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Universities of Aberdeen -
Boat Race and Ball

Lovely weather for the most publicised event in the Aberdeen rowing calendar.  University principals from Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University were represented and the Lord Provost of Aberdeen kindly attended to present the prizes (and what a nice bloke he was!). Winners were:
   Beginners race       RGUBC
   Alumni race            AUBC
   Main Race              AUBC
 24 February 2024 
Boys in the Boat - cinema matinee
Gary organised a private matinee screening of this film at Cineworld, Union Square, Aberdeen. 
All clubs in Aberdeen were represented with lots of club colours evident.  It is a shame that the large matt black room provided such a challenge for taking photographs but -158 and -159 probably represent the best that I could manage.
 13 January 2024 
December 2023
Some general pictures from the end of 2023 including a fine group of athletes snapped at the North British Rowing Club (NBRC) dinner;  a photo-shoot of the formal challenge for the Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race (to be held on 24/2/24) and the Aberdeen Xmas Eights scratch regatta held on 16th December.
December 2023
Rutherford HOR   Newcastle upon Tyne
A good-sized squad of ABC ladies (mostly Masters) braved the very icy weather on the River Tyne.  Lots of happy faces after good rows and a victory in Womens Eights (b6 category)
(published 6/12/23)
 2 December 2023 
Scottish Rowing Awards Dinner
Hamilton Ice Rink
(with a free viewing of an ice hockey game!)
 A lovely evening recognising many of the achievements of 2023.       (published 19/11/23)
18 November 2023
Inverness HOR
Cold, but fine weather in Saturday for the small squad of ABC men that travelled to the Inverness WInter HOR.
Sadly, and uniquely, the entire event was cancelled on Sunday due to thick freezing fog hanging around in the canal valley.  This reduced visibility to an unsafe level.
(published 7/12/23)
 11 - 12 November 2023 
Beach Sprints - St Andrews
Friday 8th September 2023
Another sunny day at St Andrews trying to emulate Bondi Beach.  Great excitement and lots of fun.  Better waves today made for some spectacular launchings - especially of the larger boats.  Today was mostly for students.
Saturday 9th September
The sun shone again and another lovely day but sadly (from the spectating point of view) the wind direction changed overnight and the waves were not so impressive..  Still lots of happy faces during a full day of racing for open competitors.
 (published 5/10/23)
 8 - 9 September 2023 
Aberdeen Sprint Regatta
With apologies for the delay, I have published a few
pictures from our Sprint
Snapper Ron
(published 4/10/23)
 2 September 2023
Games Night at ABC
You can always rely on teachers to organise fabulous fun and frolicks.  ABC hosted a games night of great silliness and much hilarity and some pictures are published here - they may have little meaning to those who weren't there but those who did shed their inhibitions had a great time.
 19 August 2023 
Deeside Scullers Island Picnic
A band of hardy explorers from the Deeside Scullers Club reinstated a previous tradition by rowing up the Dee to a suitable island before partaking of afternoon refreshments. 
Members, with suitable log-on permissions, can find all pictures on the
Club Website.
 12 August 2023
Wedding of Alan Lawrie and Debbie
OK, so I know it isn't directly related to rowing but Alan is a long-term ASRA coach and member of the Committee of the Dee so, with his permission, Snapper Ron has published a few pics from the wonderful (and very energetic!) evening entertainment.      (published 5/10/23)
 4 August 2023 
Henley Masters Regatta (HMR)
For the first time ever, as part of Gary's plan for world (rowing) domination, ABC sent a trailer and large squad to compete in multiple events at HMR. Great fun, fantastic setting, good musical backdrop at times with Henley Festival next door. Some wins and some benchmarking.
  7 - July 2023
Henley Royal Regatta
A mixture of rowing action (some) and social (lots) pictures
  27 June - 2 July 2023
ABC Inter-Company Regatta
It was great to see this event reverting to a large entry with lots of well-named and fancily-dressed crews.  Also some pretty damn good rowing on display. Glorious weather and good organisation led to lots of smiling faces throughout the day.
  17th June 2023
Scottish Championships Regatta
Sorry for the delay in publishing these.
published 25/7/23
  3 - 4 June 2023
North East Regatta
With apologies for the delay, here (25/7/23) are a very few mostly personal pics from this event.(click on picture below)
  6 - 7 May 2023
ABC trip to Tideway and Vesta Veteran HORs
Just one ABC (Mens Mas E) crew this year.  Unfortunately, a family illness meant that we needed substitute cox both days (thanks to Anna on Saturday and Pete on Sunday). Possible Norovirus then forced a further crew change on Sunday (well done, Lee, for finding Jacques to sub-in). 
These changes resulted in rather rushed races but still an enjoyable weekend.  Thanks to ASRA for transporting our boat.
18 - 19 March 2023
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
A good crowd of spectators enjoyed some close and exciting racing in pleasant weather conditions.
Updated 13/3/23 with finish videos from Lee Garrat and start and Suspension Bridge shots from Lindsay Kilvington
published 12/3/2023
11th March 2023
Aberdeen Eights HOR
 I have published a small number of personally selected (and biased!) pictures.  Click on the above image.
  5th February 2023
Aberdeen 4s and Small Boats HOR
A small range of pictures (with the usual Aberdeen bias!) are published.  These also feature pictures from the 'decades' event from the Deeside Scullers Club when they boated crews in a unique third divsion on Saturday.  Boats 'raced' representing crews from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, noughties and tens.
  5 - 6  November 2022
It was lovely to see a collection of fancily-dressed crews participating again in the
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta
A welcome return to this fun event after Covid-induced postponments in recent years.
  25th June 2022
Never mind ER's Platinum do, the real event of the year was the gathering to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation in Aberdeen of the fearsome four named Rick's Pr***s.
Pictures are available of the
ABC Balcony Club gathering in celebration.
Also published is a

miscellany of pictures from the past 50 years (well, the oldest relevant one I could find was a mere 39 years old, sorry).
 published 19/6/22
  17th June 2022
Scottish Championships Regatta
Sunday morning saw three ABC wins out of four consecutive races.
 published 7/6/22
  3rd - 5th June 2022
Beach Sprints Event - University of St Andrews
It may look as if boats were sinking (none did!) but lots of excitement and smiles as the surf picked up on St Andrews beach for this spectator-friendly event. Just like the competitors, you can do some wading as you negotiate the 900 pictures here.
Comparisons with the water conditions at the 1,000m point of the SRSR were invidious (but not altogether inaccurate!)

  published 27/05/22
15th May 2022
North East Regatta
Lovely weather for our first NER since 2019 due to Covid cancellation of the intervening two years.  Only a small number of pictures as Snapper Ron was busy.
 (added 27/05/22)
14th May 2022
North British Rowing Club - Thames Training Camp
A miscellany of members of the NBRC travelled to London to do some intensive training at Marlow and on the Tideway.
A campaign artist (in the form of Snapper Ron) was invited to record this event.  The suggestion that his appointment was in case his retired-doctoring skills might come in handy was scurrilous!

 published 27/05/22
  4th - 5th May 2022
Strathclyde Park Spring Regatta (SRSR)
Just a few ABC-orientated pictures from one day of this event.   published 29/05/22
  23rd April 2022
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
Some Covid-rules still on the go but it was great to see this event back to almost-normal with all three university races running and a celebratory Ball in the evening. published 05/04/22
  2nd April 2022
Tideway 2022
First ABC visit to Tideway in a while saw two Masters Eights (male and female) making the eventful trip south.
published 07/04/22
  26-27 March 2022
Inverness Eights and SB HOR
The ABC 'Tideway Eight' (with one sub) got in some good, and successful, practice at our northern neighbours event. Various other club wins were recorded.  Photos are a bit limited, sorry.
published 07/04/22
  5-6 March 2022
Aberdeen Eights HOR (19/2/22) and only a couple of brief videos from our Small Boats HOR on Sunday 20/2/22.
Thanks, mainly, to Murray Bone and Lindsay Kilvington for taking these.
  19th & 20th February 2022
Inverness Fours and SB HOR
I have published an unashamedly ABC-biased group of pictures from the Inverness HOR weekend.
Also worth visiting are the much more professional images at https://noremacpix.co.uk/
  20th & 21st November 2021
Aberdeen Fours HOR
Pictures from Div 1 (and a couple from D2) are now published - thanks to Elspeth Archibald for taking and Snapper Ron for processing published 10/11/21
Saturday 6th November 2021
Clyde 3 Heads HOR
Snapper Ron dusted off his cameras and managed to catch many (sorry, not all) competitors at the HOR organised by Clyde ARC. Missing crews were when he had umpiring tasks to perform.          published 24/10/21
Saturday 23 October 2021
Castle Semple Regatta and ABC Captain's Dinner
A few pictures from the above events
                                                                    published 21/10/21
Saturday 4th September and
Saturday 18th September 2021
Aberdeen Sprint Regatta
Whoopee, we can hold regattas again.
Jonathan Byfield took lots of pics from the first hour or so of racing. Click here for them.  These have an ABC bias.

