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:

Congratulations to Tony Stokes double champion at 2012 World Rowing Masters Regatta in Duisburg

Posted by Craig Allan | September 20, 2012

Tony won both his finals by clear water representing Broxbourne in composite crews, in the H4+ and H4- events.Tony Stokes 2012 FISA Masters

New Learn 2 Race Programme

Posted by Craig Allan | August 31, 2012

The learn to race programme at Broxbourne Rowing Club will start soon. For more information please take a look at the new learn to race page. The club will be open to interested people at 9.30am TOMORROW and the deadline for entries is Tuesday 11th September.

New Learn To Row

Posted by Craig Allan | August 19, 2012

The next learn to row will be different. More information will be added to the learn to row page very soon. Please email learntorow@broxbournerowingclub.org to be notified when the information is updated.

 

McKellar Brings Home Gold

Posted by Graham Everitt | July 21, 2012

After a long season of trials and training Broxbourne’s Rowan McKellar found her reward not once but twice at the Home International Regatta today.



Rowan followed in Father Quintin’s footprints when she was selected to compete for Scotland. Having been approached by the England manager last week after her resounding win with Emma McDonald in the pair at British Championships Rowan was happy to inform them that she was busy that weekend already.



Competing in both the pair and the quad Rowan converted both races into Gold medals for Scotland, adding further to an impressive list of achievements from the last few years.



The whole of the club would like to congratulate Rowan on her achievement, and look forward to hearing the race stories in full detail, and seeing the medals when she returns to the club!

The season in review

Posted by Graham Everitt | July 20, 2012

The 2011/12 season has been an profitable one for the Senior Men of Broxbourne Rowing Club.

The season yielded a total of 57 pots and gold medals from 21 wins, shared amongst ten oarsmen and one cox. 16 of those wins and 35 of the pots and medals came from sculling competitions, with the remaining 22 pots coming from 5 sweep wins. 16 wins were from senior races, with some of the older members of the squad donning their masters caps and picking up 5 wins from age group events.

It’s not all about quantity of course, and the quality of some of these wins was very high. The head season brought pots from top regional events such as Head of the Trent, and the squad dominated their entries at national events such as British Masters Champs. The jewel in the crown came when the coxless four took the club’s first win over 2k at Dorney at Marlow Regatta.

There were achievements that didn’t involve winning too. Craig Allan and Adam Ridler’s 12th place overall broke the club record for the highest Pairs Head finish. The same pairing plus Graham Everitt and Chris Scorah then took the record for the highest club finish at Fours Head with their 31st place. The same four along with Simon Robins, Chris Heathcote, Chris Turnbull, Rob Alexander and Cally then broke the club record for the highest ever finish at Eights Head with their 60th place. The scullers of the club put in a fantastic performance at Scullers Head too. Broxbourne was the most represented club not based on the tideway, and only 4 more clubs managed to place more scullers inside the top 200.

The results on the water were driven by the results on land. 5k, 2k and 30 minute r20 PBs were set by most members of the squad, and the size of weights on the end of bars steadily increased throughout the year.

Next season brings a new challenge in the form of stepping up and moving onwards. While this may seem hard, there were many near-misses throughout the season that can be converted into wins, and cancelled races that deprived the chance of a win. With the addition of several new members to the squad competition looks set to increase, and the squad is looking forward to an even more profitable 12 months. With the addition of a more structured training programme and an increase in the number of coached outings, improvements in performance will be hard earned but can be realistically targeted.

Any new members considering joining the squad should contact Graham Everitt via the contact us page.

 

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