Rowing and Sculling in Norwich

Welcome to the Yare Boat Club – the oldest rowing club in Norwich- and possibly Norfolk!  We are an open club offering sculling and rowing both for the competitive athlete and for the recreational rower who likes to keep fit whilst enjoying the river. The club is open to adults of all ages, from the complete beginner to the experienced rower.


We are a friendly club with up-to-date equipment and facilities, based on Thorpe Island (East Norwich) on the River Yare. We are fully equipped to cater for all levels of rowing ability and aspiration:

* If you are a beginner, we will teach you to row.

* If you are experienced you can row recreationally with us, or if you prefer you can race (we have a racing squad that attends regattas throughout the country).

To start getting a feel for the club right now, you can browse this website using the tabs on the right hand side of this page – and if you want to find out more, please leave a message using the contact us tab at the top of this page and we can arrange a good time for you to visit the club.

We are so confident that you will enjoy both the sport and the friendly atmosphere of the club, that we offer you the first 3 training sessions absolutely free with no obligation whatsoever!

The rowing club on the island