Time Trials

The course is 2.1 miles of flat water through the centre of Bristol city. You bring a crew and oars (set can be hired if needed) and we provide the rest. Why not stay the evening before/after, BGC will happily show you a Bristol night out.

Sign up is easy – choose a crew, name and date – click HERE to register.


All official attempts will be added to the TopGear style leaderboard below.
At the end of April 2022 we will present the Trophy to the current leaders of each category – Mens open, MV, MSV, Womens Open, WV, WSV, Masters, Juniors and Mixed.

Category Leader Date Club Crew Category Time Conditions
๐Ÿ†10/07/21BristolBristol NQY MAMen’s Open 15:48Good
10/07/21AppledoreAppledore MenMen’s Open15:52Good
15/08/21Par BayPar Bay MenMen’s Open15:57Obstruction
18/09/21Clevedon GigClevedon MenMen’s Open17:00Good
31/07/21Clevedon GigLayde Bay LadsMen’s Open17:55Slight Headwind
๐Ÿ†03/04/22PortisheadPortishead LadiesWomen’s Open18:09Good
21/04/22BristolScilly VetsAWomen’s Open18:51Tailwind
17/07/21Clevedon CoastalCCRCMen’s Open19:11Heatwave
๐Ÿ†05/02/22BrixhamMSVAMen’s SVets19:29Headwind
18/09/21Clevedon GigClevedon LadiesWomen’s Open19:46Good
๐Ÿ†06/03/22PortisheadPPGC IoS 2020Women’s Vets19:53Good
๐Ÿ†03/04/22PortisheadTuesday TornadoesWomen’s SVets20:12Good
26/02/22BrixhamMSVBMen’s SVets20:23Good
31/07/21Clevedon GigCurzoniaWomen’s Open20:37Slight Headwind
17/07/21Clevedon CoastalWe Came, We Saw, We RowedWomen’s Vets20:56Heatwave
๐Ÿ†07/11/21Tamworth CornishTCRC 1Mixed Open21:03Good
07/11/21Tamworth CornishTCRC 2Men’s Open21:28Good
13/03/22Porlock WeirPW MixedMixed Open21:32Good
๐Ÿ†26/02/22BrixhamBrixham Ladies MastersWomen’s Masters21:34Good
05/02/22BrixhamMCMen’s SVets21:59Headwind
03/04/22PortisheadOarsome chicsWomen’s SVets22:09Good
05/09/21BurnhamBOS MixedMixed Open22:57Good
05/02/22BrixhamLAWomen’s Open23:19Headwind
05/02/22BrixhamLVBWomen’s Vets27:31Headwind
26/02/22Porlock WeirWild GeeseWomen’s Masters27:54Good
13/03/22Porlock WeirWild Geese2Women’s Masters29:41Wet, Headwind
05/02/22BrixhamLMBWomen’s Masters31:09Headwind

Great write up by Cornish Barbarians Pilot Gig Club who kicked off the Time Trials in 2020 with a time of 16 minutes 21.16 seconds in Men’s Open Category. Read the review here

Course Records:
The Men’s record is held by ‘Bristol Mens A (Nqy 2021)‘ at 15 minutes 48.61 seconds
The Women’s record is held by ‘Portishead ladies‘ at 18 minutes 09.71 seconds.

Sign up is easy – choose a crew, name and date – click here to register.

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