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School Life


The Royal Grammar School High Wycombe Boat Club is for juniors between the ages of 13 and 18 and is a sculling club. The RGS Rowing Club is very well supported by the school, parents of the boys as well as a team of committed and hardworking coaches. With a steadily growing interest from students as well as growth in the fleet available, the club currently has 60 active members.

RGS Rowing is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment with the opportunity for the athletes to develop skills not only as scullers but also in time management, teamwork and a passion for a healthy life. As the members are learner-athletes the coaches at RGS are well informed and aware of the rigors that come with a growing child who has a full and active day and therefore are dedicated to ensure that this time is not wasted so that the boys are able to achieve at a high level at national events.


The club boats out of The Longridge Activity Centre ( in Marlow which is short fifteen minute drive from the school grounds and boasts a beautiful 5km long stretch of the Thames for the boys to row on from Marlow Lock to Cookham Lock.

Training Times

Summer Training Water sessions take place after school throughout the week at Longridge from directly after school until 6pm.

Winter Training Land sessions takes place after school throughout the week in the ergo room and gym at the school from directly after school 3:40pm until 6pm.

Weekend Training Weekend water sessions take place on Saturday and Sundays, all athletes having the time with their coaches to perfect their technical ability on the water.


The club has crews that compete in various competitions throughout the year with the Heads racing format forming the initial half of the school year following that the regatta format for the second half of the season. To enter any event the boys must be registered with British Rowing, this is an annual membership and can be done online via British rowing (


Master in charge: Bruce Gascoine: