Nanaimo Rowing Club

Our clubhouse is located on Long Lake in Nanaimo, BC, where we are able to train almost year-round.  Our members range in age from 12-75 years old.  We have a strong group of competitive junior rowers and a small but enthusiastic group of masters (that's anyone over 21 years old!).

NOTICE:  No rowing on Sunday, September 6 or Monday, September 7

Congratulations to our Henley Rowers!

Hard work and lots of practice paid off. Five members of our Club had some impressive results at the 133rd Royal Canadian Henley Regatta held in St. Catharines, Ontario.  This regatta is hailed as the top amateur rowing event in North America and attracts rowers from Canada, United States, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Riley Knight, Ayla Malainey, Meg Montgomery and Claire Thomas competed in the U17 Women’s category, while teammate Makala Mullaly competed in the U19 Women’s category.  The girls were accompanied by coaches Craig and Kylie Rutherford.

The four U17 girls worked their way through heats and semis to end up 2nd overall in the finals of the quadruple sculling event.  In similar fashion, the duo of Knight and Malainey came up with 3rd overall, out of 48 boats, in the final of the doubles event.  Knight topped off a very successful week with a 5th place finish in the singles final, out of a field of 42 boats.  Mullaly rowed strongly in her single heat and in the double heat with partner Montgomery but was unable to progress to the next level. 

2015 Schedule of Events is now posted on the Regattas/Events page

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Most recent issue: May 2015April 2015, Awards & AGM

Long Lake Community Boathouse -

We are working with the Nanaimo Canoe and Kayak Club to raise funds to build a new boathouse for rowing and paddling sports at Loudon Park, Long Lake, Nanaimo, BC.  The new boathouse will provide year round boat storage, training areas, public space and public washrooms.  All donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.  To make an online donation click here.  For more information or questions email us at

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Here is our current schedule...  


Junior fall rowing - starts the week of September 8.  Times are posted on the calendar and on the junior rowing page.

Adult on-water training - Monday and Wednesday at 6 pm, and Sunday at 9:00 am. Also welcome on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 am.

Thrifty Foods Smile Card program - see Fundraising

Thinking about trying rowing? Email us at for more information.

For more info check out our Regattas/Events page...

"We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia."