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:

Club Head Results…

Posted by Penny Scorah | January 13, 2013

Here are yesterdays club head results: Broxbourne Rowing Club Head January 2013 Results

Sporting success recognised with Diamond jubilee medals

Posted by Graham Everitt | January 13, 2013

Two members of Broxbourne Rowing club lifetime dedication to the sport of rowing has been recognised with the award of a prestigious medal.

Andy Kelly and Amanda Jones found out that both were to receive the Rowing Diamond jubilee medal, the medal is awarded by British rowing to recognise the contribution of volunteers that keep the clubs afloat and highlights of the remarkable commitment shown by volunteers.

Speaking of there shock at being nominated for such an award they said ” We are very flattered, delighted and surprised to have been nominated by the rowing club to recieve this medal it is a great honour and recognition of my dedication to our rowing over the years”.

Andy kelly has been rowing for Broxbourne for 40 years since he was 11 years old during that time he has held a number of roles including club captain, boatman, and house and grounds officer. He had a significant contribution to the aquiring of the new boat house. Andy will continue to row on a regular basis, and hopes to take a crew to the national and henley masters championships in 2013.

Amanda jones has been rowing since she was 18 years old and has been a member of broxbourne for 10 years. She was nominated because she is the sort of person that makes the difference between a scheme happening or failing. In addition to her everyday club duties Amanda had a key role in heading up the second phase of the redevelopment of the club. She has held the position of club captain and president, Amanda continues to work along side the management comittee and will be rowing at a variety of events in the next coming year.

Annual Dinner Dance Venue

Posted by Penny Scorah | November 24, 2012

The management committee would like to know your thoughts on where you would like the annual dinner dance to take place in the future. Club members please log in to vote online. If you don’t know the log in details please contact the webmaster for details. Happy voting!

Mouldvember – ‘Tache Off

Posted by Becky Bishop | November 23, 2012

1 December 2012 – 6pm – After a month of growing their taches and fundraising the time will soon be upon us for the men involved to ‘tache off. Join us at the club to witness the taches being removed. The bar will be open and food provided. Suggested donation £5 to cover the cost of food…all proceeds will go towards the club defibrillator fund or The British Heart Foundation.

Fours Head race report

Posted by Graham Everitt | November 13, 2012

The golden leaves are falling on the Lea, Twitter is awash with chat about the John Lewis Christmas ad, and Craig Allan’s ergo scores are starting their annual drop off, with form not expected to return until around May time. This can only mean one thing for Broxbourne Rowing Club – Fours Head!

4 entries had been selected to represent the club over the 6.8 kilometre championship course. The Senior Men’s entry consisted of three crews. First in was the fabled IM1 quad of Messrs Ridler, Allan, Everitt, and Scorah who were returning intent on improving on their 31st place last year. The second crew was an IM1 coxless four with a distinctly balding middle pair made up of Turnbull, Robins, Heathcote, and Mould who had been gathering pace quickly throughout the build up. The third men’s crew was a wildcard heavyweight IM1 coxed four entry of Gentle (cox), Morton, Parkinson, Smith and Alexander. The women’s entry was a coxed four of Bright, Molesworth, Watling and Morris who’d been unable to race in the build up but were looking forward to putting in a good performance after some strong training outings.

The coxed four decided that the best approach was to shun potential training outings, and opt for an “on-the-day” approach to preparation, in old school Broxbourne style. Chris Parkinson’s two boat stopping crabs were testement to something about this approach, but we haven’t quite managed to clarify what just yet. The crew philosophically erased the race from their minds, and while there is a published result that gives them a position, with time we’re sure it will be forgotten by others too.

The coxless four set off chasing a Kingston crew who they had pipped by a mere second the previous week to win the IM1 4- pot at Teddington SBH. This time though, they had a healthy and (as per usual) angry Heathcote aboard, and they swiftly ate into the Kingston lead, having all but caught them as they passed the BRC support at Hammersmith bridge. Having passed them as they passed under the famous landmark, a racing incident unfortunately occured and Broxbourne’s progress was halted. After an untracked amount of time was spent drifting with oars interlocked by the Harrod’s repository, the crew set off again. The results placed them 130th overall, leaving all in the squad wondering what might have been had their progress not been sadly checked.

The quad began from the most sought after starting position in the race – number 69. Their row was a lively one which saw them overtake no fewer than five crews and catch a further two on the line. While steersman Chris Scorah steered a peach of a line, the overtaking maneouvres probably cost crucial seconds, and the result of 35th overall in a time of 18:56 was just 4 seconds shy of the targeted top 25 finish.

The women’s entry sadly had to scratch the day before owing to illness and a lack of substitutes, so the squad went unrepresented.

The results represent a strong autumn’s training from Broxbourne so far. While they certainly have room for improvement the men can head into the rest of the Head season confident that the right foundations have been laid.

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