Tag Archives: Guernsey

Autumn Storm Season

Windsurfing, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Point-7, Starboard, Vazon Bay, Guernsey

For the northern hemisphere the summer is behind us, the days are drawing shorter and the temperature is steadily dropping. However, the recent storm season with relatively mild temperatures on The Rock has provided some superb conditions out on the water. The beach has been a relative hive of activity and I have enjoyed making […]

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 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 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 […]

GRC Around Alligande

This is the second of the Guernsey Rowing Club Championship Series of races. This race involves rowing around the Little Russel in an anticlockwise direction. It can be fairly tricky to gauge the tidal effect between Alligande and Vivian meaning that it is never quite a straight line course. Even more noticeable this time as […]