National Junior Inter-regional Regatta.

Today sees Lincoln at the national water sports centre on the outskirts of Nottingham for the Junior Interregional Regatta. Rowers aged 13 to 18 from all over the country go through a selection process and then come here to compete to win points for their regions.

Lincoln have 3 athletes competing for the East Midlands in the Womens Junior 16 single scull and in the junior 16 mens coxed 8.

Good luck to all!

New Facilities + Challenges

With our membership growing it was decided nearly two years ago that we required more than just a port-a-loo to support our current members and any growth. The then Centre Chairman tried many different avenues for funding eventually securing some through a combination of member loans, Sport England, The Lonsdale Trust and a British Rowing facilities pot.

Funding secured and planning application submitted and approved the build faced a challenge that would set the project back nearly a year. ┬áThe main sewer for Lincoln North passes under street view man’s feet and directly through the middle of our compound.

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This meant that the first version of plans had to be scrapped while we sought Anglian Waters support for the project. Negotiations were started and both parties settled on a compromise; we could build near the road and suspend a lightweight shed between the 2 buildings to house our small boats, but we couldn’t disturb the ground (no piling) and we had to leave 3 metres either side of the sewer in case there were any problems.

That brings us roughly up to date.

Record set..

Deborah’s target was 24 hours, on Saturday she finished her row at a massive 27 hours. All we have to do now is wait for Concept 2 to verify the data card that was in the machine and Debs will be another Lincoln Rower who holds a World Record!


We would like to thank everyone who supported the event, The Handmade Burger Company, The Hilton for providing somewhere for Deb to be warm over night and the bed and breakfast prize, and especially the passers by who generously made donations.

The money is to be counted and split between Macmillan Caner Support and the Rowing Centre.

World Record this weekend…

This weekend one of our members will be attempting to set a new world record for heavy weight women’s continuous indoor rowing.

Debs has been in training for months and will be aiming for 24 hours sat on a rowing machine. It’s essentially the most intense interval training ever as she only gets 10 minutes an hour to rest.

If you are around the Brayford over the weekend she will be at the Double Tree Hilton from 9AM on Friday (18/4/2014).