Head of the Dart 2019

A fun weekend away at the Head of the Dart with the GGBC crews. Thanks to Mel, Roger and Alastair for towing the boats and to Jess, Alastair and Nick for coxing. We even had a supporters crew with Don, Em, Alana and Lindsey (and don’t forget our four legged mascot Kaden).

March Mad Dash success

Goring Gap BC put on our March Mad Dash event for the Thames Valley Explore Rowing league event. The league exists to offer fun & friendly competition for recreational rowers and clubs represented were Weyfarers (Weybridge), Eton Excelsior (Windsor), Marlow, 1921 (Sir William Borlase’s School, Marlow) and of course Goring Gap.

Eton Excelsior crew competes over 3000 metre course
Fifty rowers enjoyed GGBC hospitality afterwards

Winners:

Men’s Quad: 1921 in 23’03”
Women’s Quad: Marlow in 19’06”
Mixed Quad: Weyfarers in 16’13”

Racing was in our four new touring boats provided by British Rowing with sponsorship from Charles Stanley Wealth Management.  These boats are available for use by British Rowing clubs in the Thames Valley region to promote recreational rowing and are ideal for recreational rowers being more comfortable and stable than traditional ‘fine’ racing shells.

The wind was pretty lively, so it was hard work for the crews on the three kilometre course upstream, but all the entrants successfully completed the event and enjoyed the hot food and drinks offered from GGBC’s new boathouse.

Learn to Row this spring

There are only a few spaces remaining on our spring Learn to Row course, starting on April 27, so please check out details of the six-session course and sign up, if you’d like to take this opportunity to get to row on this beautiful stretch of the River Thames. Our last two courses have used our new fleet of four touring boats, which have proved highly popular for beginners and experienced rowers alike, and now we can offer improved facilities at our new boathouse as well. Please get in touch if you have questions about the course.