Here are the main events we plan to compete at this spring and summer.
27 April – Lea Spring Regatta
11 May – Ball Cup (junior competition held at Dorney Lake)
17 May – Putney Town Regatta
31 May & 1 June – Peterborough Regatta (2-day multi-lane event with camping)
12 & 13 July – Burton Sprint Regatta (2-day event with camping)
2 August – Sudbury Town Regatta
21 September – Boston Marathon (31 miles across Lincolnshire. Our adult ladies’ quad, J18 Gravesend Grammar School four, J16 Mayfield Grammar School four and J16 Dartford Grammar School for Girls’ four are competing. We are raising money for the RNLI and Breast Cancer UK)
More events may be added but these are definite. We are also exploring options for a training camp, details to be confirmed.
Gravesend men’s eight
First time in several years that Gravesend has a crew in the prestigious eights Head of the River and it gets abandoned due to unsafe conditions after we’ve been on the water for two hours waiting to start! Apparently a few crews sank, and it did get a bit lively under Hammersmith Bridge. We boated from Barn Elms opposite Fulham football ground and at least managed a row to Barnes Bridge and back. Thanks to Caitlin Page for the photo and to our gang of junior rowers who came up to London to support us.
As part of the Learn to Row course a Capsize Drill Session takes place. This is important for you to learn new safety skills and this will ultimately help your rowing experience.
The session comprises of treading water wearing light clothing, swimming 100m unaided and throwing a safety line. You will also experience capsizing a boat and then righting the boat again. This will give you new found confidence in your rowing.
Attached are photos of our boat naming ceremony held on Sunday 20th October.
If you missed out the new double is called EQUINOX.
I wish to say a big thank you to all who attended, helped and supported us by bringing along the food.
The occasion was a very successful social event at the club.
Thanks to all.
We had a really good result at the Sudbury Regatta this year. Check out the achievers!
Hopefully you can join us next year for this great location.
Just a quick couple of pics from around the club to show you what we’re up to…