And also a very few pics from Snapper Ron - many featuring the passage of the Aberdonian steam train
Saturday 21st August 2021
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
A limited event this year due to Covid, but thanks to Bob Newton for organising the match.  A single race between AUBC and RGUBC which was won (verdict easily) by AUBC.
RGUBC were hampered by loss of their rudder which forced them to make some imaginative steering  manoeuvres as you can see in some pictures.
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Aberdeen Eights HOR (cancelled)
Ongoing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions prevented us holding this event but a small photo-collage celebrating previous events is available at the above link. 
Saturday 27th February 2021
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
A fine day of racing on the 25th running of this event.
Pictures from Snapper Ron (mostly) and some from Lindsay Kilvington are available..  Apologies that Lindsay's camera clock was set differently so pictures jump about sometimes.
Saturday 14 March 2020
Video files of ABC Masters (Tideway) eight training on the Dee.
OK, these are not going to be of general interest but here is a way to access the full-size files of the videos that Carol took of 7/8 of our Tideway crew in action (or 8/9 if you include the cox).
Right click the link below and select download, then extract the zip file and you should have 4 movie files to analyse and strike terror into any opposition.

images/Videos/ABC Tideway Mas8 videos from 230220.zip
Sunday 23 Feb 2020
Aberdeen Time Trial
We organised this event in place of our Eights HOR.  Many recent events have been cancelled due to strong winds and we remained uncertain about the forecast leading up to ours.  In the end, Division 1 ran without major difficulty.  Rising wind strength and increase in river flow, however, resulted in us cancelling Division 2.
Thanks to the many volunteers who helped at this event.
Results  and  pictures  are available.
Saturday  22 Feb 2020
ABC Xmas Eights scratch regatta  and
Annual committee awards

Just a handful of pics taken after this event.
14th Dec 2019
Inverness Fours and SB HOR
Lovely frosty / misty mornings and fine, but cold, racing conditions for the biggest-ever Inverness HOR.  This will be the last such event for 12 months as the canal needs to be partly drained to allow construction of a new swing bridge.
Snapper Ron has published a biased selection of photos and videos featuring (almost) exclusively ABC crews.Click on above link for these.
**NEW (14/11/19)  MORE PICTURES **
Thanks to Lotte Watts for submitting more pics from Inverness. 
Click here for her shots.
9th & 10th November 2019
Glasgow Rowing Club 4s HOR
Snapper Ron capured some lovely images of autumn colours and flat water at this event on the Clyde.
2nd November 2019
Aberdeen Fours HOR
A picture of almost every crew competing in the Fours HOR on Saturday.  Regrettably we had to cancel the planned SB HOR on Sunday due to strong winds.
NEW (1/11/19)  more pictures, these ones from from Lindsay Kilvington
26th October 2019
Rhine Rowing Marathon
5th October 2019
Ron Wallace and Jim Steel from ABC were invited by Neil Gardner to join another alumnus of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (Clive Woodman) to row 26.2 miles on the Rhine, finishing at Dusseldorf.  Great welcome from Wolfgang, our cox, and a memorable experience.
Click on the above link to see the pictues and videos that I took, including the GoPro footage from the race.
If you want to download a full-resolution version of the same GoPro footage then click here and view or save the file but be aware that it is over 800Mb in size.
Snapper Ron
5th October 2019
HIR (Home International Regatta)
Strathclyde Park. 
The weather was dull but the racing was electric with many close results and a fantastic day for the Scottish team who won the league tables for Senior Men, Junior Men and Senior Women and came joint second in Junior Women.  A unique result for Team Scotland
Published (with apologies for lateness) 11/8/19
27th July 2019
Death of Bernie (Brian) Gillian
Sad to report the death, aged 74, of Bernie Gillian.  He was a familiar figure umpiring at events over many years.
I have found various photographs of him in umpiring action to reflect on happier times although these do not really reflect the true extent of his commitment to our sport. 
 Snapper Ron
published 17/7/19 
Henley Royal Regatta
More social / rowing shots from HRR  published 15/7/19
3rd - 8th July 2019
Henley Womens Regatta
Some rowing and social shots from HWR   published 15/7/19
21st - 24th June 2019
ABC Inter-Company Regatta
Thanks to Lindsay Kilvington for taking these pictures whilst Snapper Ron was sunning himself at Henley Womens Regatta. published 11/7/19
22nd June 2019
Scottish Championships
A reasonable number of ABC wins at this event (not all featured in this selection of pics by Snapper Ron, sorry!)
7th - 9th June 2019
Castle Semple Regatta
A smallish squad from ABC enjoyed some successes at this event.  Thanks to Lotte Watts for providing the pictures of crews racing (published 5/6/19)
19th May 2019
North East Regatta
Here are a few photos of Stirling RC collecting the Championship of the Dee trophy (again!) (published 3/6/19)

pictures from NE Regatta

Oops - Alan Murphy sent me a memory stick with pictures he took at the North East Regatta six months ago.  I forgot to publish these at the time but here they are now.
(published 3/11/19)
4th May 2019
SRSR (Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta)
(the event previously known as SPR !)
Here is a limited number of Aberdeen-biased photos.
(published 19/5/19)
27th & 28th April 2019
Clyde Power Sprints
Ron was the only Aberdeen competitor to travel to this event but he managed to win his Masters 1x event.
A good, fun day of frantic 250m racing. (published 19/5/19)
20th April 2019
ASRA training camp in Regensburg, Germany
Pictures by Carol Wallace.   (published 30/5/19)
6th - 15th April 2019
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
Mostly pictures from Snapper Ron with some extras from Lindsay Kilvington and David Hunter.
Apologies that clocks on cameras were not synchronised so pictures jump around a bit.
23rd March 2019
Heineken Roeivierkamp Regatta
An intrepid Masters 8 from ABC attended this event.  Sadly, racing was cancelled on Saturday due to high winds but we managed two of our events (2.5k and 250m) on a very cold,windy and wet Sunday.  Then warmed ourselves up in the city in the evening.
9th & 10 March 2019
(and a few days later for Ron & Carol)
Inverness Eights HOR
Snapper Ron (and Mrs Snapper) captured a small number of pics at this event (and the Snapper managed to capture a medal in the Masters 8 event)..

