Mens 8 training with Monmouth School 8.

The Monmouth Rowing Club Men’s Squad contains over 40 regular members who train on a regular basis both on and off the water. The squad has an age range of 25-80+ and a variation of abilities from those who have been rowing for a few months to those who have been in the sport for several decades.

The men compete regularly throughout the year at regional, national and international levels with the most recent highlights including the following:


Performance Rowing

The squad compete frequently at Henley Masters, National Masters, European and World MAsters Regattas with media success at all levels

Regional Rowing

The large majority of the squad’s racing is more regional in nature and this offers an opportunity for a mixing of abilities and ages. This equates to the men racing around about every calendar month of the year.



The squad have also been known to use the phrase ‘challenge accepted’ possibly without thinking it through and as such have completed some rather lengthy races in the past ten years such as:

The Great Ouse Marathon: 21.5km.

Head of the Dart: 14km.

Sulkava Rowing Race: 60km race in Finland raced in Sulkava long boats in 2016

Geneva Tour Du Leman a L’aviron: 160km around Lake Geneva undertaken by a coxed four in 2012.

Celtic Challenge: 90 nautical miles from Arklow to Aberystwyth in fixed seat boats completed by 12 men along with a support vessel with two of MRC’s women’s squad at the helm.

Eddystone Challenge: 28 mile endurance sea race.


Boston Marathon: 31 miles. The MRC Men currently hold five records for the course: Mas C8+, Mas C4-, Mas D4-, Mas E4- and Mas E4+. 


One of the members of the squad, Andrew Barnett, has even raced across the Atlantic Ocean.                                                                                                    .