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" 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.  

Jolly Sailor

As long as the tide is high enough on Tuesday evenings, in the summer months, members can get afloat with minimal cost and enjoy rowing with fellow enthusiasts. Alternatively most Sundays are available for longer rows up and down the river, with a stop for tea and cake in Hamble a popular diversion.

On the Tuesday evenings that the tide will go out too early, we may organise a row down the river to one of the many pubs in Hamble, have a pint and some supper, before returning to the Jolly on the incoming tide.

January and February Club rowing times

There are a few Tuesday 6pm rows in as there has been some interest in continuing to row on Tuesdays when the tide is right. For these rows buoyancy aids/ like jackets will need to be worn  and a head torch will be useful. They will be weather dependent. If the weather is not good for rowing, we may just need to adjourn to the pub.

The Sunday times are departure times. Please make sure you are at the Jolly 15 minutes before the row to help prepare the gigs.
Saturday 1 January: New Year's Day row. Meet at the Jolly at 10am.
Sunday 2 January: 10am row
Tuesday 4 January: No row, meet at The Jolly from 630pm onwards
Sunday 9 January: 3pm row
Tuesday 11 January: 6pm row
Sunday 16 January: 9am row. This is a ‘Just Row’ session for those people who would like to row on a Sunday but without the coffee stop. It will be for an hour, so back at the Jolly at 10am. This is the first week, so things may need to be adjusted in future weeks for it to run smoothly. 
Sunday 16 January: our usual 10am row
Tuesday 18 January: No row
Sunday 23 January: 3pm row
Tuesday 25 January: 6pm row
Sunday 30 January: 9am ‘Just Row’
Sunday 30 January: 10am row
Tuesday 1 February: no row, meet at the Jolly from 630pm onwards
Sunday 6 February: 3pm
Tuesday 8 February: 530pm, falling tide so need to set off at the earlier time
Sunday 13 February: 9am ‘Just Row’
Sunday 13 February: 10am row
Tuesday 15 February: no row

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 Bursledon Regatta.

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.