Exeter Rowing Club is situated on the Exeter Ship Canal basin on Exeter’s beautiful historic quayside.
With access to both the River Exe and the whole 5.3-mile length of the Ship Canal we have some of the best inland rowing waters in the region.
The origins of the Club can be traced back to the early 1800’s and with over 140 members we are one of the largest and most successful clubs in the region. Our members regularly compete at local, national and international levels.
We welcome new members of all abilities, minimum age 11.
We have an experienced and diverse coaching team ready to offer their skills and support to help you achieve your rowing or coxing goals. Club sessions run most evenings, rain or shine, including water based or land based training.
Rowing is a team sport. You train together, race together, win together and lose together.
You spend a lot of time within your squads, which is why we are here to give you more than just training.
Exeter Rowing Club’s social night is held every Thursday after training; there is hot food provided, at the meagre price of £3, and a bar for drinks. We run ad-hoc events on Thursdays such as Pub Quiz evenings and a skittles tournament; these will be introduced more throughout the winter training season. I would encourage anyone to stick around for some food and chat on a Thursday – the perfect opportunity to get to know other members of the squads who you don’t usually train with. The food is cooked by members for members on a rotational basis.
As like most clubs, we have our annual events:
- The Presidents Dinner
- End of season Dinner and Dance to be held in early November
- Christmas party the Thursday before Christmas.
There have been a number of successful social events where we have mingled with the best British Rowing has to offer, including: Cornish indoors; Nottingham Regatta; Monmouth Regatta, and Henley RR.
Many of the local WEARA events have evening parties to celebrate the highs and lows of racing around the Westcountry.
The jewel of the Social calendar has to be Exeter Regatta in July, and I will leave those wonders for you to discover for yourself.
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Exeter Rowing Club is affiliated to British Rowing and is also a member of the West of England Amatuer Rowing Association (WEARA), for more details click on the logos below.