Gravesend Rowing Club caters for rowers of all abilities and interests, from those who want to race regularly to those who are more interested in a gentle Sunday paddle. Regardless of whether you want to be winning races or just get fit, all of our sessions are led by British Rowing qualified coaches and take place on the water as often as possible. We also welcome applications to join from experienced coxes.


Senior sessions are open to adult rowers, and those in their final two years of compulsory education (aged 16+ and in sixth form/college etc.).

Our senior crews are always looking to welcome new members to their boats, whether you are an experienced rower or new to the sport.

The squads train regularly throughout the week and aim to compete at a range of competitions. In recent years we have competed at local events such as Maidstone Small Boats Head and our own Danson Dashes Regatta, and larger events such as the Fours and Pairs Head of the River races, and Peterborough Regatta.

Squad training times are:

Monday 6pm-7pm – Weights (winter)/Rowing (summer)

Tuesday 6pm-8pm – Circuits and ergos (winter)/Rowing (summer)

Thursday 6pm-8pm – Ergos and cross-training (winter)/Rowing (summer)

Sunday 10am-12noon – Rowing

Additional sessions may be available to more competitive crews, at the Captain’s invitation/discretion.


Our junior sessions are open to rowers aged between 13 and 16 (year 11). We have a very active Junior Squad that has successfully represented the club in various events, including the Schools’ Head of the River race and the Junior Inter Regional Regatta, as well as smaller, local races.

Squad training times are:

Wednesday 6.30pm-8pm – indoor rowing (winter)/rowing (summer)

Saturday 10am-12noon – rowing

High performance juniors being considered for a role in senior squads or racing at national events may be invited to additional training sessions by the Captain or coaches. Older juniors may be invited to weights sessions at the discretion of the Captain or coaches.

Find out more

To find out more about rowing with us, feel free to visit us during one of the session times above, or email membership@gravesendrc.co.uk