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Boston Rowing Marathon 16th Sept 2012 – Course Record Time Broken

Posted by Julie Paillin on Thursday, September 20, 2012,

Earlier in the year the two senior ladies from Devil’s Elbow Rowing Club (DERC) rowed in Plymouth for the Eddystone Lighthouse Challenge and met Anneke Elliott who was racing in their ladies crew as the forth crew member. Anneke was eager to race in the Boston Marathon too, and soon after arrangements were made to race together in a quad with Anneke’s friend Morag Van Niekirk.Plans were put in place, admittedly somewhat late in the day. The crew only found a willing coxwain, Guy Thomson (...


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Taster Session with Swim and Capsize Drill a Success

Posted by Julie Paillin on Thursday, September 13, 2012,
Tuesday 11th September saw the DERC first Taster Session and second Capsize Drill and Swim Test at Welbeck Defence College. 

25 potential members and new members took part in the 50m swim test using two different swim strokes, then completed the 5m under water swim followed by treading water for 2 minutes, all wearing light clothing on top of swim wear. 

The participants then went on to the capsize drill where they went straight into feet in no sculls. All successfully completed this. They then...
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On a Roll - £2000 from Sported towards recreational boats.

Posted by Julie Paillin on Wednesday, July 25, 2012,

Devils Elbow Rowing Club awarded £2000 from Sported for recreational boats

 

Devil’s Elbow Rowing Club (DERC), a new local rowing club in Long Eaton will work with young people through sport development, today announces  that £2000 has been funded by sported., one of the UK’s leading 2012 legacy organisations empowering community groups to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.’

DERC aims to build strong communities – Providing sport activities that the yo...


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July - Eddystone Lighthouse Challenge

Posted by Julie Paillin on Monday, July 9, 2012,
Devil's elbow ladies successfully completed the Tamar Challenge. The Eddystone lighthouse challenge was cancelled due to an imminent force 8 and low visibility. The Tamar challenge consisted of 28km out to the breakwater, experience some rough water, then head inland up the Tamar. We caught up with the opposition (Plymouth Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club) at one point against the tide and held them for quite a time. The host clubs experience in these conditions shone through and they slowly to...
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Another Grant for DERC from East Midlands Airport

Posted by Julie Paillin on Monday, April 9, 2012,
East Midlands Airport have awarded DERC £1000 torwards a recreational gig. The club aims to raise enough money to become a pioneer status club with Explore Rowing. 
Any donations and sponsors welcome. 
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Devil's Elbow is affiliated to British Rowing!

Posted by Julie Paillin on Friday, November 11, 2011,
DERC is now officially affiliated to British Rowing so club members can now race as Devil's Elbow Rowing Club and all the benefits that has for members and the club as a whole.
  
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New picture comes to light

Posted by Julie Paillin on Wednesday, September 28, 2011,

Another picture that has come to light.
This is the Head of the Trent Crew in 1956.
From right to left.
Brian Hardaker, Colin Small, Graham Suggett, Reg Squires.
It was shot from one of the bridges whilst we were rowing up to the start.
Unfortunately, the cox (Graham Jones) is missing.
Regards
Graham Suggett

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First ever Junior WIN for DERC at Exmouth Rowing Club - Sea Rowing!!!

Posted by Julie Paillin on Monday, September 19, 2011,
Our first ever win for DERC was gloriously won by Junior Member James Chritchlow (17) in the Exmouth Sea Rowing Regatta. DERC travelled 206 miles to race in the offshore regatta with three members, Julie Paillin, Nicola Cheesman and junior member James Chritchlow. James subbed in for Mayflower Offshore Rowing Club in the junior men's quad and rowed the 4k to victory through huge surf and high winds. He received a medal and a mug for his efforts and the proud accolade of being the first member...
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