About Us

Senior Womens quad at West Lakes

Established after the collapse of the Banks Rowing Club in 1903, the Torrens Rowing Club has promoted amateur rowing at all levels for over 110 years. Desipite being located in a relatively small rowing community, the Club boasts over 150 members from beginners, stepping into the boat for the first time, through to Olympians.

For more than eleven decades, the Club has ensured it has a strong presense in local, state, national and international regattas and champtionships, supporting its members to achieve their goals in any way it can.

Torrens Boat Shed 2016In addition to rowing, the Club is also a hub of social activitiy. Since before World War II the Club has held traditional annual events including the Opening Day, Christmas Reunion and an Annual Dinner in addition to cocktail parties, quiz nights and other fundraisers. Additionally, there is a weekly meeting for Club members on Thursday nights at the bar and more recently the Last Thursday of the Month dinners.

In 2004, the Club embarked on its most ambitious plan since its establishment when it completely renovated the club rooms. Completed in 2005, we now provide a function centre that can hold up to 150 people which, combined with magnificent views of the Torrens and compeitive pricing, has become a much sought after venue for weddings, birthdays and other events. The function centre has ensured the Club remains financially viable, creating a consistent stream of income and easing the burden on its members.