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:

Junior Learn to Row course – starting 13th June 2015

Posted by Amanda Jones | May 7, 2015

If you are between 12 and 18 we run separate courses for juniors, our next course will be starting on 13 June at 12 noon and will run for 8 weeks on Saturdays, the cost of the course £70.  The group will be particularly focused on getting girls to give rowing a go, so if your daughter is interested please get in touch and come along, boys are also welcome, support from parents is welcome.  If you are going attend please email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org

Rowing is a water sport and you must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in.


Adults Learn to Row course – next course in Autumn 2015 more details to follow nearer the time 

BRC Club Head

Posted by Amanda Jones | December 20, 2014

Results from today’s club head, well done everyone and have a happy Christmas and New Year

JM 1 peter wise 4x 3 05:04.0 Fastest Overall
Morton 2 russell mould 4- 70 05:14.0 Fastest Four
fidler 1 russell mould 4- 4 05:14.0
lumley 1 jim thatcher 4- 6 05:15.0
Lumley 3 jim thatcher 4- 51 05:17.0
JM 3 Hyperventilate 8 50 05:27.0 Fastest 8
browne 1 hart 8 22 05:34.0
Marsh 2 jim thatcher 4- 71 05:35.0
scorah 1 Own boat 1x. 1 05:45.0 Fastest sculler
Marsh 3 russell mould 4- 52 05:48.0
JM 1 New Swift 2x 12 05:54.0 Fastest double
Mander 1 2 Brinis 2x 21 05:58.0
Randall 2 Jim Pettifer 4+ 73 06:10.0
morton 1 baloo 1x. 2 06:13.0
browne 2 The General 4+ 74 06:17.0
women 3 bumble bee 4+ 57 06:18.0 Fastest women’s 4
JW 1 Smith B 4x 11 06:21.0 Fastest women’s quad
women 1 bumble bee 4+ 8 06:22.0
Mansour 3 Hart 8 54 06:26.0
JW 2 Smith B 4x 75 06:30.0
Jnr Wmn + 3 Michael Maltby 8 55 06:33.0
JM 2 baloo 1x. 84 06:35.0 Fastest junior sculler
JM 1 Harry Sykes 4+ 17 06:39.0
Owen 3 Own boat 1x. 61 06:42.0
Ruth Taylor 2 Own boat 1x. 82 06:44.0 Fastest Female sculler
Morton 3 Two Lamb Bhunas 2x 59 06:46.0
Van Kempen 2 Scullduggery 2x 80 06:46.0
JM 1 Badger 4x+ 15 06:47.0 Fastest coxed quad
women 2 bumble bee 4+ 72 06:49.0
Carter 2 Own boat 1x. 81 06:51.0
Pike 1 Otter 2x 13 06:55.0
Mx Jnr 3 Hind 8 56 06:55.0
Rees 1 Breakfast Club 1x. 20 06:56.0
JM 2 M Packer 1x. 87 06:58.0
Mx Jnr 2 Hind 8 78 07:00.0
Randall 3 Baloo 1x. 62 07:05.0
Mansour 2 Peter Barker 4+ 77 07:07.0
JW 1 Mole 1x. 18 07:20.0
JM 2 Doggy Paddle 1x. 86 07:22.0
JW 2 Quad & Chips 4x+ 76 07:31.0
Bielby 2 Two Lamb Bhunas 2x 79 07:32.0
JM 2 Coot 2x+ 89 07:48.0
JM 1 Doggy Paddle 1x. 19 07:54.0
JW 1 Quad & Chips 4x+ 16 08:06.0
JM 3 Coot 2x+ 66 08:20.0
Lawn 2 Grebe 4+ 83 09:13.0

Successful Rowing Open Day

Posted by Amanda Jones | October 28, 2014

We had a successful open day at the rowing club, with people that had rowed before and those new to rowing.  Our learn to row course is now underway for those that are new to rowing, if you are interested in learning to row we plan to run our next course next year, please keep an eye on our website for more details.

If you have rowed or coxed before you are welcome to join the club at any time please email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org with your experience and what you want to do and we will arrange to get you out in a boat.

Great Tyne Row: a great collaboration

Posted by Jane Taylor | September 24, 2014

For the first time, a Broxbourne crew comprising both racing and recreational women rowers entered the Great Tyne Row.  The crew: Francesca Edenborough, Jakki Hill, Elzbieta Pryrkosz-Cifonelli, Jane Taylor and Ann Wills began training together in early September.  It soon became obvious that each squad needed to learn from the other.  Methods of boating, coxing calls and views on competing had to be adjusted.  Swapping crew members in mid-stream was practiced, much to the amusement of both fellow river users and pedestrians strolling along the footpath.

The Great Tyne Row took place on Saturday 20th September, with the largest ever entry.  Thirty-four crews took part, rowing 25km between Newburn, west of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and Tynemouth to the East.  A wide range of boats took part in the challenge, including St Ayles Skiffs, recreational sliding-seat coxed quads, fours and doubles, a Celtic Longboat, a Hanningfield Skiff, and a paddle-powered Dragon Boat.

Great Tyne River Race 001


Ann Wills began coxing the race and had the difficult task of steering through the bridges.

Great Tyne River Race 002


Happy crew.  It was the early part: we didn’t know what was going to happen.

Great Tyne River Race 003


We had to give way for to this one!

Great Tyne River Race 004


Jane Taylor coxed the second half, and can be seen waving the crew’s number as we cross the finish line.  The final results placed us 10th overall and second in our category.

Next year’s race is 6th September: hopefully we won’t be the only crew from Broxbourne in 2015.


Have a go at Rowing Open Day and Learn to Row Course

Posted by Amanda Jones | September 2, 2014

If you are interested in having a go at rowing we will be holding an open day for anyone over 18 to try rowing at Broxbourne Rowing Club on Saturday 11th October 2014 starting at 10:00am at a cost of £10 per person.


Broxbourne Rowing Club is on Old Nazeing Road, near to The Crown pub, post code EN10 6QU.


Rowing is a water sport and you must be able to swim and should be confident that you will not panic if you fall in.


For those that want to continue and join our learn to row course this will start the following weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, sessions will run on Saturdays and Sundays (unless informed otherwise) until the end of the year.   The cost is £175 for those 24 and over and a discounted rate of £110 for those between 18 and under 24 years old.


For those under 18 we have separate sessions for juniors, please do email secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org and we will let you know when the next learn to row course will be for juniors.


Please email to confirm (secretary@broxbournerowingclub.org) if you will be attending the open day to give us an idea on numbers.  If you cannot attend the open day you can still attend the learn to row course but do please either come to the club on Sunday 12th October between 9:30 – 10:00am to sign up (please note this is just to sign up not a second open day) or if you are not able to make either of these please confirm by email and we will try to arrange another time.


Further details are on our Learn to Row webpage.

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