Broxbourne has highly successful Masters rowing squad. Some of our rowers are the best, including World and National Champions and Henley winners. In 2013 Broxbourne was the most successful club at the National Masters Championship and won the “Victor Ludorum”.

In addition to elite rowers, we also welcome those returning to the sport and novices. If you want to train and race, you will be most welcome in the Broxbourne Masters squad.

Ian Henley

BRC Rule the Roost at British Masters Championships

Posted by Graham Everitt | May 23, 2013

After just missing out at last year’s regatta, Broxbourne’s Masters team have returned to the Lea victorious.


The Harry Harvey Cup
With a margin of just 5 points over our local rivals at the Lea, the Victor Ludorum, known as The Harry Harvey, has been awarded to Broxbourne along with a prize of £1,000.


The commentary team were giving regular updates throughout the day, so everyone knew that we were in the hunt with it all to play for in the last few events of the day. Thankfully, in our last two races the D4x managed to step up their game and bring home gold (rumours are they’ve actually been training instead of just drinking coffee) and the women’s novice Masters C 2x picked up silver and 6 points with just a few races to go to help us stay ahead of the rapidly closing Lea.


At just a few minutes past 8 a.m. the day had kicked off with a bang with gold for the mixed 8, followed shortly after by gold in the A1x from Adam Ridler. The mixed C8+, B8+, and D4x all followed suit throughout the day with more gold medals and, crucially, maximum points to add to our tally in the competition for the VL.


There were many silvers too, with Craig Allan following Adam Ridler home in the A1x, then the A4x, mixed C/D4x, the women’s A4x, the B4-, and the women’s novice B 2x.


The day was enormous fun for all competing – close racing was a feature of nearly every event this year, and the standard of the competition continues to rise each year. The previous day had seen Broxbourne’s quad win the IM1 quads at the Nottingham City Regatta also, so the weekend was a profitable trip all-round.


All who competed owe coach Martin Tate a big thank you for orchestrating the campaign to win the VL, helping to put crews together, organising the trailer and getting our boats up there too!

1973 4+ Re-union

Posted by Graham Everitt | May 16, 2013

In 1973 the SC4+ of Bob Miller, Jim Brandon, Ray Woods, Jeff Jupp and cox Andy Kelly, coached by the late Pete Wise, won Peterborough Sprint Regatta and Kingston Regatta. They also reached the final at Huntingdon and Birmingham.


Jim and Ray, coxed by Andy, also won the coxed restricted division at the Pairs Head of the River.


The four have decided to get together again on Wednesday 5th June at 7pm at the club.


All members past and present are welcome to watch and admire their strokeplay!

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

Broxbourne Ladies win as Masters of Marlow

Posted by Michelle Edwards | June 19, 2012

BRX Ladies Masters squad rowed to victory yesterday at Marlow Regatta.  First event of the day was the Veteran C IM3 quadruple sculls, after a rather unpolished start the quad rowed down the opposition Marlow and Falcon to win a ½ length victory.

Crew:  Stoke  Amanda Jones, 3 Helen Dodsworth, 2 Michelle Edwards Bow Jane Taylor

The second women’s event of the day was the Veteran C 8, BRX masters won easily against Champ Thames crews,  Helen, Amanda and Amy then went on to race a challenging Mixed 8+ race to win another gold.

Crew: Stroke Amanda Jones, 7 Amy Molesworth, 6 Helen Dodsworth, 5 Ann Wills, 4 Joe Griffith, 3 Jo Baxter (LEA), 2 Michelle Edwards, Bow Jane Taylor.

The veteran men also had a great day picking up a win in the D quad sculls and mixed 8.

Well done to all who took part.

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…

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