Development day follow-up

Anne P writes: Following on from the development day held in December with Gabriel Murphy from Broughty Ferry, I have emailed QRC members, on behalf of the race training sub group, a summary of the elements discussed and demonstrated. Click here to download the document.

This covers basic rowing technique to race structure, strategy and some suggestions for training exercises. The document is relevant to all rowers, whether racers or not, as it covers the basic elements of rowing technique as well as breaking down race structure. The aim of this is to help us to develop consistency as a club whether we are social rowing, racing or coxing and supporting new members.

To aid with this, a follow up to the development day has been arranged in the form of a feedback/review session. As well as giving the opportunity to comment on the attached protocol, we will also be able to view and analyse the video footage taken by Gabe and give some initial feedback on the age category training groups. Tansy has also analysed the club survey and will present this to members at this meeting.

The feedback/review session will take place at 7pm on 31st January at  Port Edgar Yacht Club.

Gabriel – coxing, right – during the development day

We had a fantastic turnout for Gabriel’s visit to the club and it would be great to see as many of us there as possible on the evening so that we can continue to move this forward. Gabriel plans to re-visit in March to focus on the coxing aspect of training and racing so we will have that opportunity to update him on how things are going so far.

If you are able to come along on 31st January, please help to give an indication of numbers by emailing me directly at