Lea RC is keen to further develop recreational rowing as part of its rowing activities. The recreational squad has its own boats and provides an opportunity for people to participate in the sport whilst not having to go through the rigours of training and competition. Many people who join the group will row once or twice a week, all year round, and once members, who range from 22 to 81, get the rowing habit it makes a big contribution to their cardiovascular fitness. Rowers row in groups of four and two, either sculling or sweep oar rowing, always with a cox to navigate. There are stable single sculling boats available.


Inauguration of the recreational fleet.

The recreational squad play an important and valued role in the life and success of the Lea RC supporting a host of social and fundraising activities. There is an annual Winter Celebration where contributions of homemade food, mulled wine and music results in a delightful occasion


Recreational Rowing in the snow.

The squad has occasional extra outings, for example to Broxbourne RC to explore higher up the Lea. And there are opportunities to try racing.


Fun racing in the recreational boats at the Lea Spring Regatta

The recreational squad welcomes people of all ages and rowing ability.  If you have never rowed before you will need to participate on a Learn2Row course. The club offers courses for recreational rowing. For more information on this please see our ‘Learn2Row’ page

Lea RC’s recreational rowing squad currently rows from the club at the following times:

  • Wednesday 09.30 until 11.30
  • Friday 09.30 until 11.30
  • Sunday from 12.00 until 14.00

Any questions about the recreational squad email the secretary, Lea RC