Rowing

Please follow the links on the left for Latest Rowing News and other Rowing information.

For detailed fixture listings and results for each of our crews, please see our Rowing Fixtures and Results page. This also includes the most up-to-date information about all of our fixtures, including crew selections.

The Royal Shrewsbury School Boat Club (RSSBC) is no more than a decent stone's throw from the school itself.  The school's location, high on the banks of the Severn, is the envy of rowing schools across the country, and we now have top class facilities to match it.

After a successful appeal for funds by our Foundation Office, the Yale Boathouse was built in 2012 adjacent to the 1921 Pugh Boathouse, thus giving us racks to accommodate over 60 boats, and a fabulous new room on the first floor that can take over 40 ergos. At the same time, the original Clubroom has been restored to its former glory (without any ergos), and has impressive displays on its walls - and ceiling - of the Boat Club's history. 

Salopians are able to make use of these facilities, as well as our indoor rowing tank set into the river bank, all year round: many boys, especially from their second or third year upwards, make rowing their major sport for all three terms; others enjoy the sport at house level, either in regular competitions throughout the Michaelmas and summer terms, or in "bumps", the Oxbridge-style house bumping races which provide the climax to the summer term.

Girls' Rowing at Shrewsbury School continues to grow since the first girls joined our new coeducational Sixth Form in 2008. We now have two senior crews regularly rowing and competing, and the dynamic of a squad system means that there is a healthy competition for seats. The arrival of girls in the Third and Fourth Forms in September 2014 has provided an exciting opportunity to develop athletes over a longer period and give them all the tools and support required to fulfil their potential. In the first term of WJ14 and WJ15, no fewer than 22 Third and Fourth Form girls represented the School at external head races and achieveed some impressive results.

The OId Salopians' rowing club, 'Sabrina', is a thriving section and hugely supportive, not only in helping to fund the equipment and facilities for our rowers, but also by attending and supporting our crews when they compete across the country.  Please see the Sabrina page for more information.


Any forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term will be displayed below.

More detailed information about each of the fixtures can be found on our Sports Calendar. (Note: Viewing the Calendar either by Week or by Day gives you more information at a glance than the default monthly view.)

 If you are following a particular crew or crews, you can also select their fixture list from the Rowing Fixtures and Results page, which includes crew selections (where you see this blue image ) and location maps for away matches. It is possible to download a crew 's fixture list onto your personal calendar on your PC or mobile device, which will then be synchronised with the master fixture list whenever your device is connected to the internet.


Forthcoming Rowing fixtures for the current term

Monday 3 August 2015

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    Shrewsbury Rowing Courses - Day Camp: 3rd - 7th August; Residential Camp 9th - 15th August

    Learn to row or develop your skills in inspirational surroundings.

    This new course has been developed for boys and girls aged 12-15 (Years 7-10) to give them an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things rowing. No previous experience in a boat is necessary but the course will be tailored to the needs of the participants. Students with previous experience will work to develop the skills necessary to progress further in the sport.

    Lead Coach Paul Manser has coached rowing at Shrewsbury for the last seven years. An Old Salopian, he has been involved in the sport since the age of 14 and produced a number of National and International champions. A variety of boats will be used on the course from singles, doubles, quads and octoples.

    Some of the other activites on offer will be recreational swimming, tennis, a kayaking afternoon and team building games.

    Dates & Prices:
    The Day Camp will be based at the Yale Boat House from 9am to 4pm, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August 2015
    Cost: £295

    The Residential Camp will run from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th August. Accommodation will be in one of the School's boarding houses and this will form a base for social activities. All meals will be served in Kingsland Hall dining room on campus.
    Cost: £550 (fully inclusive)

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2015 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2015 Brochure

    For more details, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

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