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Racing licences

are now due for renewal. Scottish Rowing has now sorted out their online registration. Go to the Scottish Rowing news page and follow instructions, or go directly to the online registration page

   The fees for 2013 are £40 for Seniors (over 18), £29 for Adaptive, £29 for Students (over 18 but in full time education),
   £22 for Juniors (under 18) and £10 for cadets (under 14).

A Cadet is a competitor who has not attained the age of 14 years before the first day of September preceding the event i.e. they must have been under 14 before 1 Sep 12.

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LLRC juniors had a fantastic day today at balloch Co-Op. They raised £984 ! Thanks to Rachel Gillies, Lucy Bell, Heather McKenzie, Saskia Parsons and Kirsty Kay and families xxx  Well done - and a Merry Christmas!

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christmas dinner


Christmas lunch for the Juniors.

Huge thank you to Donna and all other adult helpers for arranging the junior Christmas lunch it was a huge success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  

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Saturday 15th Dec.
LLRC had a Scratch Regatta with 3 quads (with a few people changing over for the second race) competing against each other over 500m. Apart from being cold, the weather held out and we all had a very enjoyable morning and good racing. A few crabs were caught during racing and some steering problems were experienced, but nobody fell in and we all finished the races.  Andy's crew managed to win both races, even after the cox changed with a crew member.
The Veterans ("the old one") - Andy, Martin, Ian and Eva -  were challenged by the juniors for a race, which had a close finish, but the juniors had the edge and won!
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Well done - the "vets" will get you next time!
Afterwards we were all rewarded by delicious soup and home made bread and lots of home baking!
For more photos go to our photo page    

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For all LLRC Members - Dates for your Diary:
15th December - Scratch Regatta. Everyone welcome. composite teams of quads will be made up of both juniors, novices and seniors. All club members to be involved. We will meet at the clubhouse for 9.30am to get the boats down to Lomond Shores for a 10am start. Tea and coffee and home baking back at the club afterwards about noon. Donations of home baking on the day much needed and welcome! Parents please feel free to come and watch and have a cup of tea after.

16th December - Juniors Christmas lunch. 1pm at Cucina's in Balloch. Football tickets in the club to be sold by all members (please) to reduce the cost. Please can all children bring a secret Santa up to the value of £5. 

Boxing Day Row - 10am at the clubhouse. all rowers of every level welcome. Wear your Santa hats and tinsel!

12th January - Club dinner Balloch House Hotel - Tickets £25 per head

20th January - Scottish Indoor Rowing Champs: Entries are now open for the 2013 Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships, to be held at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh on Sunday 20th January 2013. www.ScottishIndoorRowingChamps.org.

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17 / 18th November Inverness Head
LLRC results, All the results,  

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Racing licences

are due for renewal soon. Scottish Rowing is setting up a web-page very soon, so you can apply and pay for your licence via the internet.
We will let you know as soon as it is life.

   The fees for 2013 are £40 for Seniors (over 18), £29 for Adaptive, £29 for Students (over 18 but in full time education),
   £22 for Juniors (under 18) and £10 for cadets (under 14).

A Cadet is a competitor who has not attained the age of 14 years before the first day of September preceding the event i.e. they must have been under 14 before 1 Sep 12.

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6th October Clydesdale Scullers Head
LLRC results
All the results and David Nolans photos and photos from Malcolm Prescott GRC   
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rowing the loch

ROWING LOCH LOMOND    Sept. 22nd 2012

Sally Pollok-Morris (originally from Helensburgh, but now rows for Reading), Martin, Stephen, Eva and Emma (cox) rowed Loch Lomond from top (Ardlui) to bottom (Balloch) - 41km -  in 3 hours and 25 minutes including energy and p breaks.
A big thank you to Luss Inshore rescue boat for keeping us company but fortunately the weather was very kind to us and we did not have the need for their services. It was a bit lumpy near Rowardennan, but the rest was more or less flat calm.

