Due to Covid 19 restrictions and Lake erosion we are still not operating normally.
We are aiming to be back as soon as this is possible in a safe and sustainable way.
At the moment we are unable to accept new members who have no previous rowing / sculling experience, and we have 125+ people on our waiting list for Taster sessions. We are only able to invite Students who were Junior Rowers with us to come back this summer. We have no paid staff for admin or coaching and the Club relies totally on volunteers.
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 (26th
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.