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Selset Oarsmen Rowing Club (1973 - 19??)


  • Selset Oarsmen established at Selset Reservoir near Ronaldskirk, about 20 mins drive from Barnard Castle. John Lund, formerly of Bede College and Tees RC, was the driving force. The club purchased three clinker sculls for 25 from Newark RC, a tub four was given by Durham ARC, and a shell pair and scull were obtained from Talkin Tarn for 'next to nothing'. Oars and sculls were given by Tees RC. The club gained 10 members in the first year, and winter training was underway in winter, as no rowing is possible during the winter months as a stipulation of the Tees Valley and Cleveland Water Board. The club is a sub-section of the Sailing Club as a rescue boat must be in attendance when rowing. A parton list was established which includes the Bishop of Ripon and the Marquis of Zetland. A 4-lane 2,000 metre course is possible in favourable conditions. Club colurs were chocolate and cream.
  • 1974
  • The club reported a busy first season, with Club Captain John Lund winning Novice and 4 Sen C sculling events, as well as reaching, but losing 3 pairs events with Jim Mooney. The Club now owned 2 clinker fours, 2 clinker sculling boats, a tub four, a coxless pair and 'almost enough' oars. The Club raised 300 from a barbecue.
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