ABOUT US

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Based on the River Witham in the thriving town of Boston, Lincolnshire, Boston Rowing Club caters for the aspirations of the whole community. With the aim of getting more people into the enjoyable sport of rowing.

The club welcomes all rowers and coxes whether they consider themselves as purely recreational rowers to the highly competitive. If you just want to have a go the club runs Learn to Row courses for Adults and Juniors and it’s not just on the water. We have indoor rowing machines and gym equipment as well.

Boston’s excellent stretch of water and land based facilities mean we are a sought after venue for rowing events. Boston Rowing Marathon, a 31 mile race from Lincoln to Boston, takes place on the 3rd Sunday in September each year, and the Boston Head of the river race kicks the season off in January. Since 1999 the club has been the venue of the GB Squads winter time trials and also host the British Universities & College Sports Small Boats Head.

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Learn to Row course.

We have a 6 week Learn to Row course, in which you will learn and experience the different styles of rowing and how one may be required to adapt depending on the boat they are in. We aim to build confidence and the skills nessesary for you to become a more competant rower.

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Coaching and progression.

Our sessions are currently split into 3 different groups, after completing the Learn to Row course you will then progress into the first group, which is known as group 1. From here you will continue to develop your skills learnt from the L2R course, in addition you will start to gather a wider understanding of the sport.

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Racing!

Should you be intested in the world of racing, you will be provided with the opurtunity to move into our more racing orientated group, know as group 3. Time spent in this group is primarily dedicated to developing yourself as a competitve athelete and helping you achieve your goals.

NEWS

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Here's all of the latest and greatest regarding Boston Rowing Club.

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The Boston Marathon!

Sunday 17th September saw our annual Marathon from Lincoln to Boston. It was notable for the participation of James Cracknell in time of 3 hours 33. Huw Champion completed his 50th Marathon in 4 hours 31. The weather and river conditions were very kind to us and we had an army of volunteers helping out. The 96 boats that took part had crew members that ranged from their teens to their 80's.

The results can be found here. One of our members, James Hedges has posted his photos of the day here if you do download any photos please make a donation to lives as their support is vital for the safe running of our events.


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Skills saturday!

A fantastic day of fun at Boston Rowing Club saw the core of our junior squad participate in demonstrating some advanced skills out on the water in front of the Clubhouse. Joined by our Water Safety Officer Nigel and Boatman/Coach Steve, the squad displayed their incredible talent and composure with skills such as Standing up rowing, Standing 360°s, and even "The Gondola!". Even the driving rain didn't dampen their spirits, with everyone smiling and laughing throughout! A huge thankyou to all involved! Phil for planning and coaching the session, our chairman Rob who encouraged everyone to get involved, and particularly the juniors who all shared duties filming, supporting and laughing at each other.

A very memorable day for all the best reasons!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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1st

Boston Marathon

31 miles downstream, course from Lincoln to Boston! Entries are invited for all boat classes in:

Open, Womens, Mixed, Juniors from J15+, Masters, Para-Rowing and Rowability.

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2nd

Ancholme Head

2750 metres straight course (British Rowing Rules of Racing apply).

Racing will be in 2 divisions at 11.00 and 14.30 Events for open, women’s, mixed, masters* and junior categories (A & B) in fours, quads, pairs, doubles and singles. All events in fine boats.

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3rd

Boston Head

Coming Soon!

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4th Event

Lincoln Head

1.5km for J14, WJ14 & younger and New to rowing Novice* entries only.

3.5km course open to other BROE listed boat classes and categories incl Novice.




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5th

JIRR Regatta

The 2017 Junior Inter-Regional Regatta will be held at Holme Pierrepont Country Park on Saturday 22nd April.

Please note the British Rowing Rules of Racing change regarding heel restraints.



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6th

Leicester Regatta

Commencing 8:30am on the Grand Union Canal “Mile Straight” in Leicester City Centre.To be held under the Rules of British Rowing. British Rowing Rules of R i ‘RowSafe’ will apply.

Additional information at our website: www.leicester-rowing.co.uk




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