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Posted Friday 8th March 2024

On this International Women’s Day, we’re proud to honour the incredible achievements of our female alumni oarswomen! Their dedication, strength, and passion for the sport have been a driving force in shaping the legacy of both the school rowing club and COBRA.

From breaking barriers to setting records, these remarkable women have navigated waters with grace, resilience, and sheer determination. They've shown us that the power of unity and unwavering commitment knows no bounds.

To every female alumna who has left an indelible mark on our club, thank you for inspiring generations of athletes. Your spirit continues to propel us forward both on and off the water.

Here’s to celebrating the achievements, empowerment, and limitless potential of all women today and every day!

Posted Tuesday 5th March 2024

We are delighted to announce that we came second in the TESCO Stronger Starts Community Grants Scheme.

As a result we have been awarded £1000 to add to our project to purchase new oars for Coleraine GS Rowing Club.

Thank you so much to everyone who placed a blue token in our box over the previous few months!

Posted Friday 1st March 2024

Last weekend saw 9 of our Cobra members compete for their respective universities at BUCs Head of the River on the Tyne in Newcastle. Plenty of medals were earned, promising an exciting racing season ahead. Full results report below:

Queen’s University Belfast:
Hugh Moore:
🥈Op ch 4x-
🥈Op inter VIII+

Fergus Bryce:
🥈Op ch 4x-
🥈Op inter VIII+

John Harte:
🥈Op inter VIII+
19th W inter VIII+
🥈W beginner VIII+
4th W beginner IV+

Matthew Boyce:
🥈Op inter VIII+
5th Op inter 4x-

Molly Curry:
🥈W inter 4x-

Newcastle University:
Rachel Bradley:
🥈 W ch VIII+
🥈 W ch 4x-

The University of Nottingham:
Kirsty Dalzell:
🥉 W lwt 4-
4th W lwt 4x-

De Montfort University, Leicester:
Jack Edgar:
13th Op inter 4x-

Bangor University, Wales:
Angus Bryce:
31st Op inter IV+

Posted Sunday 4th February 2024

Last chance reminder to all members looking to order some kit. The order window closes this evening!

Posted Sunday 28th January 2024

Reminder to all members, order window closes in a week! Check your email for details.

Posted Saturday 27th January 2024

Congratulations to our boys J18 2x, a fantastic row today! Well done to everyone who competed, onwards and upwards.

Posted Friday 26th January 2024

Great to see so much enthusiasm around the Boat House last night at Coleraine Grammar School’s Open Night.

We even managed to connect with a few Old Boys and ex oarsmen who haven’t been in the boat house since their time at school… let’s say a few decades ago!

Posted Friday 19th January 2024

We have teamed up with Carnroe Supplies, Castleroe to provide a series of non-rowing kit. All members should check their email for more details.

Order window closes on 4th February 2023.

Posted Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Reminder that we are still part of the Tesco Stronger Starts Campaign in Coleraine and Ballymoney! Please drop a blue token in our box in store!

Tesco customers in the Coleraine, Portstewart or Ballymoney stores can vote by placing a blue token in the COBRA container. Voting is particularly tight in Coleraine and Ballymoney.

The project aims to purchase new oars for Coleraine Grammar School Rowing Club, benefitting young athletes on the water.

Voting ends on 14th January!

tescostrongerstarts.org.uk/

Posted Thursday 28th December 2023

COBRA Day 2023
Despite the weather conditions there was a tremendous turnout to the rowing club yesterday morning for our annual alumni races.

COBRA managed to field three very strong crews this year, a men’s 1st VIII+ and IV and a woman’s 4x- to race the Coleraine GS Rowing club boys 1st VIII+ and a girls 1st 4x-.

Thankfully the weather broke perfectly to allow the racing to go ahead and river produced clam conditions, despite a significant flow aiding the crews down the 2km course.

The girls 4x- were the first race down the course and the school girls got out to a strong start leading by half a length at the half way point. But the experience of the COBRA crew was too much for the school girls on this occasion. COBRA stuck to their race plan and eventually powered through the school girls to win by a length. A fantastically exciting race and a true credit to all the competitors.

Next up the was the turn of the VIII+. The school boys fought valiantly but on this occasion the strong COBRA crew was just too much for them. Right from the outset COBRA controlled the pace of the race and came home to a strong victory of the school boys by a number of lengths clear water.

As a summary, we would like to thank everyone to attending all of our events yesterday. From the racing, to the AGM and dinner. They will all very well attended and enjoyed by many.
COBRA have had a very successful year delivering over £40k of equipment to CGSRC and none of it would be possible without the kind donations of our members. Thank you very much and have a Happy New Year!

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