Swanage Sea Rowing Club offers the local community the opportunity to row traditional Cornish Pilot Gig boats in Swanage Bay. Whatever your age or ability, we welcome everyone and offer a wide range of rowing sessions - open rowing, social and competitive rowing and Junior rowing.
Our popular open rowing sessions enable people to try this rapidly growing sport, whether you are from the local community of Swanage or from a bit further a field, you can give it a go. And, don't worry if you've never tried gig rowing before; you'll be given a safety induction and taught the basic techniques, all under the careful supervision of our qualified Duty Coxes.
Open rowing is on Tuesday evenings* (from 6pm) and Saturdays at 10am. The sessions on the water are weather and light dependent - the safety of all rowers is always paramount and if we are unable to launch or recover the gig safely, we may have to cancel the session. If rowing on the open water is cancelled, we will often be found enjoying a cuppa in the gig shed and are happy to talk about gig rowing, the boats and our charitable trust.
We also have a growing Junior section on a Monday night and in 2018 our Juniors were awardedthe most improved Juniors in our local Jurassic League. We teach them how to row, sea safety, basic first aid and fitness training - and of course they get the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful bay. Our Juniors start from 10 years+.
And, if you discover your love for rowing and want to become a member, you can discover a wide range of rowing sessions - from social rows to training and competition in rowing regattas in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. There’s something for everyone. If you'd like more information, email us or like our Facebook page. We endeavour to keep our Facebook page up-to-date and will communicate via social media if we have to cancel or changeany session.
So, if you fancy trying gig rowing or would like to get involved, pop down and see us.