Grosvenor celebrates Learn to Row graduates

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On Wednesday (9 August 2012), more than 30 graduates of Grosvenor Rowing Club’s latest Learn to Row course took part in a Splash and Dash Regatta – celebrating their successful completion of the eight-week course.

Four boats took to the water in glorious August sunshine, in front of a packed crowd of onlookers, family, friends and club members.

Racing over a 200m course on the River Dee, the novice rowers experienced their first taste of high-rate rowing.

Of the competing crews, two were comprised wholly of Learn to Row graduates – one men’s and one women’s – and the remaining two contained a mix of graduates and existing Grosvenor members.

After a fun and frantic evening of rowing the men’s Learn to Row crew were declared the champions, which was the cue for beer and barbecue at the Grosvenor club house.

The Learn to Row graduates can now go on to join one of Grosvenor’s Novice, Novice Master or Explore (recreational) Rowing squads, just in time for winter training.

Grosvenor will be running another Learn to Row course for prospective competitive and recreational rowers in September – visit www.grosvenor-rowingclub.org.uk for more information.

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