Affectionately known as the ARC, the Club caters for rowers from a wide range of ages and varying levels of intensity and competition ranging from new rowers undertaking Learn-to-Row programs through to elite athletes representing the state and country.
ARC also has a healthy Master’s rowing program catering for rowers from 27 to 80+ years of age.
Fleet, Facilities & Equipment
ARC operates from two boathouses: the city boatshed overlooking the Torrens Lake, and a bay at the extensive RowingSA complex at West Lakes.
The Club has an extensive fleet of boats spread over both locations, including 4 coxed eights, 3 coxless fours/quad sculls, 5 coxed quad sculls and fours, 8 coxless pairs/double sculls and 8 single sculls.
The Torrens Lake boathouse also hosts the ARC gym, where members perform off-water strength and conditioning training. The gym hosts a suite of weight machines and equipment as well as 8 modern Concept II ergometers (rowing machines), and provides a great base to go for a scenic jog around the Torrens – as well as a sneaky beverage upstairs afterwards.
ARC is well-known across Adelaide for its vibrant social life and great atmosphere.
The ARC bar and function room provide a great place to relax and unwind, whilst taking in the spectacular view from the balcony across the river, Elder Park and towards Adelaide Oval.
Thursday night is Member’s night at the ARC, with the usual format being a row on the lake, followed by drinks upstairs, and occasionally a meal or BBQ dinner.
The function room often plays hosts to many of the Club’s social events including:
The Annual Dinner
Captain’s Cocktail Party
ARC Christmas Party
Opening of the Season
Vice President’s Luncheon
Rowing offers a great opportunity to see amazing sights and engage in rowing activities in interesting places. ARC has informal relationships with many international and interstate based clubs.
Respecting their local rules, ARC has reciprocal membership relationships with a select few clubs who share our tradition, love of rowing and socialising with club-mates and with strong rowing community ties. ARC members looking to visit any of these clubs should contact the president of ARC to obtain a letter of introduction. These clubs include:
Societa’ Canottieri Firenze
Florence Rowing Club, ITALY