Rowing Section

Row, Row, Row your boat………….

South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club  have a rowing section and  has two  large 27 foot long Spirit class rowing gigs.

Our first gig was named Spirit of Endeavour  by Kath Peyton MBE in the summer of 2014.

We have since been successful in getting a Sport England Lottery grant to buy another gig  named Spirit of Adventure, and were delighted to welcome  the Mayor of Chelmsford on Saturday 10 January 2015 to perform the traditional naming ceremony.

 Would you like  to row with us ?

Anyone can join, regardless of age or gender and the Club and will waive the joining fee of £30 for those between 18-25 years old.  For those members who don’t know how to row there is a free structured Club training scheme called ‘stepping stones’ of 4 modules of about 2 hours each module.

We try to  have the boats out rowing at weekends and midweek evenings, whenever the tide serves.

If you want to join us call or email Rowing Captain Steve Rosie on 07866945517 and we will be pleased to meet you

Shown below are some of the gig races that we may be racing this year:-

South Essex Coastal Rowing Forum (SECRF)  Main Events Calendar 2016

South East Coastal Rowing Forum (SECRF)  Main Events Calendar 2016
Date Club name Main rowing event name Location
21.05.16/22.05.16 Brightlingsea Rowing Club Brightlingsea Gig Fest (seniors Saturday / long race Sunday) Brightlingsea
04.06.16 / 05.06.16 Manningtree Manningtree Rowing Festival (long race Sunday) Manningtree
06.06.16 Fambridge Marina Fambridge River Festival North Fambridge
25.06.16 Rowhedge Gig Club Rowhedge Regatta Rowhedge
 03.07.16 South Woodham Ferrers  Yacht Club Crouch Shield (Sunday) South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club
23.07.16 Benfleet Yacht Club Round Canvey Race Canvey Island, Essex
24.07.16 Mersea Island Rowing Club Mersea Rowing Races Mersea Island
07.08.16 Queenborough Rowing Club QRC Club regatta Queenborough
20.08.16 / 21.08.16 Blakeney Coastal Rowing Association Blakeney Regatta Blakeney
21.08.16 Lower Thames Rowing Club Southend Pier Race Leigh-on-sea
28.08.16 South East Coastal Rowing Forum Lord Nelson Cup Annual Regional Rowing Race  (SUNDAY this year) Burnham on Crouch
03.09.16 Great River Race Great River Race / River Thames London Docklands
17.09.16 Blackwater Rowers Round Osea Island and Stone Stone Sailing Club
18.09.16 Jolly Sailor Heybridge Row For A Reason (The Round Northey Island Sponsored Row & Gig Race) Heybridge, Maldon
10.12.16 ? Norwich Rowing Club Carrow Cup Norwich
31.12.16 Maldon Little Ships Club Maldon Little Ships Race (fund raising for RNLI) Maldon
Recreational /Social Rowing Events
30.04.16 Kings Lynn Coastal Rowing Club Launch of second boat (The Ouse Rewet)  11.00am  at slipway behind Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn River Ouse, Kings Lynn
05.06.16 Queenborough Rowing Club Social row to Darnet Fort (and Blessing of the Waters) Queenborough
11.6.16 South Woodham Ferrers Yacht Club Social row, SWF to Burnham and back SWF Yacht Club
23.07.16 North Fambridge RC North Fambridge Fun Day Row to Battlesbridge South Woodham Ferrers
20.08.16 Burnham RC Havengore to Two Tree Burnham
17.09.16 – 25.09.16 Lower Thames Rowing Club Late summer adventure rowing holiday Devon / Cornwall

Social Rowing 

Lets face it – you can never have too much cake 🙂