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Aberdeen Scratch Regatta
7th May 2017
Three Clubs (ABC, ASRA and Albyn) participated in this event. Many thanks to Elspeth Archibald for proposing the format which seemed to be enjoyed by all participants. An initial time-trial took place and the sorted crews were then divided into blocks of 4 or 3 for side-by-side competition - this took place regardless of boat class or competitors' status. All races took place over a very windy 700m downstream course resulting in some challenging rough water. Click for results or (only 3!) pictures
ASRA Training Camp in Breisach, Germany
ASRA travelled further south this year, going to Breisach in Germany rather than their previous location of Ghent in Belgium. Everyone seemed pleased with the new venue.
Pictures by Carol Wallace
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
4th March 2017
Congratulations to Aberdeen University who not only won the main race (after 6 years of domination by RGUBC) but also completed a unique hat-trick of wins by taking the Second-Crew race and also the Alumni event.
Tides forced a late start to proceedings and a day of dark clouds and torrential rain led to challenges in photography. Apologies for the many blurry shots (no light) and misty atmosperic photos (rain on lenses!)
Aberdeen Eights HOR
Saturday 11th Feb 2017
A strong tailwaind led to some fast times (tailwind) and also some slow bits (very rough water). Water was much rougher in Div 2 after the tide had turned.
*new 12/2/17* Snapper Ron has published
Pictures from Division 2 only
Ian Duncan and Alex Wann wedding.
Ian & Alex got hitched on
Saturday 7th January 2017
The day finished with a celebration at ABC
Click below for Ron's pictures.
Aberdeen Xmas Scratch Eights Regatta
17th Dec 2016
Thanks to Alan Murphy for providing these pics
Pictures from the Aberdeen HOR weekend
Thanks to Alan Murphy who took these pictures from one of the marshalling launches
Fours HOR - Saturday 12th Nov 2016
SB HOR - Sunday 13th Nov 2016
and a few pictures by Ron Wallace of the cosy accommodation in ABC on Saturday night
Aberdeen Head of the River Weekend
12th & 13th November 2016
Despite a pessimistic forecast, the weather
forecast, and actuality, on the days turned out to be lovely.
Saturday Div 1 - by finish order Saturday Div1 - by event
Saturday Div 2 - by finish order Saturday Div 2 - by event
Sunday Div 1 - by finish order Sunday Div 1 - by event
Sunday Div 2 - by finish order Sunday Div 2 - by event
Competitors' names Saturday Competitors' names Sunday
Deeside Scullers Club hosts the first-ever DS
vs Universities of Aberdeen competition for the prestigious
1st October 2016
DS won the first Eights race then the pesky youngsters from AUBC and RGUBC took the second. In the third race, DS got off to a blistering start; once the youngsters had realised that the race was on they did manage to claw back their disadvantage to squeeze over the line first to take the on-water victory. Further points were hotly, and messily, contested in the egg & spoon race. Repeated cheating on both sides (including very clever use of melted cheese to stick egg to spoon!) resulted in a draw in the on-land competition so the Universities were declared the winners. Also present was the Kelly's Cat "Katherine Grainger" which has recently been purchased by DS
Rob Hamilton, President of Deeside scullers, presents the trophy to the winners from AUBC and RGUBC
Gin-Tasting session at ABC
Niki, KP and Di are planning to cross-country ski 26 miles (gasp!) as a charity fundraiser. They started the fundraising by hosting a gin-tasting session which was both entertaining and educational (from what I can remember). Well done all!
training camp and Regatta in Gent, Belgium
4th - 10th April 2016
Apologies for the late (22/8/16) publishing of these shots taken by Carol Wallace
Lots of social shots from Snapper Ron with very occasional rowing pics
Scottish Championships Regatta
11th & 12th June 2016
Pictures from Snapper Ron
David Nolan's Flicker site
North East Regatta
4th June 2016
Results are published from this one-day event
NER pictures from Snapper Ron
Just a few pics from this event - mostly relating to the celebration of Deeside Scullers Club 50th anniversary. For members of DS, further pictures of the evening celebrations are published on the DS website.
(pictures published 8/6/16)
7th May 2016
Snapper Ron has published some pictures from this event
Strathclyde Park Regatta
23rd & 24th April 2016
Snapper Ron has published some pictures from this event.
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.
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
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
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!)
Committee of the Dee
now has a Twitter account
click on the above link to tweet away
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.
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.
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)
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