What we offer

We have a wide range of facilities and services for people to use

Learn to Row

Looking for an exciting and fun way to get fit, tone up or lose weight? Rowing can help you do any or all of these within a welcoming and friendly environment so why not come and give it a try at one of our taster sessions.


Set on the edge of the beautiful Darley park and overlooking the river Derwent. Our clubhouse is the perfect setting for birthdays, parties, weddings, and much, much more.


A team of highly experienced, qualified and enthusiastic coaches are available to develop your skills and fitness, whether you're new to the sport or an experienced rower

About Us

Derby Rowing Club has been around since 1880 when it was founded in a pub by St. Mary’s bridge by a few friends who wanted to start rowing. At the time, the rowing club was no more than a shed at the side of the river, however, over the years that has changed into what we have today.

Our clubhouse is located in an ideal location in Darley Park, right next to the river, which is 2KM in length, perfect for any training session. Whether you want to go to Henley Royal Regatta or just paddle up and down the river, or even just want to come down to have a drink at the bar on a Thursday evening, Derby Rowing Club can accommodate you.

Our Team

People to look for when you visit us

Martha Nutkins


Matt Ley


Sarah Rouke

Vice Captain


Check out what's been going on at Derby Rowing Club

October 2020 – Newletter

DERBY ROWING CLUB UPDATES Annual General Meeting On Tuesday 6th October, we hosted our first virtual Annual General Meeting; where our officers reported on thepast year and a new committee was elected for the term of one year. A massive thank you to retiring members of the committee: Ieuan Cornish, Matt Gauler, Heather Gauler, SimonKnighton, Martin Hubbard, Jake Hughes-Thomas and a warm welcome to the 20/21 committee: President: Ceri Heldreich Treasurer: Stephanie Cook Captain: Martha Nutkins Membership Secretary: Natalie Cook Cellar Read more…

May 2020 – Newsletter

Dear all, I hope you have all been keeping well given the circumstances. A big thank you to everyone for getting involved. Club-wide WhatsApp Group The club WhatsApp group has been really successful so far Read more…

Get in Touch

You need more information about us?

Find us at the boathouse 

Derby Rowing Club, Darley Grove, Derby, DE1 3AY 

Send us an email 

Captain - captainderbyrowingclub@gmail.com 

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