The Brisbane Grammarians’ Rowing Club for 2017 has continued its growth with membership reaching 52. This year the Club started a squad program for the first part of the season, which has given members greater options, such as the number of days they want to train and what regattas they wish to attend due to work and family commitments. This greater flexibility has seen the Club rowing six out of seven days.
Since February the Club has attended two sprint regattas (1000m), where it was a sight to behold as you looked across the start line to see four Grammarians' eights lined up, more than any other club attending the regattas. It brings a smile to your face to think what the Club has achieved in a very short time, but more importantly, seeing the smiles on each members faces out racing with new friends they have made, or rekindled old friendships since being part of the Club.
The Club competed at the Queensland Masters in April, attention now turning to longer course races, such as the Winter Series (5km), Head of the Tweed (21km), Head of the Brisbane (10km) and Head of the Yarra (8.6km).
On a sad note, it was the end of an era in March where we saw the Club's first owned boat (the Alec & Brom) sold to make way for a new eight. I hope Sydney University has many enjoyable rows as did our members.
If you are a BGS Old Boy, whether you rowed or not at school, you are very welcome to come down and have a look around our shed or even come for a row. You can visit our website at
www.bgrc.com.au or contact me directly.
Brisbane Grammarians' Rowing Club