Results for the Small Boats Head are now available here. Hope you all had a great day. Next open event is the Yorkshire Head, 15th March 2014.
Photos of the event are available here
The Draw for the Small Boats Head is now available on the event page. There's also a map of the course with parking locations and marshall areas.
Please Note - Lendal Bridge will be closed to cars between 10am and 5pm on race day by the City of York Council so it's advised to use Ouse Bridge or Skeldergate Bridge to cross the river. Fines of £60 will be imposed on any motorist crossing between these hours. More info is available on their website.
All squads travelled to Tees for the long distance sculls and small boats head. 16 wins across the day!
In the morning event, YCRC won Elite 4x (fastest time of the day), J18 4x, J17 2x, MasB 4x, J15 4x+, Novice 2x, J16 1x,WJ18 1x, WJ14 4x+, WMasC 1x .
In the afternoon event, the wins were in J18 4x, MasC 4x, J16 4x, WJ18 4x, WIm3 4+, WIm2 4+
Next stop, York Small Boats Head in 2 weeks.
The club has another success to celebrate in what is turning out to be quite a special anniversary year. In September three boats traveled to the beautiful lake Varese in northern Italy to complete in the World Rowing Master’s Regatta. The women’s masters coxed four fought off five other crews to take victory in the ‘C’ age category race. A full write up appeared in the York Press here:
Senior Active: £270 (see note 1 below)
Junior: £162 (must be under 18 years old on 01/09/2013)
Vacation only student: £108
Land training only: £162
Life membership: £3240 (see note 2 below)
Note 1: Reduced to £162 for non-competing members having paid 10 yrs or more consecutive full subscriptions.
Note 2: Reduced to £1944 for members having paid 10 yrs consecutive full subscriptions.
Unfortunately, due to the bad weather over the weekend, Jo had to cancel the Channel crossing at the weekend. She hopes to be able to make a crossing towards the end of September but the days are getting shorter. If not, it may have to wait till next year but Jo is determined not to give up until she has made a good attempt!
Jo Brehaut, has decided to mark her 40th birthday with a difference – by undertaking a single-handed charity rowing challenge which will help raise funds for two charities: Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Channel Islands Air Search.
Jo, an experienced rower originally from Guernsey and currently living in York, has decided upon a solo row from Dartmouth, Devon to Guernsey, a distance of some 73 nautical miles and around 20 hours of rowing.
The attempt will take place during the neap tide period in mid September. Jo aims to set off at 01:00 on Friday 13th September arriving at approx. 22:30. However, the attempt is weather dependent so may take place on one of the next few consecutive days.
Jo will be using a self-righting coastal scull for the crossing and will be rowing within a few metres of her guard boat, the ex-RNLI 'Duke of Cornwall', owned by Peter Lucas of Dartmouth. You will be able to track Jo's progress across the channel by following the GPS tracking of the Duke of Cornwall via www.marinetraffic.com.
Training has been under the experienced eye of Mike Gilbert of Langstone Adventure Rowing and has involved Jo driving from York to Langstone (near Portsmouth) for several weekends, as well as numerous trips up and down the 14 mile rowable stretch of the River Ouse through York.
YCRC finished third in the Victor Ludorum competition at the junior national championships in Nottingham!
Gold medal WJ151x Sally Downing
Silver WJ15 2x Sally Downing, Becky O'Keefe
Silver J15 2x Alex Bruce, Will King
Bronze WJ16 4x- Kathryn Hinton, Olivia Howe, Emily Roberts, Alice Beardmore
Congratulations to all 9 crews who represented YCRC this weekend. A credit to themselves and their coaches.
Sunday 14th July saw the club host the annual Rotary Club Dragon Boat Challenge races.
The team representing YCRC (Ouse the Daddy) did rather well, winning the final in style by 8 seconds from their nearest competitors. Well done York!
We also had various posters advertising our recruitment of people who are looking to learn to row to compete actively or cox.
For rowing, we are looking for individuals between 17 and 40 with a strong desire to train hard for a new sport. For men, we would like you to be over 5'10" and for women over 5'6".
For coxes, there is no definite requirement of size, although this favours the smaller person with great confidence and motivational skills!
To find out how to get involved, please email Pat Evans, club captain on
Thanks to everyone involved in making this a great day- across the 36 teams nearly £60000 was raised, with 1/3 going to Help for Heroes and the remainder to teams nominated charities.
Our charity is North Yorkshire Air Ambulance, as team member Nick Bartlett required their services 2 years ago when he did a silly thing in a bike in Dalby Forest!