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Committee of the Dee                  2024 Tides    2025 Tides      (see below for other years)


About the Committee of the Dee

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.  
Members of the committee are elected from the following five rowing clubs in Aberdeen;

   Aberdeen Boat Club
   Aberdeen Schools Rowing Associatioon
   Aberdeen University Boat Club
   Deeside Scullers Club
   Robert Gordon University Boat Club


Rules for driving Aberdeen launches  Version4 April 2011
  (as approved by Committee of the Dee April 2011)
                                                Full document:     pdf format        MS Word format
                                                Updated information for 'ABC' launch  (published 20/12/15)

 If you only want to download pages 6 and 7 of this document (the declaration and Log Book)
 - you can do so here       Declaration and Log Book pdf          Declaration and Log Book MS Word

If you only need the single-page declaration (page 6) then choose either of the links below;
                                                   Declaration page only (pdf)           Declaration page only (MS Word)

Masters (Veteran) Handicap tables                  
           2017 version (based on data from Dan Davidson)      (updated 30/10/21 to include Mas I column for HOR races)    
            Information from SR about use of handicap tables (published March 2018) 

Constitution of the CofD      (pdf)
Risk assessment for HOR events   (MS Word)   (pdf)
Risk assessment for Regattas   (MS Word)   (pdf)
Want to borrow the CofD trailer? ......      Terms & Conditions and safety guidance (updated 8/2/2023)    Application form
Aberdeen tides     
         2024 Tides                     2025 Tides   
         2026 Tides                     2027 Tides

Link to on-line tidal prediction        Spreadsheet of raw tidal data 2016 - 2030    

Copy of Excel spreadsheet (v2) for calculating Aberdeen rowing limits for LEAP years (2016 example)
(you can paste raw data from the raw-data spreadsheet)
Copy of Excel spreadsheet (v2) for calculating Aberdeen rowing limits for NON leap years (2017 example) (you can paste raw data from the raw-data spreadsheet)
Mark Pollard's Regatta software  
      This is the program that we use to administer our two-lane racing in Aberdeen. 
       It is freeware and can be downloaded by clicking this link and following the instructions.
NK Interval 2000 timing watches      (These are our main timing watches)
New timing watches (March 2019)  information and downloads
   Click here to go to a new page for this info

Digi Sport DT-2000 stopwatch instructions    (These are now our backup watches)
     Use at Aberdeen HORs (this is the best resource)                     Full instructions from manufacturers
Ergo pace calculator
  >  Confused about your UT2 / UT1 / AT bands?
  >  Done a 2k test, wonder what pace you should aim for on a 5k piece?
This spreadsheet can answer these and other questions about target zone training.  It incorporates a calculator for 'Paul's Law' (see spreadsheet for details and references).
 >  Suggestion for use: 
     Download the file and then save and use locally.
     I had to lie about my age(!) to get an appropriate value for my maximum heart rate (MHR) but the table then seemed to produce appropriate banding.

    Row ergo training Calculator (Excel spreadsheet)