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:

The Great River Race in a Dragon boat

Posted by Ian Brown | August 27, 2010

A few people where I work have been selected volunteered to take part in the Great River race on the 25th of September. I was one of the ‘lucky’ ones who get to take part. Whilst we are doing this for fun, if you wish, you can sponsor the Team and help raise funds for the Ellen MacArthur trust. You can find details of the charity on the web (www.ellenmacarthurtrust.org) If you have decided to do so you can either make a donation on this website or on the following website created by the team. (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com) and search for the team by their name “Reach for the Paddles”.



Annual Boat Cleaning and ‘MOT’: Your help required!!!

Posted by Michelle Turnham | August 25, 2010

We are very lucky at Broxbourne to have such a fantastic range of boats for our members to use. Now that the summer season is coming to a close it is time to give the boats their annual clean and service. This helps to keep our boats in good working order and was completed very successfully last year. Each boat will need to be thoroughly cleaned and any repairs, however small or trivial, can be addressed. Now is your chance to point out that pair of shoes or wobbly seat that has been annoying you!

This is obviously a huge job, so we need to enlist your help in completing this task. Each squad has been allocated boats to clean and check over, so please see your vice-captain or squad co-ordinator to see how you can help out, they have all been provided with lists of boats and instructions. Dave will also be on hand to provide parts or guidance. Whilst we appreciate that this may interfere with some rowing or socialising time, it is important to reduce large repair costs in the future and allow us to continue to expand our fleet.

Your help with this is very much appreciated.

Many thanks
Michelle (Captain) on behalf of the Rowing Committee.

Coxing Co-ordinator

Posted by Penny Scorah | August 20, 2010

So far the post of coxing co-ordinator has not been filled on the rowing committee. It would be great to have someone fill this role for the forthcoming year. If you are interested get in touch with Michelle (captain@broxbournerowingclub.org) or Craig.

Coxing Co-ordinator
Current post holder: vacant
Role: This is a trial role and is designed to see if we can resolve the ongoing lack of coxes and training at the club. Although the post holder would not have a formal vote on the committee he/she the post holder would help the vice-captains with the recruitment and training of coxes.

Neil rows lake Geneva tomorrow

Posted by Penny Scorah | August 19, 2010

neil on lake genevaAfter a few non-starts due to Peterborough-like weather conditions, Neil will finally row a very small boat over a very large lake tomorrow (76km’s!!). Please support him if you can. It’s for a very good cause! Details can be found at Neil’s justgiving website. Good luck Neil!

Saturday at Peterborough

Posted by Angela Watling | August 16, 2010

Winning WIM3.4+The weather this Saturday made Peterborough Summer an interesting event this year! During the first rounds of races that morning, in proper down-pours, both WIM3.2x crews (Sarah/Lizzie and Angela/Louise) unfortunately got knocked out in their heats. However, the WIM3.4+ of Katie, Charlotte W and two of our vacation students Charlotte L and Sarah M-P, stormed through their heat!


The day progressed with mixed success. The WIM3.4x- (Sarah G, Lizzy, Anne-Marie and Amanda) put up a good fight but were pipped to the post by Staines and Oxford City in their heat. The IM1.2x of Tom Jenkins and Robin Mould made it to the repechage. Tom suffered some back problems during their second race though, after he was hit by an 8 during training last week, so they didn’t make it through to the final. However, a good effort from the both given Tom’s injury and the fact they originally wanted to race IM2.


Steve, Graham, Matt and Dominic were racing IM3.4+ but didn’t make it to the final. They were back racing on Sunday also (although I don’t know the outcomes for Sunday!). The WNov.8+ all had a good close racing against City of Cambridge losing by no more than a length – well done to Belinda, Sue, Helen, Emma, Chloe, Penny, Jane, Liz and cox Ollie. Well done also to Helen who braved the single in the Women’s Novice category. She made it to the rep but after close encounters with waves, buoys and swans, she didn’t quite make it to the final!

Congratulations of the day go to Hugo and Andy who won in their MasD pair. The WIM3.4+ also repeated their success from the heat in both the semi and the final. So, congratulations also go to that crew, especially to Charlotte W who lost her novices!


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