Lewes Rowing Club
Sailing, Powerboats, Canoeing and Rowing
Beware of Navigation Hazard
Members are warned to take great care around the houseboat which is close to sinking just south of the club.
The club raised the alarm after spotting she was loose at one end of her moorings and taking on water. Coastguards responded with an emergency inspection and the situation was considered so serious that they asked us to help with immediate rescue operation.Chis Eadie and Brendon took two coastguards down river in the club workboat and manoeuvred between the wreckage until they attached a large mooring rope which was then secured to the riverbank. The Grey Lady, is now looking more secure and water is being pumped out. The club has been thanked by coastguard and Lewes District Council for helping avert a potential disaster. Had the boat come adrift, she would have blocked the river, presenting a hazard to all river users, or possibly caused major damage by crashing into the club or Cliffe Bridge.
Full article and photos on the news page.
Lewes Rowing Club has provided members with the facilities for recreational use of the River Ouse since Victorian times.
We are a small boating club with members who sail, motor, canoe or row on the river - or out to sea !
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Please note that High Tide at Lewes Rowing Club occurs approximately one hour after High Tide at Newhaven. For motorised craft planning a trip out to sea it is important to know Low Tide at Lewes Rowing Club occurs approximately three hours after Low Tide at Newhaven.
Lewes Rowing Club raises over £200 for RNLI by hosting fish supper and quiz night.
Big thank you to Sarah, Sarah and Julie for organising and all who attended.