Danson Dashes 2018

After a number of years away, in 2018 Gravesend RC worked with Erith RC to bring back the legendary Danson Dashes. After months of hard work from our regatta committee, the big day was here, with 18 crews from Gravesend entered, ranging from novice crews to our more senior squads …

Sudbury Success

On 4th August several Gravesend crews made the annual trip to Sudbury Regatta to enjoy some racing in the sunshine. Success was had by our J18 boys’ quad, two of whom were fresh from wins at Kingston regatta, following a season of hard work and tough races for them. The …

Double Trouble at Kingston Regatta

On 14 July five Gravesend crews entered Kingston Regatta, held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, with two crews bringing home pots for their wins. Early success saw three of our crews in the finals – the women’s four, and two of our men’s doubles. Our other men’s double …

Happy 90th Birthday Stan!

June saw the 90th birthday of Gravesend Rowing Club’s Patron, and longest-standing member, Stan Wingfield. A former Veteran Internationals winner in the single and double sculls and coxed fours, and a three-time class Vets Head of the River race winner, Stan has also been a constant supporter of the club, …

Junior Inter Regional Regatta 2018

On Saturday 21 April, Gravesend RC took one crew to the Junior Inter Regional Regatta, held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. The girls’ J15 four was only entered as a result of no other crew being available in the region, and the crew themselves will admit their …

A Good Start at Greenwich Head

Our first race of 2018 saw two senior crews compete at Greenwich Head. Despite being notorious for rough water in the unpredictable February weather, this year we were treated to sunshine and flat water along the 5k course. Making the most of this, our crews put in a strong performance: …

Presentation Dinner celebrates 2017 success

In mid-December members of Gravesend RC gathered together for a traditional Christmas dinner and a chance to celebrate the past year. We were joined by the Deputy Mayor of Gravesham who presented trophies including the fastest man and woman on both water and ergo, the rower and cox with the …