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.
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.
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.
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!
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.