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:

Sudbury Regatta – Senior Men Report

Posted by Ryan Cheale | August 11, 2017

Saturday 5th August.

Sudbury Regatta is a 650m side-by-side event held on the River Stour in, Sudbury.

This year we entered the following:

IM1.1x – Ryan Cheale
IM1.2x – Matt Day / Ryan Cheale
IM1.2- – Matt Fidler / Ben Hughes
IM3.2x – Rob Mayes / Russ Theobald
ELI.8+ – Moseley/TSS/BRX(Ryan Cheale)

IM1.1x
This event was a straight final and sadly the opponent didn’t show – Rowed Over.

IM1.2x
This event was a straight final. The IM1.2x combo was up against a Huntingdon double combination. We set out rapidly and put open water between us and the Huntingdon crew and took a comfortable win.
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IM1.2-
Matt Fidler and Ben Hughes represented the squad in the IM1.2- against the Lea rowing club. With little preparation, the boys went out and pushed hard. At the 350m marker, they looked as if they were holding on strong but, the advantage of the corner moved into the Lea’s favour and they, sadly, pulled ahead. A strong effort by the both of them.

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IM3.2x
The IM3.2x entry of Rob Mayes and Russ Theobald is a new combination. Rob Mayes has recently taken up the two oared (sculling) form of rowing and Russ, a returning member is relatively experienced. Both went hard out of the blocks but with an exceptionally difficult corner for the inexperienced crew they didn’t quite match up to their opposition. Sadly they were knocked out in the first round by the Lea but, this is merely the start for both of these.

ELI.8+
I participated in an Elite 8+ Molesey/TSS/Broxbourne composite boat with ex Broxbourne members Adam Ridler and Robin Mould. This is the pinnacle event at Sudbury – The elite sprint 8s. A 350m rapid race. A scratch, but an incredibly experienced crew. We first went up against the Lea and put a length between us within the first 15 strokes. This put us straight into the final against Cambridge ninety-nine.
We decided regardless of any potential lead we could make we would not be winding down on this one. We went out and held rate 48 for the whole 350m and left CNN in our wake by 3 lengths. A nice end to the day and another pot.

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The senior men had a good representation at Sudbury and left the men yearning for more. This weekend we are competing at Peterborough Regatta in a variety of boats.

Well done Kathryn, Cerys and Luke at the British Rowing Junior Championships

Posted by Amanda Jones | July 14, 2017

Great results at the British Rowing Junior Championships today.  Luke finished 8th in the J14 singles, Cerys and Kathryn finished 14th in the composite quad and a bronze medal winning third in the double sculls.  Their coach Dave Brown was very happy and proud.

Pictures on face book:

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Well done and good luck to Rowan McKellar in Lucerne today

Posted by Amanda Jones | July 9, 2017

Broxbourne member Rowan McKellar is racing today for Great Britain in Lucern, she has qualified for the medal final of the women’s fours.  This is their first international competition, Rowan has raced previously for GB under 23.  There is coverage on BBC2 today (Sunday) from 4:30pm.  More details:

World Rowing Cup III day two: GB wins first medal as five more boats qualify for A finals

Henley Royal Regatta – Qualified!!!

Posted by Amanda Jones | June 18, 2017

Fantastic well done Ryan Cheale and Matt Day who qualified on Friday 23rd June in their double, it is the highest level event and is open to all including full internationals.  Now get ready to cheer them on and good luck Matt and Ryan.

THE DOUBLE SCULLS CHALLENGE CUP

The Double Sculls Challenge Cup

Qualified


531 O.J. VARLEY & H.B. COUSSENS (NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY AND DURHAM UNIVERSITY)
520 P. KING & D.G. HARVEY (WALLINGFORD ROWING CLUB)
529 P. THOMAS & T.J. FIELDER (FULHAM REACH BOAT CLUB AND ELIZABETHAN BOAT CLUB)
516 R.A. CHEALE & M.P. DAY (BROXBOURNE ROWING CLUB)
532 S.J. WOODFINE & H. BOND (VESTA ROWING CLUB)
524 W.H. MACKWORTH-PRAED & E.J. BARTON (AURIOL KENSINGTON ROWING CLUB AND TORQUAY ROWING CLUB)

Splash n dash – great success

Posted by Amanda Jones | June 18, 2017

Thank you very much to Chris Lawn for organising and all the volunteers and competitors for making our Splash n Dash on Saturday evening such a wonderful event.  The glorious weather obviously helped and even encouraged a few people to go for a swim; everyone enjoyed the amazing food thank you to the junior parents.  Special thank you to the London Otters for bringing so many keen rowers and great to see ex-junior Harry.  Alex took some great photos (to follow).

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