Training Camps

Dart Totnes is available as a training camp base for any time period (subject to availability).

The tidal stretch of the river Dart offers excellent training and racing opportunities with the clubhouse situated on a 15km stretch of water. The steep and scenic banks give shelter on some stretches and the river is very rarely too busy.

Coaching is possible by bike for 1km from the club and by launch for the full length of the river (the latter being available to hire subject to dates).

The clubhouse is included as part of a daily charge per person for the training camp which includes a great ergo room with link up, club room with heating, hot showers, kitchen area and (by arrangement) bar facilities. Trailer and boat storage is available in a lockable compound for clubs or crews to bring their own equipment.

A list of accommodation for the area can be provided to suit all budgets and free parking at the club is available on a first come first served basis – otherwise the club is sited in a river bank car park with ample space.

Boat hire can also be possible at off-peak times or for small groups or occasional outings. Day rates or outing charges are possible by arrangement – please enquire. We can even help with coaching if required!

With the ever increasing costs of training camps abroad, Totnes offers a comprehensive, cost effective and just plain delightful alternative. If interested drop an e-mail to the following address:

photo credit: Simon Lane

“Our stay with you for our pre-season training camp was exceptional. The facilities available to us from the gym to the safety launches, were brilliant. All that could top this off was the amazing welcome we received from all of the members of the rowing club. We had a very successful training camp with strong improvements made on the water. Additionally, the ability to train on land when conditions wouldn’t allow for water sessions was really beneficial. Thank you to everybody at Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club for their advice and amazing welcoming to their club.”

University of Nottingham Boat Club

“As a relatively small club, an annual winter training camp away to a location with better facilities and access to experienced coaches is one of the most important times of the year for becoming more competitive. We could not have asked for a better host club to provide this for us, improved only the by the fantastic conditions we had on the river for almost the full time we were there.”

Swansea University Rowing Club

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