Dorney Boat Club

Dorney Boat Club is run by the operating trust of Dorney Lake. It is accredited with Sport England's 'Clubmark', a kite-mark for 'safe, effective and child-friendly' clubs. The President is Sir Matthew Pinsent, four-time Olympic Gold Medallist.

Facts About the Club

  • Membership is open to juniors (under-18's)
  • Many join as a result of rowing sessions with their school as part of our Junior Aquatics Initiative but individual juniors are very welcome.
  • Children/young people do not have to attend all sessions
  • Our young members need to bring a change of clothing in case they get wet
  • Our Head Coach is Terry Hunter, an Amateur Rowing Association (ARA) Gold Level Coach (Level 5 Equivalent). He is assisted by parents who are qualified coaches
  • All coaches are CRB-checked to enhanced level
  • Parents are encouraged to join in the Sunday rota of support tasks, especially the sale of teas and coffees for fund-raising
  • The Club has a notice board just off the Reception end of the first floor balcony, which shows important information and is the main method of communication with members

Session Times and Membership Information

  • Wednesdays from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Sundays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
  • An advanced group also trains on Saturdays from 8.00am to 10.00am
  • An annual subscription is £140.00
  • A single session is £6.00
  • If attendance is likely to be 25 or more sessions in a year, then the annual subscription is cheaper
  • Another option is a £17.50 monthly membership, payable in advance
  • Prices are inclusive of VAT.

The Thursday Adult Rowing Class at Dorney Lake is a good workout in a fun atmosphere, suitable for any age.