© Guernsey Rowing Club LBG 2014
Registered number 43627
Guernsey, GY2 4LH
The Guernsey Offshore Rowing Club is a vibrant club that can trace its history back to 1894. GRC members regularly take part in offshore and coastal regatta’s held at nearby French clubs as well as local races throughout the summer, while the challenging Sure 'Herm Rocks' Rowing Regatta held in Guernsey over three days in the summer, is one of the largest rowing events in the Channel Islands. Participants from Holland, Belgium, France, the UK and near neighbours, Jersey, regularly take part, enjoying a weekend of serious racing of 6km on the Friday, 11km on the Saturday and 6km on the Sunday plus the usual GRC social activities.
The Guernsey Rowing Club in the Channel Islands welcomes all competitors, spectators and guard boat skippers and would be pleased to assist anyone that wishes to visit.
Tom Martel | Captain
Guernsey Rowing Club
2015 race reports will be submitted to the Press and made available here for all to view.
Once the 2015 racing season starts, a link to the race results will usually be placed here on the same day as the race.
Preparations are underway for the 2015 season. Please keep an eye on the GRC Facebook page for details of social events and Have-
We will be holding two “Have-
Volunteers that are able to assist on the day are asked to notify Captain Tom.
This year’s pre-
For further details and to book, please complete the form and submit your payment via the below link by Friday 13th March.
We would also very much appreciate donated raffle prizes.
A Rowathon in aid of the MS Society, a charity long supported by the Club, is being planned for 19th April 2015. It is a worthwhile cause and a great excuse to actually do some pre-
Please click on the below link for further information.
The Club is looking for people to help out with timekeeping, scrutineering & race control.
Any rowers, ex-
The Guernsey Rowing Club offers text notifications to all members and guard boat skippers, which is kindly sponsored by Sure. SMS messages are sent regarding race cancellations, postponements, changes and other important notices.
If you have not already registered for this service for the 2014 season you may opt in using the form link below.
The “This Girl Can” campaign through Sport England aims to increase women's participation in sport no matter what age, ability or body type.
We are keen to get involved as we feel the club is a great advert for female participation in sport. This also links in with our upcoming Have-
With this in mind we're having a photo shoot and interview planned with the Guernsey Press on Saturday 14th February, 1:30pm @ The GRC Boathouse on the Bridge. We'd like as many female rowers as possible to come down for a group photo and the Press would like to ask questions of a few of you at the same time. If you can make it please “join” the Facebook event below so we're able to gauge numbers.
Monday 1st Dec @ 19:00 at the Guernsey Yacht Club
Members are encouraged to attend and vote on any rule changes and election of committee members. This is your opportunity to make a difference and influence the direction of the Club.
There is one confirmed Committee position to fill, please consider whether you might wish to stand and advise Captain Tom by mid November.
All proposals for tabling at the AGM (including rule changes) need to be submitted to Captain Tom or Secretary Cat by 21st November to allow time for the proposals to be circulated and considered in advance of the AGM.
We would like to invite all members and friends of the GRC to rest your weary feet from all the Christmas shopping and meet up for a bit of festive cheer on Saturday 20th December at the Cock and Bull pub from around 4pm onwards.
Carteret Rowing Club are hosting Les Cules Geles a.k.a. The Frozen Bums on Saturday 27th December. This is a great way to work off a few mince pies then of course put it on again with some hot mulled wine after the race.
You can read more on the Carteret Rowing Club website for more information.
Photographers Roy Carré and Gary Ward have been hiding amongst rocks over recent months and have kindly shared their photographs of a number of races.
Click the link below where you can view these recently uploaded pics.
This year’s presentation, dinner and dance will be held at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on Saturday 1st November from 18:00. Dress code is black tie.
The online menu/booking form has now closed.
Can teams with boats located on the grass please move them to their winter homes ASAP. The Club boats will stay put for the Have-
We are looking for volunteers to help tidy up the Club Hut in advance of bringing the club boats into the shed. The shed is in better condition than it has been in previous years so it would be nice to do this on Sunday 28th Sept from 10 to 12.30 or so then go for a bit of Sunday lunch to properly round out the season with a glass of wine and dare I say even a bit of gossip.
The Sure “Herm Rocks” Rowing Regatta takes place from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September. These are some of the most exciting races in the Channel Islands complimented by the hospitality of the local crews and generosity of our sponsor, Sure.
If you relish competitive races with challenging tidal conditions, currents and rocks; enjoy a warm welcome with accompanying social activities; and appreciate the serenity of a beautiful environment then this is the place to be!
Click below for further information and online entry form.
There is a limited amount of space available. Please be considerate and use the minimum amount of space possible. If you have a trailer you are not using, please remove it rather than take up double the footprint. Boat fees allow for one space for your boat, not two.
Matt Toussaint has kindly volunteered to "police" boat parking and will be offering some words of advice to boat owners who are causing inconvenience.
Jersey Rowing Club have offered to organise registrations for GRC members using the below link. Payment details are included in the form.
JRC have also kindly offered to move/store boats for those who would like to leave their boats after the Sark to Jersey in preparation for this race (so you don’t have to transport twice). If you would like to leave your boat for the week please email Jerseyrowingclub@hotmail.com so that arrangements can be made.
The Guernsey Rowing Club will once again be funding the traditional BBQ at the Imperial Hotel after the 16.5 km Havelet to Rocquaine race on Sat 26 July.
For catering purposes please order the required number of tickets using the link below BY THURSDAY 24 JULY.
This is an excellent social event and a great way to meet new friends in the rowing club. After the BBQ, members usually continue social activities with a leisurely cycle along the west coast!
The Rocquaine Regatta has a long and distinguished reputation for fun. A full day (and evening) of free entertainment and activities for both the young and young at heart, including beach and stage events, sandcastles, inshore swimming, sailing, raft races, 5-
The fixture list for 2015 has been approved.
Please note the change to the order of races over the Herm Weekend -
The order window for GRC kit from Godfrey Sports closes at the end of January 2015. Please make sure you order all the GRC branded kit you know you want via the link below.
Please refer to the GRC post regarding the kit collation order process on the GRC Facebook page of 4th January 2015.
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