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Rowing NSW

NSW_LOGOThe New South Wales Rowing Association (NSWRA) was formed in 1878.  On July 1st, 2011 the Association adopted a new constitution and became Rowing New South Wales Incorporated (RNSW).

The initial impetus for the formation of the Association was a challenge from our neighbouring state of Victoria (or colony as it was in those days) for a race to be conducted in 1879. Things haven’t changed much since – just more states to challenge for racing supremacy in Australia.

Since 1878 the number of rowing clubs in NSW has grown from three clubs at the time the Association was established to more than 35 clubs today, not counting a host of schools with rowing programs.

Rowing New South Wales governs the sport of rowing in NSW. It decides on the rules for racing in NSW, determines boat classes for racing events, sets an annual calendar of regattas, and promotes the rowing in this state.

Through the club and school system the sport caters for male and female rowers from elite to novice level including athletes with a disability.

Address: 19a/37 Nicholson St, Balmain East, NSW 2041

Mailing Address: PO Box 1116, ROZELLE, NSW 2039

Phone Number: +61 29555 6111


President: Stephen Donnelley

CEO: Melissa Ashton-Garard

Media contact/enquries: Marcus Della Marta