Update 21/3/19  Lotte Watts has sent in some fine pictures of ABC crews at this event
16th & 17th Feb 2019
ABC Xmas Eights
A fun day with 2 Eights and 2 Sevens competing over a 500m course.  The winning team was Santa's Little Helpers  but Carol (organiser) also presented prizes to the two coxes who had steered all crews.  Everyone then enjoyed President Jim's mulled wine and a fine spread of hot and cold Xmas lunch.
8th December 2018
Rutherford HOR (Newcastle)
A Mens Masters 4+ from ABC went south to this event. 
Well organised and good fun but, boy, it was wet.  They enjoyed the night life of the big city afterwards.
1st December 2018
North British Rowing Club  Annual Dinner
At the Tontine Hotel, Greenock
17th November 2018
Naming of new URA (AUBC + RGUBC) Coxless Four
Deeside Scullers Club and Victoria Bridge Rowing Club contributed to the purchase cost of this boat along with many individuals who supported the crowdfunding campaign.
(published 1/2/19 (sorry!))
27th October 2018
Aberdeen Sprint Regatta
Featuring our first-ever Duathlon (running + single sculling).  A few pics (mostly from the end of the running race) are published.
(published 26/8/18)
25th August 2018
European Rowing Championships
Well... I didn't quite manage to publish these pictures in the year that they were taken!  Apologies for the delay but here are some pictures from sunnier days to brighten up the winter months.   published 6/1/19 (sorry!))
2nd - 5th August 2018
Crustaceans row from Leeds to Doncaster
Snapper Ron was delighted to be asked to sub into this very enjoyable canal trip
(published 30/8/18)
16th - 18th July 2018
Henley Royal Regatta
More social shots than rowing pictures (but the on-line video coverage is so good for the spashy stuff)
(published 10/7/18)
4th - 8th July 2018
ABC  Inter-Company Regatta
A smaller number of crews this year but a re-jig of the format meant plenty racing for all competitors.  Great weather, some close (and some not so close!) racing and entertaining costumes resulted in a very enjoyable day.  Snapper Ron's pictures are available by clicking  the above link.
(published 3/7/18)
30th June 2018
Henley Womens Regatta
Snapper Ron finally accompanied Mrs Snapper to this event - a lovely mixture of serious racing and laid-back (by HRR standards) spectating.
He apologises for missing almost all of the Aberdeen clubs' races but at least the published pictures redress the normal NE Scotland bias!)
(published 28/6/18)
22nd - 24th June 2018
Scottish Championships Regatta
A few rowing shots (mostly from Carol) and some pictures of the gathering storm clouds from Ron.
Sadly, racing on Saturday had to be abadoned due to lightning storms.
  (published 30/6/18)
9th & 10th June 2018
SPR  (Strathclyde Park Regatta)
Snapper Ron was quite busy umpring and racing so shots from a limited range of races are published below.
Saturday pictures        Sunday pictures
 (published 9/5/18)
28th & 29th April 2018
Clyde Power Sprints
A small squad of ABC rowers went to Glasgow for this very enjoyable event (thanks to Carol for towing our boats down using her shiny new truck).
We won three events (Mas 2-, Mas 1x and Womens Mas 1x).  A scratch, composite 4+ featuring Matt and Lee of ABC along with a Clyde and Clydesdale rower managed to make it to the final of Open 4+ before sustaining their first defeat.
Although racing was only over a 250m course, a round-robin system meant that everyone had lots of races.  Great fun!
A selection of pics from Snapper Ron with a marked ABC-bias is available through the above link.          (published 23/4/18)
21st April 2018
North East Regatta
A wonderful day with great competition (thanks largely to a huge entry from Stirling).  Great weather and a shock win for the Championship of the Dee (see results page for details of this but click on above title for pictures).
As usual, please contact me if you want any full-size images.   (published 15/4/18)
14th April 2018
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
At times it looked more like a surfing event than a rowing competition but competitors survived onslaughts of wind, waves, cold and bothersome crabs and (most) were still smiling at the end of the day.
Snapper Ron's pictures (with a bit of help from LK) are available by clicking the link above.    (published 20/3/18)
17th March 2018
Aberdeen Eights HOR
     pictures from Snapper Ron  (sorry, Div 2 only)
                                                                    (published 24/2/18)
Updated 27/2/18  -  more pictures  - these ones  from Alan Murphy

17th February 2018
Inverness 8s and SB HOR
Just a few pics with a marked bias towards ABC crews.
(published 24/2/18)
10th & 11th Feb 2018
ABC Burns Supper
Lots of soncie faces on display  (published 24/2/18)
27th January 2018
Aberdeen 4s and Small Boats HOR
I am delighted to present (all published on 14/11/17) a cornucopia of pictures from various sources (thanks to all providers);

4s HOR Sat from Alan Murphy

4s HOR Sat Division 1 from Snapper Ron
4s HOR Sat Division 2 from Snapper Ron
Small Boats HOR Sunday from Alan Murphy
Small Boats HOR Sunday Division 1 from Snapper Ron
(sorry, no D2 pics on Sunday from Snapper Ron as he was racing)

4s HOR Sunday Album by James Arthur
 (and the link to his jpegs)
4th & 5th November 2017
FISA World Masters
Bled, Slovenia
Yes, I think it really is the most beautiful rowing course in the world!  Not many rowing pictures (busy rowing and I only took a small camera) but lots of background and holiday shots. 
Snapper Ron
Also a link below to the professional shots from Sports Graphics

   Still pictures from (mostly) Snapper Ron
   Videos from Snapper Ron
               Sports Graphics shots (all clubs)
               (Sports Graphics Aberdeen pictures)
6th - 10th September 2017
North East (Sprint) Regatta
a small assortment of pictures from Snapper Ron  (who apologises, he was racing) (published 19/8/17)

Also NEW
(23/8/17) some great pictures from Rob Eyton-Jones are published.
19th August 2017
Clydesdale Sprint Regatta and Corporate Challenge Regatta
This was the first of the three Sprint events being supported by Scottish Rowing this summer.
It also featured the Clydesdale Corporate Regatta with some fancy-dressed crews on the water.
 (published 7/8/17)
5th August 2017
Home International Regatta
This event was organised by English Rowing but, unusually, took place at Strathclyde Park.    (published 26/7/17)

Click here to go to Scottish Rowing website for news report on this event
22nd July 2017
ABC  Inter-Company Regatta
The usual display of varied rowing costumes, and racing filled with enthusiasm but containing variable amounts of coordination entertained the spectators at this fun event.
A bit breezy at times with a varaible tailwind but very enjoyable racing conditions.  Snapper Ron's pictures are published here.   (published 26/6/17)
24th June 2017
Castle Semple Regatta
I have pubished a selection of pictures from this event - not many shots from the lovely flat calm of the early morning (I was racing) but, sadly, a larger number of images of rough afternoon water.  Snapper Ron   (published 30/5/17)
20th May 2017
Aberdeen Scratch Regatta
Sorry, only 3 pictures taken during this event!
Three Clubs (ABC, ASRA and Albyn) participated in this event.  Many thanks to Elspeth Archibald for proposing the format which seemed to be enjoyed by all participants.  An initial time-trial took place and the sorted crews were then divided into blocks of 4 or 3 for side-by-side competition - this took place regardless of boat class or competitors' status.  All races took place over a very windy 700m downstream course resulting in some challenging rough water.
7th May 2017
ASRA Training Camp in Breisach, Germany
 (published 29/4/17)
April 2017
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
Congratulations to Aberdeen University who not only won the main race (after 6 years of domination by RGUBC) but also completed a unique hat-trick of wins by taking the Second-Crew race and also the Alumni event.
Tides forced a late start to proceedings and a day of dark clouds and torrential rain led to challenges in photography.  Apologies for the many blurry shots (no light) and misty atmosperic photos (rain on lenses!)
(published 6/3/17)
4th March 2017
Aberdeen Eights HOR
Snapper Ron's pictures (Division 2 only) (published 12/2/17)
11th February 2017
Ian Duncan and Alex Wann wedding
Ian made a poor excuse for missing the annual meeting of SR umpires by organising his wedding for the same day.  The day was rounded off by a gathering of friends at ABC and Ron's pictures from this are available here.
7th January 2017
Aberdeen Xmas Eights Scratch Regatta
Looks like lovely weather for this seasonal fun event.
Thanks to Alan Murphy for providing these shots.
(published 25/1/17)
17th December 2016
Inverness Fours and SB HOR
No rowing shots (sorry) but a few of the lovely tea tent and an umpire getting the boot !
19th November 2016
Aberdeen Fours and Small Boats HOR

Thanks to Alan Murphy who took these pictures from one of the marshalling launches

Fours HOR - Saturday 12th Nov 2016

SB HOR - Sunday 13th Nov 2016

Also (from Ron Wallace) pictures of the cosy sleeping arrangements on the floor of ABC
12th & 13th November 2016
Glasgow Rowing Club (GRC) Fours HOR
Just a few pictures from this event -  ABC crews and also the busy boating steps.
5th November 2016
Deeside Scullers vs the Universities for the Hendricks Cup

DS won the first Eights race then the pesky youngsters from AUBC and RGUBC took the second.  In the third race, DS got off to a blistering start; once the youngsters had realised that the race was on they did manage to claw back their disadvantage to squeeze over the line first to take the on-water victory.  Further points were hotly, and messily, contested in the egg & spoon race.  Repeated cheating on both sides (including very clever use of melted cheese to stick egg to spoon!) resulted in a draw in the on-land competition so the Universities were declared the winners.  Also present was the Kelly's Cat "Katherine Grainger" which has recently been purchased by DS
1st October 2016
Gin-Tasting session at ABC
Niki, KP and Di are planning to cross-country ski 26 miles (gasp!) as a charity fundraiser.  They started the fundraising by hosting a gin-tasting session which was both entertaining and educational (from what I can remember).  Well done all!
2nd Sept 2016
Henley 2016
Lots of social shots from Snapper Ron with very occasional rowing pics      (published 11/8/16)
29th June - 3rd July 2016
Scottish Championships Regatta

   Pictures from Snapper Ron  (published 9/7/16)

   David Nolan's Flicker site
11th & 12th June 2016
North East Regatta
Just a few pics from this event - mostly relating to the celebration of Deeside Scullers Club 50th anniversary.  For members of DS, further pictures of the evening celebrations are published on the DS website.  
 (published 8/6/16)

