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:

Metropolitan Regatta

Posted by Graham Everitt | June 14, 2012

Having not been able to attend Wallingford Regatta this year owing to the union of Broxbourne’s first son Chris Turnbull to she who shall now be known as “NT”, BRC’s Men’s Squad travelled to the Metropolitan Regatta looking forward to a belated start to the 2k racing season.


The 4- of Simon Robins, Chris Turnbull, Chris Sheppard and Robin Mould were first up racing in a very tough IM1 4- heat. Despite a strong first 500m that saw Jimmie T’s (all hail the King of Boats) tea stained bow lead the pack to the 250m marker, they couldn’t sustain the pace and dropped out of the leading group as it stepped up the pace at the 1k marker. Some say CT could have done with more than 1 outing in a boat after returning from his 3 week honeymoon – others say simply that the 1 outing left him 2 sessions away from being the fittest he’s ever been. Regardless, there were many positives to take from the row and the crew look forward to racing again once they’ve had a bit more time in the boat.


The 4x of Chris Scorah, Graham Everitt, Craig Allan and Adam Ridler then faced strong opposition in the IM1 4x category later on in the day. They won their heat in a close finish with UL and Walton, seeing off challenges from University of Limerick and Durham University. In the final they lined up against the newly nationally selected GB U23 crew, as well as another crew from UL and a strong entry from Imperial. Despite staying with the U23s for much of the first 1k, the Broxbourne crew lacked the power to really take it to them and finished 2nd overall, 5 seconds clear of the next boat.  The crew left the day feeling frustrated to have lost out on the win to an entry from an international crew in an intermediate event, but pleased with their performance against strong national opposition.


The Sunday saw an IM2 4- take to the water, consisting of Simon Robins, Chris Sheppard, Mark Edgely and Robin Mould. They were to make their final early in the morning, only to place last in the final as the more polished opposition took the race away from them in the second half.


The crew that raced the quad on Saturday had decided to ditch an oar each and race in IM1 4- on the Sunday. Having trained solidly in the quad for the last few months, the crew were somewhat unsure of how things would pan out but fancied their chances in the straight final into a solid headwind in the mid afternoon. 500m in and the Broxbourne crew were amost length out in front of the field,  and at 1k this lead had been extended slightly. At 1250m, a Henley RC crew racing with some very strong undeclared substitutions on board put together an impressive series of pushes to take 4 seconds out of the fading BRC lightweights in the 3rd 500m. Despite a valiant push to wrest the lead back the crew were unable to make further impact on the race and finished 2nd, once again 5 seconds clear of 3rd place.


In the immediate aftermath, it was reported that Craig Allan’s post-race noises could be heard from Ax-Les-Thermes in the Midi-Pyrenees, where a small deer looked up in alarm and immediately fled for cover. Adam Ridler continued to shout strange obscenities at the U23 crew whilst also declaring his love for rowing and all those around him. Chris Scorah remained unmoved.


The results at Met Regatta represent the best achieved by BRC in recent memory (we would love to hear of any wins from those with longer memories). Although many left feeling frustrated the squad should take great pride in the level it is currently competing at.


Both crews now focus their attention on Marlow Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta where, after much deliberation, they will be representing Broxbourne in two coxless fours. Support at both events would be greatly appreciated by those racing.

Dinner Dance 2012

Posted by Eleanor Everitt | May 24, 2012

Save the date – Broxbourne Rowing Club Annual Dinner Dance – Saturday 20 October 2012!

Masters Champs Gold Rush!

Posted by Craig Allan | May 21, 2012

Well done to all those racing at the British Masters Champs yesterday. Broxbourne crews won a fantastic 7 Gold and 4 Silver medals. This was probably more gold medals than any other single club but not quite enough to beat Quintin in the Victor Ludorum event. Our points total of 376, whilst just shy of Quintin on 400, was undoubtedly a record for the club. This performance proves that we are one of the top clubs in the country for Masters rowing. It was great to see everyone supporting each other and having such a good time yesterday. Full results to follow…

JUBILEE PARTY TICKETS – ON SALE

Posted by Becky Bishop | May 17, 2012

The Jubilee party tickets will be on sale Saturday morning.  BBQ, music, rodeo bull, games, face painting and fancy dress competition!


Look for Becky, Jo and Eleanor under the tv in the clubhouse. Tickets are £10 adult and £5 under 10.

Jubilee Party tickets on sale

Posted by Becky Bishop | May 11, 2012

Don’t forget your cash or cheques tomorrow morning! Jubilee tickets on sale – BBQ, music, rodeo bull, face painting and much more!

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