STAGING Victory at Head of the Float - British Rowing

Victory at Head of the Float

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Grosvenor Rowing Club has extended its run of success, securing a magnificent seven pennant wins at the ‘Head of the Float,’ hosted by Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club on 5th December

The most notable result of the day went to Grosvenor’s men’s eight.  Not only did they storm across the line with 2 robust performances to win both the IM2 8+ and IM1 8+ events, but they did so in the fastest time of the day, beating their competition by 27 seconds and securing the award for ‘Head of the Float.’


Also on top form were Grosvenor’s women’s squads who achieved the fastest women’s time of the day by 13 seconds over Warrington RC in the W.IM2 8+ event, raced in a composite crew with members of University Chester.

The women also triumphed in the IM3 8+ event, grasping 1st place over five other crews from the Northwest. Working collectively as a team, the crew took the edge from Warrington, winning by a close 5 seconds to take the pennant.

To top off Grosvenor’s succession of wins, the Veteran Men’s squad are again, undefeated by winning the VetC.8+ event with a secure lead of 14 seconds. The crew, including the cox then split into two quads in which the two crews went on to win for a second time. The Vet D/E.4x won by an impressive 8:19.76 and the VetC.4x- won in a time of 8.27.56.

Also representing Grosvenor at the float were a number of novice rowers, some of whom were rowing their very first head race since completing Grosvenor’s ‘Learn to Row’ course. Taking the very respectable places of 3rd and 4th were crews of Novice women.

Chris Fawcett, Grosvenor Rowing Club’s Chair Person, commented, “It’s great to see so many crews representing Grosvenor Rowing Club and to see such great success as a whole.”

Grosvenor Rowing Club welcomes new members of all abilities.  For more information, contact Chris Fawcett on 07970 950704 or visit the website