Recreational

The recreational squad meets on Friday mornings all year round, and often on one weekday evening during the summer months. The squad is made up of a diverse range of people from mid-30s to over-70s and of all genders. Some members of the squad also row with other crews, usually in mixed quads and eights, at other times in the week. The squad currently comprises 15-20 members that mostly use mixed coxed quads (sculling boats for four people, each with two oars), along with doubles and singles.

A small learn to row group will runs on a Friday morning for ages 18-80, if you are are interested in learning to row on Friday mornings please contact us, a list of alternative Adult Learn to Row dates can be found here. After completing the Adult Learn to Row course members can join in with the recreational rowing squad.

Squad Updates
Squad Times

Friday 9:00-11.30 (followed by a local coffee shop)

Boat Booking available out of squad times

Volunteer

Exeter RC is a completely volunteer-led organisation. If you'd like to help us keep the club succeeding please get in contact, we'd love to hear from you.

Learn to Row

A small learn to row group will runs on a Friday morning for ages 18-80, if you are are interested in learning to row on Friday mornings please contact us, a list of alternative Learn to Row dates can be found here.

We are a very sociable group, and enjoy our time together, both on and off the water. If you have rowed before, at whatever level, you are very welcome to come down and talk to us about joining, or taking part in one of the Learn to Row courses that are run throughout the year.
Alan
Recreational Vice-Captain

Usually each summer we organise a weekend away. In 2016 the squad rowed down the Thames from Wallingford to Henley and Henley to Eton/Windsor over two days, spending a night in Henley.  In 2017, the squad is visiting Exeter's twin city of Rennes for their 150th anniversary regatta.

On a typical Friday morning the squad takes out coxed quadruple sculls (quads), rotating so that everyone learns to cox as well as developing their sculling. Each session involves some 'skills' work and some continuous rowing. We use the river during the summer, and the canal (from the basin to the Double Locks) in winter. Training boats (a quad, two doubles and a single that are wider and more stable than fine sculling boats), are also available and used at the early stages in learning. If there are more Rowers than can fit into these, we would also take out doubles and singles. Several members of the squad use their own single sculling boats and from time to time we also have sessions on the rowing machines (ergos).

Eleanor - Coach
Phil - Welfare Officer