About us


The Club was established in 1873 and rowing has taken place at the same site ever since. The first boathouse was a wooden shack and Club members used clinker boats, all a far cry from the current buildings and the rowing craft in use by Members today.

Location and Rowing Facilities

The Club is situated on the bank of the River Devon opposite Newark Marina. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the town centre. Newark is easily accessible from major routes such as the A1, A46 and A17.

From the landing stage it is a short row to the River Trent which gives access to twelve kilometres of clear rowing water. Our facilities include 2 large, fully stocked boathouses, a well equipped gym, changing rooms with showers and an impressive clubhouse for socialising and entertaining.

Newark is a friendly club that welcomes new members of all ages and abilities. Anyone interested in taking up this successful sport is encouraged to attend one of the club’s ‘taster’ sessions before moving onto a Learn to Row course to get a firmer grounding in all aspects of the sport.

For the more experienced rower the club has a good racing record. Successful at local, regional and national level, its crews have qualified for Henley Royal Regatta and have competed at the National Championships.

We have large successful junior section and good links with schools in the Newark and Grantham areas.