March mad dash Regatta

An exciting new event has been added to the club’s calendar.  To mark the start of spring with a splash, we’re going to hold an informal and fun regatta race on Saturday 19 March, for club members and friends, and crews from friendly clubs along the river.
 All you have to do is form a crew and send back this form to the captain of Rowing.  You can form a crew with family and friends who can row, perhaps competitors from the Goring & Streatley Regatta, or with other club members.
It’s a great chance to get some race practice in, well ahead of other crews in this year’s Goring & Streatley Regatta.  Remember that’s coming up on Saturday 16 July this year. Summer will be upon us before you know it.
If you have any questions at all, get in touch.  We can help put crews together too.  Whatever’s on your mind, don’t hold back.
Lots of people have been rowing already this year.  If you haven’t been down yet, please think about coming this Sunday (at 10am, Hardwick site).  The weather forecast is good, and the stream conditions are getting back to normal levels, so it should be a good session.

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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 fun


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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Session Managers – Emergency Action Plan practice

Emergency Action Plan practice – Sunday 15th November. Please join us for pastries and tea & coffee on Sunday 15th Nov at 10am at the club to go through the Emergency Action Plan.

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Autumn rowing

autumn rowing
We’re still rowing and it’s beautiful out on the river. Come down for a Saturday or Sunday morning outing on a fabulous stretch of the Thames.


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