Competitive Rowing

Mix M 8 pete siri grin sharpOur members regularly train for and attend a variety of local and away regattas, and all members are invited to participate. 

General open

The Club's open rowers range between 17 and 27 years of age, and include university students. They train together, or in combination with the masters rowers.


Dana chloe pair finished 2The masters rowing scene in Townsville is one of the strongest masters sports in the NQld Region. Masters rowing is a stalwart aspect of the structure of our club; the masters are just as competitive and serious about their training and racing as the younger members …. some more so! Their continued impressive results at regattas are the cornerstone of our reputation of being a strong and fiercely competitive club. Several members have represented Queensland in state masters squads. Open to those aged 27 and over and of any ability, this group is highly self-motivated but also social and welcoming.


Aaron Jordan etcThe YouthROW program is designed for youth (13 to 23 years) that have rowed before and wish to participate in an organised rowing squad. It runs in quarters 1 and 4, when a suitable coach is available. The program aims to foster a fun and competitive environment catering for squads of different abilities. Many participants enjoy the program on a recreational level because it provides an opportunity to mix rowers from a range backgrounds and to row outside of the main quarter 2 and 3 school program. Some use the program to train for local club regattas or the state championships. 

Passport NQ

Passport NQ is a high performance rowing development squad open to youth rowers from both Townsville clubs who qualify for Under-17 or Under-19 racing. It focuses on training and racing for Queensland State Championships and National Championships. There is a selection process for this program.

Townsville & JCU Rowing Club Regatta

Harry james DarrenWe hold our annual regatta in July each year and it's always a great event. Competitors from across the NQld Region (Mackay through Cairns) come to spend the weekend battling it out in a wide range of boat classes. A designated Rowing Queensland Premiership regatta, competitors can earn points towards their club's position on the state-wide leaderboard. It's also an opportunity to catch up with comrades -- the rowing community in the north has a lovely friendly vibe!