Canberra Rowing Club was founded in 1964 with the aim to create an environment that supports an active, inclusive community of rowers at all levels of participation and competition.
The boat shed is the beating heart of any rowing club and the Canberra Rowing Club boat shed is no exception. The Club has been at our current location in Yarralumla Bay since 1975. Originally being housed in the East Basin Pavilion (now the Boathouse Restaurant) and then the moving over to Kingston Harbour a few months later.
The Club has outgrown our current facility with having issues with showers, toilets and accessibility. The Club embarked on a massive project to redevelop our Boathouse. Through volunteer effort, the decision as made to stay on our current site and redevelop our facitility into a modern building to meet the needs into the future.
1964 – Canberra Rowing Club Founded in Kingston
1975 – Moved to Yarralumla Bay Boat House
1988 – Yarralumla Bay Boat House Extension Completed
2012 – The Club commenced design, feasibility and financing to redevelop on the current location
2023 – ACT Government Sport and Rec Facilities Grant Awarded
2024 – Construction of our new Boathouse
Specifically, donations to the Canberra Rowing Club Foundation will support the costs associated with providing members and the community with access to leading facilities, equipment, training and coaching and will assist the club with costs associated with local and interstate regatta competition.
The boat shed is the beating heart of any rowing club and the Canberra Rowing Club boat shed is no exception. Our well-worn walkways, walls and ceilings stacked with boats and oars and busy morning manoeuvres are a testament to our club’s ability to attract and retain members and have seen many years of success and accomplishment in the 40 years that we have been located in Yarralumla Bay.
We have now reached a critical milestone in our history – it’s time to redevelop our boat shed to ensure that the next 40 years can accommodate our growing member base, our growing fleet and also offer all members and the community, a safe, functional and modern facility.
To achieve our vision to be a leading community rowing club in Australia in terms of support, participation and performance across a diverse group of rowers, we need a new facility. Importantly – the club needs your help to see this project come to life. By making a tax deductible donation to this project today you will be helping current and future members row out of the best facilities on the lake and you will have played an important part of our club’s rich history.
Donate today and support our vision for the future of CRC.