Townsville & James Cook University Rowing Club Inc.


Community Club

The Club is situated on the banks of the picturesque Ross River between Gleeson's and Aplin's Weir.  Our boathouse occupies the lower ground floor of Riverside Gardens Community Centre on Riverside Boulevard, Douglas.

The Club is a nonprofit organisation and is run solely by club members who volunteer their time.  Community participation is a high priority for our club and we aim to accommodate members of the local and wider community. We offer a range of rowing programs consisting of Learn to Row; School-based; and both Competitive and Recreational Masters programs.

The boatshed houses a range of ergometers and provides storage for the club's fleet of sculling and rowing shells and coaching tinnies.  It is also the home base for four local schools who row in the local school season and compete in the Townsville All Schools Regattas through a winter season. 


A high proportion of our club members are active rowers and can often be seen rowing on the scenic 4km Ross River between the Gleeson’s Weir and Aplin's Weir, most often in the early hours of the morning to beat the tropical heat of the day and late afternoon.

Regular regattas (school, club, championship) are held on the 1000m competition course. Over the years the club has produced many excellent rowers and currently includes members who have represented Queensland and Australia.

Check out our Club Rowing Programs page for more information about what Townsville & JCU Rowing Club has to offer. Our Memberships page contains information on joining the Club.

Stay in touch

Our Club Facebook page is where we regularly post information on Club happenings, events, and courses along with general rowing related content. Keep an eye on our events calendar too!

The Legal Stuff

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