Elite women and Senior Mens pennants for the Lea at the Pairs Head

The club sent 10 pairs to contest the pairs head on the 11th Oct. Conditions were good with a slight headwind over parts of the course making for bouncy water before Barnes Bridge. Amanda and Bridget won the elite women’s pairs as well as the Anna Roots trophy for being the fastest women’s pair over […]

Goodbye Novice… Hello Intermediate

It wasn’t too long ago, a few months perhaps when I wrote a few lines on the day’s racing at Chiswick. The Learn2Race crews drew a blank that day but over the last couple of months we’ve been achieving some wins and personally I won my first point at Sudbury Regatta. It’s a beautiful location […]

British Champions

. Lea Boys Quad were crowned British Champions at the British Junior Championships held in Strathclyde, Scotland in late July. This is in addition to the gold they won at the British Regional Championships in the Spring. The Club had a total of four boats in A Finals with both the Boys and Girls J14 […]

Would you like to be part of a racing squad?

Lea Rowing Club START DATE FOR 2015 – 2016 SEASON 5th September, 8 AM. There will be a squad meeting for all those interested in being part of our mens and womens adult competition squads at the club on Saturday 5th Sept, 8am. There will be a talk from the coaches, an opportunity to ask […]

Lea Women win at Henley 2015.

The womens A crew won the club eights event in some style. They put in a great start to take a lengths lead by the end of the island and then kept the hammer down to counter City of Cambridge’s strong mid race rhythm. A great result and testament to the hard work by the […]

Lea Juniors at GB Trials

It was a fantastic day at Lea RC’s first appearance at the GB J16 Team Trials at Nottingham today. Four boys and four girls went to Trials and despite their best efforts got to within three seconds of their first GB Vest. The Boys Quad came fourth and the Girls Quad came second and were […]

Hackney Pulls it Off at Youth Games

39 Children from Lea Rowing Club’s Junior Section, representing five London Boroughs (Hackney, Islington, Haringey, Waltham Forest and Camden) took part in the London Youth Games Rowing Regatta at a windy but sunny Docks on Saturday. Whilst Lea kids medalled in events for Haringey and Islington, Hackney took three boat class medals which powered them […]

A right Royal Rout at Hampton Court.

  The younger Lea Junior Girls showed the Lea WJ16s that they are pretty good as  well and managed to pull off a hat trick of wins last Saturday at a very busy Thames Ditton Regatta in the early summer sunshine. The idyllic event, with the finish line adjacent to Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, […]

Regatta Stories:
Cox’s experience – a win @ Chiswick

The day had started with a mild wind that made the waters choppier than usual on the Chiswick-to-Kew bridge tideway stretch. With the sun coming out, layering up became less of a dilemma for crew and cox alike. Though as cox, I’ll still layer-up! The Women’s Learn to Race (WLTR) A-Crew (Nov8+) heads off for […]

Regatta Stories:
a Novice’s Chiswick experience

Chiswick was my first race on the Thames and the first time I’ve got into a boat with my wellies on. I was racing in a novice 4 at 11am and an IM3 at 5pm so we were hoping to win the first race which would take us through to further knockout stages to fill […]