Welcome to Recreational Rowing!

This site is for people who love rowing but who can't commit to the demanding training schedules needed for serious competition.  Recreational rowers have a lot of fun - as well as regular outings, we

  • visit other like-minded clubs and row on different waterways
  • go touring
  • take part in challenges
  • do fun events such as "splash and dash" races and skills competitions

Several long-distance heads now include a category for recreational rowers in stable boats.

Dates for your Diary
See also 2017 calendar

Applications for the British Rowing Tour on the Lancaster Canal
must be received by 20th April!!

Tour dates 24th - 27th August 2017

Application form

The 2nd British Rowing European Tour
Hamburg, 11th - 13th May 2017

Applications have now closed

The Great Coal Row (Southampton)
26th - 28th May 2017

To apply, contact coalies@thegreatcoalrow.uk

Sulkava Rowing Race, Finland
6th - 9th July

The Ahoy Centre, Greenwich is putting together two crews of rowers to take part in the Sulkava Rowing Race and is welcoming people to take remaining seats.  To apply, contact rachelh@bliss.org.uk

Two Rowing Tours in Portugal
7th - 9th and 10th - 13th August

Details on our Overseas Tours page

FISA Tour - Genoa, Italy
16th - 24th September 2017

Applications have now closed

No of hits since 26/01/17

Links to other country sites

France Germany Portugal Finland

What is recreational rowing?


Touring Safety

British Rowing have revised Row Safe, their guidance on all aspects of safety for rowing.  Here is  the section on Touring.

We will be issuing our own guidance on passage through locks shortly.