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:

Clubhouse: Help Needed Saturday Morning

Posted by Penny Scorah | July 28, 2010

We’re getting closer and closer to getting the new clubhouse opened. The place is looking fantastic – many thanks to the vets who have put a massive amount of work in over the past months! But it’s not quite finished yet – we need your help!

If you can get down the club this Saturday morning at 10am and report to Rob, Russell or Andy, they will give you jobs to do. The place needs cleaning and equipment needs moving. The more hands the better. I hear Beth has baked cake too so there might be reward for your effort ;o)

Summer Social: Sunday 8th August

Posted by Penny Scorah | July 27, 2010

It feels like an eternity has passed since the last club social, what with the clubhouse being out of action and having no bar. Well that’s about to change! It’s time to celebrate the fabulous new clubhouse and the clubs recent rowing successes. Members and their family & friends are all very welcome. Feel free to skip the bike ride if that’s not your thing.

The Plan
12noon: Leisurely bike ride from the club to Hertford and back along the river. Perhaps stop for a drink in Hertford if we feel like it.
2pm onwards: Everyone’s favourite pub landlord Phil Lumley will be manning the new bar and there will be a BBQ kindly hosted by the senior men.

Look forward to seeing many of you there!

Win for Women’s Novice Double!

Posted by Sarah Gilliver | July 24, 2010

A huge well done to Louise Morris and Angela Cook for their win at St Neots today, both losing their Novice sculling status. They beat Barnes Bridge by 2 lengths. A dip is in store soon ladies! Well done again!

Sudbury and Peterborough Summer entries

Posted by Angela Watling | July 23, 2010

Whilst for many, their current focus is on St Neots tomorrow, the club entries deadline for Sudbury is also end of day tomorrow (24/07/2010). This is then followed by the Peterborough deadline the following Saturday (31/07/2010). Both of these regattas will be popular, especially Peterborough, and we are likely to have a squeeze to get things on the trailer again. So, please get your entries to me as soon as you can so we can start planning the logistics and dealing with conflicts!


Remember, a deadline is the last possible date for entries but they are more then welcome earlier than that!

Neil Sculls Lake Geneva!

Posted by Penny Scorah | July 22, 2010

Believe it or not, club member Neil Aherne has decided to give up the booze and his partying bachelor lifestyle in order to train for this one off event, that he decided would be a great idea on a night out in Verbier. Hats off to him, it’s not going to be easy! So, on 15th of August 2010 (weather permitting) he intends to row (in one day) 76 km’s across lake Geneva in a one man boat to raise money for St Mungo’s and to give a little more hope to London’s homeless people . Those of you that have attempted anything more than 10 minutes on the rowing machine will appreciate just how tough this is going to be. Please also join the Facebook group, ‘Neil does Lake Geneva’ for information on how you can be a part of this very special event. We will be organising supporter (party) boats to cheer Neil on and would love for you all to jump onboard and be part of this momentous occassion! If you wish to sponsor Neil please go to his Just Giving site.

This is what Neil has to say:

I am lucky enough in my life to have a loving family who no matter how bad life gets will always provide me with a place to stay, food and support. Some people are not so fortunate and often through a variety of causes end up with no place to turn and end up living on the streets of London. Having lived in and around the city of London for most of my adult life I have seen the growing number of people who live their lives on the streets. I am not sure about you but I have always hesitated in giving money to people who are living rough because of my fear that the money will be used to fuel a quick fix of escapism that alcohol or drugs can bring. St Mungo’s is an established charity that works tirelessly to give hope and a better life to London’s homeless community. www.mungos.org Many thanks indeed for any support or donations you are able to provide.


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