04-12-2013 - Grosvenor Lay Down a Marker before the Christmas Break!

Eight Grosvenor crews descended upon London this past weekend to race on the River Thames for the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours, a 6.8km race over the Championship Course on Saturday and the Veteran Fours Head on Sunday.   Seen as an important pre-Christmas test, Fours Head attracts a world-class field and there were strong performances from the six … Continue reading

21-11-2013 - Racing Wins cap Grosvenor’s exceptional week

Anniversaries, Wins and Awards in Chester   A busy week for Grosvenor Rowing Club Chester kicked off by celebrating exactly a year since the resumption of Junior Rowing at the club on Monday. From a standing start a year ago, the vibrant squad of young, enthusiastic athletes have established themselves as worthy competitors amongst the more seasoned junior programmes of … Continue reading

08-11-2013 - Show of strength at GRC’s Dee Autumn Head!

Despite the recent bad weather, the Dee Autumn head attracted a record number of crews this past weekend and continues to be a great early-season event. Clubs from all over the North of England descended upon Chester to race over a 4000m stretch of the River Dee.   The Senior Women’s Squad coached by Chris Hudson had another strong day … Continue reading

04-10-2013 - Grosvenor Scullers triumph on the Dee

Scullers from Grosvenor Rowing Club Chester took home an impressive haul of eleven titles after competing in this year’s County of Chester Long Distance Sculls on Sunday. Beautiful weather saw the club’s IM2 coxless quad, comprising Ellen Mitchell, Jess Fowler, Laura Antrobus and Leanne Ratcliffe emerge as the fastest boat of the morning division and fastest women’s boat of the … Continue reading

  • Grosvenor Lay Down a Marker before the Christmas Break!

  • Racing Wins cap Grosvenor’s exceptional week

  • Show of strength at GRC’s Dee Autumn Head!

  • Grosvenor Scullers triumph on the Dee



Hello and welcome to Grosvenor Rowing Club Chester!



Grosvenor Rowing Club is based in the historic city of Chester on the River Dee, on one of the best stretches of river to row on the UK. We opened our doors in 1869 and we’ve not looked back since. Check out our history to see how the club has grown and how we came to be who we are today as a club.


We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and encourage rowing for all, regardless of ability  catering for all abilities from beginner upwards. We run regular Learn to Row courses and many of our Learn to Rowers go on to success in our Novice and then Senior squads. With a large boat stock and supported by quality coaching, the club competes at regional, national and international events. Club members have medals at national and world championship level. See our squad pages for more information of the kind of things our members get up to on rivers, lakes and oceans both in the UK and abroad.


We also welcome visiting clubs who come to use our facitilies for training camps. For more information, check out the training camp page.


However, its not all about the rowing of course! With BBQs, discos, our annual Summer Ball and Christmas Sherry party Grosvenor Rowing Club is a vibrant and social place to be.


Why don’t you take a look around and get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!