left when rowing up to the start.

If you are driving to Clydesdale, please adhere to the 5 mph speed limit in Glasgow Green, and park on the river side only.

Find more information on the race on the 4’s and 8’s Head page.

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Dates for your diaries

Club Pizza night is on Friday 20th January at the clubhouse. There will be a log-fired pizza oven to make us some lovely pizzas! Few things about the evening:
1. Tickets are £12.50 and can be bought from this link
2. Apologies for the late notice but please buy your tickets by Thursday 12th evening.
3. Evening will start at 7pm and we’ll aim to be eating around 7.30pm.
4. Please email if you have any dietary requirements.
5. If you are over 18, please feel free to BYOB.
Families and friends welcome!!

Burns Night – Friday the 24th of February is the Clydesdale Burns Supper. More details to follow so look out.

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Introducing ”Katrine” – Clydesdale’s New Safety Launch


Clydesdale ARC have recently taken delivery of our new safety Launch named the “Katrine”.  The naming ceremony took place as part of the Club Sculls competition on 25th September. Our brand new launch will provide essential safety cover for our members on the river. In June of this year our grant application was submitted to Sports Council for Glasgow.  Our exisiting launch was still functioning but nearing the end of it’s lifespan & requiring increasing maintenance.

With cost of a new launch estimated at around £900 we sought assisitance from Sports Council for Glasgow to contribute to the purchase.  We were delighted when our application for a £500 grant towards the cost of this essential piece of equipment had been successful.

Clydesdale has a growing membership and following the success of GB rowing team in Rio we have been inundated with a new batch of rowers, so having a  new  reliable  launch has never been more important.

The primary objective of the General Grant scheme is to stimulate development of sport, at all levels, within Glasgow and CARC are very grateful for their support.

If you want to find out more about the funding available to clubs please access


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Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2016

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships this weekend. Particular tip of the hat to our podium finishers from Clydesdale!!

Emma Morrison – Girls J15 – 3rd
Colette Smith – Girls J16 – 2nd
Victoria Marshall – Girls J18 – 2nd
Girls J16 Team – 1st
Girls J18 Team – 3rd

James Morrison – Boys J16 – 2nd
Vincent Jozajtis – Boys J18 – 3rd
Boys J18 Team – 3rd

Guy Chatfield – M40 HWT – 3rd

Full results are online at Scottish Rowing 

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Heritage Lottery keeps hopes afloat for West Boathouse

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced its support for the redevelopment of the Category B listed West Boathouse on Glasgow Green, with a First Round Pass for a Heritage Grant of £1.212m including development funding of £121,900 for Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to develop their proposals further.

Olympic Silver Medallist Polly Swann announced the award before prize-giving for the Scullers Head event on Saturday.  We welcomed Cllr Archie Graham OBE of Glasgow City Council, Julie Procter of MyParkScotland and Morin Fenton from Spirit of Calton, who all spoke about the wider support for the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust project.

You can read more about it on the Heritage Lottery Fund website and on the GBPT website.

Our thanks go to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their support and to Glasgow Building Preservation Trust for all their hard work.  Please help us share this wonderful news on social media, using the #WestBoathouse #HLFsupported hashtags.

Olympic Silver Medallist Polly Swann announces the HLF award

You can see other articles in the press:


Scottish Rowing

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Scullers Head 2016 – Results

A day of perfect racing weather saw 66 single scullers and 44 double sculls finish the 4 km course on the Clyde, from 12 year olds to competitors in their 70s, from novices to the Rio 2016 silver medallist Polly Swann.

The results are now available on the event page.

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