Welcome to Abingdon Rowing Club
Abingdon Rowing Club was established in 1958 to exploit one of the best stretches of water on the River Thames. The distance from end-to-end is some 3,800m which remains relatively free of river traffic, even during the summer months. The club continues to build on its success, investing in our facilities, equipment and coaching support to provide a training unique training environment for everyone from recreational rowers to athletes with ambition.
The Club has several different squads, catering for members of all age groups and abilities. Squads train between 1 and 6 days per week depending upon their aims, aspirations and commitments. Each year the Club competes at regattas all over the country, and has had medal successes at Henley Masters, National Veteran Championships and Vet Fours Head.
We also hold our own Head of the River race each year, in April. This event is very well attended by many clubs from all over the UK, some from as far away as Scotland. Unlike other clubs, we don’t compete in our own Head Race, as we are far too busy running it!
Through National Lottery funding we have been able to build an extension to our boathouse. This has given the club a dedicated gym area including a weights area, indoor rowing machines and floor space for circuit training and body conditioning.
Our primary objective is to promote and encourage the development and expansion of rowing within Oxfordshire and the surrounding area and highlight the benefits of the sport. We do this by creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere, generated by the genuine common interest in the sport and the Club shared by our members.