Getting to know us.
Waterford Boat Club is a thriving and vibrant rowing club located in the centre of Waterford City. The club has been in existence for over a century, and it is the oldest club in the city. Sydney Waterford Boat Club is affiliated with the original boat club. As a club, we have been at the forefront of the boating and rowing community for ages. The club is built on values such as dedication, passion, unity, and commitment. It is these qualities that we instil in our members. The goal of the club is to ensure that people have a positive and fun time in a supportive environment.
The club is not only for expert sailors, but it is also for beginners, and our club serves an environment where they can learn everything they have wanted to know about boating from the theoretical aspects to the practical aspects. For us, boating is a way of life. It is not only about having fun and being involved in social activities; it is also about physical health.
We have coaches and members who dedicate their time to practising the sport and also training others. The club provides training for our members, and there are training sessions for people of all ages. Young people who are in school can spend the weekend training with us, and we encourage fitness in our members. Our members compete in various events throughout the country.
At the core of our club is commitment and loyalty and we prioritise the safety of our members and their wellbeing at all times so they can reach their potential in boating and rowing. The club organises various activities, some of which are open to the public and these activities are highlights of our year. Apart from our major activities, every weekend is filled with activity, and you will definitely have a great time.
Our activities include;
We have seven boating divisions which have various activities within it, and one of the major activities is racing. Boat racing and rowing are a core part of what we do, and boats in the same categories and divisions compete in various competitions. The competitions are usually hosted on weekends, and members can take part by joining any division they want. Apart from in-house activities, there are other competitions within the state and nationally that we participate in.
We also organise various festivals which are open to the public. Many of these festivals are for specific boating divisions, and this is where you get to see the best of boats in that division. The festivals are not a celebration of boating but the culture generally with different activities and novelties incorporated into the festivals.
We also organise training sessions and several in house events, some of which are open to the public.