About us

Information about membership (pdf)     Fees & Subscriptions (pdf)               Membership application form (pdf)    

Safety information (pdf)                           Rowing Starter Guide (pdf)                       Introductory Video (YouTube)

See also links to information on other sites here

General Information     We are a small & friendly club, based at our purpose built boathouse at Colman’s Dyke in Nicholas Everett Park on Oulton Broad. We have an excellent selection of boats from beginners’ single sculls to fine racing fours. There are members of the club who compete in regattas around the country. But there are also members of the club who prefer just to enjoy time on the water, and the Club is developing its recreational rowing. Two members regularly participate in the annual Amateur Rowing Association rowing tour over three days. The Tour visited the Broads in 2004 (Beccles to Norwich).

History     Lowestoft Rowing Club was formed in 1977. The club’s original site was at the Schools boat-house site at the end of Boathouse Lane,  Oulton Broad. When that site was sold, another site was obtained in Nicholas Everitt Park, adjacent to the Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre. At this time Waveney District Council installed a floating pontoon suitable for launching rowing boats.

The Lowestoft and District Waterways and Water Sports Trust was formed and this raised the funds to build a proper boat-house to be shared between the Lowestoft Rowing Club and Lowestoft and District Canoe Club, who rent the building from the Trust.
The boathouse was opened in 1991 by the Minister of Sport, Colin Moynihan, Olympic coxswain.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy

Lowestoft Rowing Club follows the ARA Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.

The Child Welfare Officer is Paul Gurbutt. Details of our child protection policy.</p>


  1. Hi, my husband and I would like to try rowing at your club. Could we just turn up and join in? If so what clothing should we wear.
    My son may be interested he is 20 are there groups his age group?

    Regards Hazel


    1. Hello
      I am hoping to return to rowing after a VERY long time away. It would be to your older age/masters section. To save you having to ask, I am 57. What would be the best thing for me to do next?
      Many thanks


  2. Is all the information on the 2016/17 information about us pdf still correct (prices,times,ect) or has it changed? I’m 13 years old (still at high school) would it only cost me £6?
    kind regards


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