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.
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.
From the Secretary:
I am writing to give you formal notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Club, which is to be held at the boathouse on Thursday 25th October 2012 at 7.30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided at the event.