Rowing at Derby is more than just a sport, it a way of life. Our members regard each other as an extended part of the family, with a down to earth, friendly and positive atmosphere. There is always a broad range of activities and social events for everyone to take part in. Our members volunteer their time and commitment to making the club a fun and friendly environment that can be enjoyed by all.

Membership at Derby Rowing Club is open to all and we welcome new members and beginners.

If you are new or are just looking to get back into the sport then our Learn to Row Course is for you. More information can be found at

Alternatively, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to get more information.

What We Do

At Derby, we have a great range of boats that cater for rowers of all abilities, including juniors, recreational and competitive squads

As a member of the club, you will gain access to our gym and professional rowing equipment, the club bar and catering facilities to make breakfast and get hot drinks.

We provide a comprehensive training programme delivered by friendly and experienced coaches who are passionate about rowing.

Learn to row courses and club events are held throughout the season.

Our club has influenced a large number of people in extremely positive ways, creating lifelong friendships, improving fitness and with a positive environment that brings people

Do something amazing today and join our club!

Details of club membership fees for 2021/22 are listed below. For more information please submit your details using the form below and our Membership Secretary will get back to you as soon as possible.

Membership 2021/22
Active Rowing
Full membership with entitlement to all facilities and amenities of the Club.
As for Active Rowing member, Junior as defined by British Rowing.
As for Active Rowing member, provided they are in full time education.
May cox boats. Is not entitled to row or use other equipment, unless directed to by
the Captain.
Active Land
Is entitled to use the land training and social facilities, but may not use boats or other
rowing equipment on the water.
Friend of Derby Rowing Club
A Friend of DRC is a club supporter who may attend social events, access on line
activities, purchase club clothing and be provided with the club newsletter. They are
not entitled to row or use other equipment or cox or coach.
Is entitled to use the social facilities only, and may not use boats or other equipment.
May be invited and approved by the committee to fulfil a management role only. They
are not entitled to row or use other equipment or cox or coach.

Applications for boat racking should be completed on the Boat Racking Request form and sent to

Boat Racking Fees
Rigged Racking £110
Un-rigged racking£100

We operate an electronic fob system to access the boathouse. For our Terms and Conditions, and to apply for a fob, please follow the below link:

DRC – Apply for an Electronic Entry Fob

For more information on our membership, please complete the below form and we will get back to you soon.