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






Date Meet Leave Details
Sunday 28 January  09:45 10:00 Just Row
Sunday 28 January  11:00 11:15 Social Row
Tuesday 30 January 14:00 1415 Afternoon Row
Sunday 04 February 16:00 1615 Just Row
Sunday 04 February 16:30 1645 Social Row- meet at 1630 to leave at 1645- evening row to Warsash for a drink. Buoyancy aids/lifejackets and head torches required as it will be dark when we return
Tuesday 06 February 18:00 18:15 Evening Row
Thursday 08 February 10:00 1015 Morning Row- good tide to head upriver to Horse and Jockey for coffee. Decide on day.
Sunday 11 February 09:45 10:00 Just Row 
Sunday 11 February 11:00 11:15 Social Row- good tide to head up river to Horse and Jockey for coffee
Tuesday 13 February 14:00 14:15 Afternoon Row- good tide to possibly head upriver to Horse and Jockey. Decide on the day!
Saturday 17 February     Tudor Winter Series Race 2 of 3
Sunday 18 February 16:00 16:15 Just Row
Sunday 18 February 16:15 16:30 Social Row- coffee at The Jolly afterwards
Tuesday 20 February 10:00 10:15 Morning Row
Tuesday 20 February 18:00 18:15 Evening Row
Sunday 25 February 08:45 09:00 Just Row
Sunday 25 February 10:00 10:15 Social Row
Tuesday 27 February 14:00 14:15 Afternoon Row
Tuesday 27 February 2024 07:00pm   AGM 1900 at GAF Centre, School Road, Bursledon, SO31 8BX