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Grafton Rowing Club Social Activities

Grafton Rowing Club members enjoy a variety of social activities, including:

Tuesday Afternoon Social Row

Grafton Rowing Club's Tuesday afternoon social row is our regular weekly social get-together. Everyone is welcome to attend on Tuesday from about 5:00pm for an informal sunset row (usually about 6km) followed by a barbecue.


People can row in crews or in sculls - we row in everything from singles to eights on Tuesday afternoons.

Beginners should preferably make their first contact at the Sunday morning Learn to Row sessions before joining in the Tuesday afternoon row, but any beginners or people interested in joining the club are more than welcome to attend on Tuesday and enjoy the barbecue.

You don't have to bring anything - just yourself and a few dollars for the barbie!

Friday Night Raffles

Friday night raffles are held at Roches Family Hotel in Victoria Street (just a short walk from the boatshed).

The raffles start about 5.30 with some great prizes and conviviality in a great venue!

Annual Marathon Row

The annual Iluka to Grafton Rowathon is not only a great row, but it is also a fantastic social event with camaraderie amongst rowers and supporters during the day followed by a friendly dinner afterwards.

Annual Presentation Dinner

The annual Presentation Dinner is held after the end of  the rowing season each year (usually in May) and is a great night with awards for the season's rowing performance and club participation, as well as numerous humorous awards.

It is always a great night to finish off the season in a fun, social environment.

Annual Christmas Party

The club Christmas party is another fun event on our social calendar. Usually held early in December, the Christmas party is staged at different venues with different themes each year.

Even Santa Thommo gets into the spirit!

Weekend Trips

The club also organises trips from time such as the popular weekend trips to Stanthorpe Wineries