The Rowing Section manages the three key 'paddle sports' supported by the Club.
The oldest sport at the Club, the rowers enjoy a very wide variety of activities. Options include competitive racing in either traditional FISA governed 'fine' boats or the more modern coastal rowing boats. There are also many opportunities for social and recreational rowing, including long distance 'touring' events in the coastal boats.
The Club maintains a high standard of racing with many members coming from strong backgrounds including ex-Olympians, national team members and a number of 'OxBridge Blues'.
The outrigger canoes are the most recent addition to the Club. The unique island geography of Hong Kong has seen a quick growth in the popularity of this sport. There are many racing events that encompass short sprint races and also long distance change races such as the Around the Island Race (26nm around Hong Kong Island). The outrigger canoes and coastal rowing boats share many events as the courses suit both disciplines.
A very traditional Chinese sport, dragonboating is enormously popular in Hong Kong. The Club competes in the annual championships at Stanley and has a strong record of wins and placings over the years. The 'Royal X-Team' often has enough keen paddlers to support entries of men's, women's and mixed teams. Aside from strength on the water, the team has a great strength at social events and charity fundraising. The annual pool party has been a sell out in recent years and raises a significant sum for charity.