4th June 2016
Castle Semple Regatta
A very small number of pictures (and apologies for very late publishing) but it does feature pics of umpire Kevin Denniss wearing, for the first time ever, a rowing one-piece - this exceptional sartrorial event was prompted by the regrettable capsizing of his umpire's launch.   (published 16/10/16)
14th May 2016
Clydesdale Regatta
  (published 26/5/16)
7th May 2016
SPR - Strathclyde Park Regatta
Snapper Ron has published some pictures from this event.
(published 12/5/16)

23rd & 24th April 2016
ASRA training camp and Regatta in Gent, Belgium
Pictures by Carol Wallace
  (published 22/8/16)
4th - 10th April 2016
Aberdeen Eights HOR
Windy and wet weather for this event
  Division 1 pictures      Division 2 pictures

 (published 28/3/16)
26th March 2016
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
This year saw the closest-ever main race with RGU taking an early lead only for AU to overtake them going through the Railway Bridge.  A ding-dong battle ensued down the 500m straight with RGU pulling ahead shortly before the all-important finish.  The Second crews raced, for the first time ever, over the long course and the aged(?) alumni were relegated to the short 750m course (which was, many said, long enough!)
Pictures from Ron Wallace and Lindsay Kilvington
 (published 19/3/16)
12th March 2016
ABC Burns Supper
We met to celebrate the Bard's birthday and enjoy some fine soup followed by Haggis, neeps & chappit tatties (thanks, Alex)
23rd January 2016
Not a good start to the year with record-breaking (and house engulfing) floods on the Dee and then the Don.  The river has changed substantially as a result.

Pete Turner and Jonny Muir walked the lower stretches of the river on 11/1/16.  Their written report and pictures are available.

Dan Davidson walked the Dee at low tide and took these pictures from 13/1/16  - I have added his written observations to the foot of the above report.
13th January 2016
ABC Xmas Eights Scratch Regatta
Alan Murphy took some shots of this fun event.
  (published 17/12/15)
12th Dec 2015 
Aberdeen Fours and Small Boats HOR
Thanks to Alan Murphy and Geraldine Aben for providing these pictures taken from the starting launch;
   4s HOR (Saturday)        SB HOR (Sunday)
   (published 23/11/15)

Also a few discovered  pictures from Saturday 14/11/15 (mostly of ABC Vet 4+) taken by Carol and published on 19/4/16
14th & 15th November 2015
Scottish Rowing Awards Dinner
Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow
7th November 2015
Inverness 4s and Small Boats HOR
  Saturday 31/10/15  -  pics from Div 2 only
  Sunday 1/11/15 - mostly Div 1 with a few pics from Div 2

Sorry that many of these shots are of poorer quality than my usual - I blame low light on Saturday and using my pocket camera - others might, appropriately, blame the photographer!

If you want to see some excellent quality photographs I suggest you go to
David Nolan's Flickr site - he has published  superb shots from all 4 divisions
31st October and
1st November 2015
Faskally coaching weekend
aplogies for late posting of this small number of still (mostly) pictures.      (published 22/12/15)
24th & 25th October 2015
Official opening of ASRA Boathouse extension and their 'Black & White' Ball at the Douglas Hotel in the evening.
Andrew Laing of Aberdeen Asset Management and a representative of Sport Scotland attended for this event.  Both organisations had sponsored the new buidling.
3rd October 2015
Historical Pictures projected at ABC Ball
(See previous box for pictures taken at the Ball)
A total of 1,149 images from varying dates in ABC's history were projected randomly on the side screens at the Ball on 19/9/15.  They are all available here if you want to spend some (or a lot) of time searching through them.  They are deliberately in no particular order.  Ask around (or
email me) if you remain confused as to subject, or location, of picture!
Most pictures were provided by Snapper Ron but Sandie, Niki and various others also contributed to this visual potpourris
Various decades and centuries !
Scottish Schools HOR
Forth & Clyde Canal - launching from Auchinstarry Basin.  Carol took some pictures of this event.  She even had time to visit the Kelpies after going off-duty on Saturday.
  (published 15/01/16)
26th & 27th September 2015
ABC 150th Anniversary Ball
Many thanks to the organising committee for arranging a memorable night at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen.  It was great to see Jurgen, Mirco and Adi from Ruderclub Baden in Switzerland.  Even more impressive was the weekend visit of John Dalgleish (one of 'Rick's Pricks') who flew over from Perth, Australia)     (published 20/9/15)
19th September 2015
FISA World Masters - Hazewinkel
Sorry for the late publication of these pics  - there are a lot of personal pictures of our holiday in Belgium but also a number of rowing shots (mostly taken by Carol, thanks)
  (published 3/1/16)
10th - 13th September 2015
ABC Novice Regatta
Good weather this year for this event with great competition for the various categories of awards (published 30/8/15)
29th August 2015
Home International Regatta (HIR)
Strathclyde Park.   The lovely weather at the start of this event sadly deteriorated to proper rain (none of the namby-pamby showers that had been predicted).
Snapper Ron has published 591 mostly-relevant images of the day and the subsequent evening celebrations.
 (published 28/7/15)
25th July 2015
Henley Royal Regatta (HRR)
Snapper Ron has been busy capturing a few rowing pictures and even more social pictures.  He was delighted to see the row-past of a mixed Eight crewed entirely by previous Henley winners from ABC.
Also click here to go to a separate Dropbox folder with a couple of video shots - one for Alec Wallace and the other for the ABC coxed four.
The pictures start with some from the Silver Wedding celebrations of SR President Mike Morrice.  See if you can spot some much-younger rowing faces in the blurry copies of his wedding pictures.    (published 317/15)
1st - 5th July 2015
ABC 150th anniversary Row-Past
Commodore Pirie (previously known as Captain Sandie) took (almost) the entire fleet to sea when she organised a rowpast of club boats on the Dee.  Many thanks to Engie who sponsored this event.    (published 22/7/15)
18th July 2015
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta
A smaller entry this year but everyone seemed to have a good time and some close (and some not so close!) racing.
(published 30/6/15) 

ADDITIONAL PICTURES:  I have found another memory card with extra previously-unpublished pics from this event.  These are mostly from the first half of the regatta and are available here.    (published 14/1/16) 
27th June 2015
24 hour Scullathon
Jonny Muir and Colin Wallace rowed a single scull continuously for 24 hours.  They came up with this idea as a personal challenge (!) and then decided to raise money for MS Research.   (published 25/6/15)
23rd - 24th June 2015
Civic Reception at Aberdeen Town House
The Lord Provost intived ABC members and guests to attend a civic reception in recognition of ABC's 150th anniversary year.  (published (with apologies!) 22/7/15)
14th May 2015
Scottish Championships
more benign weather conditions at the park this time.  A busy event but well-oranised and both (ful) days of racing finished on, or ahead, of time.
(published 18/6/15)
13th & 14th June 2015
Strathclyde Park Regatta (SPR)  2015
A very limited range of pictures from this event.
Also click here for a YouTube video of white horses chasing singe sculls down the course on Sunday afternoon.
(published 29/4/15)
25th & 26th April 2015
ASRA's trip to Ghent (Belgium) for training camp and regatta.
Pictures by Carol        (published 13/1/16  -  oops !)
10th - 12th April 2015
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
21st March 2015
Inverness 8s and Small Boats HOR
(published 13/1/16 -  oops!)
21st February 2015
Deecrepits tour to Tyne HOR
We decided to give Tideway a miss after a series of cancelled or disorganised events on the Thames.  The Deecepits instead drove down to Newcastle (Carol enjoying her new truck!) and were warmly welcomed by the local rowers.
 (published 14/10/15 - oops!)
14th February 2015
FISA World Masters 2014  
Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Australia.

