Welcome to the Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club
The Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club has a proud tradition of rowing on the Brisbane River from 1885, and today operates programs for:
- Learn to Row
- Junior girls up to 20 years old
- High Performance Squad for 20+ years old
- Masters who want to train and compete ocassionally.
- Recreational for ocassional fun rowing.
New members are welcome to the club. Simply contact us via e-mail or visit the boat shed on a Saturday morning around 7.00 am.
To join the club at any time, see the Membership page for details.
The Club of choice, supporting members to achieve their dreams.
- Equitable: We play fair and respect everyone’s rights and goals, on and off the water.
- Inclusive: We are welcoming and value our relationships with each other and with everyone in our community.
- Learning: We value what rowing teaches us as individuals and about working together.
- Excellence: We are ambitious and always strive to do our best.
- Integrity: We always do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Learn to Row
New classes start in November 2022. See the Learn to Row pages for dates, registration, fees etc. The next course will start on Saturday 5th November 2022. We do not offer LTR through the winter months.
Note: We can enroll a maximum of 10 students per month. As soon as a month is fully booked, then you will need to choose another month to do the course.
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 well within your rights to report the breach of safety incident.
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.
GPS Rowing Club – Click for Boat Bookings.
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 email@example.com 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.