Amazingly enough, it looks like the river is, for the first weekend in a goldfishes memory, rowable. So come down and remind yourself what an oar looks like. Might be worth bringing wellies though, because the ground will be wet!

Flooding on the news

BBC Oxford TV recently did a piece about flooding on the Thames, and when they wanted to film the effects of flooding on local river users, they came down to Gatehampton for an interview. It ‘s just a pity that they were there because, once again we are flooded, although this time it’s much less severe than it was last year.

Wellies in the shed

New Boathouse Appeal with Zac Purchase

All are invited to join Goring Gap Boat Club  for an evening with  Zac Purchase Olympic oarsman  and the launch of the New Boathouse Appeal  on Thursday 21st March 2013 at 7.30. Open to non members.

Zac will talk about his Olympic experiences and GGBC committee members will provide a summary of the plans for a new boathouse.

Tickets in advance: £7.50 including wine and cheese. Contact  Sally Lightfoot at for tickets.  Download a flyer here: GGBC boathouse appeal with Zac Purchase.

Site flooded again

I am sure that it will come as no surprise to learn that our facilities at Hardwick are again under a couple of feet of water. Irrespective of the river conditions, therefore, there will be no rowing this weekend.

We will update members as soon as conditions improve and we can access the site again.