“Volunteering is a great way to contribute to local life, to meet new people make friends and to help transform the lives of individuals. The boat club is run entirely by volunteers (with the support of 1 part time admin person) and we have many ways in which you could get involved. If you already have the skills then great – if not we can teach you, you can even get national qualifications in some roles:

Bike maintenance
Boat maintenance
Boat house maintenance
Rowing coach

Launch driving
Safety Officer
(Safety marshall)
Gym training coach

Contact us by emailing suabcadmin@sky.com.




Below is some more information on Launch Driving and coxing:

Launch Drivers

Safety launches are essential to the operation of the club.

The Avon in Stratford can be very busy, particularly during the summer months and our launch drivers provide safety cover to juniors and seniors during the peak club hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings. They also accompany rowers on tours down river to Evesham and beyond.

We provide 8 hours on the water training for the ‘Royal Yacht Association Level 2′ motor launch qualification. The final exam is taken in Bristol.

Our next course will be in late Summer – please watch this page for details

Contact Chris Best – christopherbest03@gmail.com



A coxswain, or cox, is a vital member of the crew, without whom the outing, race or victory would not be possible.
The role of a coxswain within a crew is to:

  • Be in command of the boat and crew
  • Keep the boat and rowers safe at all times by properly steering the boat
  • Provide motivation and encouragement to the crew
  • Coach the crew when a coach is not present
  • Provide feedback on the crew performance both in and out the races
  • Make any necessary tactical decisions

A cox must be positive, a good motivator and very encouraging – being small is also an advantage!

Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club is always looking out for new coxes so if you would like to be part of the club’s success please contact us through the membership enquiry form.

No experience is necessary as the club will provide any necessary training.