Rowing and Rowing Clubs
is available to everybody, be it on land or on water.
Anyone of any age
can start rowing, at school, university or a club. We have over five hundred rowing
clubs, using rivers, canals, reservoirs and seas all around the country, and their
member's range from 9 to 80 years in age. These clubs welcome new recruits and
offer a free trial for people interested in getting into the sport.
takes place in many different sizes of boat, from eight people with a steersperson
(cox) down to a single sculler (one person with two oars). In between there are;
shape and style of a boat also varies greatly, depending on whether it is for
beginners or competitors. The latter will be fine racing shells, whereas the former
will provide a more stable platform with which to start your rowing experience.
an activity, rowing exercises more muscles than any other sport, which is why
it has become so popular in gyms. It is also a low-impact sport, as your weight
is supported by the boat or seat of your indoor rower, this means there is less
strain on your joints and is an ideal pastime as you get older.
is not just about the Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race and Henley Royal Regatta,
it is about people in boats enjoying being out on the water. Whether you want
to train or relax, tour or compete, rowing does it all.
For more information visit our website Amateur
Rowing Association or contact us now to find out
about clubs in your area and see how you can get involved.
6 Lower Mall
Tel: 020 8237 6700
Fax: 020 8237 6749
Amateur Rowing Association