Saturday 10th of November proved to be a busy day in the GUBC calendar. Treacherous weather conditions saw racing the previous week cancelled, meaning that once again, GUBC were transforming from onepieces to evening wear at break neck speed.
GRC Head saw many of the novices represent GUBC for the first time with excellent effect. While perhaps results were not as initially desired, the performance and enthusiasm was testament to the weeks of learning and training, and of the hard work of the Novice Coaches.
Senior racing was strong and provided an excellent foundation for the season ahead. The Women’s Senior Open Quad recorded the fastest female time of the day over the 3km stretch of water, crossing the finish line in a swift 9min 29sec.
Our Annual Club Dinner was held this year at The Lorne Hotel, on Sauchiehall Street. It proved to be a fabulous venue, with the staff being nothing short of excellent – for this; Thank You!
Our guest speaker for the evening was President of Scottish Rowing, Mike Morris, and we were also joined by GUSA President, Chris Millar. It was lovely to have them involved in the evening, and we hope that they enjoyed being part of one of the biggest nights in the GUBC calendar.
Speeches, awards and ceilidh dancing are always an intrinsic part of club dinner and this year proved to be no exception. A massive and heartfelt thank you also goes to Viper, who provided us with wristbands for the after party.
While unanimously agreed that the dinner was nothing short of a roaring success, it is important to note that none of it would have been possible without the research, dedication and enthusiasm of our wonderful Social Secretary, Emma Fleming.