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 a bank of the River Devon opposite Newark Marina. The site is a 5-10 minute walk from the town centre and market place.  From the landing stage it is a short (100m) row  to the River Trent itself and access to twelve kilometres (upstream) of excellent rowing water.



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

For the more experienced rower the club has a good racing record. Successful at local, regional and national level, its crews have qualified for Henley Royal Regatta during the past four seasons and havecompeted 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.