Nottingham County Rowing Association
LocationHolme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, Nottingham
Coordinates52°56′29″N 1°05′31″W / 52.941275°N 1.091895°W / 52.941275; -1.091895Coordinates: 52°56′29″N 1°05′31″W / 52.941275°N 1.091895°W / 52.941275; -1.091895
Founded1981; 41 years ago (1981)
AffiliationsBritish Rowing
boat code - NCR
Websitencra.org.uk

Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association abbreviated NCRA is a rowing club based at the Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre in Nottingham.[1]

History

The club was formed in 1981 by a small group of elite rowers from the Trentside clubs in Nottingham UK. Competing in lime green colours, and training on the 2000m rowing course at Holme Pierrepont, NCRA crews enjoyed wins at Henley Royal Regatta and many other elite regattas. At World level, competing as Great Britain, many of the squad's athletes achieved Olympic and World Champion status.[2] Their first international success came in the 1983 World Championships, where an NCRA lightweight coxless four won the silver medal.[3]

In 1989, an eight from NCRA raced Harvard University in the final of the Ladies' Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta. NCRA won the race, but Harvard appealed, and the race was ordered to be rerowed at the end of the day, where NCRA triumphed once more.[4][5]

After 25 years of national and international success it was disbanded in 2006. In 2017 NCRA was re-formed and crews started training and racing again, based at Holme Pierrepont which resulted in almost immediate national success.

Honours

Recent British champions

Year Winning crew/s
2000 Men 8+, Women 2x[6]
2001 Men 2x, Men 4+, Men L2-, Men L4-[7]
2002 Men 2x, Men 4+, Men L4-, Women L4x, Men J18 1x[8]
2003 Men 2x, Women 4-, Men J18 2x[9]
2004 Open 2x, Open L2-, Open L4-, Open L4x[10]
2006 Open L4-[11]
2010 Women 8+[12]
2018 Women J18 2x [13]
2019 Women J18 2- [14]
2021 Open J15 1x [15]

Henley Royal Regatta

Year Races won
1984 Stewards' Challenge Cup, Wyfold Challenge Cup
1987 Wyfold Challenge Cup
1988 Wyfold Challenge Cup
1989 Ladies' Challenge Plate
1990 Thames Challenge Cup
1991 Britannia Challenge Cup
1992 Stewards' Challenge Cup, Wyfold Challenge Cup
1993 Thames Challenge Cup
1994 Wyfold Challenge Cup, Prince Philip Challenge Cup
1995 Ladies' Challenge Plate
1996 Stewards' Challenge Cup
1997 Ladies' Challenge Plate
1999 Prince Philip Challenge Cup
2001 Britannia Challenge Cup

References

  1. ^ "Club details". British Rowing.
  2. ^ Mallory, Peter (2011). The Sport of Rowing.
  3. ^ Matheson, Hugh (14 June 1994). "Obituary: Mark Lees". Independent. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ July Edition. Rowing News. 2004.
  5. ^ Matheson, Hugh. "Carl Smith, 1961 – 2010" (PDF). Rowing Service. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ "National Championships". The Times. 17 July 2000.
  7. ^ ""The Daily results service." Times, 23 July 2001, p. 10". The Times. 23 July 2001. pp. 10[S].
  8. ^ ""The results service." Times, 22 July 2002, p. 26". The Times. 22 July 2002. p. 26.
  9. ^ ""Today's fixtures." Times, 21 July 2003, p. 32". The Times. 21 July 2003. p. 32.
  10. ^ ""The Results Service." Times, 19 July 2004, p. 28". The Times. 19 July 2004. p. 28.
  11. ^ ""Rowing." Times, 17 July 2006, p. 57". The Times. 17 July 2006. p. 57.
  12. ^ "2010 Championships - Results of Sunday Racing". British Rowing Championships. Archived from the original on 6 December 2016.
  13. ^ "2018 British Rowing Junior Championships results" (PDF). British Rowing.
  14. ^ "Thrills and spills at the 2019 British Rowing Junior Championships". British Rowing. 21 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Race Information". Row results. Retrieved 25 October 2021.