What should I bring rowing?
Enthusiasm, energy and a smile! Plus a water bottle; sunglasses are advisable, and sun lotion in the summer.
Do I need to have rowing experience?
No. We organise rows of mixed ability so everyone has a chance to learn and improve.
Shorts or stretch Lycra type easy dry knee-length trousers/leggings are best as you may need to wade to launch and beach the boat. T-shirt or vest and layers on top and a splash-proof top in wet weather. Club Kit is available to purchase and should be worn when racing or representing the club.
Crocs, trainers, wetsuit boots or water-shoes. Dry kit can be left in the oar-box for after the row.
Do you regularly compete against other clubs?
There are opportunities to train for a place in a club crew at several local regattas and at the World Championships on the Isles of Scilly.
Do you have social events?
We have several social and fundraising events throughout the year.
Is training offered?
Yes. We offer training based on the ability of the individual and how much they want to commit to rowing as a sport. As we near events, we will train up in crews to ensure training is completed as a team.
How often do you row?
There are rowing sessions all year on Saturday and Sunday mornings and as daylight allows on weekday evenings. Rowing is also organised during the weekday. In addition to the training rows we have “mix and match” rows for those that just enjoy being out on the water, these can be for an hour, or extended to include visits to The Pandora Inn, St Mawes, &c &c …
Is there parking at the harbour?
Yes, there's a large pay-and-display car park at the harbour and in the autumn and winter free parking is allowed on the approach road. There is limited free parking along the quay.
Why should I join Nankersey?
Nankersey Rowing Club is the perfect place to learn to row, improve, compete, make friends and have fun on and off the water. We aren't just a club. We are a community who look out for each other and get to know our fellow members.
A look through News, the photos on FLICKR, or our Facebook page shows what an active Club we are, and the enjoyment we have together.
To try and help you understand a bit more about gig rowing, and Nankersey, we've compiled some frequently asked questions. However, if you don't find the answer you're looking for here, then please email.
Before deciding whether or not you would like to become a rowing member, you are welcome to four free rows. To arrange this, please email. It would be helpful to include your phone number – thanks.