If you are new to gig rowing you will need to complete our Learn to Row (LTR) Course before taking out full membership.
Our LTR courses are currently suspended, but general course details can be seen below.
We offer various levels of membership from single to family. Membership is yearly and runs from from January 1st to December 31st. We offer pro rata concessions for those joining midway through the year. We row throughout the week and every weekend from Fisherman’s Green in West Bay. We welcome everyone to come down, watch what we do and chat with our members and officers to find out more.
Our 2018 annual membership fees are:
• ADULTS – £65
• CONCESSIONS* – £45
• FAMILY** – £120
• YOUTH*** – £15
• SOCIAL – £15
*Concessions: Job seekers allowance, income support, housing benefit, pension credits,
students. Over 60’s. All discretionary.
**Family: 2 adults and 2 children; additional children to pay standard youth fee per individual.
***Junior/Youth: Up to and including 21 year olds.
Please contact Karen Buchanan-Harlow, our membership secretary, for further information or if you are unsure which membership category is applicable to you.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay per row:
All members: £2pp unless Juniors/Youth then FOC.
Squad: Pay up to 3 training rows per week, then FOC. Discretionary and at trust.
LTR rows: Crew pay £1 each.
All rowing fees should be given to the cox on your boat at the start or end of your row.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are an experienced gig rower wishing to join BGC for the first time, or you are applying for our Learn to Row course, then please click the link below to complete our generic application form and then choose the correct type of membership at the end of the form that is relevant to you.
Learn to Row Programme (LTR)
A great place to begin rowing. This covers all the fundamentals and will help to iron out bad habits before you start! The Learn to Row Course is based on 4 sessions (detailed below) and the cost is £25 for Adults £10 for Juniors.
LTR1 and LTR2 are run concurrently over one full morning and are offered on dates scheduled by our Rowing Captains. LTR3 and LTR4 are run on separate days and can be dates/days of your own choosing.
Session 1 – 1.5 hrs 75% land based 25% on pontoon/boat tied up teaching the basics of rowing stroke.
Session 2 – 1 hr 100% water – no launch or retrieval – breaking rowing stroke down + safety.
Session 3 – 1.5 hrs 50% land based/launching, 50% water with focus on developing rowing stroke learnt in session 2. Recap safety.
Session 4 – 1.5 hrs 50% water with drills focusing on stroke rate, stroke power, ratio and blade depth, recap safety. 50% retrieving boat and returning to yard, stowing equipment etc.
If you wish to take part in our Learn to Row program please contact:-
Upcoming Learn to Row Course dates can be seen below:
Our LTR programme has been suspended for the winter season. New dates may be available early in 2018 and we will publish new LTR dates when they become scheduled.