Due to Lake erosion and lingering effects of C19 we are still not back to pre-pandemic operations. But we are getting there. We are currently FULL - we have a cap on the number of Members we are allowed as active rowers, and a limit to the number of Members we can safely accommodate on the water with our limited fleet and shared access.
If you have rowed and sculled or coxed before then do get in touch. We currently have 60+ people on our waiting list for Taster sessions which is our way into the Club for people with no previous experience. Taster sessions cost £80 per person. We have no paid staff for admin or coaching. The Club relies totally on volunteers who run it alongside their own rowing, work and family lives.
Welcome to the Ardingly Rowing Club website.
These pages contain useful information about the club for visitors and members alike. If your questions are not answered on the site, please contact us by using the email address above in the first instance, and we will do our best to answer you.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you we offer Friend of Ardingly RC Membership
for just £30 per year (no water access, simply a valued supporter of the Club).
The rowing club is relatively young (27th
anniversary this year) and offers rowing for all ages and experience levels, competing at local, national and international events throughout the year. We also cater for individuals who wish to take a more leisurely approach to rowing and just enjoy the sport at their own pace.
We are a Club run by and for its Members, you are expected to join in with at least some Club activities - such as maintenance, fundraising, coaching beginners, launch driving, management committee. All our coaching and admin work is done by volunteers.
We are based at Ardingly Reservoir in the heart of the beautiful Mid Sussex countryside, a wonderfully tranquil spot, roughly midway between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.
Ardingly Rowing Club and its Members stand together with the rowing community against racial inequality and racism. It is no longer enough to be open to all and not be racist; it's time for us to be actively anti-racist. It will take time for rowing to become more diverse and inclusive, but our Club continues to be committed to supporting the pursuit of equality of opportunity to participate.