Kingswear Junior Rowing Club
The Club has a thriving Junior Group aged from 9 to 18. We work with Kingswear Community Primary School to give children from the age of 9 an opportunity to experience rowing, although your child does not have to attend the school to come along. Older and more experienced juniors row as part of a team on the river and younger juniors and beginners learn to row on Waterhead Creek during Junior Rowing sessions which are run every other Sunday during the summer (Details below).
The Junior section dates back to 2002 and ex members include GB World Champion rower Bill Lucas and Men’s Champion of the Dart Fraser Dyer.We have an excellent record at Dartmouth Regatta winning the under 18 Whaler race 3 years in a row and the under 16 Pair Oared race on many occasions, the most recent being a 1st place for both the boys and the girls crew for the first time ever in this race. Last year we took a 1st and 2nd in every under 16 and under 18 race for boys and girls!
In the attachment below there are safety notes for Juniors and a guide to the tides and mooring. There is also a quiz to see if you have remembered everything.
During the Summer (when the weather allows !) we run informal rowing sessions on Waterhead Creek. Each session normally lasts for one to two hours and we also provide opportunities for adults who would like to ‘have a go’ afterwards.
There is no charge but we do ask that each child is accompanied by a parent or a guardian for the full session, as they are not in the boats for the whole time. Each rower (or parent) is required to complete a registration form for the year.
The meeting point is on the green of Jubilee Park, Brixham Road, at the head of the Creek, the perfect spot for a picnic if you are watching the rowing !
Children will not only learn to row but also develop an understanding of safety on the water. We provide life jackets, but your children are welcome to wear their own if they have them. Our coxes are fully qualified and experienced and the rowers are accompanied by a safety boat.
Please contact me, by phone or email, if you would like to come along, or would simply like more information :
Tel. No. : 01803 752613 Mob. No. : 07946 722 871
Starting times vary and are decided by suitable tide times.
For dates and starting times for this year please visit the EVENTS PAGE.