Training & Racing


Based at Meggetland, close to the city centre, the club's membership trains predominantly on a 1600m stretch of the Union Canal, colloquially known as The Ditch.


Although narrow (if two boats meet, one must pull-in to allow the other to pass), the Ditch supports a significant number of Scotland' active rowers and scullers (400+). Coaches can get real close to their crews, which is a fantastic advantage. The flip-side is that most competitive crews seek to train at 'odd' times of the day; in other words, they like to go out when few others do so.  For others, rowing is all about participation, friendships, and enjoyment while taking part in a healthy lifestyle.


St Andrew BC provides a structure for rowers and scullers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport. Whether you are new to the sport and just want to have a go, maybe you're wanting to resume a rowing career, or perhaps you're already a successful competitive athlete, the club welcomes you. Check out the relevant links from this page to get further information on squads, training, times, and how to get in touch.


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