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While the quad was rowing the loch, the Juniors and some adult members rowed the same distance on the ergos in teams at the club house. One of the junior teams of Oliver, Rachel and Callum managed to beat the time of the quad by 15min (but they did not need any comfort breaks) - WELL DONE!
The club had bacon rolls, cakes and coffee ready for all the hard working rowers and life boat members. A raffle was held too, with lots of great prizes.
more photos on flickr - rowing the loch on water and ergos  and what the cox saw     
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A big thank you to Balloch House Hotel for donating £100 towards the 'Row the Loch' and for the gift voucher for 'dinner for 2' towards the raffle prizes and to Cameron House for also donating a gift voucher for 'dinner for 2' and to  Mr and Mrs Chambers, from Bonhill Woodside Mini Market, who kindly supplied us with plenty of bacon and rolls which were delicious and very welcome after finishing the row!
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Katherine GraingerSports Show at the Medow Centre 15th Sept. 2012
West Dunbartonshire Leisure hosted a huge event and invited Olympic gold rower Katherine Grainger and Paralympic star Gordon Reid as guests. The event was aimed at getting people interested in sport and highlighting the range of clubs operating in the area.
Loch Lomond Rowing club had a stand with some boats and some ergos and we attracted a lot of peoplewanting  to try a 500m row on the ergometers.
All the juniors and some of the seniors managed to have a chat with Katherine and hold her gold medal and getting an autograph.
For more photos go to our photo page
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world masters 2012
6 - 9. September 2012 Duisburg / Germany  
Some 3000 masters rowers (44 countries, 394 cities and 543 rowing clubs) competed in perfect weather and water conditions in Duisburg to win medals.
Eva raced in 9 races and WON her WD single and she also WON in the WE Quad in a composite with Ailie Ord, Gill from Durham and Jacky from Barns Bridge Ladies. The WE2x and WF2x and WD4x and Mixed F4x were all very close seconds.
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Loch Lomond Rowing Club juniors went to the
Co-Op in Balloch to raise money for badly needed new equipment for the club. They helped to pack peoples bags and raised £500.92!
Well done Tom, Finley, Ben, Mark, Lucy, Ryan, Rachel, Erin, Hazel, Kirsty and Heather!
August 2012
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11th August 2012 - HAWCO INVERNESS SPRINT REGATTA  - results are now on our results page
all results    LLRC photos by Donna Bell    photos from Roy Sinclair      
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On 14/15 July Tom Claxton raced in Nottingham in  a coxless 4 (composite with Strathclyde Park) in the British Rowing Championships resulted in a Silver Medal and was selected as a member of the Scotland Junior Menís 8 and coxless 4 crews to represent Scotland at the Home Countries International Regatta in Cardiff on the 21/22 July. The international regatta (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland) is a demanding test of strength and team work as with no heats or elimination rounds for each boat category the crews have only one chance to beat their rivals so the racing is fast and furious. 

Despite their average age being younger than their competition, Tom and his crew mates from around Scotland put in sterling performances and whilst not gaining any medals they were by no means outclassed with under two boat lengths spanning the finishing positions of all four countries in both events.

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Eva drove all the way down to Henley to compete in the "Henley Masters Regatta" on Friday + Saturday 6th and 7th July. The weather was very changeable with heavy outbursts of rain and the surrounding grounds were very muddy. Winning the semi-finals in WE1x saw Eva through to the finals against a sculler from Christchurch RC. Eva defended her title well by winning by 5 lengths.
Other Scottish medals were won by Ailie Ord (Strathclyde Park), who won 2 medals with Gill Prescott (Durham) in WD2x and WC2x.
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all Henley results  
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Eva went to Talkin Tarn Regatta (30th June) to race over 700m in the IM3 single and Vet single and she WON both races. Well done!
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Some pictures from the Scottish Chamionships (9/10th June - Strathclyde) are now on flickr.   LLRC results and all results   David Nolans pictures    
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The PROVISUAL TIMETABLE for the Scottish Champs (9th and 10th June) is now available  Saturday  Sunday  
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At National Schools in Nottingham (1-3rd June) Tom Claxton competed in the Ju17 1x on Saturday and narrowly missed out on a place in the semi-finals. He was 19th out of 43 competitors in the First Round Eliminator and the first 18 got through to the semi's. WELL DONE!
Friday results  Saturday results        

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some LLRC photos from Castle Semple Regatta on the 19th May are now on flickr , LLRC results are now on the results page  
David Nolan's photos
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Scottish & Scottish Schools Rowing Championships 2012 at Strathclyde Park on the 9th and 10th June: All LLRC members wishing to enter, please let Martin know your entry requirements no later than 25th May. notice, letter, events, schools events, conditions of entry.
Castle Semple Regatta 19th May - the provisional draw is now available               
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Clydesdale Summer Regatta
12th May 2012 - Several juniors competed in single and double sculls and we had 2 winners!
Some photos taken by Donna
David Nolan's photos. Loch Lomond results are now on our results page and all Results
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Clydesdale Summer Regatta
12th May 2012: Entries close on Sunday 6th May. Details are available on the Clydesdale Website  
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LLRC Photos of Strathclyde Regatta are now on Flickr  and more photos are on Darroch Photography web site David Nolans photos  - results are on the results page
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Strathclyde Park Regatta 28th/29th April: The Draw Letter and Provisional Draw are now available.

