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CRC's 75th Anniversary

2023 marks the 75th year since Christchurch Rowing club was founded and to celebrate we are throwing a party. The Club will be open from 10am - Midnight and there will be lots going on throughout the day and into the evening. All events on the day are open to the public and are in aid of raising funds to split equally between our new boat fund, St James Place Charitable foundation and Scarf a local charity supporting  children with disabilities and additional needs, such as Down's Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy. 

Saturday 15th April 10am - Midnight

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We have lots of different things going on through out the day;

1. A sponsored 12 hour indoor rowing competition 10am - 10pm

2. CRC Tourer Boat Taster session 

3. Sunset Adventure Row with Rowing Adventure £30 for 2hours, experienced rowers only, contact for more details.

4. Julie Eddicott's Atlantic Boat will be on display, come and learn all about what's involved to be able to row across the Atlantic.


Sands 2 Chili Nachos, The Tinkers Granddaughter's Vegan Delights & the Moorings Coffee Van will be joining us, so you can grab some delicious food.


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5. Celebration party in the evening, the lounge is open to all to spend the evening having a few drinks, cheering on the rowers who will finish at 10pm, plus there is always the opportunity to strut your stuff on the dance floor.  

For more details on how you can get involved on the day scroll down...


Team Indoor 12hour Row

Could you and a group of friends keep an indoor rowing machine moving for 12hrs straight?

For rowers and non-rowers - Teams of 2-20 people. You can split the time between you however works best for your team.

How far will you travel?

This is a sponsored event to raise as much money as we can to split between ourselves and our nominated charities.

Cost: There is a £100 minimum to reserve an indoor machine for the day.

For a team of 20, this is just £5 each.

Times: 10am – 10pm

Book: Email Jenny Gould at 


Could you beat our rowers? - The winning team will hold bragging rights over all the Hants & Dorset rowing clubs.


CRC Tourer Boat Taster Sessions

For non-rowers

You'll receive 30 mins instruction on the indoor rowing machines before boarding a Tourer Boat accompanied by experienced rowers to work as a team to row the boat down river and out into the harbour returning to CRC boat house at the end of the 90minute session.

Cost: £20 per person

Times: Each session is 90 minutes in total

Session 1 - 10.00 – 11.30

Session 2 - 11.00 – 12.30

Session 3 - 12.00 – 13.30

Session 4 - 13.30 – 15.00

Session 5 - 14.30 – 16.00

Session 6 - 15.30 – 17.00

Session 7 - 16.30 – 18.00


Book a seat: Email Jenny Gould at 


All money raised on the day will be spilt equally between ourselves and our two very worthy chosen charities

St James's Place

The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation funds small and medium sized charities across the UK and overseas working with children who are disadvantaged physically, socially or economically. We also fund hospices, mental health charities and cancer support charities.


Christchurch Rowing Club

As all rowing clubs, we are always saving up for that next new boat. As you can imaging the equipment for this sport does not come cheap so every extra penny helps.


Scarf (Supporting Children with Additional Needs, Relatives and Friends) is a charity based in the New Forest which organises regular term time clubs as well as holiday activities for children with additional needs such as Down's Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy. 

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