Posted: June 25th 2013

On Sunday 23rd June Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association organised and hosted the 5th Aberdeen Inter-Schools Regatta which sees the wet start crews from their schools project race against each other. All crews had a maximum of 10 weeks rowing experience and raced each other in coxed quads over a 300m distance. There were 49 wet start rowers representing 6 Aberdeen City and Shire schools whilst the 100+ ASRA members had the rare chance to represent their own school with 7 crews representing 17 schools racing in coxed quads.

10 wet start crews raced in two pools of 5 crews, each racing each other once with the winner taking 3 points and the loser 1 point. Portlethen Academy A topped group 1 with an undefeated run whilst there was a three way tie on 10 points in group 2 between Portlethen Academy B, Cults Academy/Mackie Academy composite and Mackie Academy/Aberdeen Grammar School/Dunnottar Primary composite which resulted in an exciting four boat final. The three way composite of Mackie / Dunnottar / Grammar were victorious and lifted the Aberdeen Inter-Schools Challenge Cup. You can watch the race at

Albyn school lifted the Elliot Rowing Cup which is raced among the ASRA membership taking the title away from holders Cults Academy.  ASRA would like to thank as always, all coaches, volunteers and parents who helped in the run up to the event and during the event itself.

Photos of the winning crew form Mackie Academy / Dunnottar Primary / Aberdeen Grammar School and others are available on the ASRA facebook page: