ROB ROY BC – BUMPS 2017

With their meteoric rise up seven places through Division 2 and well into Division 1, the Rob Roy BC W2 crew was not only the most successful crew on the river in this year’s Town Bumps but also probably the youngest. With three fifteen-year olds and a sixteen-year...

Marlow Regatta 2014

Yet more great conditions at Dorney heralded further progress on the road to Henley today (21st June) for the senior men. Our Wyfolds aspirants (Schramm, Clift, Lundgren, Stark) pulled a 4th in the Elite 4-final ….but only beaten by Visitor’s crews....

The MET Report

The Metropolitan Regatta 2014 31st May/1st June, Dorney Lake This was Dorney at its most benign, two days of great conditions, and six Robs crews there to enjoy it. On Saturday six boats raced: An Elite 4- (Schramm, Clift, Lundgren, Stark), a Senior 1x (Revell), an...

Ivo Dawkins selected for 2014 Boat Race

Congratulations to Robs ex-Junior Ivo Dawkins on being selected for the 3 seat in this years Cambridge crew for the Boat Race ….. and commiserations to Robs Nick Hazell who narrowly missed out in a strong Oxford crew packed with international athletes. Nick will...

GB Senior and U23 Trials 16th and 17th November

The first assessment for Senior and Under 23 Trials took place last weekend at Boston – a 2k erg and a 5k scull – and Robs were represented by Chris Covey. Chris managed a very creditable 20:06 for the 5k scull, putting him 50th in a field of 108. Other results of...

Pairs Head – Masters B win

The Pairs Head (October 13th, 2013 at 2pm) is raced on the Tideway in London between Chiswick to Hammersmith Bridge over approx. 4,000m. Sven Friedemann (bow) and Stefan Gräf (stroke) won Master B 2- in a time of 13:11.89. Overall they placed 102nd, came 18th fastest...

British Championships 19th/20th October 2013

The British Rowing Championships (ex-Nat Champs) took place last weekend at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham, and for the first time included members of the GB National Squad rowing for their clubs. Robs had representation on the Saturday in the Open 4-...

Peterborough Summer Regatta 2013

    Saturday Results Racing for Isle of Ely, Robs member Leo Lundgren won IM1 1x in a straight final Leo and his crewmate also won Elite 2x in a four lane straight final, finishing with a split second photo finish lead over Nottingham Charlie Rutter, back for the...

RRBC Feature on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Find out if BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Jeremy Sallis enjoyed his sculling outing in Cambridge today, hosted by Rob Rob Boat Club. The 5′ – 11″, Durham University graduate has chosen Rob Roy Boat Club as his Feature Sports Club of the Week....

Cambridge Town Bumping Races 2013

With another episode of Town Bumping Races now past, all Rob Roy Boat Club crews entered can be proud of their accomplishments. There were no bumps made on Robs crews and one crew won blades. Robs entered four crews this year, all racing in Division One with M1...

Henley Masters Regatta 2013 Final Results

Three gold medals for Robs! Men’s Masters VIII A beat City of Cambridge in a straight final to take gold.This race was won in a time of 2.57, verdict ½ a length. Crew list (l to r, stroke to bow): Stroke Simon Goodbrand 7 Matt Castle 6 Andy Turnbull 5 David Dix...

RRBC at HRR

Simon Goodbrand and Ed Parkhouse competing in The Double Scull Challenge Cup on Thursday (photo by HRR Photo) Memories of Roy Roy Boat Club’s 2013 Henley Royal Regatta racing are still vivid. Robs coxless 4- entry for The Wyfold Challenge Cup had the distinction...

Coaching Opportunity

Chris Covey coaching during a RRBC Sculling Course Here is a message from our Chairman, Andy Turnbull: Dear Robs Member, Past member and or Supporter: With another regatta racing season coming to a close in a few weeks, it is I believe the right time to reflect and...

Henley Masters Regatta 12 and 13 July

Following a carefully executed programme of Stretham-based training, Robs Womens and Mens Squads have been working towards peak performance for this weekend’s Henley Masters Regatta. Still clip from video of Men’s VIII training at Stretham last Sunday...

Henley Royal Regatta Update

Following on from Friday’s Henley Royal Regatta Qualifying Races, Huge congratulations to Ed Parkhouse and Simon Goodbrand who have qualified to compete in The Double Sculls Challenge Cup. Their first race will be against J.R. Thomas and T. Barras from Cardiff...

Results from Met and Peterborough Regattas

Elite and Junior Squads were busy racing to good effect last weekend. Ed Parkhouse (shown here racing Vesta Scullers Head 2012- Photo by Big Blade Photography) won Novice 1x at Peterborough Regatta on Sunday 2 June 2013   Metropolitan Regatta  Saturday 1 June 1st...

Women’s Captaincy

Anna-Rosa Gejlsbjerg has been appointed Women’s Captain for Rob Roy Boat Club. Anna-Rosa is a very active member of the Women’s Squad, frequently training and racing in a variety of crews. She has served as Events Secretary for the past couple of years,...

