Learn to Row Graduation ????

On Friday the 2nd of June the rowing club celebrated the L2R graduation. A huge thank you to all the volunteers and coaches who have helped during the course.

Thank you to Buffy and Jack the burger king for building burgers for the evening, and to Nicki for her work behind the bar!

Hereford Regatta  

This year’s Hereford regatta saw an impressive turnout, with 140 races over the one day event . 

An easy win for the mixed crew of Greg, Alice, Georgie and Tom in a straight final against Hereford.  Congratulations to Tom for losing his novices.

The club also celebrated another junior win with Milo beating his opponent easily in a J14 single, well done Milo. Faith then made the semi-final of the WJ15 X1. Lilly, competing in her 1st ever single event (WJ15 X1), lost her heat, but gained valuable experience to take forward into future races.

Andrea Aldridge competing in her 1st ever event with Sue Thompson, Jo Ursell & Nicky Wolfenden, coxed by Plum were beaten by Swansea University, a fantastic effort .

The Ladies Masters crew of Alice, Sheron, Chris Crowhurst and Nicky Wild made the semi-final of the WM4+, a very exciting race pushing their limits only to be pipped at the finish by their opponents, Worcester .

Very well done ladies after only a few outings .

Overall a great day for Ross, the close finishes in several races added to the excitement and a great day at Hereford.

Well done Ross !!!

New Cox – Still Smiling

Undeterred by coxing the senior men in Colossus, Rachel is still smiling!

Not only that, but she rose up the coxing league table considerably by supplying biscuits for the crew afterwards

Geoff Howell Funeral

The flag has flown at half mast since news of Geoff’s death.

His funeral is on June 15th at 3pm at the Forest of Dean Crematorium

I have no doubt that Ross Rowing Club members alongside his many other friends, will be there to give him a big send off

Day Tickets

Not a ticket to ride – a ticket to row

British Rowing has just launched a pilot day ticket scheme.

What the day ticket pilot scheme means for competitors and club entries admins

Members holding Community, Row, Coach or Umpire membership can buy a day ticket through the British Rowing Membership system. Once they’ve done this, their club entries administrator will be able to enter them in competitions participating in the pilot scheme. A list of participating competitions is available here.

Day tickets include public liability insurance for members for the day of the race. Please note that day tickets do not include personal accident cover, which Race members benefit from. In addition, Community membership does not offer any insurance and those holding Coach or Umpire membership are recommended to check that their insurance (including cover provided by clubs to their members) suits their requirements for training for races. You can read more about insurance here.

Race members don’t need to (and cannot) buy day tickets because unlimited race licences are already included in their membership.

Day tickets will cost £8 per day. Answers to some FAQs about day tickets are provided here.

For sale

XS and M all-in-ones from former Ross Junior (female cut)
Very lightly used, in good condition. 
£30 for XS
£25 for M
(Retail around £55 each)
Email the editor or message Sally P on Spond to be put in touch. 

Rowing Dates

British Masters Championships

Sun 11th June

1,000m six lane lake racing at Nottingham


Ironbridge Regatta

Sat 24th June

1,000m downstream


Stratford Junior Regatta

Sat 17th June

500m sprint past the famous Royal Shakespeare Company’s Theatre


Llandaff Regatta and Sprint

Sat 8th July Regatta 1,000m

Sunday 9th July Sprint 500m

Always a fun hard stop at the end before the weir !!


British Junior Championships

Strathclyde, Scotland

14th July

J14-J15 1,000m

J16-J18 2,000m



Sat 22nd July 800m

Sun 23rd July sprint 600m

Great camping !


RRC DRAGON BOAT RACING – Saturday 26th August – followed by Ross Regatta on 27th and 28th August (see rowing section above)


Sunday 27th August 750m Masters and Juniors

Monday 28th August 750m Open Event

Club Socials ????

Book Launch – History of Ross Rowing Club

Friday 16th June

Details to follow on Spond


Yeehah ???? – American Karaoke night

Tues July 4th

A Mixed Ability evening with Leisure Link at RRC. 6pm until we run out of puff ‍


Roaring Megs Choir at Ross Rowing Club for the Summer Concert

July 8th


RRC DRAGON BOAT RACING – Saturday 26th August – followed by Ross Regatta on 27th and 28th August (see rowing section above)


  • EASY FUNDRAISING – this system allows you to buy things from Amazon and many others at exactly the same price as normal, but they send a small portion of their profits to Ross Rowing Club – it all adds up over the course of a year. The link is here: EASYFUNDRAISING

And finally …

“This one is less impressed with my medal but I’m so bloody chuffed!!”

– Ellen

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Ross Rowing Club welcomes new rowers, young and old, beginners, experienced or returners.
We welcome campers and visitors, and have occasional opportunities to hire our clubhouse and grounds.
Key contacts:


Rope Walk, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7BU