LATEST NEWS

  • West End Rowing Club’s Senior Men’s squad to take on the world!

    At the 2022 Rowing National Champs, West End’s senior men dominated the field by winning the Senior Men’s 8+ and Senior Men’s 4-. After establishing themselves as the top men’s club crew in NZ, 10 athletes will now represent West End at the Henley Royal Regatta in the UK (racing in the Thames Challenge Cup) and then at the US Rowing National Champs in New Jersey, USA.


  • Master’s Legion regatta

    West End was the most successful club at Saturday’s Legion of Rowers Nielsen Kellerman (NZ) Masters Regatta on Lake Karapiro – winning an impressive 10 gold medals! Our masters squad loved being back racing on the water again and it was awesome to see how all their hard training during lockdowns has paid off. Carolyn Steele was our most successful […]


  • Congratulations

    West End Rowing is pleased to announce the first cohort of athletes selected on to the Rowing New Zealand National Pathway which includes fifteen West End members. Congratulations on your selection Cole Brann Lucy Burrell Harry Fitzpatrick Jostien Leota-Butler Addison Peebles Grainne Walsh Adam Ford Connor Bacchus Jerome Barrack Luke Shannon Marine Arnerich Peter Hill […]


  • Robbie Mason takes on new coaching role at West End Rowing Club

    West End Rowing Club (WERC) is pleased to announce our newest member of the full-time coaching staff, Robbie Manson. As a world record  holder, two-time Olympian and both under-23 and senior world championship medallist, Robbie joins the club squad coaching staff for the 2021/2022 season.  “I’m excited to join the team at WERC and look […]


  • HUGE Congratulations to Stephen Jones

    for his selection for the men’s 2- competing at Tokyo Olympics next month! Rowing NZ story here


  • WERCer and Olympic Great Mahé Drysdale retires

    We are immensely proud of everything Mahé has achieved and being there with him throughout his journey. Congratulations on a fantastic career Mahé!! Ake Ake Kia Kaha! Story from Rowing NZ can be read here


  • …story continues

    This time last year (June 2020) we ran this story highlighting Charlotte Buck’s experience as an overseas club athlete rowing at West End. While she didn’t know it at the time, the North Island and NZ National Championships racing was a major stepping stone for her to rowing on the world stage as she made it to […]


  • Congratulations

    West End would like to congratulate members on earning their spot on Rowing NZ age group teams in 2021!  RNZ U18 North vs. South Team (read more here)Xavier Simpkins – Saint Peter’s College, Cam MacGillivray – Mount Albert Grammar RNZ U19 Team (read more here)Men’s Eight: Nick Bryan – Mount Albert GrammarMen’s Quad: Harry Fitzpatrick – Club […]


  • Overcoming Challenges

    The Club Squad Stories Behind West End Rowing Club’s Successful 2021 New Zealand National Championships Campaign If you followed the results at this year’s NZ National Championships on Lake Ruataniwha you would have noticed the black and white team from West Auckland on the podium frequently. The club squad medal count included two golds, one […]


  • If the shoe fits…

    Well, it didn’t and that was a problem. So our Club Captain David Vallance found a solution with The BAT Logic QuickRelease system.


  • High-performance NYC sculler WERCing in NZ for summer

    A pandemic, border closures, and both local and countrywide lockdowns have ended any hopes of a 2020 racing season for most American rowers. About one week before the USA’s first spring racing was about to take place both domestic and international 2k racing was canceled entirely. However, a few lucky Americans were training in the […]


  • West End Rowing Club’s Mallory Hunter

    Rowing… it’s like riding a bike… you never forget how to do it… right? If you’ve rowed in the past, the truth is sitting in the boat again isn’t much different than getting back on that old bike. West End Rowing Club’s Mallory Hunter is living proof that after sixteen years away from the sport […]


  • Mahe 2020 winner of World Rowing Fantasy Cup

    Full story here


  • #WERCrepresent indoor rowing competition

    Amy Robson, Kara Crawford-Smith, Rosie Bremner, Kirstyn Luton Read more about the Quaranqeens