About Hamble River Rowing


Hamble River Rowing Club was started by a small group of local keen rowers, who wanted to bring together those people who already owned a number of  the Bursledon gigs on the river and enable more people to join in with the already established Gig events of Hamble River Raid, the Swanwick Bursledon and Warsash Regatta  and The Great River Race.

Having received a Sports England Grant in 2011, we now have five gigs of our own, plus we are able to use some of the other  gigs on the river.  This means we have 6 gigs available to use on a weekly basis.

The Bursledon Gig harks back to the days when every waterman, boatyard worker and fisherman on the river would row to work. The latest boats are based on a GRP version of an oyster dredging punt they are sea worthy, stable and sturdy but easily driven.

The traditional gig is 15’4” long with a beam of 5’4”. It can be rowed by 1,2,3,4, or six rowers with or without a cox.  Rowing at the club is normally a 4 person and cox affair, enabling people to learn to row safely, while the cox steers the boat and has responsibility for the safety of the vessel and crew.

Have a look a this video, which shows you some of the basics of fixed seat rowing. There is some useful information here on fixed seat rowing technique.

Being a member of HRRC is great for de-stressing, keeping fit, meeting new friends, enjoying the fresh air and learning new skills.  If you have any questions about the club please ask another member or ask the committee.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Sunday Morning Rowing


Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta

 Hamble River Raid


Great River Race 2016