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  • Maintenance and repair day

    Many thanks for all your efforts to make the Maintenance & Repair day a success!
    A special thank you to Bill and Will for showing us how to do minor repairs and for all those willing to learn.
    Also to Sue JJ who tireless kept us fuelled with food and drink and Kate who bought the supplies :)

    We achieved a lot!
    The boat bays, erg room, club room and kitchen are looking super clean and tidy, the new sculling blades have all been sanded and painted with undercoat, the following boats have been given a deep clean and small repairs attended to:

  • Safety communications

    During an event the club will establish a localised safety radio network consisting of VHF radios.
    Details of channels, callsigns and instruction on radio usage will be provided for each event but the following is helpful generic advice for novice radio users.

    The radiocheck

    A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
    B: "B. Ok over"
    A "A. Ok out"

    Negative radiocheck

    A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
    A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
    A: "Hello B this is A radio check over"
    A "A. Nothing heard out"

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  • Gloucester Boathouse Development

    Gloucester boat house

    Gloucester Boathouse will be a new home in Gloucester for rowing, canoeing and other paddle sports, drawing participants from across Gloucestershire.

    The Gloucester-Sharpness canal provides excellent and safe conditions for these sports and is a unique resource for the county and the South West. The iconic new centre will provide much needed facilities for all types of paddle-based water sports and for all sections of the Gloucestershire community on the canal not far from the City centre.

    The development is fully supported by British Rowing, British Canoe Union, Sport England and Gloucester City Council.

    Status update 26th February 2017

    The current works will deliver:

    • A watertight building
    • 3 boat bays fitted out for storage of rowing boats and blades
    • Ground floor showers and toilets

    Work remaining:

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  • Gloucester-Hartpury quad triumphs at Henley

    The Gloucester-Hartpury crew of Alice Bowyer, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne, Flo Pickles and Jessica Newson with fellow Gloucester rower Beth Rodford.
    Gloucester-Hartpury scooped its first ever title at British rowing's premier event - Henley Royal Regatta - as the Under-18s girls quad bounced back from a nasty crash to claim glory.
    On the morning of the final, the crew of Alice Bowyer, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne, Jessica Newson and Flo Pickles crashed with a moored boat and snapped three oars in their warm-up row.
    Luckily, they all escaped uninjured and if they were shaken by the crash, they didn’t show it, recording a comfortable four-length victory to scoop the Diamond Jubilee Challenge cup - a new trophy awarded for the first time in 2014 for the winning Under-18s female crew in the competition's 175th year.

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