Rowing on the Yarra River has been a popular activity since the beginnings of Melbourne as a City in the mid-19th century. Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens are home to the following Melbourne rowing clubs:
Banks Rowing Club 
Mercantile Rowing Club 
La Trobe University Rowing Club 
Melbourne Rowing Club 
Melbourne University Boat Club 
Yarra Yarra Rowing Club 
Richmond Rowing Club .
In 1904 the first Henley-on-Yarra regatta was held, becoming one of the most popular events in Melbourne and drawing huge crowds to both banks of the river. It is not surprising that at almost any time, right through the year one may see rowers practising their sport, as one can see in the Docklands stretch of the river here.
This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.