13th June 2020 Bridgnorth Summer Regatta!

Entries have opened for Bridgnorth summer regatta! The event takes place on 13th June 2020 and comes with a guarantee of at least two races per crew per event. To secure your seat for a great day’s racing over 500 m down the River Severn, please email regatta@bridgnorthrc.co.uk or alternatively send any enqueries to 01746 764895 / 07974 152790.

13 hours to go!

13 hours until the first race will be called to attention!

It’s all go at the club for our final preparations to welcome you tomorrow morning.

Just a little reminder it might be useful to bring your wellies and some warm dry clothes for in between divisions as well as some for whilst you are on the river!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Bridgnorth Regatta Saturday 8th June 2019 – Draw released

Firstly may we thank everyone that has entered Bridgnorth Regatta 2019.

We have completed our draw and the eagle eyed proof readers have hopefully spotted any and all mistakes.  So it is with great pleasure that we can make available a downloadable version.  In addition to this we also have a number of documents available.

Please do contact us if you have any queries or problems during the course of the week.
Look forward to seeing you on the day and hope you all have an enjoyable days racing.

Bridgnorth Rowing Club

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.

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!