Making the Most of the Situation Feb 2021
Covid and the recent flooding has kept us off the water. The rise of the Trent caused additional problems. One of our Explorers was holed when the floodwater pushed it into a boat trailer hitch. The need to get that repaired also opened up the opportunity to get other wear and tear issues sorted while the boats were off the water. Those in need of some TLC were taken to Technique Composites in Ripley. It looks like rowing might be back as an organised outdoor sport by the end of March, so with this repair and the other work, we should be ready to go.
Thank You Feb 2021
Some good news….
Devil’s Elbow Rowing Club has gratefully received a grant of £1,500 towards a New Womens Eight, to replace our old, very heavy and slightly broken one! The Grant was awarded in Dec 2020 By Erewash Voluntary Action CVs Small Grants Scheme. The Erewash Small Grant Scheme is funded by Derbyshire County Council Public Health, Derbyshire County Council Adult Care Services and Erewash Borough Council.
The Erewash Small Grant Scheme has three priority themes. The priority themes include:
- Health Inequalities
- Community Wellness
- Building Resilience
The Grant also focuses on The 5 Ways to Wellbeing – Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. I’m sure all you rowers out there will agree that rowing certainly encompasses all of these!
We very much hope that with the purchase of a new 8 our women’s crew can expand, grow, thrive and perhaps even win?!
Thank you Erewash
Off Off Rowing Feb 2021
Lockdown III continues and we now have flooding on the Trent to contend with. Water levels neared record highs and we will have to wait to see what damage has been done to the boat-house and the equipment stored outside. This is further complicated by Lockdown preventing the possibility of work parties as have been deployed before.
Where and how they can, the Devils are land training and we should come back stronger and fitter, but might need a bit of time to get the boat skills back up and running.
Lockdown III Jan 2021
All a bit familiar. Tier 3 saw access to the club limited to Derbyshire based members. That did at least allow some cobwebs to be blown away and preparations made for some virtual time trial racing. Tier 4 made that harder and no sooner had we got our heads around it, we went into another national lockdown. When we can we will unwind the restrictions and the Covid-19 protocols on the dedicated website page will come back into effect for some time into the future.
Lockdown II Nov 2020
A last row before Lockdown kicked in on the 5th November. The clocks had changed and the Devils were getting used to rowing on the dark River Trent. Our Covid-19 page has been updated and we would hope to get out and about again – probably following a similar expansion in activity as that used as we came out of the last Lockdown. All the equipment was scrubbed clean according to protocols and will come out again at a date unknown. See our Covid-19 Page here
Last Days of Summer Oct 2020
With the end of a burst of late summer heat, we are now heading properly into Autumn. Tuesday evening training sessions will soon be fully in the dark. This has its own advantages – no one else on the river and rowing along under the moon and stars, when the river is flat and your eyes have adjusted is a whole new way to see the countryside.
Four Up Aug 2020
Atlantic Preparations Jun 2020
Slowly Back Onto The Water Jun 2020
Going Off The Grid Mar 2020
Learn to Row 2020 Announced Mar 2020
The Great Clean Up Feb 2020
World Famous in Sweden Feb 2020
The Santa Row Dec 2019:
Newark Head Dec 2019:
The Golden Crab Award Dec 2019
AGM Nov 2019:
Rain Stops Play Nov 2019:
Stourport Regatta Jun 2019
A Successful ‘Learn to Row’ May 2019