Join Us

Rowporty, the rowing section of Portobello Sailing and Kayaking Club, is happy to accept newcomers – please contact Miranda Harvey.

What to wear & bring


  • You will get wet, probably up to your knees.
  • Wear stuff that can get wet without soaking up too much water – sports trousers and leggings are good, but not jeans. 
  • Light waterproof jacket that you can easily take off
  • Launching trousers are useful and keep your feet dry
  • Layers rather than heavy clothes


  • Old trainers, sandals, crocs, wetsuit boots/socks etc.
  • Do not wear wellies – they will get full of water. 


  • A bottle of drinking water, especially if it’s hot
  • Warm clothing to put on afterwards
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen, if it’s sunny
  • A waterproof bag or case for your phone – or leave it behind.

Changing Facilities

We don’t have any changing facilities, but you can change and shower at the nearby Portobello Swim Centre for a small charge.

Updated 5 May 2021