A squad of 7 from Aberdeen Boat Club made their way to the southern hemisphere (and, regrettably, we took some good Scottish weather of wind and cold with us for our racing!)  Pictures of the racing are now (3/1/15) published with lots of holiday shots of our enjoyable time round Ballarat.  Also a number of pictures of Melbourne with my brother, Alan, and his family.  Some older viewers of this site may remember Alan from his rowing days at Aberdeen University Boat Club in the 1970s.   (Snapper Ron)
October 2014
ABC Xmas Eights   and 
celebration of Jim Steel's recent 70th birthday

A fine day for this fun, scratch, event with crews of mixed abilities producing some very close racing.
ABC also celebrated the recent 70th birthday of our President, Jim Steel who seems as youthful as ever despite his three score and tenth birthday         (published 7/12/14)
6th December 2014
Inverness HOR weekend for 4s and Small Boats
  Sat (4s)  Div 1         Sat (4s) Div 2   (published 10/11/14)
   Sunday  (Div 1)  plus 5 shots of Div 2 from Carol
A lovely weekend of Head Racing in the Northern Capital with glorious weather, a huge entry, good organisation with new start procedures and very rapid publication of results.  Well done to the lads & lasses in Red & green.   Apologies for very limited pictures from Div 2 on Sunday but I was racing (Ron)
8th & 9th November 2014
ABC Novice Regatta      (published 30/8/14) 30th August 2014
Commonwealth Rowing Championships 2014
Strathclyde Park                           
Pictures from Snapper Ron and Carol Wallace          (published 21/8/14)
(split into separate days - click on the day that you want to view
   Friday 7th August
     Saturday 8th August
                    Sunday 9th August
7th - 9th August 2014
Henley Royal Regatta
Oops!  I forgot to finish processing these.
Thanks for the reminder, Erin, and I am glad to say that I have just (25/6/15) published pictures from last year's HRR.  I have, of course, managed to get this done just before the 2015 event.
(published 25/6/15)
July 2014
Womens Henley (pics from Carol) and
Commonwealth Baton relay going down the Dee

Including Colin Wallace being dropped in a Petrofac free-fall lifeboat.  
Thanks, Colin for reminding me that I had not processed these pictures from sunnier times18 months ago.
Click on the link above for my shots from that month - they also include pics that Carol took at Womens Henley 2014.
Ailsa Brown and Colin Wallace have also posted Baton pictures and movies, click below for their pics.   Ailsa's folder includes some family/Oldmeldrum clips that you might want to skip past!)
  Pictures from Ailsa       
           Colin's Aberdeen pics    
                              TV news reports

(published 16/12/15 - OOPS)
June 2014
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta (published 14/7/14)
sponsored by Swire Oilfield Services
28th June 2014
Marlow Regatta    (published 16/1/16)
21st June 2014
Scottish Championships 2014   (published 9/6/14)
   Separate folders are available for
       Saturday 31st May 2014   and
       Sunday 1st June 2014
31st May and 1st June 2014
NER (North East Regatta) 2014    (published 29/5/14)

pictures mostly by Ron Wallace with some by Carol Wallace
10th & 11th May 2014
SPR  (Strathclyde Park Regatta) 2014   (published 29/5/14) 26th & 27th April 2014
ASRA's training camp in Gent (Belgium) and a very foggy Gent International Regatta.  Pictures by Carol Wallace   (published 29/5/14) 5th - 14th April 2014
Tilburg Training Camp in Holland  -  Colin Wallace provided pictures (and trailer-driving, and coaching) for this AUBC/RGUBC camp  (will load in a separate window)  (published 29/5/14) 10th April 2104 etc
Tideway 2014 - Deecrepits tour to the Vest Veteran HOR (with some pictures of sinking crews on the Saturday)      (published 29/5/14) 30th March 2014
Scottish Schools HOR       (published 4/4/14)
Forth & Clyde Canal, near Dullater     
22nd March 2014
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race       (published 9/3/14)
(and Boat Race Ball)
1st March 2014
Inverness 8s and SB HOR       (published 23/2/14)
Snapper Ron has published pictures from Division 1 only
(he was rowing in Div 2)
22nd February 2014
ABC Xmas Eights scratch Regatta
pictures by Carol
(published 13/1/16  -  oops! )
7th Dec 2013
Inverness Fours and SB HORs   (published 19/11/13)
4s HOR Sat  Div 1              4s HOR Sat Div 2

SB HOR Sun Div 1             SB HOR Sun Div 2

Pictures from Snapper Ron of most crews in the first 3 divisions and a few from Carol in Div 2 on Sunday
16th & 17th Nov 2013
ABC Ball  -  ' Heaven & Hell '  theme  (published 17/11/13) 9th November 2013
Aberdeen Fours and Small Boats HORs   (published 6/11/13)
Snapper Ron has published pictures from the following divisions (he was racing in the others!)

  Fours HOR (Sat)  Div 2 only         SB HOR (Sunday)  Div 1 only
2nd & 3rd November 2013
Scottish Rowing Awards Dinner      (published 8/10/13) 5th October 2013
FISA World Masters  - Varese, Northern Italy
From ABC, four Vet men (Richard, Jim, Dan and Ron) and 2 Vet wifies (Louise and Carol) travelled to sweltering hot northern Italy for this huge event - over 11,000 seats were raced over the regatta.  Thanks to Hazel Smith from Inverness for organising some of the accommodation.  Also to Iain Wilson and Steven Kerr for transporting the boats. 
Next year's regatta is in Balarat, near Melbourne.    (published 15/9/13)
5th - 7th September 2013
ABC Novice Regatta    (published 1/9/13) 31st August 2013
Colin, Atholl, Gary, Lewis and Feargal cycled up the fearsome Beallach na Ba road on Sat 24/8/13.  The following day the survivors enjoyed a (slightly) more leisurely  ride to the scenic Elgol peninsula on Skye - Atholl had to sit that out after his front wheel disintegrated whilst descending from the Beallach - wheel and tyre trashed but Atholl intact! 24th & 25th August
Inverness Sprint Regatta  -  a small number of ABC-biased shots
                        (published 27/8/13)
17th August 2013
National Schools Regatta - Nottingham - some pictures from Carol Wallace        (published 27/8/13) 21st July 2013
Henley Regatta   -  Lots of pictures from Snapper Ron - happy searching!       (published 27/8/13) 3rd - 7th July 2013
Womens Henley  -  some pictures from Carol Wallace - including umpire Gill Watt in action   (published 27/8/13) 20th - 23rd June 2013
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta    (published previously on 27/6/13)
Lots of strange sights on the River Dee with the fancy-dressed competitors in ths annual event.
22nd June 2013
Scottish Championships Regatta  - an even-smaller number of rowing shots and a number of family pictures - including a brace (or two) of Bains.     (published 25/8/13) 15th & 16th June 2013
Castle Semple Regatta            (published 25/8/13) 1st June 2013
North East Regatta  -  a small number of shots as Ron was busy.
                                          (published 25/8/13)
11th & 12th May 2013
BUCS Regatta     Iona Riley picking up 2 medals.     published 25/8/13) 6th May 2013
Strathclyde Park Regatta  -  lots of success for the ABC veteran men - including 3 medals for the Snapper!             ( published 25/8/13) 27th & 28th April 2013
ASRA's Training Camp at Gent, Belgium -
pictures by Carol Wallace.
          (published 25/8/13)
6th - 14th April 2013
The Deecrepits tour to the (cancelled) Vesta Veteran Tidway HOR             (published 25/8/13) 24th March 2013
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race     (published 28/3/13) 3rd March 2013
Aberdeen 8s HOR   and  naming of 3 new boats at ABC
Lovely water conditions for the first event to be contested in 2013 on the Scottish Rowing calendar (the SUBC HOR having been cancelled)
9th February 2013
Indoor Rowing Championships
Heriot Watt University       (published 22/1/13)
20th January 2013
ABC Christmas Eights            
      (published 3/1/13)
1st Dec 2012
Inverness Fours HOR           and    
Inverness Small Boats HOR
          (published 3/1/13)
17th & 18th November 2012
Scottish Rowing Awards Dinner  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow

A good haul of awards to Aberdeen with trophies going to
Junior Rower (Lewis McCue, ASRA)
Senior Rower (Iona Riley, ABC) and
Crew of the Year (ASRA WJ4+, Christie Duff, Emily Geddes, Holly Reid, Morven Shaw coxed by Charlotte Davie)
3rd November 2012
Aberdeen 4s and Small Boats HOR
pictures from John Donovan, Lindsay Kilvington, Caroline Keith and Ron Wallace
27th & 28th Oct 2012
Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships   
Carol drove down a small Aberdeen squad (Lewis, Gary and Iona) to this event at Eton Dorney Lake.  They arrived to find the course fog-bound  
      (published 3/1/13)

