Many thanks for all your efforts to make the Maintenance & Repair day a success!
A special thank you to Bill and Will for showing us how to do minor repairs and for all those willing to learn.
Also to Sue JJ who tireless kept us fuelled with food and drink and Kate who bought the supplies :)
We achieved a lot!
The boat bays, erg room, club room and kitchen are looking super clean and tidy, the new sculling blades have all been sanded and painted with undercoat, the following boats have been given a deep clean and small repairs attended to:
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.
The development is fully supported by British Rowing, British Canoe Union, Sport England and Gloucester City Council.
Status update 26th February 2017
The current works will deliver:
- A watertight building
- 3 boat bays fitted out for storage of rowing boats and blades
- Ground floor showers and toilets
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.
Two time Olympian and 2010 World champion Beth Rodford started rowing at the club, alongside fellow Team GB competitor Natasha Page.