COVID-19 UPDATE In light of the recent governmental advice, we are now taking bookings for Summer 2021. Thank you to everyone who has worked with us over the past 12 very difficult months. It is thanks to our patrons who have been very patient, our suppliers and our local council who have all been very supportive which has allowed us to continue to operate and continue our charitable work. If you are looking for a great venue with links with local businesses then look no further. Drop us a email and our friendly team will get in contact with you.
It is with great sadness, that the Trafalgar Trust reports the death in December 2020 of one of its longest serving Trustees, Phil Collins. Phil was a very active Director and member of the management committee which runs the Trafalgar Rowing Centre in Greenwich. His commitment to the sport of rowing and work to run the facilities provided generations of rowers the opportunity to row on the river Thames.
Phil was a life time member of Globe Rowing Club, joining in the late sixties. He was a first class rower and an excellent coach, who was responsible for coaching the first Globe crew to enter Henley Royal regatta. Many club members – from beginners to performance level – benefitted from Phil’s coaching on the river and in the club gym. Phil was a qualified umpire, often seen on the river at Putney for the great ‘Head of the River’ races and at regattas up and down the country.
Our condolences to his family, he is much missed by the rowing community.
Trafalgar Rowing Centre
COVID-19 UPDATE In light of the latest government advice recommending that everyone avoids large social gatherings, and in order to protect the health of our members, guests and volunteers, we have decided to temporarily close the Trafalgar Rowing Centre as from 23th March 2020 in order to play our part in ensuring the country moves beyond this as swiftly as possible. We will be in touch with anyone who currently holds a reservation for hire of the hall. If you have paid a deposit we will either credit you against a future booking, or refund any money paid – this will be your choice, and our Treasurer will be in touch to make arrangements. AT THIS POINT WE WILL NOT BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR EVENTS TO BE HELD WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, ie UNTIL 1ST OCTOBER 2020. We will review this position in three months time. For over 100 years the Trafalgar Rowing Centre, and its constituent clubs have provided a source of healthy outdoor exercise for the people of Greenwich. We are proud of what we have become over the last twenty years since re-launching as the Trafalgar 2001 Trust: a hub for social, eduicational and community activity, not merely a sports club. We will be back.
The Management Committee are pleased to announce that we have installed iZettle cashless payment system at the bar. We will be able to take all card payments (Except American Express), for more information on what iZettle can do – watch this short video: https://youtu.be/RHpYyvtWFXc
Ray Cassidy has stepped down as Chairman of the Trafalgar Management Committee. The Committee would like to thank Ray for all his work over the past 15 years on the committee. Ray will continue to Chair the Trustee Committee which get together every year to review what the Management Committee has done. Under Ray, the Trust has gone from strength to strength and we have been able to put more and more resources back into the rowing clubs.
I recently celebrated my 40th birthday at the Rowing Club and a brilliant evening was had by all! Everyone commented on what a great venue it was. The setting is beautiful with amazing views across the Thames which can also be enjoyed on a massive balcony, brilliant in this sunny weather! The bar is reasonably priced and well stocked and the staff were excellent in both the planning and especially on the night. Tom helped out the providing of welcome drinks and the arrival of 40 pizzas! Things just seem to be taken care of without any stress. I cannot recommend the clubhouse highly enough, the perfect venue for a celebration! Thank you to all the team and thank you for putting up with all our dodgy singing during the silent disco!