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:

Dinner Dance – this Saturday 9 November 2013!

Posted by Eleanor Everitt | November 6, 2013

For all those attending the dinner dance this weekend, the timings are as follows:-

 

6:30pm – fizz and canapes

7:00pm – meal served

Midnight – event finishes

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

More victories!

Posted by Ian Henley | October 20, 2013

Congratulations to both Masters crews who competed at the Cambridge Head on Saturday the 20th October.

The older Division One crew recorded a time of 10.51, adjusted to 10.20, enough to see off the Champions of the Thames by all of 2 seconds!! That kind of winning margin makes you glad you slogged out all those ergos and circuits to the bitter end!

Three hours later, and in slightly better conditions, our younger Division Three crew then bettered that time by 10 seconds (10.41 [10:10 adj]), which was the winning time! Details are here http://robroyboatclub.net/?page_id=59

So we finished first and second in the Masters D/F Category.  We were also 14 and 17th fastest boats in the head out of 132 boats.

This was a great team effort, but I do want to mention particularly Jen who steered us beautifully and James who as a relative newcomer to rowing, and took on the responsibly of stroking both boats superbly.

It is great to record another victory so early in the season. Let’s use this as inspiration to up the pace!

Pairs Head

Posted by Ian Henley | October 14, 2013

Congratulations to all our Masters rowers who competed at yesterday’s pairs head, and especially to Phil Lumley and Roger Ward who won their category, and to Quintin McKellar and Andy Kelly who were runners up in theirs. Go Broxbourne!

Golden Oldies at Varese

Posted by Ian Henley | October 2, 2013

Broxbourne Masters made it into the Mercury with their well deserved win in Italy…

Varese Mecury Article

Great River Races

Posted by Chris Lawn | September 18, 2013

Nothing very recreational about the annual Great River Race for 21.5 miles along the Thames from Millwall to Ham, even if our entry was our ‘Jolly Boat’, Slippery Knix. The pictures show Stuart Morris’ team of 2013 which consisted of himself, Dennis Roberts, Paul Breheny, Ian Thomas and Chris Lawn, ably coxed and whipped up at every bridge by Jenny Bradley. Of the 324 entries, all fixed-seat boats, Broxbourne finished 106th in 2:49.01, which after a handicap for our class of 43 minutes, put us 108th overall, a step-change improvement over previous years.  This was followed in 2014 with a time exactly 5 minutes faster, but with identical placings. In 2015, inclement weather conditions prevented this time being bettered.

At the start in Millwall

Manoeuvring at the start

Manoeuvring at the start

 

 

'Eyes in the boat ! That's not the opposition.'

‘Eyes in the boat ! That’s not the opposition.’

 

'This is a laugh !'

‘This is a laugh !’

 
 
 
Not so funny now.
Cracking on. Not so funny now.
 
 
 
At the finish in Ham

At the finish in Ham

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