About Us

Founded in 1846 Dover Rowing Club is the oldest coastal rowing club in the country. We have a strong record of success as well as holding several world records.

Aims of the Club

As a club we aim to increase participation in all levels of the sport, we cater for recreational rowers as well as those who wish to compete, we are affiliated to both British Rowing and the Coast Amateur Rowing Association (CARA). For more information feel free to contact us.

Club Opening Hours

Due to current restrictions the clubhouse is currently open from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday’s, and 10:00am to 12:00am on Sunday.

Junior sessions are dependent on coaches being available and current Covid restrictions, but are otherwise at the following times: 5:30pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, and 9:00am to 10:00am Sunday.  Please contact the club Captain to confirm.


Dover Rowing Club is part of The Dover Sea Sports Centre, a custom built facility on the sea front in Dover Harbour. It houses a full suite of heated changing rooms and showers as well as access for disabled users. On the ground floor is the boat racking as well as a private fully equipped weights and gym area.

The club makes use of the shelter of Dover Harbour to provide some of the calmest water around the South Coast for both training and racing.


Dover is proud to own a large selection of boats which are raced along the South Coast, including:

  • Coastal single sculls
  • Coastal double sculls
  • Coastal pairs
  • Coastal coxed fours
  • Coastal coxed quads

We also have a range of stable boats for beginners, as well as various classes of river boats