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Scottish Rowing Covid-19 Update – First Minister’s Statement 28th May 2020

Posted: 28 May, 2019

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Scottish Rowing welcomes the First Minister’s announcement that Scotland is now moving to Phase 1 of the route map and in particular the inclusion of the extension to the current daily exercise guidelines to include certain outdoor sport activities.

We have been working closely with sportscotland and other Scottish Governing bodies of sport to work up our plans for how rowing activities can return as the lockdown eases and will continue to work closely with them over the coming weeks.

We are now able to publish our detailed guidance for Phase 1 which sets out the conditions under which rowing can take place and ensures participants who are able to row can do so safely and in accordance with the Scottish Government Guidelines. This Guidance can be found on our Covid-19 Phase 1 Guidance page.

Read more: Scottish Rowing Covid-19 Update – First Minister’s Statement 28th May 2020

Covid-19 Update - Scottish Rowing statement following First Minister's Announcement- 21st May 2020

Posted:  21 May 2020

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Scottish Rowing is pleased to be able to provide an update on the proposals for a phased return to sport following the First Minister’s Statement today and welcomes the publication of “Covid-19:  A Framework for Decision Making, Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis”.

Read more: Covid-19 Update - Scottish Rowing statement following First Minister's Announcement- 21st May 2020

Obituary

Posted: 19 May 2020

Scottish Rowing is sad to report the death of Martin Cowie on 4th May in London where he had lived for a number of years. 

Martin learned to row at Nithsdale ARC and represented the Scotland Rowing Team at the 1999 Home International Regatta in the JM2- and JM4-. He went on to attend Heriot Watt University and played a key role in development of the boat club in the early 2000s.

Scottish Rowing Backs UK Anti-Doping's Call for Additional Anti-Doping Education

Posted: 18 May 2020

Olympic silver medallist, Karen Bennett,and Scottish Rowing are supporting UK Anti-Doping’s ‘Clean in Quarantine’ campaign as part of Clean Sport Week 2020.

The campaign, now in its fourth year, is being supported by a range of National Governing Bodies (NGBs), sports organisations and UK sports stars, who are taking part in several online activities focusing on anti-doping education throughout the week, 18-24 May 2020. 

Read more: Scottish Rowing Backs UK Anti-Doping's Call for Additional Anti-Doping Education

COVID-19 - An update from the Chief Operating Officer

Posted: 11 May 2020

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The latest announcement from the Scottish Government has made it clear that the current lockdown has been extended.  Whilst the latest advice has increased the amount of daily exercise permitted, guidance around the type of exercise and travel restrictions remain unchanged.  Consequently, there is no change to our current advice to all clubs and members of Scottish Rowing that all rowing activity should be suspended.

Read more: COVID-19 - An update from the Chief Operating Officer

Athlete Highlight - Alan Sinclair

Posted: 6 May, 2020

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” - Robert Burns

4 years ago 

After a long, arduous winter of scrutiny - the last winter before the Olympics- I’ve just come 4th with my pairs partner at Olympic trials and pencilled in my name for a seat in the coxless pair at Rio. Little do I know the next 4 months will be the most stressful of my life, all to prove that we are good enough to compete at the Games.

Read more: Athlete Highlight - Alan Sinclair

Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

Posted: 5 May, 2020

Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann will be balancing her GB Rowing Team training with rounds on the ward as she heads back to support the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. GB rower Polly, who graduated as a doctor from the University of Edinburgh back in July 2019, will be spending the next three months working as an interim foundation year doctor at a hospital near her home in Scotland.

Read more: Olympic silver medallist Dr Polly Swann supporting the NHS in the fight against COVID-19

University of Glasgow Confirm Rowing Appointments

Posted: 21 April, 2020

Following recent appointments, the University of Glasgow Sport is delighted to announce a new coaching team to lead the Glasgow University Boat Club (GUBC) on the next stage of its ambitious journey.

Read more: University of Glasgow Confirm Rowing Appointments

Robin Williams – Olympic Rowing Coach: Technical Excellence Webinars

Posted: 17 April, 2020

Robin will be presenting two online seminars for Scottish Rowing members centred on better technique but including broader aspects of coaching, performance and how to make your crews successful. These Webinars are perfect for your development as an athlete or coach.

Read more: Robin Williams – Olympic Rowing Coach: Technical Excellence Webinars

The 2018/19 Scottish Rowing Awards

Posted: 15 April 2020

We are delighted to present the winners of the Scottish Rowing Awards for the 2018-19 season.  The annual awards always present adifficult task for both the Shortlisting and Selection Panel, with the 2018/19 season being no exception. With a huge variety of strong nominees in each category,Scottish Rowing were delighted to read about the fantastic commitment and passion within our clubs.Unfortunately, we could not present the Awards this year at the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta, however, we celebrated the successes and achievements of the nominees and winners on our social media channels on Wednesday 6th April 2020 and look forward to presenting the winners with their awards when circumstances allow.  You can read more about the winners and their achievements and see the shortlisted candidates below.

Read more: The 2018/19 Scottish Rowing Awards

Register to receive the new Scottish Rowing eNewsletter

Posted: 9 April, 2020

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Home International Regatta 2020

Posted: 9 April, 2020

HIRlogoIt is with great regret that the General Management Committee of the Home International Regatta have decided that HIR 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

The next Home International Regatta will take place on 24th July 2021 and will be hosted by Wales.

Uppermost in our minds has been the health and safety of all those who come together to make the regatta happen, the athletes, coaches, organisers, officials and spectators as well as our broader responsibility to society's efforts to tackle this global challenge to our way of life. Although the GMC considered postponing the event until the autumn, this threw up many insurmountable challenges and coupled with the current uncertainty of time scales going forward, meant that this was not an option.

The GMC would like to empathise with the inevitable disappointment of our many supporters, but assure you that we are already planning for HIR 2021 and look forward to launching our new exciting racing format as planned.

Covid-19 Update: Scottish Rowing Championships and Main Season Regattas 2020

Posted: 3 April 2020

It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Scottish Rowing Championships scheduled for 5-7 June.  We do not propose to reschedule the Championships this year.  We have taken this decision in the light of the current restrictions that are in place to stop the spread of Covid-19 and the recent indications from the UK and Scottish Governments that these are likely to continue for some time.

Read more: Covid-19 Update: Scottish Rowing Championships and Main Season Regattas 2020

Club Online Activities - Stay Safe While Working Out at Home

Posted: 1 April 2020

Coronavirus might have stopped us going out rowing and training at our clubs but despite that Scottish rowers are working hard to keep in touch and work out while staying in.  With social distancing keeping us at home other than for essential trips, it has never been more important to keep in touch with family and friends and the rowing family is doing just that.

Read more: Club Online Activities - Stay Safe While Working Out at Home