About the Club

Wellington Rowing Club is one of the premier rowing clubs in New Zealand. Situated on the Wellington Waterfront, it is also one of the most sought after pieces of real estate in the city.

We have been a part of Wellington for over 100 years. The club has a fine reputation in the rowing community and has produced many international oarsmen and oarswomen, including Olympic and World Championship gold.

The club is always on the look out for new rowers, coxswains and coaches.

Officers of the Wellington Rowing Club

Patron: Justin Lester (Mayor of Wellington)
President: Nina Brown
Vice-President/Safety Officer: Allan Mills
Secretary: Scott Connew
Club Captain: Daniel Benton
Vice Captain: Jarred Cummings
Treasurer: Huw Mitchell
Nicke Sye
Dion Blackmore
Paul Smart
Rhys Taylor
John Murfitt
Richard May


Open Men: Chris Jones
Open Women: Joe O’Neil
Novice Women: Chris Jones
Novice Men: Chris Jones
Casual/Masters: Dick Joyce/Nina Brown
Corporate: Allan Mills


St Pats College: Nick Sye
Onslow College: Paul Smart
St Marys College: John Murfitt
Samuel Marsden Collegiate: Rhys Taylor
Victoria University: Lawrence Henderson, VicRowing


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