Join the Academicals

We are a small, friendly and community-focused rowing club, full of keen and committed rowers. We’re open to anyone over 18, and offer sweep and sculling – both competitively and recreationally.

Learn to Row

Our 2019 Learn to Row courses are now open! Open to everyone over 18, book your place quickly as these popular courses fill up fast!

River Status

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The Club enables members to row at various commitment levels. Academicals crews enter national events, such as Head of the River and the Henley Regattas, and compete at local regattas, such as City of Oxford, Kingston, and Maidenhead.

Our home is the Isis Boathouse, situated just upstream of Iffley Lock.

Oxford Academicals RC is open to all but rowing with us requires:

  • over 18 years of age
  • a basic level of strength, balance and fitness
  • a good level of hearing and understanding of commands given in English
  • ability to swim 50 m in clothing

Rowing clubs with facilities for under 18’s are available in Oxford. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Note that we are not equipped with adaptive rowing facilities however Oxford Adaptive Rowing Club can accommodate a range of ability levels.

Oxford Academicals RC is affiliated to British Rowing but is no longer affiliated to Oxford University or the University Club.