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Welcome to Hawthorn Rowing Club (HRC). Located in the City of Boroondara on the Yarra River,  the club is a non-profit  organization, whose mission is to stimulate, advocate and develop  the sport of rowing.  Established in 1877, HRC was one of Melbourne's founding clubs for this noble 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 13-83, 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 - a 8.6km time trial event racing up the Yarra River from the City to the Hawthorn Rowing Club. With around 200 eights competing each year, the Head of the Yarra is the largest rowing event for eights in the Southern Hemisphere.

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