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  • Safety announcement

    A serious incident occurred in which a sculler was involved in a collision with a narrow boat on the canal. Both boats were travelling down the centre of the canal and neither was aware of the other boat until it was too late. The boats collided, the single was immediately destroyed and the sculler was dragged under water for approximately 30 seconds before being able to surface. We are incredibly fortunate that no major injuries were sustained. This incident could easily have been fatal.

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  • Gloucester Boathouse Development

    Gloucester boat house

    Gloucester Boathouse will be a new home in Gloucester for rowing, canoeing and other paddle sports, drawing participants from across Gloucestershire.

    The Gloucester-Sharpness canal provides excellent and safe conditions for these sports and is a unique resource for the county and the South West. The iconic new centre will provide much needed facilities for all types of paddle-based water sports and for all sections of the Gloucestershire community on the canal not far from the City centre.

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  • Gloucester-Hartpury quad triumphs at Henley

    The Gloucester-Hartpury crew of Alice Bowyer, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne, Flo Pickles and Jessica Newson with fellow Gloucester rower Beth Rodford.
    Gloucester-Hartpury scooped its first ever title at British rowing's premier event - Henley Royal Regatta - as the Under-18s girls quad bounced back from a nasty crash to claim glory.
    On the morning of the final, the crew of Alice Bowyer, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne, Jessica Newson and Flo Pickles crashed with a moored boat and snapped three oars in their warm-up row.

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  • Minister throws her support behind Rowing club's dream

    GLOUCESTER Rowing Club have just £100,000 left to raise to make their dream of building top-class boathouse a reality.
    And Sports Minister Helen Grant was on site at the Gloucester-Sharpness canal club to lend her support as part of her tour of the city’s sporting facilities.
    Touring the facilities alongside Gloucester MP Richard Graham, the Minister was impressed with the plans for the £1.5million development, a build which will provide top-class rowing and canoeing facilities and potentially produce Olympic champions of the future.

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