The Black Mountain Rowing Club (BMRC) is located on Black Mountain Peninsula at the western end of Lake Burley Griffin.  It is in a prime position, being adjacent to the main Canberra rowing course. Lake Burley Griffin offers some of the most picturesque rowing in Australia, as can be seen in the above photo by Adrian Kelson of a BMRC rower (look out for our distinctive and elegant red blades) during the annual Canberra Balloon Festival.

Membership of BMRC is open to all and it is the second largest community rowing club in Canberra with membership hovering around the 120 mark..  BMRC is a friendly club that welcomes people who are interested in starting rowing  (we run a small Learn to Row program starting in spring most years) or who may be returning to the sport after a few years away. We are particularly keen to hear from you if you are thinking of getting back into our wonderful sport and we welcome contact from visiting rowers. 

Club members regularly compete in events, both locally and interstate, including the annual Australian Masters Rowing Championships.  Over recent years, we have consistently ranked in the top 10 (out of approximately 80 clubs) on pointscore in these masters regattas, where our small Club competes against others with much larger membership bases. 

We are particularly proud of member Luke Letcher, who started rowing at Radford College before joining BMRC.  Luke, participating in his first Olympic Games, and fellow Canberran Caleb Antill charged home to a wonderful Bronze Medal in the Mens Quad at the Tokyo Olympics. Luke was voted by his peers, members of the  2021 Australian Rowing Team, as 776BC Rowers' Rower of the Year and has now retired from international reacing. He is a Director on the Rowing Australia Board and is Chair of the Rowing Australia Athletes' Commission.

We do like to WIN…….but we also welcome members who want to row for recreation only.  We hold regular social events, including working bees and barbecues, Christmas functions, and a glamorous annual dinner, so there are many ways to participate in the great community that is BMRC.