Welcome Shoalhaven Rowing Club Site! We are passionate about rowing and encourage people to enjoy the experience of rowing on the Shoalhaven River.


Learn 2 Row Action

It was action stations last Saturday at the club when 12 Learn2Row attendees graduated with their passport time trial session. With a row to Thompsons Point and back.

Next Learn to Row now September 2023

New Learn 2 Row session, two Sundays in a row 19th & 26th March. Our Weekend session 11/12 March is now fully subscribed so we are doing another session in March. Follow the link on our home page.

Our very own David (Moose) Eddington, is the Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards – Sports Person of the Year!

Moose is seen here with Mayor Amanda Findley. Both sporting trendy red glasses.

And here he is in action around our wonderful club.

Wow it was a hot day up in Penrith last weekend at Sydney International Regatta Centre
And here are our results!

Saturday & Sunday in March 11 & 12 2023 a weekend session

Have you ever thought of rowing as a sport well here is a chance to try!

Hazel made a return to The Shoalhaven River all the way from the NT.

Saturday 27 Aug 2022 we have 3 crews competing at the Bill Beach Memorial Head on Lake Illawarra. One of our Women’s Masters Quads got some medals! A great regatta, 12km row in some challenging conditions.

Saturday October 22 is The Shoalhaven Head of the River Big Boats Regatta

Saturday October 22 is our Celebration of 45 Years on The Shoalhaven River Club celebration to be held at Ponte Bar & Dining from 11.30am.

Tickets available from


Hello world!

Get ready for our 45 years Rowing on the Shoalhaven River Celebration. Saturday October 22 from 11.30am at Ponte Bar and Dining Nowra. To be held after The Shoalhaven Rowing Club Head of the River Regatta.

About our Rowing Club

SHOALHAVEN ROWING CLUB is a society founded by volunteers and which is dedicated to the promotion of the sport of rowing. 

Our mission is to create and provide for our members of all ages and skill levels opportunities to row for their enjoyment, improvement and cater for their competitive needs, in an atmosphere in which our members support and respect each other.

We encourage and expect our members to respect their opponent’s, coaches, managers, and officials. Exhibit good sportsmanship and fair play.

Our club is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of our many volunteers.

Future plans for the organisation, property and community. 
The Shoalhaven rowing club was established to promote the sport of rowing in the Shoalhaven. It has achieved much over the last 45 years since its inception in 1977.

We have maintained a sustainable membership, moved from the old sailing shed to a purpose-built Rowing Shed in 2000, through the dedicated service of our members. We have established a good quality boat fleet, associated equipment and established a reputation as a small but competitive club.  

Our future goals / objectives are to build membership, continue and improve our development programs for community, beginner/novice members, enhance our junior rowing recruitment, further encourage community involvement and maintain our financial sustainability.

Continue to host our very successful Head of the Shoalhaven Regatta as a round of the RNSW regatta program and participate in other regatta events as well as continue to organise local rowing events for all club members.
It is recommended that to achieve our goals and objectives we need to establish a happy, social & cohesive membership of individuals that are prepared to supply the dedication and time commitment in achieving our goals and objectives.   

Since the Shoalhaven Rowing Club’s inception in 1977

Since Shoalhaven Rowing Club’s inception the organisation has been successful in recruiting new members from ‘Learn2Row’ programmes, maintained sustainability and built a new boat shed. 

We have produced club, state and national representative from junior development programs along with state and national champions through the masters rowing development programs, and maintained awareness of our non-competitive social rowers. The club through its volunteers has also been able to introduce the sport of rowing into a number of local high schools for school sport programmes.

The following outcomes reflect what the Shoalhaven Rowing Club wants to achieve over the next three (3) years.

• financial stability and growth

• the sport to have strong market position

• increase support to members

• encourage diverse community involvement 

• members to implement the strategies of the club

• increase levels of sponsorship and fundraising

• effective Governance and management practices in place

• effective volunteer management plan

• athlete membership growth and participation

• effective sport education programs

• continue to upkeep and upgrade our wonderful clubhouse facility

• encourage a greater level of support from organisations (eg Council, RNSW) 


Beginners’ Program New Session in September 2023

Ever thought of trying a new sport? 

Join our next Learn 2 Row (L2R) Beginners’ Program and develop your love for this challenging but satisfying sport. Whether you want a recreational activity or serious competition, Shoalhaven Rowing Club has a place for you.

On Saturdays from 7.30am to 12.30pm  or over one weekend

Two Saturdays in a row in a row or Sat and Sunday

Cost: Adults $200, Juniors $100

Please Note:You must be over 12 years of age and be able to swim 100m.

Contact learn2row@shoalhavenrowing.com to book your place or find out more, please include your email and your phone number so we can contact you promptly.

Hygiene & Social distancing measures will be enforced.

If you missed this Learn2Row we will be holding another in a few months time, just send us an email but make sure you include your phone number so you don’t miss out.