Robert Swann and the Empire Games 1958: A memoir by Dr Ivan Nelson 16 October 2020 Robert Swann—known also as Bob Swann—was my best friend when we were growing up in Holywood Co Down in the 1940s and 50s. We lived fairly near one another were in the same Scout troop, and went to Sullivan [...]
J G Riddell, as he was always referred to in regatta programmes, but known to one and all as "Jimmy" came to Queen's in 1960 from Coleraine Inst. where he had learned to row. He became stroke of the Maiden (now Novice ) VIII , which was probably one of the most successful Maiden Crews [...]
Arthur Lewis, Queen’s rowing ‘Blue’ died on 14 May 2020 at home in the Napa Valley, California at the age of 86. Arthur was the younger brother of John Lewis, captain of the boat club in 1953. The two brothers were born in Swansea and Arthur spent the first 15 years of his life there [...]
Dusty Anderson died on Monday, 25 March 2019, at the age of 83. With his passing, Irish rowing and in particular, Belfast rowing, lost one of its greatest characters. And I lost a friend of some 65 years. Dusty was a product of Coleraine Academical Institution, learning to row at the school. In 1954, he [...]
Tony Hart was an outstanding gentleman. Keen on the law, especially the laws of the Medes and Persians. His greatest love, after his wife Mary and family, was the sport of rowing, which he enjoyed throughout his life. My first encounter with Tony was in 1974, when I had to appear in court, hoping to [...]
I first met Tony at Queen’s in 1971, when he offered to coach the Junior VIII that Andy Wells and Stephen Lockwood rowed in. He transformed them as a competitive force, eventually being edged out of an Irish championship on the River Lee by a Garda VIII. It was obvious he had the skills and [...]
Both clubs had a very successful weekend trialling for the Irish High Performance team. Day 1 consisted of a 6k Time Trial in Singles or Pairs. In the Under 23 Men’s Single , Ross Corrigan came 3rd, Aaron Christie 7th and Matthew Riordan 8th. Hugh Moore came 2nd in the Under 23 Men’s Lightweight Single. [...]
8 QUBBC and QUBLBC athletes have been invited to the Irish High Performance Trials in October. This is a great starting point for the season with so many considered so early on. The athletes are Captain Miles Taylor, Ryan Ballentine, Ross Corrigan, Matthew Riordan, Aaron Christie, Hugh Moore, William Taylor and Ruth Carson. They will [...]
Want to try out something new this year? Head on down to our stall at the QUB Freshers’ Fair on the 27th of September and we’ll tell you exactly why you should try rowing at Queen’s! All are welcome so don’t be shy, come and chat to us! To take a look at exactly what [...]
Crews and boats have arrived in Nottingham for BUCS Regatta 2018. With time trials starting at 8am on Saturday and Queen's entered in most categories throughout the day, results can be followed on the BUCS website. Conditions are set to be near perfect for the weekend and updates will be posted throughout the event.
Yesterday was another good day of rowing for Queen's. In a crowded field the Intermediate Women's 8+ started down the pack at 238th, but rowed exceptionally well as the tide lowered to place 89th overall with a time of 21:35.1. The Novice Women's 8+ also excelled themselves, pushing on from their BUCS Head success, they [...]
Race plans reviewed, layers donned and final boat checks completed, both crews have launched. Racing is now underway, with very fast conditions. We expect the women to begin around 11.15 am.