There was success for YCRC at the Junior Interregional Regatta in Nottingham as Sally Downing won gold in WJ15 1x in convincing style and the WJ14 4x+ third for bronze, with several other crews making A finals. Well done to all.
Meanwhile on home waters, YCRC raced at the White Rose Regatta Match against UYBC, Leeds Uni and St Peters and won 5 of the 8 available results. Senior 4+, Novice 4+, Novice 8, W Novice 4+, W Novice 8. York University won the remaining three events
We look forward to welcoming visiting crews to the Spring Regatta on 4th May.
I am very flattered and recognise that it is a great honour to have my name on a racing eight. It has happened only to two other people in the 150 year history of York City Rowing Club. I am humbled because I am only a part of a team, many people work very hard for the Club. I just happen to have been doing things longer. Given the registration YRK150 recognises that it was bought in the year of the 150th anniversary. York City Rowing Club is more successful on many fronts than at any time in its history and I am proud to be a member. I know that the women who race this boat will have great success. Above all I hope that they have as much fun and friendship in being with York City as I have had.
On Sunday 14th April, we will be launching our latest new boats!
The new womens eight will be named "Brian Snelson" and the new junior girls Quad will be named "Kathryn Wright".
Without the input of people such as Brian and Kathryn, we would be less able to provide high quality new boats such as these, so we hope that all members are able to join us at 12pm on Sunday 14th to celebrate the naming of these new boats.
We are running taster sessions for people who would like to try rowing in April 2013.
ALL OF THE CURRENTLY PLANNED SESSIONS ARE NOW FULL.
If you would like to be held on the waiting list to be notified of the next sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
6th April COMPLETED
13th April COMPLETED
20th April COMPLETED
All are 12.30pm-2.00pm.
Minimum age is 17.
2013 began as 2012 ended- rather wetter than we would like as we experienced our third flood since September. We moved boats to safety on New Years Eve and once again, returned them all without damage and cleaned up quickly.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped with these evacuations and clean ups in 2012.
We were very fortunate to be able to hold our Small Boats Head in November as almost all other events have been cancelled due to flooding and weather conditions. Therefore it is very pleasing to see the continuing commitment to training being shown by all areas of the club. Particular credit is due to all those who are recent new members including our novice men's and women's squads who joined following our post Olympic taster sessions. A number of these members have already recorded their first win at South Yorkshire Head (women's IM3 8o) which is a great example of new members developing and succeeding.
To maintain our progress we will be running further taster sessions in April 2013 and then assessing options for the next learn to row courses. Further details to follow.
As we enter our 150th anniversary year I am pleased to report that the club is in good health overall. We are taking delivery of two new boats in March - a women's eight and a junior girls quad, continuing my commitment to the ongoing investment in our boat fleet. The names for these boats will be revealed shortly and a naming ceremony held after Easter.
Events to celebrate our anniversary are being planned and these are as follows:
We've updated our membership pages and learn to row section with the information below:
Juniors (under 18s)
For anyone 15 and under the club is currently running a waiting list for admission. For anyone 16 and over we welcome members who have already rowed. Contact email@example.com to enquire about spaces currently available.
Not Rowed Before (17+)?
THESE SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULLY SUBSCRIBED.
Taster sessions will be run in the spring as a way to provide as many people as possible with an experience of rowing. Learn to row courses will then be available for a limited number following these to accommodate people’s different aspirations. The minimum age for these taster sessions is 17.
To register your interest in a taster session please contact our captain for more information.
Individuals aged 17+ with a strong sporting background with a proven desire to row and compete at the highest level may (subject to assessment) be admitted to the development squads in advance of taster sessions. Please contact our membership secretary who will refer you to the relevant squad captain.
The next open event held at YCRC will be the Yorkshire Head run by the Yorkshire Rowing Council. Details of the event have just been released and can be found here.
As 2012 draws to a close, and today we again evacuated boats off the low racks due to a predicted flood, we warmly wish all members and visitors to this site a happy new year.
We hope that 2013 will be a bit less wet.......