Monthly Archives: November 2012

City Bumping Races 2012 – Report

Rob Roy Boat Club had five VIII’s racing the Bumping Races this year.

M1 Rowed over every race, remaining position two in Division 1.
Matt Castle sends this report: ‘Robs M1 rowed over four days in a row; it was a different scratch crew each night. We didn’t make any ground on Cantabs and whilst City made valiant efforts for the first half of the course they didn’t have the staying power over the entire distance and always finished many lengths behind us.’

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Cold Weather Rowing and Sculling

Member Gen promotes knowledge sharing, with contributions welcome from Rob Roy Boat Club members

Captained by Leander-based Jock Wishart, the Old Pulteney Row to the Pole six-man crew left Resolution Bay 29 July 2011. They sculled 450 miles across the Arctic Ocean, reaching magnetic North Pole after 28 days in constant daylight. The expedition was organised to highlight effects of climate change on Arctic ice. Air temperature during the challenge ranged from -2 to 6 degrees C. But actual air temperature, taking into account significant wind chill factors, was lower.

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Great Ouse Marathon

Robs J16 Amy Bland reports on her reasons for suggesting a club quad entry in this year’s Great Ouse Marathon.

‘My friend from Sudbury, Ellie, had done this race in a single when she was WJ14. I thought it would be fun to do in a quad. We overtook four boats- two singles, a double and a four….it wasn’t that bad as you just kept going, except the last five kilometres seemed to go on forever. Hamish shouted at a man on a narrow boat, ‘How far is it to Ely?’ When he replied ‘About two miles,’ it cheered us all up. Our race time was 1:45:31, setting a record for Mx IM3 4X. We came 9th out of 28.
We’d like to thank Stefan, Chris and Donna for helping us to organise it.’

Rob Roy Wins at German Marathon!

Organised by Ruderclub Germania Düsseldorf, the 41st Rhine- Marathon 2012 took place on Saturday, 6th October over 42.8km from Leverkusen to Düsseldorf. 167 crews from 82 clubs across Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, France and The Netherlands took part in triple, quadruple and quintuple sculls as well as fours. There were no eights and no singles (sorry Brett!).

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2 wins at Norfolk

Check out this happy picture of Stefan with his latest trophy. Matt and Stefan raced Div 1 and Div 3 of Norfolk Long Distance Sculls today and they both came away as winners.

Stefan’s wins made him fastest sculler of the day, earning him a nameplate on that great trophy. Both guys raced twice over the 4.2 km course. Stefan was fastest sculler in both long distance divisions. Matt won IM3 1x. He sends this report:

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