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
Sunday 19 November 1345 1400 Social Row
Sunday 19 November 1500 1515 Just Row
Tuesday 21 November 1600 1615 Late afternoon row. Head torches and buoyancy aids required. Sunset 1611.
Tuesday 21 November 1800  1815 Evening Row- headtorches and lifejackets/buoyancy aids required
Tuesday 21 November From 1900   Meet at The Jolly for a drink either after a row or instead of a row. A chance to catch up!
Saturday 25 November 1000 1015 Training Row- an opportunity to go out for a longer row to build up rowing stamina. Back around midday.
Sunday 26 November 0845 0900 Just Row
Sunday 26 November 1000 1015 Social Row
Tuesday 28 November 1000 1015 Morning Row
Saturday 2 December 1400   Club Row- apologies, please note this is a different time to what was originally published. 
Sunday 3 December 1345 1400 Social Row
Sunday 3 December 1500 1515 Just Row
Tuesday 5 December 1400 1415 Afternoon Row
Tuesday 5 December 1800   Evening Row- head torches and lifejacket/buoyancy aids required
Tuesday 5 December     Evening drink at the Jolly, meet anytime from 1900 onwards, if not rowing.
Sunday 10 December 0845 0900 Just Row
Sunday 10 December 1000 1015 Social Row
Tuesday 12 December  1000 1015 Morning Row- could go up river to the Horse and Jockey
Wednesday 13 December 1930   Christmas Meal at The Jolly Sailor
Saturday 16 December 1000 1015 Training Row-a longer row, to develop rowing stamina. Back around midday.
Sunday 17 December 1300 1315 Good tides for a festive row upriver- mince pies, mulled wine etc. If there is enough interest, we need someone to coordinate this. Back by 1600.
Tuesday 19 December 1400 1415 Afternoon Row
Sunday 24 December 0845 0900 Just Row- a chance to dig out those Christmas Hats and jumpers!
Sunday 24 December- Christmas Eve 1000 1015 Social Row- a chance to dig out those Christmas Hats and jumpers!

Tuesday 26 December-Boxing Day

1000 1015 Row off the Christmas Dinner!

Thursday 29 December

1100 1115 Late morning row

Sunday 31 December

1100 1115 Just Row

Sunday 31 December

1115 1130 Social Row

Monday 1 January

1500 (TBC)   New Years Day Row

Dates for December can be found here

Save the dates for 2024! There are more details, where we have them on our events page.

Saturday 20 January Tudor Winter Series (1)

Saturday 17 February Tudor Winter Series (2)

Saturday 16 March Tudor Winter Series (3)

Saturday 11 May Hamble River Raid

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.