Skills Weekend at Danson Park

On the 26th and 27th November our members braved the cold weather to come to Danson Park, and join Erith Rowing Club on their lake. This gave members an opportunity to try singles and doubles for the first time in shallow, flat water, under the close eye of our coaches. …

Victory at Maidstone Head

On Sunday 2nd October we entered 18 crews into the first head race of the season at Maidstone. Among the entries were two boats of juniors taking part in their first race, and doing very impressively considering some had only begun rowing six weeks before! We finished the day with Jason …

The Great Thames Row 2016 ends at Gravesend

On Monday 19th September, London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Naomi Riches finished her Great Thames Row at Gravesend. Leaving Lechdale the previous Saturday, Naomi rowed in a single scull for just under 48 hours without stopping to reach Gravesend Royal Pier in record-breaking time. Naomi was welcomed ashore at Gravesend by members of …

Lea Regatta

On Sunday 4 September Gravesend RC went to Lea Autumn Regatta – our last regatta of the season. After a number of close races for many crews, we ended the day with wins for our men’s four, men’s pair, women’s double and women’s single. Congratulations to everyone who raced and …

Lea Spring Regatta 2015

On Sunday 26th April some of our rowers headed up to The Lea for our first regatta of the season. While the weather wasn’t always cooperative, we had 6 Gravesend crews that competed in good spirits. Patrick Mitchell took 2nd in the Novice Single Sculls, with the Page sisters claiming …

Schools Head of the River 2015

On Monday 16th March our W.J17.4+ from Mayfield Grammar School ventured up to London to compete in the prestigious Schools Head – a Head Race along the River Thames from Chiswick Bridge to Putney. The long day was a tiring one, but they completed the course in 24:43, climbing from …