Here at Royal Chester we are happy to provide visiting crews with an alternative training environment. The river Dee at Chester is perfect rowing water (there are 5 clubs within 200m of each other). There is plenty of room and a variety of river stretches on the 7+km to work with, including a 1000m straight.
Off the water, Chester is a vibrant and interesting City and the club is located within 5 minutes walk from the centre. There is a friendly Pub almost next door with Real Ale and Good food 'The Boathouse"' and a lovely café 'The Moorings' both with outside seating over looking the river.
Visiting Clubs-Questions and Answers
Boat Hire quotations supplied on request
Launch use for Safety and Coaching - YES, please leave fuel tanks filled.
Sleeping at the club house - YES
Provision please keep tidy as rowing starts for club members from 7-30 am and evening arrivals from 4pm with Juniors.
Washing and shower facilities for men and women on site
Keys provided for security and a deposit required of £50-00
Kitchen facilities are available i.e. cooker/microwave/kettle /toaster/cutlery and cups– (washing up by hand please).
Parking is limited but free within the vicinity of the club house.
Quotations for numbers of crews and rowers supplied by our Captain
Trailer parking by arrangement
Weather can subject the Dee to flooding at certain times of the year, we stress caution during the Autumn and Winter months.
The Dee is occasionally affected by tides, timings for high tides should be studied or requested. Look on our web site under rowing and safety for details.
Please leave us as you find us and enjoy the Dee and your stay.
Please download membership forms from website to ensure we can create a temporary membership.