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Wobble Cam

Some pics and video from Steve B as he says

“Here’s a couple of still shots and short clip from ‘wobble cam’ taken during one of our medium rating high pressure pieces. You can see that if I can mount the camera so it doesn’t wobble this will be a good angle for coaching analysis…”

We also have a couple of clips from Jude taken from a more traditional angle:

Wednesday Evening Club Sessions 6:30

Now that Heather’s Wednesday strength and conditioning sessions have ended, I’ve added a weekly club session to the members calendar for 6:30 each Wednesday so we can enjoy some evening rowing.

The format of will depend on numbers but could be some quad racing from the weir or maybe some lazy evenings enjoying a tranquil paddle to Dochgarroch.

It would be useful to get some idea of the number of people who will be coming along so please let us know on the member website – the link to tomorrow’s session is:-

AGM: 14th April

The club will hold its AGM on 14th April at 11am – see attached agenda.  Venue will be advised later.
The minutes from last year’s meeting are too large to email (as they include the architect’s report that Roy presented) so I’ve put them on the members’ website.  They can be accessed from the following link (you will need to log into the system to gain access):-

Tents (Friday at 10) and Marshalls (Saturday & Sunday at 9:30)

Just a quick reminder that we’ll be putting up the tents tomorrow (Friday) starting at 10am and hopefully finishing by 11:30. Please come along if you are available.

I have also attached details of how we will organise crews at the start this year.  Can all start marshals please read over this before Saturday?

Can I ask everyone who is down on the rota to be a start marshal to come to the event briefing at 9:30 each morning and then stay behind after that so that we can allocate people to marshalling groups and answer any questions you may have on the marshalling plan?

Ice Picture – 2nd Feb 19

Just 2 patches of ice left.  Should lift in the next couple of days but, sadly, no rowing on Sunday as the steps/pontoons are not free of ice and there’s a 100m section at the corner by the wall that’s solid.

Inverness Rowing Club Regatta weekend, 10th & 11th November 2018

The poster for this event is available at

All members will be allocated tasks to ensure the event weekend runs safely and well.

If you wish to RACE at any point over the weekend then you will assist our club, no offer of help NO RACING. This will be enforced at time of entry.

This will apply to all ages and no matter how long you have been a member of or club, newest members this could be your first racing experience let’s make it a great one.

We of course try to work around people’s commitments but as you know the events we hold rely on volunteers and everyone’s goodwill let’s not lose sight of that but don’t be shy – please OFFER.

Dates for your Diary  BRIEFING MEETINGS

*Juniors & Parents* – arrive ½ hour early to your training session Saturday 3rd November – to be briefed.

*Seniors* – Sunday 4th November – again arrive ½ hour before allocated training time 2nd session – to be briefed.

Scottish Rowing Growth Mindset Workshop 4th October 18:30 at the Aquadome

Scottish Rowing are holding a workshop next Thursday for IRC club members – please see attached poster for details.

The link to register is:

If you want more information about the event, please have a look at the following video or the text below (which you will find on the booking link):-

Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning. When entire organisations embrace a growth mindset, their employees, volunteers, members, parents etc. report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organisational support for collaboration and innovation. In contrast, people at primarily fixed-mindset organisations report more of only one thing: cheating and deception among leaders, employees, volunteers members and others, presumably to gain an advantage in the talent race.

Mindset is a buzzword in many sectors and organisations, even working its way into their mission statements. But when we probe, you often discover that people’s understanding of the idea is limited. This workshop will look at three common misconceptions, how to embed a growth mindset culture across organisations, and provide attendees with tools, methods and techniques to lead organisational change towards creating an environment conducive to Growth Mindset.

This workshop will explore mindset and go beyond the theory of mindset and explore the different mindsets and where they exist in organisations.  It will also look at creating learning environments to improve practice, performance and productivity leading to a GM culture and will also explore effective implementation across clubs.

Aberdeen Sprint

The draw for Saturday’s sprint is now available at – racing from 11am onwards.

Can those racing please confirm availability on the new club calendar for boat loading at 6pm on Friday?