The committee have been aware for a while that members have found it slightly tiresome to have to carry boats from the racks to the river. Accordingly arrangements have been made to move the river. Boats can now be launched directly from the racks. We hope all members will appreciate this action taken on your behalf by the rain gods.
Saturday 6th October once again saw a GGBC crew take part in The Founders Head of the River race hosted by the Société Nautique de la Basse Seine in Paris. The weekend was a masterpiece of Anglo-French coordination by Neil and Geoff.
If you have ever thought ‘I would like to try that’ or you have already tried rowing out and want to build your skills and gain confidence, The Goring Gap Boat Club will be running an autumn ‘Learn to Row’ course from the 20th October to the 10th November.
A national “Join-In” event has been arranged for the weekend after the Olympics to capitalise on Team GB’s success, and to encourage people to give new sports a try through local clubs – https://www.joininuk.org/ .
GGBC is participating and, with the unprecedented success of our rowers at Eton Dorney, we hope we can encourage people to come along and give rowing a try.
We will be running rowing sessions between 9am and midday on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August. Anyone is welcome to come along and try rowing.
If you or any friends, relatives, or colleagues are interested in rowing, this would be a great opportunity to give it a try without cost or obligation.