Winter training paying off at Worcester

Bridgnorth Rowing Club started it’s 2018 racing season at Worcester on Sat 17th Feb, at their 6000m time trial, raced between the two weirs.

In the morning division race, the Bridgnorth Ladies eight put in a strong performance to finish 3rd overall fastest women’s eight, behind two good eight’s from Bristol City rowing club.

Also in the morning race, the men’s senior coxless four showed that their winter training is paying off, by putting in the fastest time for their category.

In the afternoon division race, over the same course, Bridgnorth’s Masters four, Alan Champion, Tim Lunel, Rob Graham, Paul Wallis and coxed by Jennifer Williams, were also dominant in their event, beating several other masters crews to take the trophy, the men’s senior coxless four also raced again with one crew change ,this time finishing 2nd.  Another Bridgnorth women’s crew also raced, this time a IM3 coxed four who are starting to gel together on the water, particularly with new member Meg Bond competing in her first event.

The Rowing club are organising two events this year to attract new people to join the club, and take up the sport, the first is a fun regatta on April 14th, open to any groups of four people, men, women , mixed , who will be taught the basics of rowing by the club’s coaches and have a day racing each other.  If you are interested in taking part, head over to our Fun Regatta page.

Bridgnorth Rowing Club Report December 2017

Bridgnorth Rowing Club held two events over the Christmas period.
The first being a boat naming ceremony for a new racing boat that the cub has recently had delivered.
The coxed four has been jointly funded by three kind benefactors , local major employer, Bridgnorth Aluminium have once again shown their support to local sport, also a new name to the town, Joules Brewery who have taken over the Shakespeare in west castle street, and finally club stalwart Mr David Walker.
The club decided to name the new boat “David Walker” in respect for all the work Dave has put into the rowing club over the past forty years he has been involved.
A good crowd gathered, including the sponsors to watch Dave pour some “bubbly” over the bows of the boat as is tradition.
Yet another good turn out was had on Christmas eve morning, down on the Severn when three eights of oarsmen and women dressed in Christmas attire took to the water in a five mile festive row to Gadstone and back.