Welcome to Gloucester Rowing Club

Gloucester Rowing Club is one of the oldest established rowing clubs in Great Britain and is now based on the Sharpness-Gloucester canal where it enjoys one of the longest stretches of unlocked water in the country. It has enjoyed considerable success both at a local and national level over the years and a number of National Squad members started their rowing careers at Gloucester.
The club caters not only for those whose aim is to take their rowing to the highest level, but also for the many who wish to be competitive at national or regional regattas as well as for those who want to use their rowing as part of a social and healthy life style.

Forthcoming Events

  • Annual Marathon Canoe race with 12 mile, 8 mile and 4 mile races for a range of ages and abilities, taking place on October 2nd 2016.

    During this event the new boathouse area and new landing stage will be exclusively reserved for canoe club use.

    Rowers boating from the old boathouse may still use the canal but are advised to carefully consider their training plan to avoid clashing with the canoeists. Early morning (7:30 & 8am) sessions should be fine as they will be back at the club before the canoeists start to get on the water. Later sessions may not be possible at all, or limited to using the canal North of Hempsted Bridge to avoid interfering with the races.

    The first race starts at 11:40am but many competitors will be on the canal warming up for some time before this. Subsequent races start at 12:40pm and 1:10pm. The races head South at the start, and before each one there will be significant congestion between the new landing stage and Hempsted bridge as competitors line up.

Gloucester-Hartpury quad takes the Diamond Jubilee for a third time

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Hartpury’s girls’ quad won the Henley Royal Regatta title for the third successive year at Henley.

Made up of Hartpury students Freya Webb, Zoe Adamson, Frances Russell and Bryony Lawrence, this win completed an historic hat-trick of Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup victories in the junior girls’ quad sculls at Henley - the premier event for junior girls’ rowing in the UK.

Their win against Headington School was their fourth win at major events this year, having already won the Schools Head, the National Schools and Women’s Henley Regatta.

Gloucester Success at British Masters 2016

12 Jun 2016
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Gloucester Rowing Club had a successful day at the British Rowing Masters Championships 2016 at Nottingham yesterday with four golds, one silver and one bronze

Golds
W.F.1x - Gerry Jones
W.A.nov.1x - Lydia Watson
Mx.F.2x - Gerry and Martin Jones
Mx.A.2x - Ben Rodford and Zara Cottrill

Silver
Mx.A.4x - Ben Rodford, Zara Cottrill, Toby Venn and Beth Rodford

Bronze
F.1x - Russell Thornton

Well done everyone !

Sport England Award for Club Development

Gloucester Boathouse is set to receive £500,000 towards an environmentally sustainable new facility for rowing & canoeing at Hempsted thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England's Improvement Fund.

The new facility is one of 23 projects across England to share in £7.3 million of Lottery investment from the latest round of funding, which focused on minimising the environmental impact of sports facilities by investing in sustainable projects with a clear local need.

Photos of the 2016 Regatta are now available

31 Aug 2016
Posted by robert

Our very own rower-photographer, Ben Rodford, has posted up the photo's of the 2016 Gloucester Rowing Club Regatta - copies can be purchased online.

Gloucester Womens Four