Saturday 6th September – canoe swap event
The session will be joint with the canoe club based at the Dolphin Centre and will offer GGBC members to chance to try out canoes/kayaks and vice versa. Further details to follow.
Learn 2 Scull (rescheduled dates for Sept)
We unfortunately had to reschedule the recent Learn2Scull course. But we are pleased to announce that the new dates have been set as 6, 7, 13 & 14 September from 2pm-5pm at the Club, with a swim test and capsize drill on Friday evening 29 August at 6:30 at Queen Anne’s School in Reading.
Places are limited to 12 participants on a first come first served basis. This is not a beginners course so you will need to have completed a Learn 2 Row course or have rowed before – the reason being that we will not be teaching the basics of the rowing stroke, instead we will be focusing on the sculling technique and building your confidence in a sculling boat. The course will be very practical and we will spend as much time on the water as possible. We will look to start off sculling in quads and octupuls progressing to doubles and single scull by the end of the course.
The course costs £125 – this includes access to equipment, the swim test & capsize drill, refreshments and British Rowing membership.
If you would like to join or have any questions then please email Stuart on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year WARGRAVE & SHIPLAKE hold one of the largest regattas on the Thames with races for skiffs, punts and canoes.
There are 1000 individual competitors competing in 400 races over two days. The course is around 400 yards, down stream, but still arduous. The boats are traditional in style and heavy.
here are events for boys, girls, ladies, gentlemen, mixed and veterans.