Rob Roy Juniors at Henley Qualifiers 2018

In possibly a first for Rob Roy, we had members of the junior squad competing in three different crews in the qualifiers at Henley Royal Regatta: Tommy Hori, Ollie and Dylan Montes and Kos Kostov in one quad; Matteo Curtis in another, racing for The Leys School; and...

Another Winning Weekend for Rob Roy BC Juniors!

Rob Roy BC Juniors scooped up another armful of prizes at two separate events over the Bank Holiday weekend. At the prestigious Junior Sculling Regatta held on the Olympic course at Eton Dorney, Brett Taylor (15) won a silver medal in the J16 single sculls; the J16...

Rob’s Juniors Easter Training Camp 2018 at CUBC

The Junior Squad is just back from an excellent Training Camp at the Cambridge University boathouse at Ely. Wonderful facilities, great water, and massive progress from every junior so we are already looking at dates to go back next Easter. As well as our five days on...

Rowing Foundation Award

We are hugely grateful to The Rowing Foundation for awarding Rob Roy Boat Club grant-funding for this year’s Try Rowing Outreach 2018. This enables us to introduce around 150 state-school children to rowing – and to put 24 of them through their paces on the...

British Rowing launches Power8 Sprints

British Rowing has announced an exciting new sprint rowing event, Power8 Sprints. The first ever Power8 Sprints event will be held in Bristol on Sunday, 22 July and will be the headline act on the water at the annual Bristol Harbour Festival. The sprint event will see...

New Launch – Thanks to The Rowing Foundation

The Rob Roy Boat Club Junior Squad is thrilled to receive grant funding from The Rowing Foundation. We are absolutely thrilled – it makes a wonderful Christmas present for all our hard working coaches & athletes. The Junior Squad is hugely grateful to The...

Juniors Easter Training Camp

Rob Roy Juniors are taking their Easter training camp to the Cambridge University Boat Club in Ely for the the week after Easter. The training camp is for the Juniors’ Performance Squad and for any others in the Juniors’ Racing Squads who are interested in...

19th November – Olympian joining us for  our annual dinner!

It’s November already, which only means one thing – Annual Dinner time! This year it is taking place on Saturday 19th November at Darwin College.  The evening will begin with a three course meal and be followed by speeches and an award presentation. The Guest of...

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...

Teamwork Triumphs at Try Rowing Boat Race Day

No-one fell in but everyone jumped into the water at Milton Sport Lakes to celebrate a very close contest between pupils from Parkside Community College and Chesterton Community College at their Try Rowing Boat Race Day this week, watched by a large crowd of parents...

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....

Marlow & Metropolitan Regattas 2014

Marlow Regatta 2014 21st June, Dorney Lake 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...

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,...

Notts City Regatta & British Rowing Masters Championship

In fine weather, Rob Roy Boat Club athletes enjoyed a weekend of racing at Nottingham’s National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont 18/19 May 2013. Simon Goodbrand and Ed Parkhouse raced IM1 2x for Saturday’s Notts City Regatta, coming in eight seconds...

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 Club Dinner – March 16

Our Annual Club Dinner is on Saturday March 16th at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Mill Lane, Cambridge. Places are limited, so hurry if you want to get a place. View the details...

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...