Whether it’s just the sensation of getting out on the water on a quiet morning or the thrill of the race, rowing is a sport that requires fitness, commitment and discipline.

Rowing promotes teamwork and helps people learn how to work better with others and how to work harder themselves. Rowing is a diverse sport that offers many opportunities, both on and off the water, meaning that there is something for every kind of person.

You might be giving it a go for health reasons or perhaps to try something new and be more adventurous with your exercise routine. You might just want to meet new people and get involved in something in your local community. And there are those who love the thrill of competing. 

Whatever form of rowing you try, it is a great way to stay physically active or develop your fitness. Rowing also works nearly all of the muscles in your body, making it a superiorly efficient work-out.

Try our new Rowing Taster Sessions

Designed to introduce all those aged 11-years and over to rowing, enabling you to make a decision about joining a local club or doing a longer course at our centre – see full details below.


Royal Albert Dock


Rowing Taster Sessions

For upcoming courses, please contact RDW.


The following rowing clubs are based at Royal Docks Watersports Centre – please click on any club for more details: