Rowing is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It has been a Commonwealth Games sport since 1930. It was held at every edition from 1938 to 1962, but was not held again until 1986, and has not been part of the Games program since. It is an optional sport and may, or may not, be included in the sporting programme of future editions of the Games.

A separate event, the Commonwealth Rowing Championships, has been held in Commonwealth Games years since 2002. Commonwealth Rowing Regatta events were also held in 1994 and 1999.


Games Year Host city Host country Best nation
I 1930 Hamilton, Ontario  Canada  England
III 1938 Sydney  Australia  Australia
IV 1950 Auckland  New Zealand  Australia
V 1954 Vancouver  Canada  New Zealand
VI 1958 Cardiff  Wales  England
VII 1962 Perth  Australia  England
XIII 1986 Edinburgh  Scotland  England

All-time medal table

1 Australia1610834
2 England13121439
3 New Zealand914730
4 Canada77923
5 Wales0112
6 Guyana0011
 South Africa0011
Totals (8 entries)454442131