The 139 year old club, located on the Abbotsford Point overlooking
David Costello, CEO of ClubsNSW, claimed the Sydney Rowing Club is now the benchmark for the industry as hundreds of clubs aim to lift the quality of their dining service to counteract the adverse effect of the indoor smoking ban.
"The smoking ban has done two things. One it has caused a significant fall in gaming revenue. Two it has created an opportunity for a whole new market of club members who were previously put off eating at a club because of the smoky atmosphere,” Costello said.
"Sydney Rowing Club completed its redevelopment just as the indoor smoking ban was starting. Like many rebuilt clubs, the focus is on the natural environment, which in this case is a magnificent view of
Canada Bay Club won the Club of the Year title as well as Outstanding Financial Management and Best Club Keno.