Guy Fawkes Boat Club

St Peter's School

Guy Fawkes Boat Club

Guy Fawkes Boat ClubGuy Fawkes' Boat Club is a social rowing club for the parents, friends and supporters of St Peter's, St Olave's, and Clifton School and Nursery. The Club exists to provide social rowing for its members and to support the St Peter's School Boat Club in financial and practical ways.

Members meet on Friday and Saturday mornings after school drop-off, and additionally on Friday evenings in the summer. Crews aren’t fixed and are based on who’s booked for that session. Bookings are made via a shared Google Document.

Several times a year, some members get mildly competitive and enter home events on the Ouse or go to ‘away’ Regattas and Heads. Despite the recreational style of rowing, the club has enjoyed some notable successes, and there have also been some very close finishes.

Latest news

20 November 2016

Double win and new record at York Head

2016/11/19 York Small Boat HeadOn a very cold day in November, GFBC managed two wins! The Mas E/F 2x-  was won by Karl and David and the Mas H 2x- was won by Allan and Keith.  Rowing was very cold and rowers were unable to feel their fingers whilst racing! At least the forecast strong wind and rain didn’t appear but there was some rain during Div1.  A record 11 crews entered so we look forward to more wins during the rest of the Head season.

You can view more photos from the event here.

17 October 2016

Three wins at Ancholme

Left to right David Andrews and Karl Pampus at Ancholme in October 17GFBC celebrated one of its most successful days at Ancholme Head on 9 October with 3 wins, and our 4x- was second fastest on handicap - just 5 seconds behind the winners! Congratulations to Charles, David A, David C, Karl and Nigel who all returned with winners medals!
Left to right Charles Cecil and David Coiden at Ancholme in October 16

All our results:
Mas E 4x-: Karl Pampus, David Andrews, Nigel Bew, Charles Cecil (Winner 10:46 9:58)
Mas E 2x: Karl Pampus, David Andrews (Winner 11:42 11:42)
Mas B/E IM3 2x: Charles Cecil, David Coiden (Winner 12:27 11:38)
Mx Mas A/E/F 2x: Sally Emmerson, Keith Emmerson(2nd 13:20 12:09)
W Mas D/E 2x: Jane Jenkins, Louise Worseman (2nd 13:41 13:04)
Mas F/G/H 2x: Keith Emmerson, David Coiden (3rd 12:22 11:15)

For more information on the event, click here.

22 September 2016

Two GFBC teams complete York Head

Two teams from GFBC entered this year’s York Head race on 17 September 2016. First off, and race number 1, was the coxed quad consisting of Sally Emmerson, Allan Highet, Jane Jenkins and Louise Worsman, coxed by Keith Emmerson. After lunch, the cox-less quad of David Andrew, David Coidan, Charles Cecil and Karl Pampus completed the 4.5km course from Rawcliffe Landing to Lendel Bridge. A number of crews from years 11 to 13 within the school were also very successful in the event.

Sept 16 Coxed Quad

From left to right: Sally Emmerson, Allan Highet, Jane Jenkins and Louise Worsman, Keith Emmerson

Sept 16 Coxless QuadFrom left to right: David Andrew, David Coidan, Charles Cecil and Karl Pampus

GFBC welcomes new Captains

At the AGM on 11 September, retiring Captain David Andrews reported that he had thoroughly enjoyed his 5 years as Captain. He outlined some of the highlights of his tenure including: having social rowing alongside racing, trips abroad and raising awareness of the club at national events, coach Alec Gilchrist’s positive ‘Yes You Can!’ advice during training and how racing at 32 strokes-per-minute now seemed normal!

Both the new men’s captain, Keith Emmerson, and the new ladies captain, Sally Emmerson, have extensive experience racing with the club.

Learn-to-row course proves to be highlight for retiring Ladies Captain Julie McKleish

Ten learn-to-row sessions were run on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings between April and June this year, attended by 11 new rowers. At the recent AGM, Julie thanked all GFBC members who had helped in various ways as extra rowers, coxes and coaches. She described it as ‘a fantastic team effort’ once again and gave a particular thank you to coach Alec Gilchrist for his help and support with running the course.

View other news here.

View our recent events here.

View photos from 2016 here