Racing Update

Photo of Charlie Cousins by Peter Reed Look out for the next big event for Team GB rowers, which will be the World Cup at Dorney Lake on 21-23 June. After his stunning 1x win over Alan Campbell on 21 April at GB Senior Trials in Caversham, ex-Robs athlete Charlie...

Invitation From Everyone Active

Weather forecast for Saturday 18 May is 30% chance of scattered showers, northern winds at 12 mph and a high of 17 degrees C, low of 5. Just in case you fancy a bracing dip after a long outing, here is an enticing, free opportunity: Jesus Green Lido – Open Day...

Head of the Cam Results 27 April 2013

Rob Roy Boat Club crews racing 2013 Head of the Cam throughout a day of sunshine, rain and hail enjoyed many good results: Mens IM2 VIII was fastest town club 8+ and runner-up for Head of the Cam, coming in at 8:53, 25 seconds behind Caius M1. Crew list: Ed Parkhouse...

Sport Science Research Study- Call for Volunteers

Here is an interesting appeal made to our club for young adult male rowers wishing to help with some local research: Dear Rower, In the coming months, the sport and exercise science department at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge will be investigating the effect...

Race News – Round up 10th March 2013

Approaching the end of head race season, Robs members have been active across the squads to good effect. Here’s our round up… Rob Roy/Ely 4- won their Masters A-C event at Nottingham Head of the Trent last weekend. [Photo*: Iain Weir Photography] Crew...

News Update from the Weekend of 23/24 Feb

Although as yet unchristened, RRBC Mens Squad’s new Filippi VIII has been on the water several times and is set for a time trial at the Head of the Trent this coming weekend. The composite crew racing this Sunday will be Robs Elite Squad/ Isle of Ely: Rob Stark...

Winter League Update

Results are in for the second leg of Cambridge Winter League and there were some good times put in by Rob Roy Boat Club crews. Congratulations to Stefan Graf, fastest single sculler in the Leg Two race and to Chris Covey, who was fastest single sculler in the Leg One...

Annual General Meeting – February 23th

A REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS OF ROB ROY BOAT CLUB The RRBC AGM will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday 23 February at Milton Country Park. President Chris Parkhouse encourages all members to attend this important event in the club’s year. Milton Country Park –...

Win pogies

To celebrate our club’s website relaunch, we have a competition courtesy of Godfrey Sports. Godfreys have offered a pair of navy blue multi-use pogies worth £18 to keep our prize winner’s hands warm this year whether rowing or sculling. To enter just tell...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Mr Asbo

It has been six months since the swan nicknamed “Mr. ASBO” and his mate were relocated from their annual nesting site downstream of The Reach to an undisclosed sanctuary 60 miles from Cambridge. Arrangements were made by Natural England and Royal Swan Marker, David...

Blisters

Member Gen promotes knowledge sharing, with contributions welcome from Rob Roy Boat Club members “Rowing is a repetitive-motion, non-impact sport; thus, rowers are unlikely to suffer sudden and unexpected injury, but more likely to suffer overuse injuries. Like other...

Cambridge Small Boats Head 2012

With beautiful weather throughout the day, Cambridge Small Boats Head was a fine start to this year’s head race season. Held 6 October over the usual 2600 metre upstream head race course on the Cam, Events Secretary Anna-Rosa’s expert planning and logistics ensured...

Summer Preview – Olympic Rowing & Robs

It isn’t long now until the 2012 Olympic Games begin. The torch has passed through Cambridge, accompanied by lots of rain and fanfare. Whether you will be going down to London or watching the games on a screen, it is worth noting which athletes among Team GB Rowers...

Swedish Exchange

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Stefan Graf, twelve Swedish teenagers, all keen competitive rowers, came to visit Cambridge and train with Rob Roy Boat Club during the first week of April. Six lads and six lassies from Swedish International Boarding School in...

Town Bumping Races

With four men’s VIII’s and one women’s VIII entered this year, Robs look set to rock at the Town Bumps. The men’s M3 have begun in great form, placing 3rd overall (with adjusted times) and taking pots for Fastest Men’s Masters crew in the CRA Timed Race. Robs first...

Charity Row

  Club members rallied to support 15 year-old Callum Fairhurst during his 26 mile Row the Channel charity challenge on 30 June. Callum’s fundraising is ongoing, punctuated by a big endurance event each year since his brother Liam’s death three years ago. See...

Henley Royal Regatta

Top club news has to be our fabulous club entry at Henley Royal Regatta this year. Rob Stark, Ben Hicks, Chris Covey and Dan Clift faced stiff opposition from 32 crews racing 4- for the Wyfold Challenge Cup. On Wednesday, the Robs crew won by four lengths against...

Spring Racing Update

Tantalising results have been consistently achieved by Rob Roy Boat Club racing squad members rowing and sculling as crews and in singles. Enhanced winter training collaboration between Elite Men’s Squad and Ely-based GB Start rowers has proved mutually beneficial....