Now the clocks have changed we are resuming Thursday evening rowing at 18:00. Quiet evenings are a great opportunity to see the river at it’s best. Of course our normal Saturday morning sessions at 09:00 and Sundays at 10:00 continue. New members are welcome at any session.
After careful consideration, the Goring Gap Boat Club has decided not to stage the Goring and Streatley Regatta this summer. The event will return in July 2015.
The Regatta site is still waterlogged from the January/February floods and may not dry out sufficiently by July, and in the event of any more significant rainfall in the next 3 months a later cancellation would be inevitable. It makes sense to cancel now, minimizing disruption and giving the water meadow a chance to recover and be in good shape for the 2015 Regatta.
By the time the Regatta returns in 2015 the GGBC’s permanent base in Lower Basildon, for which we have been pursuing planning permission over the last eight months, should be close to becoming a reality. This has been a long held ambition for the Club, and will provide a new focus for our rowing activities nearer to Streatley and Goring.
The Goring and Streatley Regatta in 2015 and will be a major village event and we will be seeking to attract interest from other organisations in the villages to assist by co-hosting the event. In the meantime, GGBC will continue to provide local people with access to the river in a variety of unpowered boats. The Club runs regular Learn-2-Row courses, and holds three open rowing sessions every week. New members are always welcomed regardless of age or experience.
Just a reminder that this Sunday’s session will include an opportunity to race around the island for those of you with competitive spirits, and a chance to help with some boat maintenance in order to keep our fleet of boats in good working order. Refreshments will be provided. Hope to see lots of you joining us at 10am on Sunday.
GGBC needs you
Come to the exciting launch of our new boat club on
March 21st at Goring Village Hall
Guest speaker: Zac Purchase
Tickets £7.50 in advance, includes cheese and wine and raffle
Open to all – bring friends and family
Raffle prizes wanted. Please email if you have anything suitable.
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.