Scottish Schools Head

This rescheduled event took place today on the canal at Dullater. The draw was stacked with entries from larger junior clubs including Aberdeen Schools and George Watsons. Clydesdale was represented by just one crew of Euan Malone, Giacomo Galano, Ryan Morrison and Jan Meinicke, coxed by the ‘Mighty’ James Morrison. The boys were entered in Junior 18 Coxed Fours and not only won their category, but won the event by a margin of 5 seconds, despite a brief appointment with the bank. Congratulations to the crew and their coach, Chris Phillips, for their fabulous win.

Thanks also to Steven Kerr, for towing boats out to Dullater.

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Corporate Regatta Winners 2013 – Malin Marlins

Congratulations to the winning crew from Malin Marine on winning the 2013 Corporate Regatta.

A glorious day on the Clyde saw racing start at 9.30am and finishing at 4pm. 16 crews from various companies raced the group stages in the morning, before breaking for lunch and the ergo challenge. The Abram Admirals from Henry Abram & Sons Ltd won the team ergo relay over 2000m, with a narrow margin of less than a second over GSK – The Bow’s an Old Bloke.

Back on the water, the quarter and semi-finals saw many close races before the Abram Angels and Malin Marlins faced each other in the Grand Final. The well-dressed ladies from Henry Abram and Sons Ltd rowed hard but were overcome by the Marlins in the second half of the race.

We would like to thank all competitors for their efforts over the last two months and look forward to the 2014 event.

2013 Corporate Regatta Results

Photos now on Flickr, thanks to David Nolan. 

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Corporate Regatta

Join us on Saturday 24th August for our annual Corporate Regatta where 16 crews from various companies across Glasgow compete against each other as the culmination of 7 weeks training. Racing will start at 9.30am and likely to finish about 4pm. Teas and refreshments will be available in the boathouse. All welcome.

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Taster Session

Interested in rowing? We will be running a taster session for adults on Sunday 1st September at 12.30pm. The session will last a couple of hours, involve work on the rowing machine and on the water and will cost £10 per head. Register your interest on the contact us page. Places will be limited and participants must be able to swim.

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Rowing for Scotland

Clydesdale past and present was well represented at the Home Countries International Regatta in Nottingham at the weekend. This event is the only opportunity for rowers to represent their country outwith the Commonwealth Regatta and is both a great honour and reward for the many months of hard training and successes over the season.

Euan Malone and Giacomo Galano competed in the Junior 2x, topping off what has been an amazing year for the two young men.

Claire McKeown was the Women’s Sculler, with Claire Baillie weighing in one last time in W Lwt 2x and then doubling up in the Women’s Eight.

Jack Burns was the Men’s Sculler and doubled up in the Men’s Eight. Jack finished a strong 2nd in the single – an amazing achievement given his limited time in the sport.

Hannah Stone doubled up in the W4+ and W8+. Many congratulations to Hannah for her win in the Coxed Four, one of only two wins for the entire Scotland team.

Elsewhere in the team, former Clydesdale member Chris Rae (now Molesey) competed in M4- and M8+; Kieran Brown (now Edinburgh University) was in the M Lwt 2x (finishing 2nd) and M 4x. Sam Fowler and Karen Bennett (both Molesey) doubled up in the W4- and W4x. Many congratulations to Sam and Karen for their glorious win in the Women’s Coxless Four in the second win for the Scotland Team.

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Successes at British Junior Rowing Championships 2013

Congratulations to Ryan Morrison who took gold in the OJ14 1x A final on Sunday, and to Euan Malone and Giacamo Galano who took silver in the OJ16 2x final.  A fantastic end to a successful season for these athletes, who have done and continue to do Clydesdale (and their coach Chris Phillips) very proud.

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Clydesdale Rowers’ International Aspirations

Not for the first time in recent years, this Sunday sees three Clydesdale rowers head separate ways in their bid to achieve international success. Euan Malone and Giacomo Galano will drive south to Nottingham to take part in the trials to determine the team for the annual GB France match. They will be racing in their double scull against 10 other crews from around Britain with only one crew to be selected. It’s a big ask of the pair, who have punched well above their weight all season, and recently gained selection as the junior double for the 2013 Home International Match. Those who know them, know that they relish a challenge, and the bigger the challenge the better as far as they are concerned. So we wish them and coach Chris Philips well in their bid for Anglo French selection.

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Corporate Regatta 2013

The entry pack for our 2013 Corporate Regatta, taking place on the 24th of August, is now available on the Corporate Regatta page, along with a poster advertising the event and notes for crews taking part.

The event is one of our biggest income generators.

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Clydesdale Rowers Victorious at Indoor Championships

A small group of Clydesdale rowers braved the snow last weekend to travel to Edinburgh for the annual Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships. With a biggest-ever entry, there was high expectation of records tumbling, and the athletes from as far afield as Russia did not disappoint!

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Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships

The Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships took place at Dorney Lake on 20-21 October 2012.  Three members of the Clydesdale Elite Women’s group performed with distinction on Sunday at this event, finishing a superb 2nd overall in W U23 4x. The scratch composite crew of Rosie Young, Claire McKeown, Pauline McGovern and Rebecca Chin from Agecroft RC had barely 1000m of pre-race paddling together earlier in the day, when they were thrust into the thick of it completing a 1900m time-trial, followed by 2x2km side by side races against current World and Olympic Champions from a variety of other clubs.

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