Windermere Rowing Club started life as two quads in a field at Low Wood Marina, just north of Windermere town. The club initially started life as a sister club of Lakeland Rowing Club, a club that rows from Derwent Water. From the initial Windermere site, a small team of keen members and experienced rowers started running Learn to Row courses from a marina at the north end of the lake. These courses proved popular, so with an ever expanding membership base, the club moved to its home in Fell Foot Park, a National Trust estate. From this site, the club has access to both the lake and River Leven.
After a successful summer in 2015, the Windermere branch of Lakeland rowing club established itself as an independent club, and so Windermere Rowing Club was born.