Clyde ARC is located in the West Boathouse on Glasgow Green next to the Weir and close to the High Court between the Saltmarket and the Albert Bridge. The West Boathouse is split into two parts of which we inhabit one. We are homed in the western part of the boathouse, which is the side closer to the High Court and the Weir.
To get to the Boathouse follow directions to western side of Glasgow Green, where the stone archway entrance is located and head towards the pale cream/whitish building with the blue doors. We are located closest to the archway.
The building is home to our boat fleet and our land training equipment, as well as providing men and ladies changing facilities, toilets and hot showers.
The boats and blades are stored downstairs whilst the upstairs boasts central heating, an informal sitting area and an erg room with weights (a rowing machine gym, as it were).
Downstairs – Boat Fleet
We have a wide variety of boats and equipment to suit different numbers of athlete and to reflect different levels of rowing. Click to expand the “Boat Information…” section below for more details
Fours and Quads:
Coxed Four 4+
Coxless Four 4-
Quadruple Scull 4x
Pairs and Doubles
Coxless Pair 2-
Coxed Pair 2+ (we have training coxed pairs only)
Double Scull 2x
Singles: 1x (racing and training hulls)
The number indicates how many rowers the boat is constructed for.
An “x” denotes a sculling boat (2 oars each), all others are one oar each.
A “+” means that the boat is steered by a dedicated steersman who is not rowing – a coxswain or “cox”.
Some boats can be converted between sculling and sweep by changing the riggers (metal bits on the side).
Each boat is designed to carry a certain number rowers of a certain weight. The plated weight, is the maximum weight that the boat is designed to carry (and will float with, even if swamped). We therefore adhere strictly to the plated weights.
The building is over 100years old and is a listed building, therefore care of the building is of great importance to the club. Access to the building is controlled by the committee, and application for keys are made through a committee member. A key to enable access is usually granted, to all adult members on the basis that due respect to health and safety (including consideration to rowing experience, and the weather) is maintained. Junior members (i.e. those under 16) may not have a key to the boathouse and may not use the equipment unsupervised.
The Ergometer Room
The ergometer room is used by club members for winter and land training and can accommodate up to 10 members at any one time on the rowing machines. In addition to this, the ergometer room has free weight equipment including a squat cage.
The sitting room is a section of the changing areas and allows members to enjoy hot drinks and hot food in between sessions in a heated area. Food may be brought in, however there is usually also a small selection of home baking available for purchase from the tuck shop. Tea and coffee are free