Chris_Lawn    Recreational rowing still requires stamina and aerobic fitness but is less demanding than competitive rowing and is more about the enjoyment of being on the river than entering races. At BRC we are building our recreational rowing squad and have a core group of people who meet up to row together. This group participates in touring events and usually row for pleasure rather than speed!

We are very lucky to have a fleet of stable boats dedicated to recreational rowing (two fours/quads, one double and 2 single sculls), and also a traditional ‘jollyboat’, as a result of a Sport England Sportsmatch and a donation from Frontiers Developments. A team of Broxbourne rowers will row the jollyboat to complete the Great River Race in 2017 (http://www.greatriverrace.co.uk/ ). However, our normal outings are in fine boats…eights, quads, fours, doubles and pairs.

We encourage you to come along and join us, if you have a little experience. If not, a short Learn2Row Course will soon get you up to speed.

Find out more about recreational rowing nationally on http://www.explorerowing.org/.

Women’s Sports Week events – 7th & 8th October

Posted by Amanda Jones | September 23, 2016

Have you rowed before, even if it was many years ago, do you fancy a row followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat, we offer a friendly environment for women of all ages, linking in to women’s sports week we are holding sessions on Friday 7th at 9:00am and Saturday 8th October at 9:30am these are open to anyone that has rowed before and wants to give it ago again.  If you are want to come along please email president@broxbournerowingclub.org.uk look forward to seeing you

Splash and Dash

Posted by Amanda Jones | June 9, 2016

Broxbourne Splash n Dash

Great River Races

Posted by Chris Lawn | September 18, 2013

Nothing very recreational about the annual Great River Race for 21.5 miles along the Thames from Millwall to Ham, even if our entry was our ‘Jolly Boat’, Slippery Knix. The pictures show Stuart Morris’ team of 2013 which consisted of himself, Dennis Roberts, Paul Breheny, Ian Thomas and Chris Lawn, ably coxed and whipped up at every bridge by Jenny Bradley. Of the 324 entries, all fixed-seat boats, Broxbourne finished 106th in 2:49.01, which after a handicap for our class of 43 minutes, put us 108th overall, a step-change improvement over previous years.  This was followed in 2014 with a time exactly 5 minutes faster, but with identical placings. In 2015, inclement weather conditions prevented this time being bettered.

At the start in Millwall

Manoeuvring at the start

Manoeuvring at the start

 

 

'Eyes in the boat ! That's not the opposition.'

‘Eyes in the boat ! That’s not the opposition.’

 

'This is a laugh !'

‘This is a laugh !’

 
 
 
Not so funny now.
Cracking on. Not so funny now.
 
 
 
At the finish in Ham

At the finish in Ham

British Rowing Tour : Loch Lomond and the Forth-Clyde Canal

Posted by Chris Lawn | September 15, 2013

 

The Intrepid Six

The Intrepid Six

 

Launching at Balloch
Launching at Balloch

 

Approaching Luss

Approaching Luss

 

Resting on our Oars

Resting on our Oars

 

Lunch with the Canal Society

Lunch with the Canal Society

 

Cheers

Cheers!

 

Eighty something rowers, about sixteen boats, two hotels, a coach, rescue boats, a national park, a canal association, the Falkirk Wheel and a piper in full Highland regalia, all brought together by John and Caroline Turnbull. Thus begins Chris Moody’s blow-by-blow account of the Tour. To see the rest, go to: British Rowing Tour 2013

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