Berg River Long Row

2 September 2021

The 4th Berg River Long Row 

This year, Elgin rowing club will host the 4th Berg River Long Row! Inspired from the Vaal River Long row, which has been a major competition on any South Africans calendar for a number of Years, the Berg River Long Row provides a similar opportunity over 24 – 27km depending on navigation skills!  

The Berg River Long Row will start on Doornfontein Farm – just off Hopefield in the Western Cape, on Sunday the 5th September 2021, starting at 9h00. 

Bishops will be sending 37 competitors, more than any club, three full 8+’s, an Oct and one lad who will sit in a PGRC (Peninsula Girls Rowing Club) Quad! Boats are set off in 5-minute intervals starting with 1x progressing to 8+. The boats will follow the Bergriver for approximately 27km to Die Pont Riviera Hotel in Velddrift where the trailers will be waiting for the boats. 

Bishops thanks Mr. Brad Smith and the Bishops Committee for the immense organisation to ensure this tour could be accomplished in difficult circumstances and in the winter sports term.