Welcome to Gloucester Rowing Club

Gloucester Rowing Club is one of the oldest established rowing clubs in Great Britain and is now based on the Sharpness-Gloucester canal where it enjoys one of the longest stretches of unlocked water in the country. It has enjoyed considerable success both at a local and national level over the years and a number of National Squad members started their rowing careers at Gloucester.
The club caters not only for those whose aim is to take their rowing to the highest level, but also for the many who wish to be competitive at national or regional regattas as well as for those who want to use their rowing as part of a social and healthy life style.

Photos of the 2016 Autumn Head

02 Nov 2016
Posted by robert

Chairman of Gloucester Rowing Club, Ben Rodford, has posted up his photo's of the 2016 Gloucester Rowing Club Autumn Head. They can be purchased online.

Scullers on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal

Gloucester Boathouse: please support our bid to the Aviva Community Fund

21 Oct 2016
Posted by admin

As you may have seen, the shell of the new Gloucester Boathouse is nearing completion and fitting out of the ground floor with boat storage areas and limited shower and toilet facilities will soon be done; we will then be able to start using the site in earnest. There will still be a lot of funds to be raised and work to be done to complete fitting out the rest of the boathouse.

Our future plans include fitting solar panels to make the building more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run. We have made a bid to the Aviva Community Fund to pay for this work but the success of our bid depends on the level of public support that we can get. Please support us by voting for our bid and by asking your friends and family to support us too; each person can give us up to 10 votes; votes have to be in by midday 18 November.

Thank you,


Stephen Rose
Trustee, Gloucester Boathouse Ltd

Sport England Award for Club Development

Gloucester Boathouse is set to receive £500,000 towards an environmentally sustainable new facility for rowing & canoeing at Hempsted thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England's Improvement Fund.

The new facility is one of 23 projects across England to share in £7.3 million of Lottery investment from the latest round of funding, which focused on minimising the environmental impact of sports facilities by investing in sustainable projects with a clear local need.