About Mersey Rowing Club

About Mersey

Mersey Rowing Club was founded in 1854 and is Liverpool's only open membership rowing club. Based at Queen's Dock, Mariner's Wharf, Liverpool, we are situated in the heart of the City. We're a welcoming, fun club of rowers and scullers, who row for recreation as well as for competition. Our members include people of all ages, from all walks of life, which helps us to maintain a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere.


Squads and Coaching

Mersey aim to accommodate everyone and their aims. We try to organise rowers into groups of different experience, competition level, time restrictions and ambitions, we have:


  • Men's and women's squads
  • Junior Squad
  • Liverpool John Moore's University Squad
  • A "Fun" Friday rowing session
  • Learn to Row Courses throughout the year
  • Opportunities to learn or improve your sculling or rowing


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Competitive Rowing

At Mersey our Men's, Women's, Junior and LJMU squads compete in regattas and head races year round across the country. Both the Men's and women's squads take part in senior and masters events. We are extremely proud to have had some very talented rowers row with Mersey, going on to represent Illustrious Universities and even Great Britain.


Club Facilities

Mersey have a range of rowing and sculling boats for members to use. Included in these are eights, coxed fours, doubles, pairs, singles and training a training pair, two training fours and four virus training sculls. We have sheltered room's for indoor training and a number of Concept II erg's.

Mersey boat house is located in Liverpool queens dock and shares facilities with a number of other water based sports, this provides a lively friendly atmosphere. The water sports centre balcony is a great place to watch events on the water, and the centre cafe provides a great place to have a warm drink in the colder months of the year.

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Here at Mersey all new members are required  to complete a membership form before boating from the Club. You will be able to have a short trial period to see if Mersey is the right club for you.

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Club History

The History of Mersey Rowing Club is split into two distinct periods, one from its foundation in 1854 until its demise in 1956 and the second from its refounding in 1986 until its 20th Anniversary year, 2006. The history of the club is a very interesting one and well worth a read.

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