Newcastle upon Tyne & Tyneside's first fixed seat coastal rowing skiff

Fundraising Coffee Morning – 6th Feb 2016

GCR_rowingHoodieOur annual coffee morning is on Saturday 6th February and we would love to welcome you there if you’re interested in finding out about rowing, helping maintain our boat or just simply to come along and enjoy some lovely cakes over a cuppa with us. Please come along any time between 10am and 11.30am there will be the usual stalls (books, bric-a-brac, Fairtrade) and Charlie will be selling Pottery, Pam: Jams, Michaela: Aloe to Glow. There are also some brilliant raffle prizes to win!

This event will help raise funds for the club as we commence our year of activities. Our rowing boat, Grace, is currently in the shed getting re-painted and the gunnels/thwarts replaced. It is expected she’ll be back at the coast for rowing at Cullercoats, Tynemouth and/or Newburn from March onwards.

Coffee morning venue

Trinity Centre
Gosforth High Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE3 4AG
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If you would like to see her in action or have a go rowing with us at the coast or Tyne river please get in touch with Seymour (Club Secretary) on 07947 074869 or e-mail him.

Blyth CRC (and CCR’s Grace) on Tales from Northumberland

In case you didn’t catch the episode Robson Green’s “Tales from Northumberland”, the clips featuring the skiffs from Blyth, Able, North Berwick and Gosforth are on YouTube now.

The whole episode is available to see on ITV Player

North East skiffs assemble to join ‘Pride of Aln’ on maiden row

“Grace” of Gosforth, along with two other North East skiffs, had the pleasure of joining “Pride of Aln” on the water at Alnmouth on Sunday 15th March 2015.

Alnmouth Bay Community Rowing Association (ABCRA) had the honour of the Duchess of Northumberland being part of the crew for the maiden voyage of their new skiff, “Pride of Aln”. The boat was ceremonially launched by the Duchess last November but this was a return visit for a row with some of the volunteer builders and club supporters. The sea stage was such that rowing into the surf might have been a bit too risky for the occasion so a more leisurely row up and down the Aln estuary took place instead. Being high tide, there was enough water for several trips with different crews and many members of the assembled public to have a go rowing the boat which has been build for the community.

If you are interested in what they do there in Alnmouth or in Newcastle or Gateshead then please get in touch with us or the other clubs in the North East.

Gosforth Community Rowing has a Facebook page where you can get in touch and post photos and your experience of the day.

Amble Puffin Festival: 31st May 2015

Rob Angus from Amble Coastal Rowing club has invited us to the Puffin Festival being held in Amble at the end of May this year.

It will feature a skiff race on 31st May and so Gosforth will be fielding a crew. Would you like to be in it?

Get in touch with us about joining and starting your season’s training asap!


Seymour Pattisson

Club Secretary
Gosforth Community Rowing
w: www.rowgosforth.org.uk
e: secretary
m: +44 (0)7947 074869

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