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Sark to Jersey

James Briggs, Rowing, Sark, Jersey, Glow Wellbeing, Aerial-i, Kevin Lajoie

After a week of steady recuperation and training, I felt much more prepared to tackle the Sark to Jersey Offshore Rowing race than my previous outing for the GRC Clameur Challenge. I had company on this voyage. Jon Sexton had kindly agreed that ‘Mogul Duster’ would act as my guard boat for the event with […]

GRC Clameur Challenge

After the recent Formula Windsurfing competitions I attended, it was time to hop back in the Glow boat. This was the ninth and final race in the Guernsey Rowing Club Championship Series. Unfortunately, my recent time away from The Rock had meant I had missed some crucial races, putting me out of contention for the […]

GRC Rocquaine Regatta

Summer storms continued to provide difficulties for the scheduled races within the Guernsey Rowing Club calendar. This race would normally be preceded by one which gets the boats from the east to the west coast of Guernsey. Instead, some opted to take boats by road or managed to find a gap in the weather to […]

GRC Around Jethou

This was the sixth race in the Guernsey Rowing Club Championship Series. The course started in Guernsey and saw competitors row around the nearby island of Jethou any way they chose. All competitors chose to row from south to north to gain the maximum benefit of the tides. Joe Paul made a strong challenge for […]

GRC Around Herm (Alternate)

Unfortunately, poor weather conditions prevented the full planned Sure Regatta from taking place with only the race from Guernsey to Herm taking place at the scheduled time. This was a real shame as I would say the series of races are among the best in the seasons calendar. Tucked under the cliffs on the east […]

GRC Guernsey to Herm

This was the third of the Guernsey Rowing Club Handicap Series of races and would lead into the Sure Regatta consisting of three races involving Herm. A short sprint from Guernsey to Herm, choosing the right course could provide tidal assistance although took a longer route over the ground. I decided to stick close to […]

GRC Lower Heads (Alternate)

After some unseasonal bad weather, the planned Guernsey Rowing Club Lower Heads Handicap Series race took place over an alternate course that was inshore and partially protected from the conditions by the east coast cliffs. A challenging race after an extended break, Joe Paul showed good form to finish in a faster time than the […]

GRC BTS Challenge

The Guernsey Rowing Club BTS Challenge was the first of the Handicap Series where boats are given start times based on their previous performance and have to chase down the slower boats who set off first. Recently back from a long weekend competing in the UK with Formula Windsurfing, I did not feel best prepared […]

GRC Andrew Mahy Memorial

The fourth race in the Guernsey Rowing Club season was another Championship Race that was largely the reverse of the GRC Around Alligande course. Similar tidal challenges existed navigating on the way out to Alligande and also returning to Guernsey. Joe Paul showed mastery of the following swell on the quarter in the breezier conditions, […]

GRC Havelet Buoyed

The third race in the Guernsey Rowing Club Championship Series, this involved three laps of Havelet Bay. Neither a sprint nor a marathon, it can be hard to set the right pace. Thankfully, with Joe Paul pushing me the whole way, the pace was set at ‘fast’. I took a new record in 50 minutes […]