Welcome to the Broxbourne Rowing Club website! We are friendly rowing club with a fine fleet of boats, a fully equipped gym, and a modern, spacious club house with a bar. We row pretty much undisturbed on a delightful stretch of the river Lea. We compete vigorously and successfully in local and national races and welcome all including senior, masters, beginners, juniors and recreational rowers.

If you haven't rowed before, the sport provides full-body outdoor fitness, stimulates your senses and challenges you physically. There are few things as exhilarating as rowing at full pressure in a well synchronised crew. We run regular Learn to Row courses for juniors and adults to set you on your way.

If you are a more experienced rower, you will find a racing crew to meet your aspirations, whether you want to compete at Henley, in the masters world championships, or national and provincial races. Some prefer to enjoy recreational rowing and our touring boats travel far and wide on long weekends away, or compete in pageant-spectaculars like the Great River Race.

We also welcome aspiring and experienced coaches and coxes. These vital members of the club have the opportunity to make a real difference to the crew. Inexperienced or new coxes will receive support, training and coaching and are unlikely to be short of crews to practice with!

If you are interested please get in touch with the club.

Our latest:

Pairs Head 2017 – Senior Men Report

Posted by Ryan Cheale | October 15, 2017

Pairs Head 2017 is one of the first major heads to be running under the new point system BROE2. It is a 4.8km head race on the Thames running from Chiswick bridge to about 250m down-tide of Hammersmith Bridge. It is an important benchmark event and we entered three crews that were drawn into:

Op 2x Championship Ryan Cheale / Josh Davies Crew 5
Op 2- Intermediate Matt Fidler / Ben Hughes Crew 33
Op 2- Club Phil Robinson / Russ Theobald Crew 68

Conditions were ideal for a non-tideway club. The course started out at Chiswick bridge going through a cross-tail from the SW direction. As crews came round to Barnes bridge this turned the wind into a slight tail. Finally, back round Hammersmith the course was a cross-tail again. The low wind coupled with high banks meant flat water for the majority of the course. When your crews only practice on flat conditions with only the ducks disturbing the water this was more than ideal.

9th Overall Ryan Cheale / Josh Davies 13:33.85
130th Overall Phil Robinson / Russ Theobald 14:53.22
171st Overall Matt Fidler / Ben Hughes 15:08.98

Provisional results:

A good spread of results with the pairs being within 15s of one another. Broxbourne produced the fastest non thames mens crew this weekend which quite the achievement.

We will next be racing at Kingston Small Boats Head, see you there!

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Reading Small Boats Head 2017 – Senior Men Report

Posted by Ryan Cheale | October 9, 2017

Arguably the first ‘proper’ head race of the season starts over in Reading. A 3800m downstream course full of all the wonders that head racing brings. As we remain focused on small boats we sent a small selection of athletes to compete.

Intermediate 2- – Mike Marsh / Ben Hughes
Beginner 1x – Rob Mayes
Beginner 1x – Matt Fidler

Intermediate 2-
Our father-to-be Mike Marsh represents with Ben Hughes in Divison 2 in the Intermediate Pairs. The pairing has been training hard out in the pitch black and their Sunday evenings. Sadly upon rowing up to the start line the pair found that their opposition had scratched – they raced down the course anyway but had difficulty taking slow crews at non-passing points and those who weren’t yielding to a faster crew. Final time: 14:27.06

Beginner 1x
Two of our novice scullers set out to see what true sculling is all about. A lonely self-motivated pain train. A good result from Rob Mayes clocking 15:25.87. The highlight was Matt Fidler winning the category in a time of 15:00.30 – a good race!

One happy chappy:
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This is the first race attended by the Senior Men this season and we’ve walked away with a first win. Saturday 14th is Pairs Head where we have three entries:

Championship 2x: Ryan Cheale / Josh Davies (UEA)
Intermediate 2-: Matt Fidler / Ben Hughes
Club 2- : Phil Robinson / Russ Theobald

Great day at Milton Keynes – Well done everyone

Posted by Amanda Jones | September 24, 2017

The club took two trailers of boats and a wide range of rowers to Milton Keynes regatta on Saturday, juniors, seniors and masters we had a great day’s racing with 10 wins from 26 crews, including several that ended in Broxbourne vs Broxbourne finals. Unfortunately we were not able to retain the Challenge Cup for most wins, as Peterborough managed one more than us and Milton Keynes equalled our total, though both of them them entered many more crews than us. Alex kindly took lots of photos and videos some of which are on our Facebook page have a look and here is one of some of our juniors.
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Do you want to Learn to Row?

Posted by Amanda Jones | September 23, 2017

Our next adult introduction to rowing course will start on 7th October and will run from 9:30 to about 11:30 (except the first two weekends when the sessions will run longer to 12:30) on both Saturday and Sunday mornings until 26th November. The cost of the course is £130, or £85 if you are aged 18 – 24 you can book onto the course by making payment via bank transfer direct to the club (Broxbourne Rowing Club sort code 20-20-37 account no. 00234095) please include L2R and your name as reference, once you have paid please send an email to secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org with your name and age. Please note your place on the course is not confirmed until you have made the payment, there is a maximum number of places, once this is reached the course will be closed.

More details on http://www.broxbournerowingclub.org/learn-to-row/

Win at Bled – World Rowing Masters Regatta

Posted by Amanda Jones | September 7, 2017

Well done to the G4- great win for Andy Kelly, Tony Stokes, Klaus Riekemann (Minerva) and Phil Lumley, congratulations, all the training was worth while.
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