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.

Fun Regatta Saturday 14th April 2018

This is a rowing competition between teams of four non-rowers, racing over a distance of 500m on the River Severn in Bridgnorth.

The event is a great opportunity for friends, colleagues or family to get together and enter a crew of men, women or a mix. We will teach them all the basics of rowing with 3 x 1 hour coaching sessions undertaken before raceday on Saturday 14th April. All boats, equipment, and coaching will be provided – all they need to bring is enthusiasm!

Each crew will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 races on race day – more if they win!

Click here for the Entry Pack and here for the Poster

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.


It is with deep regret the we must inform you all of the decision to cancel this year’s regatta due to unsafe river conditions.  The water had been steadily falling in Bridgnorth, but unfortunately it has not done so enough, nor has the steam slowed to an acceptable level.  With the height and flow of the river, coupled with the number of junior and novice entrants into this year’s event we feel it would be unsafe to try and run the event.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to clubs and crews, and a full refund of entry fees will be arranged.

Next year sees Bridgnorth Rowing Club celebrate its 150th anniversary, so please put next year’s regatta date, Saturday 9thJune 2018, into your diaries now as we plan to make that regatta an extra special one, and would love to welcome you all along!

River Update

Just to give you an update on the current situation with regard to river levels in Bridgnorth. At the minute the river is slightly up, it has peaked upstream so should be down to normal levels by us in time for Saturday – however this is all dependent on what the rain forecast in the next 24 hours does to the river. We are continuing to monitor the weather and river levels and will make a final decision one way or another whether it will be safe to go ahead at 12 noon on Friday 9th June.
A communication will be sent out and posted on our website shortly after the decision has been made to inform you all, so please keep a close eye out for this.
Fingers crossed we will see you all on Saturday!

Bridgnorth Regatta 2017 this coming weekend!

We’d like to thank all the clubs that have supported our regatta this year.  We have had much a larger entry compared to last year and look forward to seeing you all on the day.

This year we are also pleased to welcome Chester Composites to our regatta who will be on site all day for any boat or equipment repairs, quotes or assistance you may need help with. If you have any repairs which you would like to bring along with you for them to help with then please get in touch with them:

01244 880658


And finally!  The information everyone has been waiting for, the provisional draw is available right here at BRC Draw – Final 2017!

Other information to download includes:

Bridgnorth Regatta Emergency Response Plan

Bridgnorth Regatta Welfare

Event Risk Assessment

Competitor Information

See you on Saturday!