Rowing on the Crouch, near the Baltic Wharf. © Burnham on Crouch Coastal Rowing Club

The Burnham on Crouch Coastal Rowing Club (BOCCRC) is a wonderful opportunity to get out on the river and socialise with some great people.

Rowing stretches all your  core muscles and is simple and easy exercise. But it can also be tough if you want it to be.

We are a social and racing club affiliated with The Royal Burnham Yacht Club so members can also enjoy the river from the comfort of  their splendid bar.

Lots of adventure rows are planned for those who just want some fitness fun and there is plenty of racing for those who want to get out and win.

Rowing boat on the Crouch. © Burnham on Crouch Coastal Rowing Club

Technique training sessions are from the Royal Burnham Yacht Club pontoon on a Thursday evening 6.30 and 7.30 and is good for beginners. Come along and try a session?  The first taster is free.

Race training is on a Tuesday evening 6.30 and 7.30 from the Marina and not for the faint-hearted. Sunday there is an 11am session also from the marina.

The club has three rowing gigs all around 27′.  Spirit was the initiator, next came Willow, a bit heavier and now we have the supreme, lightweight Wren for which the club is fundraising.


Membership is £100 per year which can be paid monthly or you can pay on the day at £5 per session.


The clubs chairman, Dawn Wood, is planning to row from Tenerife to Barbados to raise awareness of the plastic pollution in our oceans.

The club president, local sailor Charlie Pitcher – click here for information on Rannoch Adventure -has pledged two smaller rowing boats with moveable seats so that youngsters can get involved too.

Both these great events are coming up in early 2019.

Until then BOCCRC will be rowing up the Thames for the Great River Race and round Canvey Island and having a fun day out to Fambridge plus lots more. There are cups and medals to be had and a lot of fun along the way. Join us if you can, most welcome.

You can find out more by clicking here.