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Trafford Rowing Club-Course Map

 

Trafford Head is a 3200m processional race held on the Bridgewater Canal every February.

 

To download a map of the Trafford Head Course, Click Here.

To View the course map online, Click Here

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Trafford Rowing Club-Men’s Rowing

Men’s Rowing

The men’s squad is open to all who wish to join, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced oarsman Trafford Rowing Club welcomes you to the squad. A range of fitness and experience levels are catered for with many members progressing from the Row Start course other have come from University or have simply moved to the area.

 

The senior men aim to compete at national level and each year they compete at major events such as the, Fours and Eights Head of the River, as well as numerous regional regattas and head races throughout the season

 

If you are interested in joining the men’s Squad or would like to know more about the squad, please contact the captain at captain.traffordrc@yahoo.co.uk.

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Trafford Rowing Club-Women’s Rowing

Women’s Rowing

The women’s squad is open to all who wish to join, whether you are an experienced oarswoman or just returning from time off rowing, Trafford Rowing welcomes you to the squad.

A range of fitness and experience levels are catered for with some members progressing from our Rowstart Programme or come back from University. If you are a University rower and home for the Summer, our Summer Regatta programme has been utilised by many students and has many returning each Summer.

The Women’s Squad is regularly coached by UKCC Level 2 coaches.

The senior women aims are to compete at a national level and each year they compete at major events such as Fours and Eights Head of the River. We also compete in local Heads and Regattas throughout the year, at which we are very competitive.

If you are interested in joining the Women’s Squad or would like to know more about the squad, please contact the captain at captain.traffordrc@yahoo.co.uk.

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Trafford Rowing Club-Masters

Masters

Masters Rowing (formerly known as Veterans Rowing) is now open to anyone aged 27 years and older. This allows you to compete against people of the same age as you in age banded categories ranging from 27 to over 80.

 

At Trafford we currently have members covering most of these age ranges and are always looking for new members whether you may be relatively new to the sport, returning after time off or you are an experienced rower.

 

As with the rest of the club we train and compete the year round and enter local head races and regattas. There are also opportunities to enter the national masters events: Vesta Masters Head of the River, National Masters Regatta and Henley Masters.

If you are interested in joining the Masters Squad or would like to know more about the squad, please contact the captain at

captain.traffordrc@yahoo.co.uk.

 

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Trafford Rowing Club-Coaching

Coaching

Trafford Rowing Club is the ideal club to be both a coach and an athlete receiving coaching!

 

The towpath enables coaching by bike or on foot ensuring a close proximity of coach to participant. This is reflected by the fact that club coaches Ken Ball and Derek Chandler were awarded British Rowing Volunteer of the Year 2011 for the Northwest, recognising their dedication.

 

Should the canal freeze four coaches are trained powerboat drivers, allowing coaching from a launch at other local stretches of water.

 

 

Coaching of athletes

 

Our coaching team is a mixture of qualified volunteers and professional paid coaches employed with support from British rowing.

 

With over 200 years of coaching experience between them, our strong and enthusiastic coaching team provides a impressive quantity of coaching at every ability level allowing us to deliver:

 

Juniors – Coached every session; High coach to participant ratio.
Beginners – Coached every session, frequently 1:1
Development group – Coached every session
Seniors – Coached at least once a week
Masters – Coached at least once a fortnight

 

 

 

The Trafford philosophy is to coach the “whole” of rowing not just on water technique. Coaching, seminars and our regular training plan develop our athletes in the following key areas:

 

British Rowing Technique
Indoor Rowing skills
Physical fitness
Core stability
Flexibility and stretching

 

Coxes of all ability are coached to a high level.

 

 

Coach development

 

The club is committed to supporting it’s coaches and helping them to develop to their full ability. The majority of our coaches hold the British Rowing Level 2 coaching qualification; coaches working towards this qualification are fully supported. Coaches are encouraged to move between squads to improve their ability. Support and development activities include:

 

Coach mentoring by senior coaches.
Regular coaching forums to share best practice.
British Rowing course fees subsidised by the club.
Attendance at relevant training courses for safety (capsize drills) and child protection.

 

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Trafford Rowing Club-Coxing

Coxing

Most people who join the club, do so to row or scull. However coxes are some of the most important people in the club! The cox is always in charge of a boat and a crew. The cox steers the boat using a rudder, and shouts instructions at those who are rowing! A good cox can have a big effect on the way their crew rows.

