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Strathclyde Park Regatta

23rd & 24th April 2016

Snapper Ron has published some pictures from this event.
(published 12/5/16)
North East Regatta

Saturday 4th June 2016

The NER is again being run as a closed event under Scottish Rowing rules. 
This year, we have also changed it to a one day event which takes place the week before Scot Champs (so good practice for that).  Click on link below for more information

Advert and entry details

 (published 30/4/16)
Litter pick-ups
A message from Elspeth Archibald of ABC who has organised (and led) a number of litter-picking session between the QE2 Bridge and Victoria Bridge;

"We're planning our next picking weekend on 16th/17th april before all the regattas start.  
We finished the short bridges loop at the weekend - 85 bags in total ! "

Volunteers from any club are welcome to lend a hand.


Updated tide tables

Sharp-eyed Jim Steel pointed out confusion with the 'rowable limits' columns on the ABC tidetables - the figures were correct but difficult to interpret due to loss of AM or PM markers. 
I have modified the 2016 and 2017 tables to convert rowable-limit times to 24-hour notation.
The actual tide data is correct and unchanged
 (published 5/4/16)
ABC Update on 6/4/16
I received the following email from ABC (endorsed by Jim Steel, President)

ABC are no longer using the 'unrowable' times from the tide tables.  Instead ABC is using the +/- 3hours from high tide in daylight, +/-2 hours in the dark to prevent damage to boats when boating and landing, the same as we applied to launches.  Other clubs are entitled to set their own limits for their rowing boats

Aberdeen Eights HOR
26th March 2016

Windy and wet with a strong headwind and rough water up the 500m straight.  Sadly a poor entry from outside clubs - our only non-Aberdeen entrant was a junior quad from Loch Lomond - but at least they won their division so hopefully they considered the trip worthwhile!

Results (both divisions)

Pictures from Division 1

Pictures from Division 2

Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
12th March 2016

Pictures from Ron Wallace and Lindsay Kilvington

This year saw the closest-ever main race with RGU taking an early lead only for AU to overtake them going through the Railway Bridge.  A ding-dong battle ensued down the 500m straight with RGU pulling ahead shortly before the all-important finish.  The Second crews raced, for the first time ever, over the long course and the aged(?) alumni were relegated to the short 750m course (which was, many said, long enough!)
 (published 19/3/16)

Committee of the Dee
(Aberdeen Rowing)

now has a Twitter account

click on the above link to tweet away

(published 2/2/16)
ABC Burns Supper
23rd January 2016
We met to celebrate the Bard's birthday and enjoy some fine soup followed by Haggis, neeps & chappit tatties (thanks, Alex)

Change of date of
Aberdeen Eights HOR

Please note that we have (with permission from Scottish Rowing) changed the date of our Eights HOR from 20th February 2016 to
Saturday 26th March 2016

We made this change as the original date clashes with BUCS regatta and many University clubs have attended our HOR in previous years.

(published 15/1/16)
Discovered photos!

Apologies but I have found various batches of photographs which I have failed to process and publish.  More may be added to this list but currently you can enjoy the following (in no particular order);

ASRA's trip to Ghent in April 2015 (pictures by Carol)

ABC Xmas Eights scratch Regatta
(7th Dec 2013)  pictures by Carol

Inverness 8s and Small Boats HOR  (21st Feb 2015)

Scottish Schools HOR
(26th & 27th Sept 2015)

Marlow Regatta  (21/6/14)
Pictures from Colin
River Dee  post-diluvian

**UPDATE 14/1/16**  The turbulence upstream of the salmon-fishers bothy (between KG6 Bridge and HOR finish) has been identified as another car! (thanks Pete)
Until this is cleared, all crews and launches should turn downstream of the salmon-fishers bothy  (PS - car now cleared but all crews should still exercise caution due to changes in shoal banks)

(13/1/16) You may have noticed it has been a bit damp lately!
The river has changed significantly following the recent floods - two reports and sets of pictures are available below

Pete Turner and Jonny Muir walked the lower stretches of the river on 11/1/16.  Their written report and pictures are available.

Dan Davidson walked the Dee at low tide and took these pictures from 13/1/16  - I have added his written observations to the foot of the above report.

(published 13/1/16)
FISA World Masters - Hazewinkel
10th - 13th Sept 2015

Sorry for the late publication of these pics  - there are a lot of personal pictures of our holiday in Belgium but also a number of rowing shots (mostly taken by Carol, thanks)
  (published 3/1/16)

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Snapper Ron is offering an image-publishing service for the Aberdeen rowing community.
If anyone wishes to send me their rowing photographs, I am happy to publish them. 
Suitable picture sizes are up to 1024 pixels with medium jpg compression (I can scale down larger pictures).

By sending the images, I will assume that you are happy for me to pass on full-size copies to anyone who requests one.
My legal bits page has information about ownership of the images. 
I am not able (yet) to publish video clips and images will be down-sized for rapid loading



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About the Committee of the Dee           constitution
The Committee of the Dee is concerned with organising rowing events on the River Dee in Aberdeen, Scotland. Events are run under the rules of the Scottish Rowing (previously known as the Scottish Amateur Rowing Association (SARA)).  Members of the committee are elected from the five rowing clubs in Aberdeen;
   Aberdeen Boat Club
   Aberdeen Schools Rowing Associatioon
   Aberdeen University Boat Club
   Deeside Scullers Club
   Robert Gordon University Boat Club


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