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 […]

Wins at Wallingford

Excellent days racing at Wallingford Regatta in challenging conditions. A strong headwind and rain in the morning gave way to even stronger gusting crosswind in the afternoon which ultimately caused the cancellation of the last few races. Before that however the womens squad won the club eights and the challenger coxed fours with some very […]

Juniors triumph.

Lea RC Juniors Coxless Quads triumphed at British Regional Championships with a Gold for the Boys and a Bronze for the Girls. Yesterday in Nottingham at the British Inter Regional Championships, Lea Juniors helped the Eastern Region Team to an overall third position (out of 12). The Club had seven Lea boats racing (one boy’s […]

Hackney club’s star rower makes waves in historic women’s Boat Race win

Maddy Badcott who learnt to row at Lea Rowing Club was Oxford’s youngest crew member in women’s boat race …[more]   Article in the Hackney Citizen 24/04/2015

Well done Maddy!

A stunning victory by the Oxford women over Cambridge, finishing six and half lengths ahead, in this first televised women’s boat race. Full race report and video highlights of the race click here

Lea Rowing Club receives £400,000 Lottery investment to improve facilities

Lea Rowing Club, based at Spring Hill Park in Clapton, is set to offer better, expanded services to the community in Hackney and surrounding boroughs thanks to £400,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Improvement Fund. After an intensive fundraising programme the construction of a new boathouse building on the Lea Rowing Club site, […]

Maddy Badcott is rowing for Oxford!

Our own Maddy Badcott is in the oxford women’s crew line up “I first tried rowing at the Lea in summer 2009 when I did one of the LYR summer learn to row courses, although I didn’t actually start training properly until autumn 2011! I think the first race I did was Hampton Head […]

Lea Girls (almost) sweep the Board at Regional Championship Trials

On Sunday 22 March, a team of Lea Juniors raced at the Small Boats Selection Trial for the British Regional Championships. 24 Rowing Clubs and Rowing Schools in British Rowing’s (BR) Eastern Region participated in this event at Peterborough Lake. The Lea Girls romped home in five out of a six possible boat classes and […]

Lea Rowing Club cited as a great example for women in rowing

“I read in the briefing provided by the noble Lord that the Lea Rowing Club is a great example of where attitude change produces results. The focus on men’s and women’s rowing there has shifted in the past few years to the point where they have an entirely equal focus. The women’s eight won the […]

Wins at Henley Fours and Eights

The heavyweight 4+ sees action for the first time since the HOR4s… read on. Having been rained off for two years on the trot, the clement weather meant the race was rowable once again. All that stood between the senior squad and the most hallowed stretch of river in the world of rowing, was the […]