BUCS Head 2018 – Update Day 2

After a day of fantastic success in Newcastle and with great news coming from Irish trials in Cork, with Miles Taylor coming first in the Men's U23 LWT 2X, the crews descended on Tyne United BC this morning eagre to get going.This morning's sessions saw the Intermediate Ladies 8+ in action as well as a [...]

BUCS Head 2018 – Results Day 1

Success breeds success, so goes the old maxim. Never has this been truer than with the Queen's Novices at their first major event of the season. With a morning of good rowing and great results under their belts, with Men's 8+s taking Silver and Bronze, and the Ladies 4+ narrowly missing out on medal, the [...]

BUCS Head – Update Day 1

Hello from BUCS Head! Novices were in action this morning with two Novice Men's 8+s and one Novice Ladies 4+ racing. With boats built nice and early, and the Tyne looking calm (relatively) there was just enough time for a pep talk and some nerves to build before launching.First down the course were the Novice [...]

BUCS Head – Arrival

After a long ( and seemingly never-ending!) Winter of training the first big race of the season is upon us. Over the weekend both clubs will be in competing at BUCS head against the the best UK Universities have to offer.On Saturday 24th Feb, Novices Ladies and Men are in action, with two 8+s and [...]

Lagan Scullers Head 2018

Congratulations to our very own Michael McNamee winning fastest sculler at the annual Lagan Scullers Head of the River. Michael held off stiff competition to come top of the Senior 1X category with a time of 13.53.2. Michael represented Ireland last summer at the Home Internationals and continues to go from strength to strength. Next [...]

Winter Sprints 2017

Now an annual event, the Winter Sprints offer the Novices another chance to gain some valuable race experience. Having won it the last two years, the Novices were keen to renew the rivalry with Trinity and keep the trophy up North for another year.The day itself provided near-perfect water conditions and as the crews took [...]

Men’s Tub Champs 2017

On Sunday the 19th of November, the Novice men descended upon the boathouse to take part in the fêted and fabled Tub Champs. A first chance at silverware, but more importantly a chance to write themselves into history of this fine club. Names were taken, and entered into a hat. As pairs were drawn, and [...]

Novice Tub Champs 2017

A busy weekend for the Novice squad as they faced their first Erg test on Saturday morning. As part of the BUCS Indoors, the Novices undertook a 1km piece on the ergs. The stage was set up in the PEC and things kicked off at 9am with the first set of participants. With a thorough warm-up [...]

Novice Mini-Head 2017

Unable to compete at Bann Head, the Novices had their own Mini-Head on the Lagan. Training hard over the last few months, they were keen to finally cut their teeth with a first race on the water. Conditions were kind, with little wind and a forgiving current, the stage was set for a little bit [...]

Novice Taster Sessions 2017

Having gathered a hefty list of prospective oarsmen and women, the next priority was to put on great taster sessions to give them a first taste of rowing and get them hooked. Given the bigger than expected turnout, extra sessions were planned, with a carefully planned pipeline of tour of a boat, stretching, demonstration on [...]

Novice Recruitment 2017

As a new season dawns, the focus of both clubs turned to Novice recruitment. Novice rowing has long been the lifeblood of Queen's Rowing and we set about recruiting a new intake with renewed vigour, keen to build upon last year's Novice successes.Fresher's Week began and arrived at the Lanyon Building, with boat, blades and [...]