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Recreational Rowing

Anne Hock - Recreational Rowing Co-Ordinator

Anne Hock

Anne is based at Leicester Rowing Club, if you have any questions about recreational rowing, she can be reached via our

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Upcoming Recreational Rowing Events

Recreational rowing has developed as a way for those who enjoy rowing but either do not have the time to commit or desire to row in a competitive way. Many crews that row recreationally are of mixed ability and the majority of recreational rowing takes pace in stable explore rowing boats, often fours or quads but there are triples, pairs, doubles available too

A number of clubs in the East Midlands region have successful recreational rowing squads including Leicester, Newark and Boston.

There is some other information on the BR Recreational Rowing site or you can join the Recreational Group on Facebook.


Recreational News
15th May 2021Update to BR Return to Rowing v11 British Rowing have updated the guidance from v12 for our return to rowing as we enter step 3 from Monday 17 May. Key updates effective 17 May: Group indoor training allowed (max 6 or 2 households, space dependent: 100 sq feet/9.3sq metre per person) Outdoor groups up to Read More [...]
12th March 2021Update to BR Return to Rowing v11 British Rowing have updated the guidance from v11 for our return to rowing after lockdown effective 28 March. The overview of updates from page 12 “Roadmap out of Lockdown” You can read the full release on the BR website and see a note from Andy Parkinson. [...]
3rd December 2020Update to BR Return to Rowing v8.2 British Rowing have updated their guidance in light of more detailed government guidance for sport. British Rowing have updated the guidance from v8.1 in these key areas: Travel restrictions through tiers. Group size exemptions for a small number of groups. Use of changing facilities and showers. Read the Read More [...]
3rd November 2020Update to lockdown 5 November 2020 British Rowing have shared their understanding of the lockdown starting 5 November 2020. Updated 5 November 2020 British Rowing have released their full details relating to rowing activities during this lockdown period. With the uncertainty of the lockdown, BR are liaising with Sport England and UK Sport for clarity. Read More [...]
26th October 2020BR Sprint Fest, Cancelled With regret, the event will not take place as planned this weekend due to the high probability of the local area of the National Watersports Centre entering Tier 3 of the Government’s Local COVID Alert Levels. Announcement from the OC The British Rowing Sprint Festival due to take place this weekend Read More [...]