Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club
Welcome to the Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club
The Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club has a proud tradition of rowing on the Brisbane River and today operates programs for
– Learn to Row – Junior – Elite – Recreational – Veterans/Masters.
New members are welcome to the club. Simply contact us or visit the boat shed on the first Saturday morning of each month around 7.00 am.
Join the club at any time. See the Membership page for details.
Now that we have passed the summer solstice, the sunrise is getting later every morning. It is important that all members observe our clubs safety policy and make sure that a compliant light is placed on the bow and the stern of every club boat that rows from our shed. Suitable products are available from the link below. If you do see another member attempting to boat on the river with no lights or lights that do not work you are wel within your rights to report the breach of safety incident.
JDS Induction Dates
Year 9, 10 and Open Competitive Group
This programme will start at 6:00am Saturday 26th October. All rowers should be ready to row. Caps, hats or visors, sunscreen and water bottles are a must.
This programme will start at 8:30am Sunday 27th October. All rowers should be ready to row. Caps, hats or visors, sunscreen and water bottles are a must
Learn to Row
New Classes start in March 2020.. See the Learn to Row pages for dates, registration, fees etc. The next course after March will start in October 2020. We do not offer LTR through the winter months.
River Safety Video’s
Brisbane River Share Video from RQ and MSQ, Transdev
Click the link above to watch the video created by the associated organisations to help educate users of the Brisbane River in safely navigating and sharing the river. All B&GPS members will already be aware of these requirements, but this is a visual reminder of the risks associated with rowing, and how they can be minimised if correct procedures are followed while you are rowing on the river.
Click here for a link to the GPS Facebook pages of images and other recent material.
How to Book a Club Boat
Once you have had a look at the Google Docs above and determined which boat you would like to book, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and the booking request will be applied to the spreadsheet. Any conflicts or other issues will be assessed at the time of booking and you will be advised if the requested boat is not available.
Click here to get the latest tide predictions for the Brisbane Port Office from the BOM. Note that the club pontoon is about 45 minutes later than the tides for the Port Office. So, just add 45 minutes to Port Office times to get close to the tides at GPS pontoon.