About Newark Rowing Club


Club History

The Club was established in 1873 and rowing has taken place at the same site since then.  The first boathouse was a wooden shack and members used clinker boats, all a far cry from the buildings we have now and the craft in use by Members


Newark Rowing Club is situated on the River Devon opposite Newark Marina. The site is a 5-10 minute walk from Newark Market Place and town centre.  From the landing stage it is 100m to the River Trent and twelve kilometres of excellent rowing water.



Newark is a friendly club that welcomes new members of all ages and abilities and anyone interested in taking up this fast growing and successful sport is encouraged to attend one of the club's 'taster' sessions before moving on to the Learn to Row course.

For the more experienced rower the club has a good racing record, successful at local regional and national level, it has qualified crews for Henley Royal Regatta during the past four seasons and competed at the National Championships.

The Club has 'Clubmark' status and is accredited by the sports governing body, British Rowing, to teach junior rowing to 11 - 18 year olds. It has a large junior section and good links with schools in the Newark and Grantham areas.