Trafford RC has been rowing on the Bridgewater Canal since 1957 and is the only rowing club in South Manchester. We are a growing, friendly club who row competitively as well as just for fun or fitness. We do take our racing seriously, but we don't take ourselves so seriously that we lose the friendly atmosphere of our club. New members are made to feel welcome and we have active recreational, veteran, and junior sections, as well as the men's and women's senior squads.
Latest News section. Or why not have a look at our new Club Kit web page? We have details of all of Trafford RC's results on our Race Results page, and you can see who has won Trafford RC's own awards and honours on our new Club Awards page. We also have a dedicated Junior Rowing web page. We are hoping to have more photos and even video streaming in the not too distant future, but in the meantime please feel free to browse our website.
If you are an experienced oarsman, or if you just want to have a go one weekend, please contact the Captain via the Club Contacts page.
Northwich Spring Head
Congratulations to all the junior and masters crews who took part in Northwich Spring Head today. It was a good day of racing with a strong tail wind to give fast times. There was some excellent racing with a number of good results.
Junior Sculling Championship
Two crews competed today at the Junior Sculling Championship at Eton Dorney. Held at the site of the recent Olympics, both crews rowed well (WJ16 4x- of Nic, Olivia, Emma and Emily and WJ14 4x+ of Amy, Tilly, Bronya and Rachel with Alix at cox) and everyone enjoyed the event.
The competition was fierce, with the best crews from the UK and crews from abroad. The WJ16 crew came a very creditable 28th of 38 crews and the WJ14 crew won a bronze medal with 3rd place from 48.
2013 Junior Review
2013 was another good year for the squad with numbers up and for a second year in a row a record number of wins. I'm not going to mention individual wins, as you can look results up on the club web site, but would particularly point to success at National Championships. We took a very inexperience group, some of who were rowing in older age groups, but everyone performed beyond expectations.
I was particulary pleased to see the breadth of wins across the squad rather than from just a few individuals.
Important Safety Announcement
The committee approved a mandatory rule for all rowers on the canal, taking
effect this month. It is that all single scullers, and the bow rower of
any crew boat, will wear a high-visibility vest or tabard. There is a
supply of them beside the door of the boathouse on the "eights" side.
The reason for this rule should be clear (in more senses than one); if anyone doubts its usefulness, or finds themselves unable to comply with it, please talk to me as I'd like to understand why.
The safety briefing card has been updated to version 1.4 to reflect this change.
Water Safety Officer
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Northwich Autumn Head today, I hope everyone enjoyed the day.
Suitable clothing for winter rowing
Most of you will have noticed the first frost
of the season last night, so this is a good opportunity to remind you that you
need to change the contents of your kit bag from what you had there in the
For the winter months please note the following bits of the club safety plan: