Posted: 2 May, 2023

We are sad to announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Jo Pinder. Jo was a highly valued and loved member of our team, who made an undeniable impact in our sport.

Despite never having stepped in a rowing boat (and being adamant that she never would!), Jo was a key figure at Castle Semple Rowing Club, serving in various leadership roles over the years, and she was always to be found hard at work in the race control tent at their Regatta.

In her role for Scottish Rowing, Jo was responsible for managing the Scottish Rowing membership system, the racing points system and supporting clubs on event management entry systems. She was a key contributor to the Scottish Rowing Schools League and Indoor Championships each year, and a pivotal volunteer at the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta and Scottish Championships keeping a firm hand on the tiller of Race Control from the finish tower.

If you have ever taken out a Scottish Rowing membership or taken part in a competition in rowing over the last decade or so in Scotland, then you will without doubt have benefited from Jo's hard work, diligence and knowledge.

But more than this, Jo was a wonderful person with a wicked sense of humour and huge heart. We will miss her terribly, but are grateful to have known her and to be lucky enough to call her our friend.  Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time. RIP Jo.

Jo Finish Tower