The regular season runs from around September to early July. Although we usually keep up the training in the off season and enter some summer sprint regattas. The squad trains together for weights, ergo and gym as well as water sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning.
We welcome experienced rowers looking for regular training and competition in a great location in London. The squad maintains a friendly, supportive atmosphere where training is important, but so is life outside the club. Most of our athletes have day jobs and home lives to take care of and this is respected.
Our focus each year is on the big head races and regattas, including of course Henley Royal. The club has had boats competing at Henley Royal in the Silver Goblets, Wyfold and Thames Challenge Cups. If you're looking for a new club and are keen on racing, then we would love to hear from you.
The programme is based on 6-9 sessions, 6 or 7 days per week. This includes weights, ergometer, some cross training and of course water sessions. There are regular tests conducted throughout the season to assist in selecting crews and so you can measure your progress.
The club invests in fleet upgrades and recently bought many new boats including 8+, 4+, 4x- and 2x-. Our top boats are built by Hudson and we are lucky to have in our boat house the shell rowed by the Canadian mens 4 at the 2012 Olympic games in London.
Each year the squad aims to hold a training camp, usually sometime between April and June. This is usually a week of perfect rowing conditions in the sun on lakes and canals in France, Spain or Bulgaria.