Become a Coastal Rower

Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club is a very welcoming club and encourages people of all ages (over 16) and abilities to join. We do a number of “Have a Go Rows” for people interested to come and have a row in our lovely Skiffs “Joppa” and “Mairi”.

Things to know if you want to have a go at Rowing

You don’t need to be able to swim you just need to let us know your individual ability on and in the water.

Rowing can be strenuous so please ensure you are reasonably fit and well and able to get in and out of the boat. The cox of the boat on the day will supervise the row at an appropriate level for the crew, however, please let us know of any relevant medical conditions.

You will need to sign a disclaimer prior to rowing. Everyone rows at their own risk

Wear something sensible, layers are good as they can be added or removed depending on the weather – e.g. waterproof jacket, track suit /leggings/ t shirt / shirt/ trainers or water shoes/ wellies.

You may get wet feet getting in the boat so be prepared.

Everyone has to wear a buoyancy aid which we will provide

Children can have a go if they have an adult with them and a suitable fitting buoyancy aid (The club does not have child size buoyancy aids and at the moment we do not have U16’s as part of the club)

How to Join

It’s easy to join, just click on the button below, fill it in and then return it or email to, or come along to a rowing session and collect a hard copy.

Our current Membership fee is £45 per person per annum. A membership form can be downloaded here:

“Have a Go Row”

A lovely social occasion to try out coastal rowing, meet the members and  enjoy some refreshments. See our webpage calendar for updates. These sessions are FREE and short allowing you to see if you would like to join- with donations welcome. For anyone with previous rowing experience it is possible to join a crew on a longer row with a current guest fee of £5. These can be arranged by contacting the club or a member known to you.

Guests need to complete a basic details form in order to be permitted to row. Please click on the button below to download and email to:

The club shed is up the lane beside the Kimberley Inn which is on the village foreshore facing the bay.

Findhorn’s first St Ayles Skiff “Joppa” (the name that local loons and quines called Findhorn) was built in the village and launched on Saturday 9th May 2015 and was welcomed into Findhorn Bay by skiffs and crews from Ardersier, Avoch, Burghead, Portsoy and Collieston rowing clubs. We have since added a second skiff ‘Mairi’ which was built by the Findochty club, sold onto Cullen Sea School and then bought by us using funds from the People’s Lottery Fund.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum commissioned the design for a St Ayles Skiff, in order to encourage coastal communities to revive their rowing regattas. The skiffs are built from a kit, which means they can be put together with a basic knowledge of DIY.

Joppa is 22ft long and is crewed by four oarsmen and/or women plus a cox. Anyone over 16 years old is welcome to come along, our oldest member so far is in their 90’s!

We try and get out on Joppa as often as we can weather permitting, some evenings during the late spring/summer, early mornings during the working week and most Saturdays and Sundays, you don’t need to have any previous rowing experience to join in. Our rowing shed is up the lane beside the Kimberley Inn which is on the village foreshore facing Findhorn Bay and you’ll find a notice board on the shed door with contact details and forthcoming event information.