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
Friday 19 April  1000 1015 Morning Row
Friday 19 April 1800   Friendly Friday at Tudor Sailing Club. Meet at Tudor (Eastern Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5LY)- details in club WhatsApp 
Saturday 20 April  1000 1015 Training Row, an opportunityi to row to develop stamina for Hamble River Raid, Cockleshell Challenge etc
Sunday 21 April 0845 0900 Just Row 
Sunday 21 April 1000 1015 Social Row 
Tuesday 23 April 1000 1015  Morning Row
Saturday 27 April  All day   Beaulieu River Row 
Sunday 28 April 1400 1415 Social Row could head to Warsash for coffee
Sunday 28 April  1645 1700 Just Row
Tuesday 30 April 1800 1815 Evening Row
Thursday 2 May  1800 1815 Training Row practice for Hamble River Raid etc
Saturday 4 May 1000 1130 Training Row an opportunity to develop rowing stamina for Hamble River Raid,  Cockleshell Challenge etc. No need to be in a crew to come along.
Sunday 5 May 0845 0900 Just Row 
Sunday 5 May  1000 1015 Social Row
Tuesday 7 May 1000 1015 Morning row
Friday 10 May 1300   Row boats to Hamble for Hamble River Raid.  Need to coordinate lifts back to Bursledon! All TBC
Saturday 11 May all day   Hamble River Raid http://www.hambleriverraid.org 
Sunday 12 May 1400 1415 Social Row
Sunday 12 May      Just Row
Tuesday 14 May 1800   Evening Row
Saturday 25 May  all day    Expedition row from Hardway to Salt Cafe and Portchester Castle. Need people to tow for this to go ahead.
Friday 31 May 1800   Friendy Friday. Tudor Sailing Club 

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.