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Newquay Rowing Club

South Quay
The Harbour

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Newquay Rowing Club
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Newquay Rowing Club oldest gigs
NRC's oldest gigs


Newquay Rowing Club - The Home of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing.

Established in 1921, Newquay Rowing Club is the oldest club on the gig rowing circuit. Based at Newquay Harbour, NRC is a thriving rowing and social club open all year round providing Newquay and the surrounding area with recreational and social opportunities.

NRC has over 100 rowing members of all ages (men, women and juniors) who are out on the water every day of the week during the rowing season (April - September) whether it be racing against other clubs, amongst themselves or just training for such events. There are many races throughout the season, held over a 2 mile, triangular course in Newquay Bay.

Newquay Rowing Club is not just for the sport of Gig Rowing but also a successful social club with over 500 members. Regular social and charity events are organised throughout the year (not just the rowing season) when friends old and new get together for drinks, a sing-song and a good time. There is entertainment every Saturday night with regular fun events and performances by the Newquay Rowing Club Singers all raising money for local charities.

As well as the well stocked licensed bar and function room, the club also has a cafe which is open most days (even through the winter) providing hot and cold drinks, snacks and even Sunday roasts! The cafe is open from early morning for breakfast most days.

Club & Bar Opening Times

  • Mon to Wed - 5.30pm til close
  • Thurs & Fri - 7pm til close
  • Sat & Sun - 12noon til close

The club runs dedicated weekly sessions for new/novice rowers. From May until September, you are invited to come down and try the sport of Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing. These sessions are run by experienced coxswains and rowers helping you to learn the basics and progress your rowing ability at your own pace.

Sessions are run on the following nights starting from 6pm:

Training & Novice Rowing

  • Monday (Novices - Men)
  • Tuesday (Juniors - All juniors are required to wear lifejackets, supplied by the club, whilst in the gig.
  • Wednesday (Novices - Ladies)

So come down and watch the rowing, have a drink and meet new people at Newquay Rowing Club.

Contact details

  • Landline: 01637 876810
  • Mobile: n/a
  • Fax: n/a

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