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Olympic Legend Sir Steve Redgrave opens Lea Rowing Club boathouse

From the Guardian (Waltham Forest, Chingford, Wanstead & Woodford) FIVE-TIME Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave officially opened the new Lea Rowing Club boathouse in East London on Saturday with the ceremony coinciding with the Paralympic Rowing Regatta at Rio 2016….. Read more here.

Sir Steve Redgrave opens £1m boathouse development

From Charity Today: Sir Steve Redgrave, five-time Olympic gold medallist, officially opened Lea Rowing Club’s £1m boathouse development in Spring Hill at the weekend, thanks to a £100,000 grant from the Mayor of London: Sports Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity…. Read more here.

Sir Steve Redgrave opens new boathouse

Sir Steve Redgrave, five times Olympic gold medalist, officially opened the new Lea Rowing Club boathouse in East London on Saturday 10 September. The opening coincided with the Paralympic Rowing Regatta in Rio. Donor funding of £770,000 – plus more than £400,000 from members and friends of the Club – has allowed the boathouse to […]

Grand Opening of the New Boathouse.

All are welcome – please disregard the RSVP date, but drop us a line if you’re planning to attend

Two former Lea Juniors get their GB vests

GB Rowing Team this week announced its crews for the European Universities Games in Zagreb this summer with two former Lea Juniors selected. Tom Mapp, (picture) Lea class of 2013, is in his final undergraduate year at Bath University studying Maths and will be rowing in the Men’s Heavyweight double (M2x) and Tuentje Tijsson, Lea […]

British Rowing Masters Championships June 2016

A sizeable contingent of rowers from several squads in the club travelled up to Nottingham for the British Rowing Masters Championships on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June. Held at the Holme Pierrepoint National Watersports Centre, this regatta features multi-lane racing over 1000m on a purpose built straight course. ‘Brit Masters’ is […]

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 […]

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 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 […]