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 www.scglasgow.org.uk


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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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Public Support Boosts Boathouse

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust have been overwhelmed by the support shown for their first crowdfunding campaign.  184 donations have raised a total of £5378 towards the costs of developing the West Boathouse project in Glasgow Green.  Through the MyParkScotland portal, gift aid collected on donations has raised over £700 for the Glasgow Green Endowment Fund which will help safeguard Glasgow Green for future generations.


Credit: Alisdair Woodburn

Murray Shaw, Chair of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, said:

We are delighted and overwhelmed at the public support shown for this project on Glasgow Green.  Not only have we exceeded the funding target set, but we have also found nearly 200 supporters of this exciting project.”

Ian Goodman, MyParkScotland Project Manager, said:

The West Boathouse has been one of the most successful campaigns on the MyParkScotland portal, with the largest number of donations received for any of the MyParkScotland campaigns so far.  We have been impressed by the level of support shown for the project and delighted not only that the project surpassed its target but also over £700 has been raised from the gift aid contributions which will support future improvements to Glasgow Green through the endowment fund.

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club have been impressed and amazed by the wider interest shown in the West Boathouse.  Our thanks go to Glasgow Building Preservation Trust and MyParkScotland for their efforts in this.  We are also particularly grateful to Alisdair Woodburn, for the use of his gorgeous image of the West Boathouse.

With donations received from as far away as Texas, London and Aberdeen the public appeal has demonstrated to the rowing clubs that there is a wider interest in saving the listed building and the we look forward to working with all the supporters to develop a project that enables the Boathouse to serve the wider users of Glasgow Green in the future as well as it has served the rowing clubs in the past.

More information on the Boathouse Project can be found here.

Please support other projects on MyParkScotland here.

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Corporate Regatta 2016

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club’s 14th Corporate Regatta saw 12 crews from companies across Glasgow and the surrounding area race against each other over 250m last weekend, with the day made particularly memorable with a visit from one of Scotland’s medal winning Olympians.

Training over 7 weeks in the summer, the crews learn to row in coxed 4’s with their first session at the Scottish Rowing Centre followed by 6 water sessions on the River Clyde at Glasgow Green.  With dedicated coaches from the club supporting the crews they learn much more than just the basics. This is a lesson for them in teamwork, trust, communication, resilience and sheer hard graft!

The annual regatta event is a fundraiser for the club, as well as a source of new members keen to develop further in the sport.  The emphasis on regatta day is very much on fun.  Crews arrive in fancy dress, family, friends, children and colleagues and even the odd CEO arrive to join in the party atmosphere. With face-painter, music & commentary throughout the day and a lunch time erg race and BBQ all ensuring that there is a real buzz about the West Boathouse.

Prize for Best Dressed Crew definitely went to the "Startroopers" from Star Refrigeration.

Prize for Best Dressed Crew definitely went to the “Startroopers” from Star Refrigeration, coached by Twan van Duivenbooden.

This year we were honoured to welcome Olympic silver medallist Polly Swann to present the winning crew “Sgurrillaz” from Sgurr Energy with their prizes.

The winning crew "Sgurrillaz" from Sgurr Energy, coached by Greg Wilkie and collecting prizes from Polly Swann.

The winning crew “Sgurrillaz” from Sgurr Energy, coached by Greg Wilkie and collecting prizes from Polly Swann.

The benefit for Clydesdale extends beyond the day itself, with many participants then becoming members of the club and many of the coaches taking further steps down a coaching pathway.

Clydesdale ARC are indebted to Stella Hawthorne for her marathon efforts in organising and delivering what has been one of the best Corporate Regatta the club has hosted.  Thank you Stella!

Family, friends and colleagues all gathered at the West Boathouse to cheer on the crews.

Family, friends and colleagues all gathered at the West Boathouse to cheer on the crews.

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Project Rio: Learn2Row

Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club is running our next Learn2Row courses for 11-18 year olds.

  • Learn2Row 3: Tuesdays at 5pm
    Starts Tuesday 16th August and continues weekly for 6 weeks
  • Learn2Row 4: Thursdays at 5pm
    Starts Tuesday 18th August and continues weekly for 6 weeks

Rio Regatta – Saturday 24th September.

The Rio Regatta will be a fun-filled conclusion to Project Rio and we hope to see as many people there to support the event as possible. –

Find out more here: http://www.clydesdalearc.org.uk/project-rio/

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Scottish Championships 2016

At the Scottish Championships on the weekend of 10/11 June at Strathclyde Park, the club recorded the following notable results:

  • Mens Intermediate 8+ – Jack Bagley, Mark O’Hare, Fraser Malone, Euan Malone, Thomas Howatt, Giacomo Galano, Lewis Moran, Fraser MacIntyre, Murrin Donegan (cox)
  • Women’s Novice 2x – Emily Clough and Heather Walker
  • Men’s Novice 4x+ (dead heat) – Lodi van Dijk, James Ray, Greg Wilkie, Matthew Fielding, Murrin Donegan (cox)
  • J15 1x – James Morrison
  • Masters 4+ – Ken Diamond, Alastair McNaughton, Peter Finnegan, Douglas McFarlane, Kirsty Hunter (cox)
  • Masters 2x (composite) – Les Johnston

In addition, medal position results were earned in the men’s novice double, the women’s pair (composite), the women’s single B final, the men’s pair B final. Giacomo Galano raced for 5th in the men’s single A final.It was also a successful weekend for the club’s junior rowers. There were second places for the boys J14 2x and the boys J15 4x+ composite, and third places for the girls in J14 2x and 4x+.


Congratulations to everyone that raced! Our thanks go to all the coaches and supporters who assisted over the weekend, including towing trailers and handing out bow numbers.

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