About the club

  • About Nottingham Rowing Club

    Nottingham Rowing Club was formed in 2006, initially as a result of the merger of the Nottingham Boat Club and the Nottingham Britannia Rowing Club, two historic Nottingham clubs that were established in 1894 and 1869 respectively. During the hundred-plus years of the two separate clubs both had various major achievements, but by the beginning of 2006 the votes of both clubs' memberships supported the committees' view that the sum of the two clubs would be greater than its parts and the merger process started.

    Following the merger on 1st June 2006, the Nottingham Schools Rowing Association (NSRA) merged with the club to become the junior section, and the Nottinghamshire County Rowing Association (NCRA) also merged with the club to form the club's high performance programme.

  • Committee

    The club is run by a committee of volunteers drawn from the membership of the club. The 2016-2017 committee is:

    PRESIDENT - Tony Lorrimer

    CLUB CAPTAIN - Vacant

    TREASURER - Stephen Hill

    SECRETARY - Paul Williamson

    CLUB MANAGER - Mark Cooke




    SAFETY ADVISER - Laurie Hartill

    WELFARE OFFICER - Lou Townrow

    JUNIOR COORDINATOR - Ashley Hewitt


    MEN'S CAPTAIN - Vacant

    WOMEN'S CAPTAIN - Nikki Spencer

  • Joining

    NRC supports a full range of programmes, from recreational rowing through to high performance, including hosting a GB Start programme. Please click on the relevant link below for information on the group you would be interested in joining.

    Note: adult beginners should complete a Learn To Row course as a first step.

    2014 - 2015 subscription rates

    Full member: £420 p.a.

    Concessionary member: £300 p.a.

    Sculling rack: £120 p.a.


    1. Rowers who are part of the Start or HP GB development programme do not pay for their sculling racks or water passes at Holme Pierrepont.

    2. Rowers who elect to train with the High Performance squad but who are not part of the GB development programme pay the same as a Senior squad member and for the cost of boat racking/water passes if applicable.

    3. University Membership affords full club and boat access during the three main holiday periods only. Additional usage requires Ordinary/Concessionary membership – see note 4.

    4. A concessionary rate of £25 pcm is extended to members who are Juniors, full-time students (proof required) or recreational rowers (off peak). Notes 1 and 2 will also apply for full-time students.

    5. Social rate is a non rowing membership with access to the gym during off peak periods. This rate may be extended to unemployed rowers but note 1. will still apply in this case and applicants must have paid at least six months full membership to be eligible.

    Ordinary membership form

    Junior membership form


  • High Performance

    NRC's high performance programme is made up of a group of athletes all working towards making the step up to representative U23, European and Senior Squads. The programme is run by a full time coach and is suitable for students and those in full time employment. The small squad size allows plenty of individual attention and support. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive, and is underpinned by all athletes striving to achieve in the sport.

    This season we will spend the winter training from our new bay on the river and will return to the National Watersports Centre for the summer.  

    Further information

    • If you wish to join the squad, please contact the Director of Rowing via the Contacts menu above.
    • See the NRC High Performance blog for ongoing information on day-to-day life in the group.


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