Please register attendance at all sessions

Please remember to add your name to the register (now kept in the shed) or give your name to the session manager before you go out to row. This will help us with our applications for grants and add to our safety. Many thanks

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Oarsome Recipes from the Goring Gap Boat Club

GoringGapRecipeBookNov2014V8coversGet a good start!!

Wash out your paddles Ladies and Gents; this is a once in a life time opportunity to get your hands away on the Goring Gap Boat Club’s Fund Raising Recipe Book.  It is full of exciting recipes inspired by a host of talented chefs, rowers, celebrities, and local supporters of the boat club. The recipes are neatly contained in a handy, wipe clean, ring binder so that you can go on adding your own as you become inspired by these delicious recipes. There is also a promise of future fund raising recipe packs to add to and build on your recipe collection.

This book will make the perfect stocking filler, or perhaps a New Year resolution to get cooking in 2015.

You’ll get swept away with the price – we’ll pair you up with one of these lovely books for just £10!

If you would like to see or buy one, the following business in Goring Village have a few copies for sale –

  • Virgo Beauty
  • The Miller of Mansfield

Contact Fen to place an order. Cheques should be made payable to The Goring Gap Boat Club.

Happy Cooking!

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Learn to row course

L2R 6Do you want to learn how to row?  Then join us for our Autumn Learn2Row course starting in November.

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

You will receive coaching from our qualified coaches and will progress from rowing in fours to rowing in an eight.  The course consists of five 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 8th November (10am-12:30pm)
  • Thursday 13th November (7-9pm at the Oxford University Rowing tank)
  • Saturday 15th November (10am-12:30pm)
  • Saturday 22th November (10am-12:30pm)
  • Saturday 29th November (10am-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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No Rowing Sunday 14th September

Because of canoe racing on Sunday 14th, we won’t be rowing.

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Learn to scull update

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

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