 

Maybe you’re not a cox but you’d like to be part of a team, to coach and encourage, and enjoy being on the water on a sunny morning! If you don’t fancy rowing or sculling yourself, but would like to give orders and look after expensive racing boats – coxing may be for you! Come and join us – it’s not hard and we’ll teach you how to do it.

 

Are you an experienced cox? Trafford RC has a wide range of crews from competition-hungry to recreational, including senior men and women, veteran, juniors and novices.

 

A coxing guide is available here.

 

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Trafford Rowing Club-Training Plan

All racing crews are provided with training plans throughout the year with the emphasis on getting fit over the winter months in preparation for the summer regattas. Training sessions generally consists of long-distance rowing (low heart rate, both on and off the water), strength training (heavyweights), and circuits (fitness training).  Athletes are also expected to take a number of tests throughout the year to demonstrate improvements in strength and fitness.

 

The training plans are developed by the Head Coach in conjunction with Lydia Birch from British Rowing.  The club also has a number of British Rowing coaches, qualified to UKCC Level 2 standard, to provide technical coaching to crews on the water.

 

The men’s and women’s squads consist of senior squad and a development squads depending on experience, commitment, and availability.

 

All potential new members, including experienced oarsmen, coxes or coaches, should read the Membership Enquiries, then email the Captain for more information if required. At present, anyone new to the sport and wanting to learn how to row at Trafford RC must register on one of our RowStart courses via our website.

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Trafford Rowing Club-Membership costs

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Membership rates for 2013-2014 effective from 1st July 2013 are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

1st July 2014 to
30th June 2015
Discount if pay by
1st August 2014
Ordinary £210 £20
Junior 1 £50 annual membership + £30 per calendar month £0
Full Time Student 5 £100 £0
Coxing £15 n/a
Country £50 n/a
Life n/a n/a
Annual Racking 2 £55 n/a
RowStart & new Joiners 3 Pro-rata
1 Members under 18 years old will generally be expected to be members of the Junior Squad and therefore
managed by the Junior Coach. However, it may be deemed beneficial for some members who fall in the upper range of the junior classification to join the senior/recreational squads. Where this is the case, they will be subject to the terms and conditions of Senior Membership. These cases will generally be by exception.
Licensing of private boats is the responsibility of the owner. All private boats MUST be insured.
3 A pro-rata amount based on the number of full months from the end of Row Start / start date to the end of June..
4 A further family discount is available for families – please see the Treasurer for details
A fee of £50 (without elibility for discount) is payable for student rowing in the summer only
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Trafford Rowing Club-Training Times

Training Times

Training times are a guide and actual rowing times will vary based on conditions, availability and racing requirements.  The times below reflect when the club is open to members.

 

 

Winter Training times:

Monday
18:30 – Masters club ergo’s

 

Tuesday
9:30 – 11:00 Recreational rowers

18:30 – Ladies club ergo’s

 

Wednesday

Circuits all members

 

Thursday

9:30 – 11:00 Recreational rowers
Senior men club ergo’s

 

Friday

Club closed

 

Saturday

8am – 9:45am

10am – 11:45

 

Sunday

8am – 9:45am

10am – 11:45

9:45 – 11:30 Recreational

11:30 – 1PM Row Start

 

 

Summer Training times:

 

Monday

18:30 – 20:00 Water based training

 

Tuesday

9:30 – 11:00 Recreational rowers

18:30 – 20:00 Water based training

18:30 – 20:00 Row start

 

Wednesday

8:30 – 20:00 Water based training

 

Thursday

9:30 – 11:00 Recreational rowers

18:30 – 20:00 Water based training

 

Friday

club closed

 

Saturday

8am – 9:45am

10am – 11:45

 

Sunday

8am – 9:45am

10am – 11:45

9:45 – 11:30 Recreational

 

Junior training times will change weekly

 

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Trafford Rowing Club-Learn to Row

Learn to Row

“RowStart” is Trafford RC’s programme for introducing beginners to the sport of rowing.

 

The RowStart Course is currently being revised and further details will be published shortly.

 

If you would like to receive more information and join the waiting list please see our Membership Enquiries page or send an email. Adults over 18 to rowstart.traffordrc@yahoo.co.uk, Juniors under 18 juniors.traffordrc@yahoo.co.uk

 

If you have already signed up for a RowStart course, please read the documents below before attending.

 

RowStart Course – Stage 1

 

RowStart Course – Stage 2

 

RowStart Course – Stage 3

 

RowStart Introductory Session