Derby Rowing Club was established in 1879 and has a long history of competitive rowing.
Over the years crews have been successful at national and international level. Some club athletes have gone on to compete in the university boat race and represent Great Britain in world-class events. The club prides itself on an atmosphere that promotes the sport of rowing at all levels, from the budding Olympian to the keen veteran. You can train at your own pace as an individual, or as a group under the eye of our coaches.
Structured training programmes are in place to ensure all athletes have the chance to reach their full potential, based on their goals and commitment.
Throughout the year the club travels to regattas and Head of the River races around the country, giving crews and individuals the chance to compete in various boat classes against other clubs. Our fleet of boats includes of a complete range of modern eights, fours, pairs, doubles and single sculls. The club also supports social rowing where members can enjoy a less demanding side to the sport.
We row on a 2km stretch of the River Derwent that flows through the picturesque Darley Park near to Derby city centre. We offer a complete range of modern eights, fours, pairs, doubles and singles. The club has a great social side and we run various events throughout the year both on and off the water.
History of the club
DERBY Town Rowing Club was formed at a meeting held at the Bridge Inn, St Mary's Bridge, in May 1879 by "a few young members of a Conservative Club". As well as appointing its first captain and committee, the meeting decided on an annual subscription of 10s 6d, with a 2s 6d entry fee, and set about trying to find a permanent site and boathouse from which to operate.