About Us

Rowing is one of the Australia’s oldest and most successful sports, recognised as much for its tradition and appeal to athletes of all ages as for its fantastic health benefits. Rowing is a cornerstone Olympic sport and Australian rowing has a long and proud history of success, consistently returning multiple medals at major international competitions.

Rowing is a part of Australia’s national sporting and cultural heritage, with international success dating back to 1867 when Edward “Ned” Trickett won Australia’s first ever sporting World Championship. Rowing continues to play an important part in Australia’s sporting culture, providing safe, fun and healthy opportunities for Australians of all ages and abilities to participate in a sport that provides unparalleled health benefits.

In October 2023, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Rowing announced the addition of Beach Sprint Rowing to the Olympic program for the 2028 Olympic Games. This inclusion of the emerging discipline marks a significant milestone in the history of rowing. The inclusion of Coastal Rowing at the 2028 Olympics presents an exciting opportunity to grow the nation’s elite Coastal Rowing program.

2024 Interstate State Team Nominations are open now. These close on Friday the 15th of December.

The Interstate State Team is for our Youth (under 21) athletes and our Senior Open Athletes including Para, where they compete at the Interstate Regatta at the Australian Rowing Championships.

The State Team Information evening will be held on Monday the 18th of December. This is compulsory for nominated athletes and coaches. Venue to be confirmed.

OAR is located at our West Lakes Precint. They offer a modern and vibrant brunch and lunch experience in a relaxing, and picturesque lakeside location. Priding themselves in taking local, fresh ingredients and using them to create flavours from all around the globe.

Oar also takes advantage of fresh fruit and vegetables sourced directly from our farm in the Adelaide Hills. The menu has all the usual brunch suspects, however also hosts more interesting and fun dishes for people looking for something new.

Monday – Thursday 7:30am to 3:30pm
Friday – Sunday 7:30am to 4pm
(Kitchen Closes at 3pm)

Check the menu or book a table via the website.

Beach Sprint Rowing combines traditional rowing skills with running, navigation, and power on a field of play where anything can happen. This event is an exciting, fast-rowing format of Rowing where your ability to adapt to an ever-changing landscape of competition will be tested alongside your physical abilities, and it’s all over in a matter of minutes.

Coastal Rowing

Rowing SA has a full regatta program with many events being run both at West Lakes and in the Riverland and other regional areas. Please head to our regatta page by clicking on the button above to look at our calendar.

2024 Australian Rowing Championships








2024 SARC – Day 1 Livestream

2024 SARC – Day 2 Livestream

Paul Thompson

Book your ticket to hear Paul Thompson speaking this Thursday night. Book Now

2024 State Champs Merch

State Champs Merchandise available now for pre-order Get in quick - orders close 7th Feb midnight Order Now

2024 Masters State Team nominations open

For all details, head to the Masters State Team page on the website.

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