20th & 21st October 2012
Faskally Training Camp
     (published 3/1/13) 
20th & 21st October 2012
Aberdeen Club Championships
Pictures from our first-ever Inter-Club championship.  A very exciting competition with the winner being decided by the very last event (the wellie-boot toss!)  Congratulations to AUBC who were awarded the Big John trophy.  Results are here
13th Oct 2012
Olympic Parade - Aberdeen rowing clubs welcomed our medal-winners, including Katherine Grainger  (published 19/9/12) 16th Sept 2012
ABC Novice Regatta  (published 15/9/12) 1st September 2012
Inverness Sprint Regatta    11th August 2012
National Rowing Championships   
Holme Pierrpont, Nottingham
a small selection of pictures from Carol
13th - 15th July 2012
Henley 2012   June / July 2012
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta  23rd June 2012
ASRA Inter-Schools Regatta  16th June 2012
Ian Duncan parades Olympic Torch down Union Street to a display of oars from all Aberdeen rowing clubs (well done Colin for facilitating this)   (published 18/712) 11th June 2012
Scottish Rowing Championships   
       (posted 4/11/12, sorry for the delay - I forgot to process them!)
9th & 10th |June 2012
National Schools Regatta 2012
Holme Pierrpont
More driving (and snapping) by Carol as she helped deliver the ASRA quad to Nottingham for a very successful Nat Schools
1st - 3rd June 2012
Alford Sportive (cycling)  
Colin, Scott, Gary and Atholl took part in the 100 mile event over the Lecht and a few other assorted hills whilst Ron chickened-out on the 25 mile event (woos!)   This took place on one of the hottest days of the year. 
     (published 3/1/13)
26th May 2012
BUCS Regatta  -  Holme Pierrpont, Nottingham.
Carol drove Niall and Atholl from AUBC down to this event and she managed to snap a few picture whilst also commentating (good multi-taskers these lassies).
There was fog in the morning this year but none of the dramatic water conditions from last year
7th May 2012
North East Regatta

A few pictures from Snapper Ron

Saturday pictures from Stuart Pressage

Sunday pictures from Stuart Pressage
5th & 6th May 2012
ASRA training camp at Ghent, Belgium  (published 17/6/12)
a few picture from Carol Wallace
April 2012
Dramatic weather changes - record high temperatures at end of March and (less than a week later) we had this much snow in Oldmeldrum 3rd April 2012
ABC Captain's Dinner  -  lots of (wet) fun and games at ABC 24th March 2012
Deecrepits Tour to Tideway  (with pictures from some other Scottish crews on Saturday) 17th & 18th March 2012
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race       10th March 2012
Scottish Schools HOR
Forth & Clyde canal, Auchinstarry Basin
3rd March 2012
Aberdeen Eights HOR
a small number of pictures from Ron Wallace (Division 1 only)
25th February 2012
Indoor Rowing Championships
Heriot Watt University    
29th January 2012
The Deecrepits annual Christmas row required a bit of ice-breaking in tubs.    

One member of the crew could not come but sent Santa in his place;  one was allowed to row for the first time in 6 months and one ended up with a wet bottom - all is revealed in the captions to the pictures.
Thanks Graham for reminding me (22/4/12) that I had forgotten to publish these!
18th December 2011
ABC organised a Christmas 8s event for scratch crews.
A fine mix of 42 competitors from various Aberdeen clubs entered.  The 'Christmas Trees' crew was finally triumphant after an exciting 3-boat final   
3rd December 2011
Scottish Rowing Awards Dinner  - this was held in Inverness on the weekend of their HORs   
Sat 19th November 2011
Inverness 4s and Small Boats HOR    
  Saturday - 4s HOR          Sunday - Small Boats HOR
19th & 20th November 2011
Aberdeen 4s and Small Boats HOR  -  various pictures are available from a number of snappers 

  Saturday 12th November (4s HOR)
     Division 1  (Stuart Pressage)
     Division 2  (Stuart Pressage)
     Various  (Bill Wood)
     Both divisions on Saturday  (Ron Wallace)

  Sunday 13th November (Small Boats HOR)
     Division 1  (Stuart Pressage)
     Division 2  (Stuart Pressage)
     Both divisions on Sunday  (Ron Wallace)
12th & 13th November 2011
The Aberdeen Boat Club Masked-Ball saw a spectacular transformation of the boathouse (and also of some attendees!) 30th October 2011
Pictures from Loch Faskally training weekend
22nd & 23rd October 2011
the Wedding of Judith Herbert and Colin Wallace attracted a fair bit of interest from the rowing community 1st October 2011
FISA World Masters, Poznan, Poland (published 13/10/11) Sept 2011
Castle Semple Regatta  -  despite strong winds across the rest of Scotland, the weather gods smiled (this time) on Castle Semple Loch.  Rough water conditions did force reduction of the course distance from 1k to 500m but no-one seemed to mind this! 28th August 2011
ABC Novice Regatta  (pictures from Snapper Ron) 

   Also pictures from Sandie Pirie
27th August 2011
Inverness Sprint Regatta
a few pictures from the early races and of the last race of the day (Ron was busy in-between)
13th August 2011
Home International Regatta, Strathclyde Park
(including pics from the post-event party) 
23rd July 2011
Henley Royal Regatta 
  Thanks to Carol and Fiona Wallace for snapping these pictures

      General pictures
     (including a selection from Colin and Scott's pairs race)

     All pictures from Colin and Scott's race
     (some overlap with above)
July 2011
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta

This event, sponsored by GDF Suez E&P Ltd was held in generally good conditions - a bit windy at times but a tailwind during racing.
Snapper Ron has published the above list of pictures - more may appear later from other photographers.
 (3/7/11)  Lots more pictures submitted by
      Andrew Strachan (710 pictures) and
      Richard Crosland (492 pictures)   
25th June 2011
Scottish Championships  

 including pictures of the demonstration race involving coastal skiffs

  (22/6/11)  I have added some shots of winners on the medals pontoon from Alistair Neil (see page 8)
11th & 12th June 2011
Metropolitan Regatta - Dorney lake. Pictures from Carol Wallace 4th & 5th June 2011
Coastal Regatta, Anstruther, Fife 
Ron, along with SR umpires Neil MacFarlane and Douglas Cameron went to Fife for a day at the seaside.  If you think conditions at Nottingham were rough at BUCS Regatta (see pictures below) you should check out the racing conditions on the North Sea off Anstruther.  Despite appearances, none of the skiffs seemed in any danger of sinking and the rowers seemed very relaxed about the challenging wind and sea conditions. 
Sat 28th May 2011
National Schools Regatta   
Carol went south to Nottingham and snapped some pictures
27th - 29th May 2011
North East Regatta   
just a few shots, but some of the naming (and performing) of ABC's new boat Xodus.  Thanks to Lindsay Kilvington for providing some of the pictures.
14th & 15th May 2011
BUCS Regatta,  Nottingham 
some exciting pictures from Carol Wallace of sculls surfing towards the finish in challenging conditions at Holme Pierrpont
30th April & 1st May 2011
Strathclyde Park Regatta (SPR) 23rd & 24th April 2011
ASRA training camp at Ghent, Belgium 4th - 10th April
Deecrepits tour of Tideway 2011  3rd April 2011
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race
Sat 5th march 2011
Clydesdale 8s and 4s HOR Sat 26th Feb 2011
Inverness 8s and Small Boats HOR   (pictures from Div 2 only) Sat 19th Feb 2011
Aberdeen Eights HOR  (Pictures from Div 2 only) Sat 5th Feb 2011
Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships
Heriot Watt University
Sunday 23rd January 2011
Inverness Fours and Small Boats HOR
Sat Div 1    Sat Div 2       Sun Div 1 (3 pics only!)   Sun Div 2
6th & 7th November 2010
ASRA 50th anniversary 'Black and White' ball 
A large attendance of ASRA members (who still had energy to dance the night away) along with coaches, parents and FPs.
Bryan Steel received a long (and well-deserved) standing ovation
18th Sept 2010 (evening)
Aberdeen Sprint Regatta
I was busy so not many photos, I regret.  I was happy to win one medal but someone from ASRA (?Daniel) won 7 events! Others from ASRA had entered 11 separate events
18th Sept 2010 (day)
FISA World Masters Regatta 2010,  St Catharines, Canada
This was Ron and Carol's main holiday so lots of personal holiday snaps of Niagara Falls and Toronto.  Sadly, racing was cancelled 2hrs into Saturday due to winds (didn't seem that bad to the Scottish competitors!) so the ABC team of Dan Davidson, Richard Mathieson, Jim Steel and Ron Wallace never got to race in their coxless 4. All Sham's training will have to be saved for another occasion.  We had established a recurring pattern of leading off the start and trailing by the end of our races - more fitness work needed!
Thanks to Doug Cameron for arranging great accommodation in Port Dalhousie and also booking the most ridiculously expensive (but best) meal I have ever had in Canoe Restaurant in Toronto.

