Hamble River Rowing


Hamble River Rowing Club was set up with the aim  to encourage and develop traditional recreational rowing on the River Hamble. The club is based at the famous Jolly Sailor pub in Bursledon, has an informal and relaxed style, where the idea is to allow all members a chance to row in a safe and enjoyable environment.  

As long as the tide is high enough, members can get afloat with minimal cost and enjoy rowing with fellow enthusiasts.

If you are interested in joining our club, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and to arrange an introductory row.

Rowing times for the next few weeks are below:

For club rowing please arrive 15 minutes before the published row time. This is so we know how many boats we will be using  and to get them ready. Please help with getting the boats ready for rowing, and ask if you are not sure what to do.

Night time rows require lifejackets/buoyancy aids to be worn and a headtorch. Thank you!

Social Rows: we are out for longer and usually stop for coffee- so allow 2 to 21/2 hours for a social row.

Just Row: we are usually out for about an hour, there is no coffee stop! The two rows are usually arranged so that you can do both if you would like to.

Please keep an eye on this page, as rowing times may change.

You can use EasyTide to check the tides for the next 7 days.


Date Meet at  Leave Details
Tuesday 14 May 1800   Evening Row
Thursday 16 May 1800   Training Row, an opportunity to develop rowing stamina for Cockleshell Challenge, Great River Race etc. You don't need to be part of a crew to join in. 
 Saturday 18 May  1000  1015 Training Row, an opportunity to develop rowing stamina for Cockleshell Challenge, Great River Race etc. You don’t need to be part of a crew to join in.
 Sunday 19 May  0845  0900 Just Row
 Sunday 19 May 1000   1015  Social Row
 Tuesday 21 May  1000   1015  Morning Row, back by 1200/1230.
Saturday 25 May  all day   Expedition row from Hardway to Salt Cafe and Portchester Castle. Need people to tow for this to go ahead. Postponed.
Sunday 26 May 1400 1415

Social Row - can head upriver to Horse and Jockey

Just Row- out for around an hour

Tuesday 28 May 1700  

Early evening row

No water for an evening row, so can meet at  1900 at the Jolly for a drink instead.

Wednesday 29 May 1800 1815

Evening Row back around 1930

Thursday 29 May 1800 1815

Training Row

Friday 31 May 1800   Friendy Friday. Tudor Sailing Club 
Saturday 1 June 1800 1815 Evening Row, maybe to Warsash for a pint. Decide nearer the time.

Looking ahead to some events in 2024! There are more details,  on our events page.

Saturday 11 May Hamble River Raid

Friday 31 May: Friendly Friday at Tudor Sailing Club. More details on events page.

Saturday 15 June Cockleshell Challenge 

Saturday 3 August Tudor Challenge

Saturday 21 September Great River Race

Through the summer season, there are a number of away rows to other rivers, as well as participating in the races and events organised on the Hamble river - including the Hamble River Raid and the Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta.