Glasgow Rowing Club

Glasgow Rowing Club

Glasgow Rowing Club was formed on 4 December 1983 by the amalgamation of Glasgow Argonauts Boat Club (GABC) ( founded in 1924) and City of Glasgow Rowing Club (CGARC) (founded in 1965). GABC was originally a club for the Alumni of Glasgow University Boat Club, and CGARC was formerly The Printers Rowing Club founded early 1900s. [ [ History of Club] ]

Both clubs had for some years resided as tenants of other clubs and part of the reason for the merger was the shared desire to build new premises. The boathouse, which was officially opened by the Lord Provost of Glasgow in May 1997, is located in Silverfir Place on the south bank of the River Clyde, just along from Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow University Boat Club now rows from the Club House. [ [ Glasgow University Boat Club] ]

The club runs the "Fours Head of the River" race on the Clyde. [ [ 2003 Head of the Clyde Poster] ]

The club colours are yellow and red. These were chosen to reflect the club's origins and were the minor colours of the predecessor clubs: GABC colours were pale blue, black and gold (not yellow) and CGARC were dark blue and red. The oar design has changed from the original yellow with red collar and red tip to the current design shown here.

Major successes

In the 2004 UK National Championships in Nottingham member Lindsay Dick won the women's single sculls event, while her fellow member and fiancé Alistair Warnock won the equivalent men's event. [cite news |first=Rachel |last=Quarrell |title=Rowing: Sisters show opposition no mercy |url= |work=Sunday Telegraph |date=2004-07-18 |accessdate=2008-01-24 ] Warnock also had a surprise victory that year at the Henley Royal Regatta. [cite news |title=FOSTER ROLLS BACK THE YEARS |url= |work=Sporting Life |date=2004-07-01 |accessdate=2008-01-24 ]

Lindsay Dick won a Bronze medal at the 2006 World Rowing Championships at Dorney Lake in the Women's Lightweight Quadruple Sculls. [ [,%20Great%20Britain Results of final of LW4X] ] [ [ Club page on World Championship Regatta] ]


External links

* [ Glasgow Rowing Club]

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