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City Barge membership is open to rowing enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience.


If you’re interested in taking up this unique sport, then City Barge Rowing Club would love to introduce you to it. You’ll receive coaching from our experienced rowers who’ll introduce you to the river and cover all the basics of this fascinating activity. You’ll be out enjoying this unique sport as quickly and safely as possible!

Sound appealing?

FIND OUT MORE. Just contact us and we’ll get back to set up a taster when you can see our facilities, meet some of our existing members, and row a Venetian boat.

READY TO JOIN? Review the membership options below, download and submit a completed application form.

Membership Options

Full Membership, £200

Full membership enables you to use our club boats and also to use the facilities in the shared boathouse. You can row in members boats when offered.

Learn to Row Membership, £100

This entitles the novice to a 6-week introductory course in Venetian rowing, after which they can pay the balance for a full membership.

Family Membership, £400

Includes 2 parents and their children under 21.

Associate Membership, £50

Non-rowing social supporters are invited to join any event as an onlooker, a passenger, and to dine or picnic with us. They are not expected to row club boats.

Overseas / Distance Membership, £60

Members who live over 75 miles away. After five rows there is a charge of £10 per row.

Life Membership

in any category is ten times the annual membership.

The membership year begins in April.

Ready to join?


Membership Application Form

Download our membership application in your preferred format:

PDF  –or–  Word

Note that the application form requires a proposer and a seconder, so it’s good to become known to a number of current members.

Once you’ve completed the form, you may pass it to the proposing member or email it to