Hawthorn Rowing club runs the Annual   Head of The Yarra

Hawthorn Rowing club runs the Annual Head of The Yarra

Welcome to Hawthorn Rowing Club (HRC). Located in the City of Boroondara on the Yarra River just below the Bridge Rd Bridge in Hawthorn.

The club is a non-profit  organisation, whose mission is to promote and develop  the sport of rowing.  Established in 1877, Hawthorn Rowing Club was one of Melbourne's founding clubs for the sport.

The promotion and development of rowing has allowed the Club to nurture the mental and physical health and well-being of its members.  Rowing and Hawthorn Rowing Club both help to develop strong leadership skills through the support of dedicated training and a positive, supportive community.

We at Hawthorn, pride ourselves on not only being a traditional rowing community, but also sharing and developing skills in new rowers and members.  All are welcome, club memberships range from 13-90, encompassing all levels of experience.  What is common is the friendship and dedication built around a passion for rowing. 

Hawthorn Rowing Club hosts the annual Head of  the Yarra regatta - an 8 km time trial event racing up the Yarra River from the City to the Hawthorn Rowing Club.  With around 250 eights competing each year, the Head of the Yarra is the largest rowing event for eights in the Southern Hemisphere.