Regatta online entries open now

As the snow showers finally drift away, and we look like getting some real summer, now’s the moment to think about pulling together your crew for the 2016 regatta. Our entry system is up and running. Click here for more

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Spring Learn to Row course gets under way

Spring Learn to Row course gets under way. If you would like to join the next course then please contact Stuart at






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Mad March Regatta results


Fen’s crew celebrating their win!

Hillingdon – Winner of the Men’s Final


4 Ladies and a Hughie


Hillingdon crew celebrating

Nine crews raced in our Mad March Regatta yesterday over 600 m. The results were as follows:

Men’s Final

1. Hillingdon 3.14.05
2. Easy Oars 3.21.00
3. Late Entry 3.24.98
4. We are the girls 3.34 39
5. Oarsmen of the Apocalypse 4.02.03



Women’s final
1. Fen’s crew 3.33.73
2. 4 Ladies and a Hughie 3.34.20
3. Alastair’s Angels 4.35.05
4. The Excitables 5.09.07

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Spring Learn to Row course

Do you want to learn how to row?  Then join us for our Spring Learn2Row course starting in April.

If you’ve never been in a boat or have only tried it once or twice then this is the course for you. The objectives of the course are simple:

  • to introduce you to the sport of rowing
  • to teach you the British Rowing technique in a safe and friendly environment
  • to provide individual coaching to help you develop your rowing technique
  • to build your confidence on the water
  • to improve your fitness and have some fun1

The course consists of six sessions run over a 4 week period.  Each session builds on the progress made in the previous session. The course will be run on the following dates:



  • Saturday 16th April (9:30am – 12:30pm)
  • Wednesday 20th April (7-9pm at the Oxford Uni Rowing Tank)
  • Saturday 23rd April (9:30am – 12:30pm)
  • Wednesday 27th April (7-9pm at the Oxford Uni Rowing Tank)
  • Saturday 30th April (9:30am – 12:30pm)
  • Saturday 7th May (9:30am – 12:30pm)

The course is open to anyone 18 years or over.  The cost of the course is £125, which includes membership to British Rowing but does not include club membership which is £60/year. The course will be run from our Hardwick site, Whitchurch on Thames. Places are limited to 12 participants so book now!  If you would like to join the course then please contact Stuart at

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Santa Row 20 December

santa rowIt’s very soon time for Goring Gap Boat Club’s annual Santa Row, at  10am on Sunday 20 December. Come to the Hardwick site (with wellies,  it’s a bit muddy) and enjoy carol singing, mulled wine and bacon sandwiches before or after a ride in an eight horse open sleigh. photo (3) Silly hats are preferred.


photoSo what is a Santa row? We’ve got a Good King Wenceslas Sprint Race, a Deck the Decks with  Boughs of Holly Coxes Challenge, and even a Dance of the Sugar Plum
photo (1)Ferry organised for you, so whether you want to row, cox or watch from  the bank with a bacon sandwich and glass of mulled wine or coffee  they’ll be something to entertain you.

The weather forecast is looking good, so hope to see you there, this  Sunday, 10am (or a little earlier, if you can lend a hand to help set

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