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 […]

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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rowing/32267294

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, […]