About Riverside Rowing Club

Our Mission Statement

"to provide the necessary resources and support to encourage participation and competition in rowing and develop successful involvement at all levels in the sport."

Riverside Rowing Club was founded in 1943. Riverside Rowing Club today has a strong Masters Rowing focus (27 years and over) and maintains close ties with Senior Club and School rowing. Whether you wish to compete at an elite level or in masters rowing events or to simply have some fun and increase your fitness at a recreational level, Riverside is the club for you.

Rowing is a non-impact sport that requires a moderate level of fitness, strength and coordination. With numerous ergometers (rowing machines), a gym and a comprehensive fleet of excellent boats, Riverside Rowing Club located in Adelaide South Australia will enable you to develop these attributes.

Riverside has facilities on the River Torrens in Adelaide complete with function room and bar for hire. The club has gym equipment for use by members. Riverside also has a boat storage facility at West Lakes where the majority of regattas conducted by Rowing SA are held.

An enthusiastic group of Club members will assist you to attain the necessary rowing skills.

River Torrens & West Lakes Facilities

Torrens Clubhouse

The Torrens Lake Clubhouse is located west of the Morphett Street Bridge towards the weir on the southern side of the river. The facilities include a large boatshed, a fully equipped club room and bar, gym equipment and change rooms. The function room is available for hire by members and the public. The club has an extensive fleet of boats.

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West Lakes Boatshed

The West Lakes Boat Shed is located on the northern side of the Rowing SA complex at West Lakes . West Lakes is the main regatta venue in South Australia. This gives members the option of rowing at either the Torrens or at West Lakes. The Club keeps an extensive fleet of boats- eights , quad/fours , double sculls/pairs and single sculls at this shed. Members can book boats online on this web site.

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Riverside Rowing Club Motto

In 1977 Brian ("Brub") Place suggested that the motto for the Club be "They won because they thought they could" or Possent Quia Posse Videntum. This was adopted and is beautifully mounted and proudly displayed in the Club today.

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Riverside Rowing Club History

One Club, Three Names
The History of the Riverside Rowing Club
Adelaide, South Australia, 1943-2009 / Hugh Orr (2011)

The history book by Riverside member Hugh Orr, is a comprehensive history, complete with historical photos and the story behind the club's origins: South Australian Railways Institute Rowing Club 1943-1977, Australian National Railways Institute Rowing Club 1977-1994, Riverside Rowing Club 1994 to the present.

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Hall of Fame

To recognise Riverside Club rowers, coaches, administrators and other members who have brought fame to the sport of rowing.

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Reciprocal Rowing Clubs

Riverside Rowing Club is fortunate to have a number of reciprocal rowing clubs that Active Rowing Members can use when away. There maybe some minor fees associated and it is recommended you make contact with the relevant club's captain before going to the respective club.

Reciprocal rowing clubs:

Noosa, Queensland
Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club

Launceston, Tasmania
Tamar Rowing Club

Perth, Western Australia
Murdoch Rowing Club

North Shore, Sydney New South Wales
North Shore Rowing Club