North East Regatta 5th / 6th May: Entries close on Monday 23rd April. Details are available on the Committee of the Dee website.

Castle Semple Regatta 19th May: Further information can be found on the regatta website at www.castlesemplerc.co.uk/regatta.htm. The deadline for entries is 9pm on Thursday 10th of May.

British Masters Championships 20th May at Nottingham:
Please note that all entries must be entered via the British Rowing Online Entry System (BROE) and must be paid for by the time entries close.   More information here
BROE is provisionally due to close at 18:00 on Wednesday 9th May 2012

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All LLRC memberships are up for renewal by the 1st April 2012! Please fill out the membership form and send it to Mairi (secretary) with a cheque, before the 1st of April. If you pay by direct debit, please can you fill in the form with your up-to-date details for our records.
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LLRC are holding a half yearly meeting at the club on Sunday 1st April at 12 noon.
All members - please attend!
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Results for Clydesdale 4's and 8's HoRR and for Scullers Head are now on our result page! Tom Claxton WON the HoRR in the double scull with Graham Ord!     all results    Scullers Head photos by Malcom Prescott  Results - singles  doubles                                               
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OJU 18 inverness18/02/2012    Macrae & Dick Inverness Eights and Small Boats Head
Only 3 LLRC members ventured to Inverness to row on the Caledonian Canal for 4500m. The weather conditions were very mixed with some sunshine and strong winds between the snow showers. It was very cold! LLRC results are on the 'results' page.  
Results and Roy Sinclair's photos and some of LLRC photos.                                  
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In very mild (for February) and calm conditions, 5 juniors and 1 veteran did extremely well in the SUBC 4s and Small Boats Head of the River Clyde from Dalmarnock to Glasgow Green, which is 4000m approx. For the LLRC results, go to our results page and for all results go to 
Results (excell 2007 format).
LLRC photos are on our 'photos' page .   
Malcom Prescott from GRC has a large selection of photos from both divisions.  

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Loch Lomond Results from the SCOTTISH INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS 29th January, are now on our result page. Photographs are on Darroch Photography or facebook  LLRC photos and more photos are on the Committee of the Dee website.   You can find all results in PDF format here.

Information about the SUBC 4s and Small Boats Head on 11th February are now available - poster and entry pack.   

Details for the Macrae & Dick Ltd Inverness Eights & Small Boats Head on Saturday 18th February 2012 on the excellent rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness are now available at www.invernessrowingclub.org.uk/events.php

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Have a look at this proadcast from URTV -    URTV interviews Rosie Young and Ryan Morrison
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   Racing licences

  If you do not already have a racing licence for 2012, you need to get one - NOW!
  All LLRC members, please complete an Application form and leave it (with a cheque payable to Scottish Rowing) at the
  clubhouse or send the application form with the cheque to Mairi Watson (secretary) before 13th January.

  Notes to Application Form

   The fees for 2012 are £39 for Seniors (over 18), £28 for Students (over 18 but in full time education), £21 for Juniors (under 18) and £8 for cadets (under 14).
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In the Irish Indoor Rowing Champs. in Dublin on the 13th November, Allan McGregor rowed in Men 40 - 49 Lwt category and  gained a BRONZE MEDAL in a time of 6:54.2min over 2000m.

In the Welsh Indoor Rowing Champs. in Cardiff on the 3rd December, Allan rowed in the Men's Open Lwt and got a SILVER MEDAL in 6:46.8min over 2000m. In the Men's Lwt 40 - 49 he was 4th in a time of 6:52.9min.
Well done Allan!

The Scottish Indoor Champs. are on the 29th January at Harriot Watt University and LLRC will be present with some Juniors and Seniors.

For all results go to the Concept 2 page.

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