Welcome to our club!

Welcome to Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club (CLSARC), a friendly and welcoming club based on the River Wear in Chester-le-Street. We are a British Rowing affiliated community club, open to all ages and abilities, and we offer a variety of rowing activities for everyone to enjoy.

Rowing has taken place on the Wear at CLSARC for over 100 years where generations of families have pulled together in all weathers, enjoying the social and competitive aspects of the sport. Over the years we have had a lot of success, but after some difficult years we are now building for the future.

We are based next to the Riverside Sports Complex, and offer excellent facilities for rowing, both on and off the water. We also have a dedicated team of coaches who are passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities to learn to row.

If you’re interested in rowing, why not come and visit CLSARC? We’d love to see you!

In the news

  • We’re crowdfunding!
    We’re crowdfunding!

    Our crowdfund to finish our indoor training space is now live! Any help you can give us is hugely appreciated including sharing this post as widely as possible

  • Club refurbishment update
    Club refurbishment update

    With some excellent support from our local councillors Paul Sexton, Bill Moist and Karen Fantarrow Darby, the club has the welfare facilities that we need to operate during these cold winter months.

  • Bob Heywood – funeral arrangements
    Bob Heywood – funeral arrangements

    Last week we were informed of the death of our President Bob Heywood after a long illness. His funeral will take place on Friday 1st September 2023 at 11.00am, at St Cuthbert’s R.C Church Ropery Lane…

Session times

Our opening times are as follows, but please check with a club official for specific dates and times – see contact page.

DaySession times
Monday5pm to 9pm
Tuesday5pm to 9pm
Wednesday5pm to 9pm
Thursday5pm to 9pm
Saturday7.30am to 12pm
Sunday7.30am to 12pm

Upcoming events

Upcoming club events below. Please keep an eye on Spond for details. Upcoming regattas can also be found on the Northern Rowing Council site.

9 MarchDerwentwater Head
16 MarchNorthern JIRR Trials
23 MarchPonteland Head