• DUE TO A HUGE INFLUX OF NEW ROWER/MEMBERS IN 2022 WE HAVE PAUSED OUR "LEARN TO ROW COURSES" UNTIL 2023.  WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY DISAPPOINTMENT BUT THIS WILL ALLOW US TO PROCESS A BACKLOG OF NEW ROWER/MEMBER APPLICATIONS.  IF YOU ARE ON THE WAITLIST, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.  IF YOU ARE KEEN TO JOIN THE CLUB PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE AGAIN IN SPRING 2023

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    Weymouth's picturesque harbour where Weymouth Rowing Club is based

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    Local Regatta Racing at Swanage

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    Under 16s Rowing

Welcome to Weymouth Rowing Club

Thanks for visiting our website which provides you with all you need to know about our club.

Members - check out what's happening on and off the water, regatta results, latest news and much more. If you have any great photos for our gallery or news for our newspage then make sure you share them with us!

Adult rowers are 17 and over and for the youth section, you need to be between the ages of 11 and 16 (School Years 7 - 11)

Our Learn to Row Sessions:  Rowing is extremely good for your physical and mental health and it can be great fun too - on and off the water!  Our six week "learn to row" courses and taster sessions will get you started and then you will progress to the "Improvers" section. You'll soon be able to confidentally book yourself onto a row, via our online booking system and enjoy the benefits of rowing. And if you take to it like a duck to water and have a competitive streak, then you can work your way up to be be considered for squad (competitive rowing). We've got a dedicated team of members who look after new rowers from Day 1 and with crews of 6 rowers per boat, you'll be in a small friendly group right from the start.  LEARN TO ROW SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN SPRING 2023

Have you rowed with another club and are keen to row for Weymouth ?

Make sure that you let us know if you have any previous rowing experience.  We'll be able to to put you in touch with one of our squad captains who can assess whether you are ready to join the squad or the intermediate section. You will need to be able to train on and off the water, at least 3 times a week from late March until October and just a little less during the winter months.

Club regattas are great fun and held in some of the best locations along the south coast and the south west, from March to October,  mainly during the summer months. 

See the Join Our Club link top right of this page

Check the local weather before your row

Weymouth Weather Forecast, Metoffice Land & Windfinder Sea    Wind strength off the Nothe & Portland NE Breakwater bought to you by Weatherfile in real-time.

Guidance on cancelling rowing

extract from the clubs H&S document;

"Rowing activity at sea should not be commenced if any of the following criteria are forecast to occur in the intended sea area for the rowing activity during a period of two hours immediately after launch:

•     mean wind speed of 15 statute miles per hour and a maximum of 19 statute mph;

•     sea state exceeds 3 (wave height 0.6 metres mean, 1.0 metres maximum);

•     visibility is less than1 kilometre.

            Lower constraints should be applied if the crew includes more than two junior or novice rowers or if the crew as a whole is assessed by the coxswain as weaker than average.

            If sea and weather conditions in the bay are unsuitable, then rowing may be confined within the harbour provided it is safe to launch and recover the gig(s) and there is no conflict with other harbour traffic."

How the wind and its direction could affect rowing within the harbour Wind Direction map, an aid to seeing how the wind direction could affect rowing.

After considering all the guidance and factors above an assessment of the rowing for the day in question will be made and it may reluctantly be cancelled.

 

 

 

 

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