Rowing & Paddle Sports

The Rowing & Paddle Sports Section manages three of the Club's core sports.

Fine and Coastal Rowing

The oldest sport at the Club, with a very wide variety of activities offered to the rowers. 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.


Dragon Boating

A traditional Chinese sport that now has a strong international presence, Dragon Boating is enormously popular in Hong Kong.  The Club competes in races throughout the territory and internationally with a very successful track record over the years.  The RHKYC Team includes entries of men's, women's and mixed crews for nearly all competitions.  Aside from being competitive on the water, the team has a strong focus on integration with the community and social events.