Welcome to

The UWA Boat Club

We offer rowing programs for both students and non-students, from beginners through to international athletes.

Come and join the UWA Boat Club in 2016!

The UWA Boat Club is the reigning Rowing WA Champion Club. We’re also the largest rowing club in the state.

We offer rowing programs for both students and non-students, from beginners through to international athletes.

The Rowing WA pennant season runs from April to September with regattas typically monthly.

We are based out of the UWA Boat Shed and Watersports Complex on Matilda Bay, Crawley (just across the road from UWA).

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  • That’s ok. Contact us for more info and training times
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Rowing at UWA

We cater for all abilities. Find your crew:

Open Rowing

If you’ve rowed before and are over 16 we invite you to join our open squad.

This is our competitive racing squad, competing in grades A to D in a range of boat classes.

Training schedule is typically 3 to 6 sessions per week with a mix of mornings and afternoons, on and off water sessions (final schedule TBC).

Novice Rowing

Never rowed before? No problem! Join our novice squad and learn how to row.

You’ll become part of a crew and train together leading up to your first regatta.

Training schedule is typically 2 to 3 sessions per week, mostly afternoons, with both on and off water activities.

Masters

Over the age of 27? Then you’re eligible to row Masters.

Our Masters crews cater for beginners through to experienced rowers returning to the sport.

Recently completed a Learn to Row program? Then you may consider stepping up and trying a race!

Were you pretty handy with an oar back in the day? We’d love to see you get back in the boat.

Uni Games

In 2016 the Australian University Rowing Championships will be held in Perth in the first week of October.

The UWA Boat Club will be taking a strong and competitive squad to the regatta. UWA last won the prestigious Oxford & Cambridge Cup in 1998 – could this be the year you help us break the drought?

If you are a UWA student and interested in competing please get in touch.

Learn to Row

If you’d just like to test the waters, take our 5 week Learn to Row course.

You’ll learn the basics of the rowing stroke, how to safely handle all the equipment, and will be rowing merrily down the Swan in no time (hopefully all the way to Elizabeth Quay)!

After your course, you’re welcome to join our Social Rowing group. This group rows together at set sessions on weekends. Post row coffee is mandatory!

Course dates to be confirmed. In the meantime you should consider our Novice Rowing program (where we’ll also teach you to row!)

Shenton College

The UWA Boat Club runs the Shenton College rowing program. In 2015 Shenton won the overall title at the Rowing WA All Schools Championships.

UWABC has a long association with Shenton College (going back to 2003) and the rowing program in its current form has been running for the past 4 years.

Our qualified instructors coach crews from years 9 to 11.

For details please contact Chris Morley, Shenton Rowing Coordinator:
[email protected]

Register your interest

To find out more about any of our programs please get in touch

2015 Season Highlights

In 2015 we were the Rowing WA Champion Club and made a clean sweep of all grade pennants! Here are a few highlights