The Tay RC Committee is appointed every year at our AGM, which is held every November.
From January 2024, committee meetings will be held on the third Monday of every month. If you would like anything raised at a committee meeting, please talk to a member or contact us.
|I have been rowing for just over ten years. I started with a learn to row course at Strathclyde Park where I was then a member for a couple of years. I was one of the founding members of Tay Rowing club in 2015 and served as Secretary for the first 6 years. I’ve won Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships at age group three times. I prefer sculling to rowing but have competed in both at a variety of Head races. I am now the President of Tay Rowing Club.
|I started rowing whilst at Queen Mary University in London, rowing out of Curlew’s boathouse, sandwiched between City Airport’s runway and the Lyle & Tate syrup factory making for a heady mix on those early morning outings.
I quickly fell in love with the sport, the coming together of a crew moving in motion, the focus required to ensure every part of every stroke is spot on and the thrill of racing. I adored rowing from day one despite the freezing mornings and unfathomable pursuit of circuits.
Upon graduating, I joined my local club Lea RC, rowing up and down the Lea river canal way, dodging narrow boats and swimming dogs on a snug section of river.
After taking a few years out to explore other pursuits on dry land, I joined Tay RC after moving to Perth from London and have found such a lovely, welcoming club.
|I started rowing in 2012 at Loughborough University and it has been a major part of my life ever since. It is great to know that wherever I have ended up in the UK as I have progressed in my career that I have a hobby that I can seek out that enriches my life in so many ways and makes settling into a new place so much easier. It is not just a skill that is never fully mastered; it is a way to keep fit and active, to be out in nature, to see different parts of the country and, most importantly, it has allowed me to make some lifelong friends who have a shared interest and great spirit. I rowed at Warwick Boat Club for 4 years before moving to Perth and finding Tay Rowing Club in 2018. Rowing has given me so many great memories and I want to try and allow other people to experience that same sense of pride and community in this great sport. TRC has got so much potential – a great stretch of river in a beautiful setting and fantastic members. I am looking forward to being part of all future growth and development and welcoming more people to share the passion.
|Communications and Membership Officer
|In 2017, I completed Tay RC's Learn to Row Course and became immediately captivated by rowing. Progressing through the Development program, I eventually joined as a full member.
My passion for rowing led me to participate in numerous Head races across Aberdeen, Inverness, Chester, and the Tyne.
For the past four years, I've served on the board as the Comms/Membership Officer, contributing actively to the club's operations.
Additionally, I hold RYA Powerboat Level 2 certification and find solace in practicing yoga every day.
|2012- I started rowing as a junior at Loch Lomond Rowing Club in 2012 and competed throughout high school in races across Scotland.
I started coaching and passed my level 2 coaching qualification in 2016.
I then moved to Perth in 2018 and have been involved in the Tay RC Committee as a coach and safety officer since then.
I really love rowing on the Tay, it's such a lovely river with great scenery and can be really peaceful down towards Inchyra.
|I started rowing as a Junior athlete in 2009 at my local rowing club back home in Canada. It was instant love which quickly became a passion. I continued to row for McMaster University out of Leander Boat Club (Hamilton). After nearly a decade of 5:00 AM wake up calls I decided to take some time away from the sport to catch up on some sleep. When I immigrated to Scotland and moved to Perth I decided to join TRC in 2022 as a way to meet new people; that's what I love about rowing, it's the same no matter where in the world you go! I really enjoy rowing at TRC, it's a great group of people and there's something for everyone whether you want to power down a race course or enjoy a casual Sunday float ( I personally fall more on the racing side of the spectrum). It's amazing to have such a long stretch of river to row, and seeing the elusive seal always makes my day.