Scottish Rowing

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Scottish Rowing
formerly SARA
Scottish rowing logo.jpg
Sport Rowing
Affiliation International Federation of Rowing Associations
Headquarters Strathclyde Park, North Lanarkshire
President Mike Morrice
Official website
www.scottish-rowing.org.uk
Scotland

Scottish Rowing (SR), formerly the Scottish Amateur Rowing Association, is the governing body for the sport of rowing in Scotland. It is responsible for promoting the sport in Scotland and also for selecting crews to send to the Home International Regatta and the Commonwealth Rowing Championships. In addition, Scottish Rowing also runs three of the major regattas of the year, Strathclyde Park Regatta, the Scottish Rowing Championships and the Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships.

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Categories[edit]

Senior[edit]

Within the senior category of racing, depending on the average number of racing points of the crew, or the number of points of the rower (1x), a rower may compete in a number of categories: Novice (0 wins), Restricted 2 (up to 2 points), Restricted 1 (up to 6 points), Open (up to 12 points, the maximum).

Junior[edit]

There are a number of junior categories (J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17 and J18). The number represents the age competitors must be less than before the first day of September preceding the event.

Masters/Veteran[edit]

A rower is eligible to compete at masters level from the year in which they turn 27 years old. Once a rower turns 27 they can race in the category Veteran A, the categories change as the crew age increases (Vet B - 36; Vet C - 43; Vet D - 50; Vet E - 55; Vet F - 60; Vet G - 65; Vet H - 70; Vet I - 75; Vet J - 80+).

Note: Masters rowing is referred to as "Veteran" rowing when racing in Scotland, the only country which still uses this term.

Lightweight[edit]

A lightweight male is one whose individual weight does not exceed 72.5 kg (average crew weight 70kg) and a lightweight female is one whose individual weight does not exceed 59 kg (average crew weight 57.5kg).

Performance Programme[edit]

Scottish Rowing, funded by sportscotland, invests into a number of university-based rowing programmes with a view to supporting the development of talented Under 23 rowers.

The universities on this programme have made a commitment to work in partnership with Scottish Rowing to establish a high performance programme led by a full-time professional rowing coach and supported by first class support services.

Admission to the rowing programme at these universities is based on merit and entry is not exclusively restricted to students. A significant focus of the rowing programme is on talent identification and development working closely with the GB Rowing Team Start programme.

Currently Scottish Rowing invests in the following university rowing programmes:

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Scottish Rowing High Performance Group[edit]

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Scottish Rowing High Performance Group meets a minimum of 4 times per year to provide strategic direction to the organisation in respect of all matters to do with performance rowing and long term athlete development.[2]

Currently the group consists of the following members:

  • Scottish Rowing President - Mike Morrice
  • Scottish Rowing High Performance Co-Ordinator - Lee Boucher (Chair)
  • Scottish Rowing Team Manager - Graeme Cunningham
  • Scottish Rowing Junior Co-Ordinator - John Higson
  • Edinburgh Head of Performance Rowing - Colin Williamson
  • Glasgow Head of Performance Rowing - Andy Barton
  • sportscotland institute of sport - Catriona Semple
  • sportscotland - Gemma Fay
  • GB Rowing Team - Peter Sheppard

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