Touring Boat Hire

Thanks to sponsorship from Charles Stanley Wealth Management, we are excited to offer four Swift Freedom Touring boats for hire through the British Rowing Explore programme.

Boats come on a trailer with the oars. We rig the boats as coxed fours or coxed quads on demand. Explore boats specification.

Please make your request to at least five days in advance, with collection and return dates. Once we accept your booking we will request online payment of the booking fee, which is £100 per day.

We have a delivery checklist with instructions for rigging and loading the trailer.

Upon collection and return we check the boats, noting any missing or damaged items. GGBC insure all boats. The hirer pays the first £250 in costs for missing or damaged items. For damage caused in transit, for example due to broken straps, the hirer is liable for the first £500.

We do not ask for a security deposit and GGBC tries to make repairs at minimal cost. We aim to stay below the insurance excesses noted above.

Boathouse progress

We are making good progress in fitting out the boathouse to get ready for rowing, but we could always do with more volunteers. Every Saturday from 11:30 to 15:00.

Not The Regatta – Saturday 14th July 2018

This year there will be no Goring & Streatley Regatta, but there will be a Not The Regatta on 14th and 15th July!

Saturday 14 July: Sweep racing regatta-style over a 300 metre course in fours.
Sunday 15 July: Sculling in small boats or touring quads over a 2000 metre course ’round-the-island’ time trial.

The plan is for a 9am start, continuing until early afternoon.

Hopefully we will be using our new Explore Rowing fleet of touring fours. These are easy to row, so don’t hesitate to enter, whatever your skill level.

You can enter individually or in crews. Entries of less than a full crew will be combined to form a full crew. Please state preference for category if you have one.

Not The Regatta is open to club members and more experienced crews from past Goring and Streatley Regattas.

The cost is £10 per head and all profits go to the New Boathouse.

Closing date for entries is Monday 2nd July. Email entries to

Whitchurch Art Cafe fundraising event

GGBC are fundraising at the Art Cafe on Saturday 6th June from 10am to 12.30pm. Coffee, tea and cakes will be served by boat club members to all who are able to visit.

We hope to have a plant stall outside the cafe.

The Art Cafe is opposite the Ferryboat pub in Whitchurch. There is a small car park outside or park along the road nearby or just across the river in Pangbourne at the Dolphin Adventure Centre RG8 7DA or at the Pangbourne Working Men’s Club RG8 7BS.

All profit will go to the boathouse fund.

We look forward to seeing you next Saturday!