   Monday - Wed  -  arriving at course, Niagara Falls by day
   Thursday 2/9/10  -  Port Dalhousie, some racing, Masters fireworks
   Friday 3/9/10 ABC 4X,  ABC 2-, thunderstorm on the course
   Sat 4/9/10 - racing cancelled, stormy Lake Ontario, Masters Party
   Sun 5/9/10  - Mixed 4X,  Merry-go-round, Niagara Falls by night
   Mon 6/9/10 onwards - Ron, Carol, Doug and Caren in Toronto
Pictures from Mon 30th August to Fri 10th September

Regatta ran from 2nd to 5th Sept 2010

Inverness Sprint Regatta  14th August 2010
Commonwealth Regatta 2010 -  Canada    
A fantastic performance from the Scottish team who finished second in the medal league behind Canada.
pictures from Alison Bain
July 2010
British Rowing Championships  Strathclyde Park 16th - 18th July
Henley Royal Regatta Lots of social pictures with a huge Aberdeen bias but also shots of the GUBC 4+ on Wednesday and Glasgow RC 2- on Thurs.

new 14/7/10  -  Henley pictures from Lindsay Kilvington
30th June - 4th July
Aberdeen Inter Company Regatta  

   Collection 1  General photos (481 pictures)

   Collection 2  Shots of, and around time of, Final Race and Prizegiving (82 pictures)
26th June 2010
Scottish Championships 2010    12th - 13th June 2010
Metropolitan Regatta, Dorney Lake
Various Scottish winners at this event.
Thanks to Carol for taking the pictures
5th - 6th June 2010
ASRA Inter-School Regatta    Sat 6th June 2010
North East Regatta    
Only a few pictures - the Snapper was busy
15th & 16th May 2010
Clydesdale Regatta 2010   
a few pictures from Snapper Ron
(Lots more on David Nolan's website)
8th May 2010
Wedding of Louise and Cookie at Markinch
lots of rowing connections at this lovely day
7th May 2010
Strathclyde park Regatta 24th & 25th April 2010
ASRA Training Camp and International Regatta in Gent, Belgium
3rd - 12th April 2010
Deecrepits Tour to Tideway 2010 27th - 28th March 2010
Aberdeen Universities' Boat Race 28th Feb 2010
ASRA Race Night   -  a fun and fundraising evening betting on the gee gees 26th Feb 2010
Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships
Heriot Watt University 
A small range of pictures as Snapper Ron was competing and commentating
31st January 2010
Lots of rowing connections at the beautiful
naming ceremony for Murphy Robert Watt
(Gill and Mark's son) held in snowy rural Aberdeenshire at Garlogie Hall
20th December 2009
Aberdeen HOR for Fours (Sat)  and Small Boats (Sun)
(click on the appropriate day)    
31st October and 1st November 2009
Head of the Forth  -  organised by Edinburgh University Boat Club  and St Andrew Boat Club and held at Stirling 17th October 2009
ABC Ball - Ron's pictures from the ' Monopoly ' themed event 10th October 2009
FISA World Masters Regatta - Vienna   

Ron has finally had time to publish his photos from this event - apologies for the delay
      Ron's photos     Carol's photos
3rd - 6th Sept 2009
Home International Regatta (HIR) 2009
Holme Pierpont, Nottingham.
25th July 2009
Henley Royal Regatta   a few shots from Carol 2nd - 5th July 2009
Nithsdale Regatta    Ron managed only a few shots inbetween competing and umpiring at his first Nithsdale Regatta since 1976 ! 27th June 2009
Aberdeen Inter-Company Regatta    Grant Allan took the pictures as the Snapper was working at Oldmeldrum Sports 20th June 2009
Scottish Championships  (Snapper Ron's 400+ pictures from this event) 13th & 14th June 2009
Aberdeen Schools Rowing Project first
Inter-School Regatta
Saturday 6th June 2009
National Schools Regatta,  Nottingham.    Posted 12/7/09 
Carol took some shots at Holme Pierpont.
They include some night shots of a tank which rumbled into the supermarket car park when they were taking a break on their journey south!
22nd - 24th May 2009
North East Regatta (a small number of shots - mostly featuring the Generation Doubles event - thanks to Roy Sinclair for the last shot) 9th & 10th May 2009
Strathclyde Park Regatta and Scottish University Championships
Usual local and family bias to Snapper Ron's pictures
Also pictures of ASRA crews on medal pontoon from Eric Wilson (Gary's dad !)
25th & 26th April 2009
ASRA training camp in Belgium and
Gent International Junior Regatta
4th - 12th April 2009
Tideway 2009 Pictures from the 10th Deecrepits tour to row the Tideway. 
Snapper Ron presents an unashamedly Scottish bias to photos from Saturday and shots from the Social gathering on Sunday evening involving ABC and Ruderclub Baden.
Aberdeen HOR for Senior Eights and Junior Fours Saturday 14th March 2009
Images       Race report and results
City of Aberdeen, Universities Boat race
Snapper Ron's 400 pictures from this event are published in chronological order.  Starting with the coin toss and finishing at the Ball in the evening
28th February 2009
Inverness 8s HOR
No real apologies for an Aberdeen (and Deecrepits) bias to the photographs.  Action shots from division 2 only (the Snapper was rowing in Div 1 - battling against a headwind to get to the start then riding the tailwind during the race)
21st February 2009
Aberdeen Eights HOR (8th Feb)
Sadly this event had to be cancelled after overnight temperatures plummeted (minus 8 deg C in Oldmeldrum) causing the river to freeze.
The event will be re-run on Saturday 14th March
Sunday 8th February 2009
SARA Ergo Championships
Held at Heriot Watt University
Featuring the agony and ecstasy (or some might say, stupidity !) of indoor rowing
1st February 2009
ABC Burns Supper - a smaller number of attendees this year but a good time was had by all, with some very entertaining speeches (including a reference to the Snapper having been spotted wearing Hazel's high heels!) 24th January 2009
ASRA Sponsored ergo challenge, racing the Aberdeen to Lerwick ferry.  Held in the Tinity Centre, Aberdeen. Saturday 10th Jan 2009


Snapper Ron's last pictures from 2008 are of the
Deecrepits Christmas outing -  cheers !
14th December 2008
Aberdeen Boat Club's Christmas Eights  This fun, scratch event turned into a competition amongst 3 coxed sevens and featured two entrants from ASRA along with some 'rave-from-the-grave' competitors from the ABC archives. 7th December 2008
Carol came in to coach a crew and found the River Dee frozen - she took some atmospheric shots of winter scenes on the Dee 30th November 2008
Aberdeen 4s and Small Boats HOR
Snapper Ron's pictures from Division 1 on Saturday and (mostly) Division 1 on Sunday (with some help from Mrs Snapper)
15th & 16th November 2008
Inverness 4s and Small Boats HOR     This was an event of two halves with lovely weather on Saturday, a fine meal on Saturday evening and challenging conditions (including a blizzard!) on Sunday.
That's Scottish weather for you !
8th & 9th November 2008
DNV Dee Marathon - some may be surprised at Ron featuring this strange, alternative watersport (kayaking and canoeing) where competitors can actually see where they are going! 
The Committee of the Dee were happy to support Integrate Paddling in this venture and Ron & Stuart snapped away, producing 423 photographs for your entertainment.
2nd November 2008        
Gary and Alison's wedding in Ireland featured a lot of rowing friends and a guard of honour of rowing  blades 11th October 2008
 ABC Ball - held at the (much modified) Boathouse.  The pictures hardly do justice to the amazing transformation wrought on our training room to turn it into a beautiful setting for our 'Henley' themed Ball.  And everyone did look wonderful except for a few contortions snapped on the dancefloor (mea culpa!)  Well done to Nikki, Kathyrn and the rest of their team for transforming the room. 4th October 2008
Aberdeen Sprint Regatta  (a small range as the Snapper was busy) 13th September 2008
FISA World Masters Regatta,  Trakai, Lithuania   4th - 7th September 2008
Inverness Sprint     
(thanks to Graham Wright for taking some of these)
Saturday 16th August 2008
Henley 2008   Featuring the first outings of the new ABC 'away' blazers.    2nd - 6th July 2008
ABC / DNV Inter-Company Regatta 2008 Saturday 28th June 2008
Scottish Championships 2008 14th & 15th June 2008
National Schools Regatta (Holme Pierrepont)
These pictures explain why racing was abandoned!  They may also re-open the flotation debate.  Looking at winners and losers (in a vertical direction), I think I might feel happier in a Vespoli eight rather than a Resolute.  Clearly lots of other factors are involved but full marks to the Vespoli crew for staying (mostly) afloat.
Carol's pictures from 24/5/08
Castle Semple Regatta   17th May 2008
Clydesdale Regatta and GUBC/EUBC Boat Races 
(with thanks to guest snapper, Stuart Pressage)                  
10th May 2008
BUSA Regatta at Strathclyde Park Pictures from Sat & Sun (3rd-4th May) only.
Strathclyde Park Regatta 2008     26th & 27th April 2008
North East Regatta 2008   See the scary pictures from the 1970s-80s themed disco on Saturday night and some limited rowing shots from Sunday. (The Snapper was otherwise occupied!) 19th & 20th April 2008
Tideway 2008 - the Deecrepits 9th Tour.       
Read the Graphic Novel or view all the pictures.
15th & 16th March 2008
City of Aberdeen Universities' Boat Race (AUBC / RGUBC) 9th March 2008
Aberdeen Schools Ergo Championships (ASRA Boathouse)
6th March 2008
Naming of new ASRA boats by Commodore Angus Menzies and Aberdeen Eights HOR                                23rd February 2008
SARA Indoor Rowing Championships       9th February 2008
ASRA Ceilidh 1st February 2008
ABC Burns Supper 26th January 2008


