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:

WeHorr – Our Girls Go …

Posted by Jane Taylor | March 20, 2014

Despite all the rain and past foul weather, Broxbourne women fielded two crews at either end of the experience spectrum.

Each crew had had its fair share of pre-race stress.  The Senior Women entered as Masters B: the crew was stroked by Helen Dodsworth and included Amanda Jones, Anne-Marie Bright, Amy Molesworth, Becca Garton, Brooke Stevens, Trish McKellar with Karen Barton in bow.  Helen Van Kempen gamely stepped into cox at the last minute and steered a good, clean line.

They set off at 73 with the task of chasing Katherine Granger who, with her crew, set off at 72.050

Our second crew had a harder route to the Head.  As a novice crew they had to prove to the organisers that they were competent to race.  The final decision wasn’t made until Thursday that the head would include our Novice crew.  They were to set off at 233: the crew were coxed by Isy Marshall and included: Claire Fullbrook, Cathy Orme, Alice Elliott, Sarah Ellis, Amy Stewart, Carrie Cooksley, Beth Flintoff and Jane Denyer.



On the day the crews couldn’t have wishe057d for better conditions.  Although the stream was fast it was tameable.  The sun shone and the breeze remained light the whole way.

Broxbourne ’old girls’ were also well represented in other crews including: Courtney Edmonds and Emma Lacy representing Reading University and Ellie Holmes and Ruth Taylor representing Queens University Belfast.

After a glorious day’s racing the results were especially pleasing too: Women’s Masters B finished 107th and the Novices improving their place to 189th.

Second Winter Win at Cambridge Heads

Posted by Ian Henley | January 30, 2014

Congratulations to our Masters D crew of Jenny Bradley, James May, Nick Carter, Brian Puirsell, Ian Henley, Ian Brown, Ross Cifonelli, Nick Murray and Philip Wilkinson who won the Cambridge Head to Head (2x2K) Masters DEF Division on the 25th Jan 2014 in an unadjusted time of 16.22, seeing off competition from Champions of the Thames and Cantabs by 34 seconds.

This was our second win on the Cam in just a few months, having won the Cambridge Autumn Head in October.


Please renew Membership before the end of January

Posted by Amanda Jones | January 27, 2014

Please renew your membership ASAP using the online membership form, please go to Club and then Membership.

Thank you

Single Scull for sale

Posted by Graham Everitt | December 19, 2013

I’m selling my Silva single scull, as I’m going to upgrade to a newer model later in the year and won’t be sculling much in the mean time.

Silva’s are the Italian equivalent of Swifts. My boat is like a Club A model so it’s nice and stiff, and a fairly light shell. The boat has a decent pair of shoes, and good fittings. It’ll be going on The Rowing Service Noticeboard at the start of January for £2,000 ONO including the blades and speedcoach fittings, available to BRC members beforehand for £1,800.

It was shipped to the UK new from Italy in 2007. It’s for a weight range of 70-80kg. It will include a pair of Concept 2 big blades (white with blue stars on). The only damage it has ever had is a small crumple to the bow following an incident with the bank on the club corner. This was professionally repaired by Janousek in the summer.

The boat is racked in the back left corner of the sculls bay if anyone wants to look at it. It’s the silver boat on the bottom rack. I’m happy for anyone to trial it too, obviously.

If you’re interested please drop me a note on graham at grahameveritt dot com.

Scott of the Atlantic‏

Posted by Amanda Jones | December 5, 2013

Update from Chris Moody

Scott Etherington, the young man who came to Broxbourne last year to learn to row, and his buddy Victor from Sweden, finished their row across the Atlantic after 61 days at sea.  Well done (although some people may consider 61 days to be far too long and wonder why we didn’t teach him to row faster.)


All the best to Scott Etherington who signed up to row the Atlantic even though he had not rowed before, Chris Moody and Fran helped teach him how to scull which I am sure he is very thankful for now.  To follow his progress with his partner, use the below link they are team ‘Atlantic Inspiration’


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