About us

St Ives rowing club is situated on the river Great Ouse, in the ancient market town of St Ives. The rowing club, founded by a GP, Dr. Grove, around 1865, has a proud history of competitive rowing, producing some outstanding athletes on the national and international scene. This, however, should not put anyone off joining the club. We also have novice (beginners) oarsmen and women, and a thriving group of junior members and supporters. The club now occupies its second location in St Ives, overlooking the picturesque Hemingford water meadow, in a building formerly used as a grain store and gifted by local businessman and philanthropist, Mervyn Coote in 1930. The club is run by a group of volunteers from the membership & aims to promote rowing in St Ives and the surrounding area.

who we are


Paul Ashmore


Gary Gilbey

Safety Advisor

Matt Wright

Welfare Officer

Christine Cox
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