ASRA's Christmas Party 16th December 2007
North East Ergo Championships organised by RGUBC
(... well ... by Judith, I think !)  
9th December 2007
Inverness HOR for 4s
Inverness Small Boats HOR  
17th & 18th November 2007
Aberdeen 4s and Small Boats HOR   
   Snapper Ron  Div 1 on Saturday
   Snapper Ron  (and Brian Bain) SB on Sunday
   Brian Schooling  -  SB on Sunday
   Roy Sinclair - both days
10th & 11th November 2007
Pictures from the Loch Faskally coaching weekend organised by Liz Dawson     26th - 28th October 2007
Aberdeen University held a Doctors vs Students regatta on the Dee.  Sadly, only 2 doctors attended.  Iain and Ron were hoping to retain the title that they won last year but it ended up as  a win for the students, so one-all in the league of fame! 13th October 2007
ABC Ball 2007, Elphinstone Hall, Aberdeen  6th October 2007  
FISA World Masters Regatta.  Zagreb, Croatia  6th - 9th September 2007

Five representatives of ABC attended the Badenfahrt last weekend - click here for the story (and to find out what it is!)

24th - 27th August 2007
Pictures from James Arthur of the Aberdeen Sprint Regatta 26th August 2007
Inverness Sprint Regatta.  A smallish number of photographs from this event.  Unfortunately the showers in the morning turned into a deluge in the afternoon but Snapper Ron was dead chuffed to win 2 out of the 3 events that he entered (and he survived 7 races to achieve this!)  Thanks to Sarah and Hazel for dragging him down the course in 5 of his races. 18th August 2007
ABC Pirates Party Aaaar there were strange goings-on in Aberdeen last night with searching for treasure (thanks Nikki) and some interesting redecoration of the Boathouse.  11th August 2007
FISA World Under 23 Regatta (Snapper Ron's pictures)
Strathclyde Park

Also pictures from Iain Carlton

25th - 29th July 2007


Henley Royal Regatta 2007    4th - 8th July 2007
Aberdeen Boat Club's  Inter Company Regatta Saturday 30th June 2007
Scottish Championships 2007   16th & 17th June 2007
Clydesdale 150th Anniversary Regatta and
EUBC/GUBC Boat Race       
mixed pictures from both events
Saturday 12th May 2007
River Clyde
North East Regatta 2007  

  DeeSnappers pictures from
                          Stewart Mitchell     Saturday     

  DeeSnappers pictures from
                         Bryan Schooling from

six DeeSnappers pictures from Roy Sinclair

5th & 6th May 2007     Only a few shots on Saturday of the naming ceremony for ABC's new fours.  Also shots of Chris Campbell giving some coaching tips to our youngest member (?)

Group shots of AUBC with their haul of tankards and the Championship of the Dee trophy on Sunday.

Strathclyde Park Regatta 

  DeeSnappers  pictures from Bryan Schooling from
                          SPR on Sunday
DeeSnappers  pictures from Steve Clark from SPR on Saturday
DeeSnappers pictures from Brian Schooling from SPR on Saturday

21st & 22nd April 2007
St Andrew Boat Club Regatta  Snapper Ron enjoyed a great day on the Costa del Clyde.  He was amused by the splendid badge given to the chief umpire to mark him out from us mere mortals.  It is also amazing what you find in rubbish bins on Glasgow Green (see last page) 14th April 2007
Tideway 2007 Some dramatic pictures from the wind-swept Head on Saturday.  The event was cancelled after about 20 out of the first 50 crews sank!
Click here to see a video collage of the pink sock lightweights (with Dave McNeill at 2) battling through Hammersmith Bridge.
Note their stroke stopping rowing to free his feet as the boat goes under the Bridge! (it is 5Mb in size so broadband only)
AUBC / RGUBC Boat Race 
                             **Now (12/4/07) with pictures of the main race **
4th March 2007
Aberdeen Eights HOR (Division 2 only) 3rd March 2007
Scottish Ergo Championships  11th Feb 2007


Inverness Fours and Small Boats HOR Nov 2006
    Fours - Saturday 11/11/06          SB - Sunday 12/11/06
Some very wet and windy conditions during racing - especially on Saturday.  The blur in some photos is a combination of rain and me getting blown around by gusts of wind!
SARA Awards Dinner  4th November 2006 - Aberdeen City Chambers
Aberdeen HOR    4th & 5th November 2006
Loch Faskally  Coaching weekend                       21st & 22nd October 2006
ABC Champagne Celebration  6th October 2006 Celebrating the multiple National and International successes in the club this year.
ABC Ball      Elphinstone Hall  16th September 2006  
Stirling Rowing Club  -  centenary celebrations  16th Sept 2006
Aberdeen Sprint      9th September 2006 An extremely limited range of pictures - Snapper Ron was otherwise engaged !
Inverness Sprint Regatta  19th August 2006  Caledonian Canal, Inverness
Commonwealth Rowing Championships  5th & 6th August 2006 Strathclyde Park
Home International Regatta  - 21st- 22nd July 2006 Strathclyde Park
National Championships 14th - 16th July 2006 Strathclyde Park
Henley 2006  1st & 2nd July 2006 Pictures from Saturday and Sunday only
ABC  Inter-Company Row   24th June 2006 Almost 800 pictures of this fun event from Ron Wallace
Scottish Championships 2006  10th & 11th June 2006  
SARA Awards Dinner 2006 3rd June 2006  
North East Regatta 2006 13th & 14th May 2006  
Strathclyde Park Regatta 2006 22nd & 23rd April 2006 Pictures (c) Ron Wallace
AUBC / RGUBC Boat Race 2006 18th March 2006 Pictures (c) Graham Wright, Ron Wallace, Carol Wallace
Inverness Eights HOR 2006 18th February 2006  
Aberdeen Eights HOR 2006 29th Jan 2006 Pictures from Ron Wallace, Graham Wright, Kathryn Pealing and, James Arthur


Loch Faskally coaching weekend
21st to 23rd October 2005
Some pictures of the muddy conditions on Saturday until Liz Dawson asked for them to fill up the Loch!
Aberdeen Fours and Small Boats HOR
15th & 16th October 2005
Fours HOR Saturday (mostly Division 1)
Saturday 15/10/05 - Deeside Scullers outing
Small Boats HOR (Sunday) (Division 1 only)
Strathclyde Park RC Small Boats HOR 1/10/05 A few photos taken after division 1 and just before division 2 was cancelled due to wind and waves!
FISA World Masters Regatta September 2005 Strathclyde Park
Aberdeen Sprint Regatta 3/9/05  
Edinburgh University v Glasgow University Boat Race  A selection of pictures from this event on 14/5/05 in Glasgow.  Prints are available for purchase by emailing me
North East Regatta 2005  A limited group of photographs with a family bias
Aberdeen Eights HOR  26/2/05

Click on thumbnails for a larger image or email me with file name if you want a full-sized image (can be up to 4MB !)

Pictures of every crew in Division 2 (sorry, I was rowing in Division 1).  Excuse the family bias!  RMW

2004 and earlier

Inverness Fours HOR  20/11/2004

(11 pages of images in the order they passed 600m from finish)

There should hopefully be a picture of every crew in the first division and a selection from division 2.
If you want a full-size copy of any image - please email me the file name and I will send it to you.
North East Regatta 2004  
Universities of Aberdeen Boat Race  22nd Feb 2004  
Inverness Eights HOR 14/02/04 Some social shots of the Deecrepits and other shots - mostly of Aberdeen crews but some good shots of a Castle Semple quad in serious action.  Towards the end you can see how an open-topped MG Midget can be adapted to carry a sculling boat !
Aberdeen HOR  16/11/02 Pictures and video clip of flooded river
Arial view of the River Dee       With thanks to Dan Davidson for the image.
This is available
with annotations or without, the latter as a large (detailed) file or small file.


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