Membership

Thinking of joining Goring Gap Boat Club? Membership is open to all and we welcome new members of all abilities.

There are 2 ways to become a member at Goring Gap Boat Club:

  1. If you’re new to rowing access to the Club is via one of our Learn to Row courses, a four week course for beginners. Find out more here.
  2. Experienced/lapsed rowers can apply to join by completing the membership form below.

We are very happy for prospective members to visit us to see what we are about. Please get in touch with the membership secretary Membership@goringgapbc.org.uk and we can arrange for someone to meet you to look around our club during a session time and chat to some rowers about the rowing opportunities at the club. Please note we do not offer trial rows at the club, paid or unpaid, but we do welcome visitors to see what we have to offer.

Membership Application

If you are an experienced/lapsed rower and wish to join our club please complete the online membership form including the direct debit mandate:
Goring Gap Boat Club Membership Form

Once completed our membership secretary will be in touch, get any final information that may be needed and we can then sign you up as a member.

You will then be asked to sign up for your first session which will include an induction with our Captain of Rowing, or another coach. During this induction you will find out more about how the club operates, and safety; as well as demonstrating your ability in a boat. 

If, for any reason, you do not want to continue your membership after the induction session your membership will be cancelled and we will refund your membership fee.

For your safety, even if you consider yourself a competent rower you must still be assessed by a coach/captain of rowing before you may take out club boats outside of club sessions. There is a different level for summer and winter rowing.

Types of Membership

Full Membership

Includes full use of club facilities and equipment. Members can bring their own equipment e.g. paddle boards, canoes. Full members may bring experienced rowing guests as detailed in Guest Membership.

The full membership fee is £165 per year.

Guest Membership

Experienced guest rowers (friends or family of existing Full Members) are permitted two visits per year at a charge of £10 per visit – see  Guest Rowers for details of how to arrange this.

Coaches and Coxswain

Membership will be administered by the Membership Secretary but no charge will be made. No use of fine boats or fun boats nor use of own craft will be allowed.

Junior Membership

Children aged 13 to 17 can join the club as a rowing Junior Member but must be supervised by their parent/guardian or DBS checked club member at all times both on and off the water. Junior rowing spaces are limited.

We run Junior Learn to Row courses, please contact l2r@goringgapbc.org.uk.

We follow the policies and procedures relating to child protection, as set out by British Rowing and require all members to accept them.

The junior membership fee is £82.50 per year.

Student Membership

Students under the age of 23 with a student card can take advantage of a reduced membership fee of £82.50 per year.

Discounted Membership

We are an inclusive club and want to get as many people as possible enjoying the river!
We offer a reduced full annual membership fee of £82.50 per year to those in receipt of a means tested state benefit, e.g. pension credit or universal credit.
Contact the Membership Secretary for details.

Fun Boat Membership

People who do not wish to row in fine boats but who are interested in using our fun boats can pay a reduced membership fee of £82.50 per year.

Racking

For Full Members paying an annual membership subscription, boat racking inside the boathouse can be offered subject to availability. Charges start at £260 annually for a single rack space. Double racking is £420. Blades storage is £55.   Find out more here or contact our Captain of Boats. Email – captainofboats@goringgapbc.org.uk

Payment

All members are required to pay by annual Direct Debit using the link below.

Goring Gap Boat Club Direct Debit Mandate

  • Full adult rowing membership  at £165 per year
  • Full junior & student membership at £82.50 per year
  • Fun boats membership at £82.50 per year

All payments are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. You can cancel your direct debit at any time by notifying your bank or building society. If your circumstances change or you decide to leave the club please get in touch with the Membership Secretary giving one month notice.

Handbook

We ask that all members read the handbook as it contains important information about safety and our club rules. By becoming a member of the Club you are accepting the Club Rules.