News

Coach Education – Coastal

April 7, 2021
British Rowing is looking for dynamic coaches to expand opportunities for new participants to take part in both exciting World Rowing Coastal Sculling formats of Beach Sprint and Endurance racing. These are opportunities to contribute to the development of this rapidly growing form of the sport and BR is looking for both Coach Educators and

Isle of Ely & The Boat Race

April 4, 2021
The Boat Race is taking place in  Ely this year for the first time since the wartime race in 1944.  Because of Covid-19 it is a closed event with no spectators but six Juniors  from the Isle of Ely Rowing Club have volunteered to be one  the pontoons at the start. On Friday they spent the day

Sharing Good Practice – Learn to Row

March 23, 2021
Following the success of the Sharing Good Practise Sessions run in lockdown last year, we have organized a session focusing on Learn to Row. The date for this is Tuesday 13th April between 7.30pm – 9.00pm via Zoom. The aim is to provide clubs the opportunity to share good practice, ideas and plans for running

British Rowing Masters Championships 2021

March 19, 2021
British Rowing is delighted to announce the intention to run the British Rowing Masters Championships on 12 June subject to COVID-19 restrictions “We are delighted to announce our intention to run the British Rowing Masters Championships on 12 June, subject to the expected relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions. The event will take place as a one-day

Recreational Rowing Webinar

March 14, 2021
Recreational rowing for all – British Rowing webinar – Thursday 25th March 19:00 The Recreational Rowing Committee has been busy through the winter lockdown looking at how we can make more people aware of the opportunities and benefits offered by recreational rowing. We have arranged with British Rowing a special webinar to help us promote

Hammersmith Ferry proposal

February 21, 2021
The closure of Hammersmith Bridge has brought significant disruption to local life in the area both on the land and on the water. A planning application has now been made to build a ferry terminal at Harrods Wharf, directly opposite Fulham Reach Rowing Club, with a view to offering passenger crossings every 15 minutes. The

Isle of Ely in the news

February 21, 2021
Isle of Ely Rowing Club have featured in their local press with a lovely story about their medallists from the British Rowing Indoor Championships At different points in the age range Millie Hurrell and Nicki Glen won 2 medals each at the virtual event held in December. Full story online from the ‘spotted in Ely’

Passing of Bob Bridges

January 30, 2021
It is with great regret that we pass on the news of the passing of Bob Bridges MBE, past President of Peterborough City Rowing Club, aged 87. John Canton has written a full and moving obituary for Bob which you can download here.

Eastern Region Learn to Row survey

January 17, 2021
As we begin 2021 the Regional Rowing Council intends to develop a series of intiatives to help clubs bring back rowing to our waterways. In this, the first, we are looking to share good practice and find ways to help rebuild membership and we are starting by surveying clubs to find out where we are

Study into the effect of sport on educational attainment.

January 9, 2021
Matt Newton of Star Club is compiling a doctoral thesis on the relationship between sporting activity and educational achievement. This is an important and live topic. Matt writes: An examination of the impact of sport on educational attainment. This research study looks at young people/ athletes and how their participation in sport impacts upon their