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:

British Rowing Tour : Loch Lomond and the Forth-Clyde Canal

Posted by Chris Lawn | September 15, 2013

 

The Intrepid Six

The Intrepid Six

 

Launching at Balloch
Launching at Balloch

 

Approaching Luss

Approaching Luss

 

Resting on our Oars

Resting on our Oars

 

Lunch with the Canal Society

Lunch with the Canal Society

 

Cheers

Cheers!

 

Eighty something rowers, about sixteen boats, two hotels, a coach, rescue boats, a national park, a canal association, the Falkirk Wheel and a piper in full Highland regalia, all brought together by John and Caroline Turnbull. Thus begins Chris Moody’s blow-by-blow account of the Tour. To see the rest, go to: British Rowing Tour 2013

ANNUAL DINNER DANCE

Posted by Eleanor Everitt | September 12, 2013

Date: Saturday 9 November 2013

Venue: The White Horse Hotel, Hertingfordbury

Time: 1830 – 0030

Dress: Black tie and Masquerade

Tickets are £42.50, which includes a fizz reception and canapes, three course meal and tea/coffee.

Tickets are on sale from Saturday 21 September 2013 and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis – please note that availability is limited.

Please see Eleanor Everitt, Jo Perryman or Becky Bishop to get your tickets.

Learn to Row at Broxbourne, October 2013

Posted by Amanda Jones | August 24, 2013

We plan to run a rowing course for complete beginners starting on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October.

If you are interested in doing our introduction to rowing we would like you to come to the club on Saturday the 12th or Sunday the 13th of October at 10.00.

Please see the details on our Learn to row page

Bedford Sprint Regatta 14th July 2013

Posted by Ashley Mander | August 12, 2013

Broxbourne IM3 4+ Win again

Having just lost their novice status at Peterborough, and only losing once this season, the Crew were full of confidence and keen to continue.  So it was to be Bedford sprint Regatta where they would make their im3 4+ debut.

From studying the IM3 race times at Peterborough the crew knew they would be quick enough to be competitive so there was plenty of reason for them to be optimistic. The first race saw them line up against Medway who have had a good summer themselves, so this was to be tough IM3 debut.  Broxbourne started well and it was level pegging until the bend when Broxbourne edged their way in front. They extended their lead to a boat length and held them there until the last 100m, and despite a fight back from Medway our crew had enough to keep in front and crossed the line half a length in front.

The final saw Broxbourne take on Sudbury who beat a strong Norwich crew in their heat.  Pumped up and ready to row our crew flew out the traps and powered past their opponents with relative ease.  The Sudbury Crew looked broken and demoralised with nothing left in the tank, and with confidence sky high the Broxbourne crew kept the power down to win by 2 boat lengths.

Cox: E Lacy, Stroke – M fiddler, 3 – G Dunk, 2- R Mayes, Bow – A Mander

bedford win

 

IM3 4+ June 2013

Posted by Ashley Mander | August 11, 2013

Peterborough Regatta – 2nd June 2013 – Men’s Nov 4+

This crew came together early in the New Year and had reason to be optimistic for the regatta season, on the back of an encouraging first outing together in the Nottingham head race, finishing fourth from 13.  Our first Regatta together was Twickenham and despite nearly missing our start we stormed through the first race into the semi-final. Our blistering start in the semi shattered the hopes and dreams of the Twickenham Crew and we eased through to into the final.  Sadly our dream of losing our novice status in our first regatta was not to be as fatigue overcame us and we splashed over the line in second.

Next up. Peterborough. We came into this fairly confident although it was clear from Nottingham and Twickenham that the standard of these Novice crews was high so a win would have to be earnt! Our heat saw us line up against Peterborough City, Cambridge City and Churchill Coll.  Our start was not the best, but we put that down to our 75kg cox, Dave Pike (making his debut), but once we got going we caught up with Churchill Col (who led) and glided past them into the lead and remained there to win the heat by 4 seconds booking our place in the final. Hooray. Following the other heat we learned that we were the fastest crew meaning we had the unfortunate tag of “favourites”.  The Final saw us line up against Sudbury, Derby and Churchill Coll.  Our start was again below par, which we’ll yet again blame Dave and his hearty lunch. Derby (the 3rd fastest qualifiers) stormed out the traps like a bat out of hell taking a surprise led.  Alarmed but not panicked, we kept it long and strong keeping Derby in our sights. Derby remained only half a boat length in front until Dave screamed for a big effort for the last 10 strokes which we duly obliged.. only to discover that there was a clear a miss-communication because it wasn’t the finish line we pasted but the 750m marker!!  This push did however see us ease past a tired Derby but having emptied the tank in those last 10 stokes, maintaining technique was tough, the crew never the less manned up to the challenge and maintained that lead through the to the end crossing the line 4 seconds ahead of our distraught Opponents. Broxbourne triumph. Novice status lost.

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