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DQ now has a rowing boat plus 2 club SUPS, and we also have recently expanded kayak storage. Rowing, SuP, and kayaking are all available as part of Fun Fridays and WOW.

The DQ rowing section has had an excellent start to 2022 in our Celtic Longboat, Seafox, typically with two row sessions nearly every week over the winter period, when conditions permitted. We have also been building links with rowers at Chichester YC, Itchenor, Bosham, Mengeham, Langstone, Tudor Sailing club, the Navy and the Coastal Rowing Academy as part of the 3 Harbours Rowing group.

On Saturday 19 March a DQ rowing squad with John Rogerson, Nikki Buchanan, Iain Campbell, Carl Pisani, Helen Dignum, Chris White, Richard Bland along with Steve and Ally Forest, raced at Northney Rowing Regatta alongside 11 other rowing groups in Longboats and Cornish Gigs, with the DQ team achieving a commendable two 1st and two 3rd places racing against established teams including the Navy and Langstone rowing clubs.

Seafox, is available to row, by all DQ club members, and no previous rowing experience is required, and if you want to get involved then the way to get started is to email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Other useful things to know are;

Seafox is being used regularly during the week for club rowing sessions (most Fridays, and often Mondays and Wednesdays), and new and novice rowers and coxes are always being actively sought and welcomed.  There will also be some weekend sessions.  It is an extremely light boat to row, and typical outings are 2-3hrs with an appropriate pit stop (eg Itchenor or Bosham).

Most of the rowing sessions are currently organised via the rowing WhatsApp group - if you're interested, just email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and ask to be added to this group. However, any club member can row the boat provided a DQ approved cox has booked and is in the crew. There are currently 26 DQ approved coxes listed under the "Rowing" tab on the DQSC website.

Please refer to News under the Rowing tab on the DQSC website for upcoming events, for example rowing taster sessions, interclub racing, regattas. Key contacts include Richard Bland, Martin Moss, Nikki Buchanan and John Rogerson via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Draft Rowing Diary dates 2022:

  • 20-24 April 5 Miles from Home (DQ to Itchenor return £10 per crew to enter)
  • 29tth April-1st May Isle of Scilly; World Gig Championships;
  • 14th May – Hamble River Raid; Random race– all kinds of boats and crews; Great Fun!
  • 22nd May – Eastney Cruising Association - Cockleshell Challenge – 7-mile Solent race for Gigs, Skiffs, Coastal Quads and Galleys. Challenging!
  • 2nd-5th June Queens Jubilee Celebrations – rowing at a number of Clubs around the 3 Harbours! Watch this space...
  • 31st July – LAR/LCRC/LPGC Round Hayling Rowing Race – 13-mile race
  • 13th August Tudor Sailing Club – Rowing regatta
  • 10th September – Great River Race 23-mile row through London;
  • 10th/11th September Mistral Paddle Event Sparkes/HISC Round the Island on the 11th
  • 24th/25th September YCRC Bembridge Gig Fest