Yarra Yarra Rowing Club


Yarra Yarra Rowing Club Mission Statement

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club is an independent, community rowing club, run by volunteers.

The Club supports a broad membership base by offering diverse rowing programs and fostering a strong club spirit.


YYRC was established in 1871 and has a proud tradition as a community Club

We cater for all ages and rowing abilities, from the absolute novice through to state and national representatives. We have a passion for being on the water and encourage everyone to try rowing. We are more than a Club, we're a community who supports each other both on and off the water, from school-age to our expert Masters rowers. 

We provide a welcoming and friendly environment. We offer a diverse rowing program supporting a broad membership base, which allows us to foster a strong Club spirit. We are a self-governing, not-for-profit organisation and we provide open and fair access to all who wish to participate in the sport of rowing.


Sponsorship and donations

Supporters and sponsors are invited to contact us for opportunities to share in bringing to life our mission and to contribute to our club. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact the President at info@yyrc.com.au. You can also make a donation through the Australian Sports Foundation here. As an approved project on the ASF website, donations to Yarra Yarra Rowing Club of $2 or more are tax deductible.


Development opportunities

Our rowing programs offer development opportunities through a range of competitive and non-competitive participation. As such, we are active in consistently promoting rowing, contributing to the sport and we're an active participant in the rowing community. The flexibility of our rowing programs allows us to cater to the needs and ambitions of our membership and the changing needs of the rowing community.


Diversity and inclusion

We recognise that access for women and girls, across all roles in Australian sport and active recreation, is not always on an equal playing field to men. We work to address the many barriers facing women and girls in sport, and we acknowledge the right to equal access competition and training facilities, sports support and administration. We are also committed to equal time, space, treatment and status of the sport of rowing for all people. And, we provide equal access to and facilitation of leadership and mentoring opportunities to improve confidence and skills in the sport of rowing.


Video created by RMIT student, Ashish Narwade – as part of his 'Women in Sport' project.

Social culture

We have a very strong social culture at YYRC. While a significant portion of our membership utilise Club facilities to support them for hard training, many members also enjoy the opportunities the Club provides to unwind and enjoy a chat and a beverage after their rowing session. BBQs and other social gatherings are a regular feature of our social calendar and an important component of our Club’s tradition.


Pitching in

Our members understand the importance of the volunteer culture of YYRC. From squad coordinating and helping with beginner programs, to maintaining the fleet and filling Committee positions, pitching in has never been more fun and there is something suitable for everyone’s skill, experience and commitment.



Yarra Yarra Rowing Club respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterway on which we meet and row, the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) language peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.