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Historic win at GB trial

Gavin Horsburgh and Josh Armstrong recorded an historic win at GB trials in Boston on Saturday. Rating 30 strokes per minute they under rated their main opposition World silver medalists Sam Meijer and Chris Lawrie who rated 36 and had to stop half way when Chris sufferred an athsma attack. On Sunday both in diffrent combinations Gavin and Josh came 2nd an 3rd respectively. Not to be left out Alex Rankin also put down a marker for the World Championships in Rio this summer by finishing 11th overall.

These these athletes have been invited to GB Spring assessments and given a chance to compete for a place in the GB junior team for Munich Regatta.

Weekend Rowing 21st/22nd February

Due to the GB trials rowing this weekend will be limited to the performance group and boats raing at next weeks Clydesdale Head. An email has been sent to all parents with details of timings and crews.

Wins at SUBC head

We had a small entry at the SUBC head due to February week holidays but there was some very pleasing results.

The boys double of Josh Armstrong and Gavin Horsburgh won thier division by nearly a minute but were also the fastest boat of the day - great prepartion for this weekend GB trials.

India Somerside and Becky Nielson were back in their double and dominated their event beating Glasgow Rowng Club by 42 seconds. The girls also came 2nd and 3rd in Junior sculls behind fellow GB trialist Laura Mcdonald.

Frank Murray sculled well to finish 3rd in junior sculls but went on to win Mens Novice sculls in the 2nd division with an improved performance.

The boy pair of Seb Glen and Callum Urquhart had a great race despite no entries in thier division. Finishing 1min and 11 seconds behind the boys double, they showed improvement on last weeks time trial and augurs well for the future of this new combination.

Special mention should made of our J15 girls who came second in Womens Novice fours beating two Glasgow University combinations and 19 other boats in the division. A great start fo our young new rowers. 

February Camp

Great camp this week with much improvement and lots of hard work.Thanks to Mary Massaro,Alistair Brown,Amy Wood and Austyn McKenzie fie all their coaching input and advice. Athlete of the week Alex Milne.Winning crew Assia Djoudi,Alex Milne,Youceff Djoudi. Rory Quinn and Ashia Sani.Well done to all participants for a good weeks work.

Josh Armstrong Wins GB Trial

At GB Trials in Boston today Josh Armstrong dominated a field of forty J16 scullers to win the race by 38 seconds. This commanding performance augurs well for Josh's aspiration to be selected as the GB sculler for the GB France Match to be held in Nantes in July this year.

Glasgow Schools Burns Supper 31st January 2014

Glasgow Schools Rowing Club inaugrual Burns Supper was held at Kelvinside Academy on Friday the 31st January 2014. Over 80 parents and club members attended the event  where they enjoyed a feast of food and Burns treats during the evening.

Mike Haggerty delivered the Immortal Memory with songs and guitar playing supported by Karris Sutcliffe and Ross McNeil. Ronan Murphy returned to club to deliver the Address to the Lassies a with Anne-Marie Cormack providing the Reply. Seb Glen was our piper and Iain Somerside provided the poetry, reciting address Tae the  Haggis and Tam O'Shanter.

Our thanks go to everyone who supported the evening which raised substantial funds that have helped the club purchase our new trailer

Scullers Head December 2013

We had a very successful scullers head winning six titles over two divisions on the 4000m course and once again Glasgow Schools was the most successful club at the regatta. Congratulations to Gavin Horsburgh who finished second overall winning Junior 18- only 3 seconds behind GB internationalist Kieran Brown. Gavin teamed up with Josh Armstrong to be overall winners of the double sculls divison in the fastest time of the day.

Double Sculls overall winners - Gavin Horsburgh and Josh Armstrong

J18 - Gavin Horsburgh

J16 - Josh Armstrong

Novice - Finlay Watson

J16 - Holly Wicklow

J18- India Somerside

 

"The Glasgow Schools facility has been of supreme importance in developing The Glasgow Academy rowing programme. Without the boats, facilities, equipment and support of the Glasgow Schools facility, our school would not have produced the significant number of successful internationalists that we have. Over 100 children at our school experience the joys of rowing each year and it is invaluable to have the Glasgow Schools facility so readily accessible to the children and right on the Clyde. "
Peter Brodie - Rector Glasgow Academy