Founded in 1976 as Hayle Rowing Club, we are one of the longest standing and most established rowing clubs in Cornwall. We are based in the growing hub that is Hayle Harbour, rowing from the beach slipway on North Quay where tides permit.

Today, with over 50 active members, we are continuing to grow, boasting a full complement of juniors, men’s, women’s, and veterans crews competing throughout the year at regattas all over the South West. We offer year-round training for all our members; including circuit training, indoor rowing, social rowing, and crew racing. Throughout spring and summer months, the club is active around Hayle harbour, with many squads training hard to represent the club at weekly regattas.

Each summer we hold the County Under 14’s Championships, which is the only event in the racing calendar purely for the U14’s. Copperhouse Pool provides the ideal location – safe, easy viewing for spectators, and good access. We are proud to hold this event and believe it is a great benefit to the town, bringing hundreds of people to the area from all over the county. We thank the Harbour Authority and the Town Council for allowing us to continue hosting this prestigious event.

If you would like to find out more about coming along and having a go a gig rowing, please visit our Member’s page for more details.  We always welcome new rowers!

Have a look at our photo gallery to see what we’ve been getting up to!


History of the Club


The club has a long history dating back to 1976, predating the days of popular gig racing. In the 70’s, 80’s and into the 90’s the club owned a variety of rowing boats for competing in the Cornish Rowing Association races.

Although not a conclusive list, past boats include; Isis (Pilot Gig, sold 2013), Vectis, Bandit, Hayle Harbour Skiff, and some ‘Flashboats’

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