Now the clocks have changed we are resuming Thursday evening rowing at 18:00. Quiet evenings are a great opportunity to see the river at it’s best. Of course our normal Saturday morning sessions at 09:00 and Sundays at 10:00 continue. New members are welcome at any session.
The year is well and truly underway and we’ve got a few exciting activities planned for the next couple of months. Here are some key dates and events that we hope you’ll join us for.
Learn2Cox course – 22nd Feb. Ever fancied learning how to cox, but feel daunted by giving commands and steering a boat? Well don’t be…come and join our beginners coxing course on Sunday 22nd February at 10am where we will show you the basics and get you coxing. The course is free. If you would like to learn how to cox then please email Alastair at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
GoRow day – Saturday 28th March. We will be holding an open day (10am-12pm) for anyone who would like to try out rowing, so bring a friend and come and give rowing a go. Our coaches and club members will be on hand to help show you the ropes.
Spring Learn2Row – The next course will be run in April & May. The course costs £125 and will be run over 6 sessions on the following dates 18th, 22nd (evening), 25th, 29th (evening) April and 2nd & 9th May. Please email Stuart at email@example.com to book a place or for more information.
Call for volunteers – As always we need volunteers to help with running our Spring Learn2Row, Learn2Cox and the GoRow day,…so if you are able to row or help out in anyway then please let Stuart and Alastair know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goring 10k running event – 1st March. It is the biggest fun-raiser for Goring’s local primary school so a really worthwhile cause, and a great reason to get you out training! The event is on Sunday 1st March and they’ll be providing smiling marshals, cheering supporters, beautiful countryside as well as flapjacks, jelly babies and bananas to all runners. It’s a brilliant day! Tickets are selling fast, so to find out more and sign up, visit www.goring10k.co.uk.
Goring & Streatley regatta 2015 – Saturday 25th July. A great day out for all the family and some superb novice rowing too. More info on the club website www.goringgapbc.org.uk/
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
Do 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 email@example.com