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Welcome to the Maidenhead Rowing Club

Maidenhead Rowing Club welcomes new members of all ages and abilities. We run regular induction sessions and learn to row courses. Click on the Learn to Row for the latest information. Read more about the club (pdf download).

The Club has a long history and boasts well over 300 junior and senior members who row at all levels from recreational through to National and International.

Relatives of one of our recently honored members Roy 'Willie' Smith created this video in tribute to him which gives a flavour of the club and crews dating back to the 1930's - Click Here.


Maidenhead Junior Regatta - Sunday 18th May 2014

Maidnenhead Junior Regatta! Sunday 18th May 2014 - Poster


Boat naming ceremony on Sunday 14th December

rad - 2013-12-15 - smallKaty Lion & Sophie Delaney

Katy Lion & Sophie Delaney former members of Maidenhead Rowing Club’s very successful High Performance Junior squad from 2004 through to 2008 had a boat named after them today in recognition of their outstanding achievements as juniors.

New club President Paul Lion welcomed guests and said:

“Katy Lion is a life long member of Maidenhead Rowing Club and Sophie Delaney joined the high performance junior team in 2005 from Wallingford.

During this time they both won numerous National Championship medals at Junior 14 through to Junior 18 level, going on torepresent GB internationally as juniors.


Fours Head held on Saturday 30th November 2013

fours head november 30th 2013 135_tMaidenhead Rowing club entered 4 crews in this years annual fours head held over the Championship course from Mortlake to Putney racing over a distance of 7K.

The crews who raced included a Mens coxless four, a boys junior quad and two womens coxless quads.

All crews enjoyed the event and raced well over this tough 7k Championship course.



jnr_interreg2013_doublesmlFour Maidenhead Junior Squad crews, representing the Thames Upper region, raced over 1,500m at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham on Saturday 27th April. All 4 club crews returned home with medals - 3 gold and 1 bronze.

The fastest crews are selected from each of British Rowing's 12 regions in events for the J14-16 age groups. In each event, the 12 crews race 6-abreast in 2 heats with the fastest 6 crews qualifying for the A final, and the remainder racing in the B final.


Great results fo​r Maidenhead 3 golds and 1 bronze medal

This was an exceptional performance racing against the top crews in the country coming from 12 regions. The format was for the fastest 6 crews racing over 1500mtrs to go into the A final remainder intom B finals. All Maidenhead crews reached the A finals and all came home with medals. All 4 boats used were Wintecs.


Maidenhead Junior Men Win Second National Title

08-03-13 raceIn torrential rain at Eton Dorney on 8th March, the club's J15 quad won a convincing victory at the Oarsport National Junior Sculling Head.

The crew of Patrick Sadd, Sam Hoxley, Alasdair Butler, and Henry Bennett, coxed by Henry's sister Eliza, raced over the 2 lengths of Dorney Lake in a time of 12:51, 15 seconds faster than Westminster School and 28 seconds ahead of Windsor Boys School, the silver and bronze medalists. Crews were started in an apparently random order on a congested lake, so the boys had to fight their way through slow-moving quads and octos expertly guided by Eliza's coxing.


Boat Naming Ceremony

Maidenhead Rowing Club celebrates the naming of three new boats named in honor of three members:

Roy 'Willie' Smith, loyal member of MRC for more than 50 years

Brian Smith, club Vice President

Louise Entwistle, winner of seven championships and representing GB at junior level.



New Learn to Learn 2013!

Please check our Learn to Row section as new courses are about to start!



National Schools Regatta - Junior crews win 1 Gold and 1 Bronze medal

img1Maidenhead Rowing Club entered 16 crews into this National Schools Regatta held at the National Water sports Centre, Nottingham.

This event attracts all the top rowing/sculling schools in the country and it was good to see the Maidenhead crews competing and learning how to be competitive.

The format of the events started with processional races over a 1k course on the Friday and processional races on the Saturday & Sunday over 1,750mtrs. Most of the events were over subscribed so the young Maidenhead crews had to race over the course in a head format and only the first 18 crews qualified for the semi-finals.

Crews then had to finish in the first 2 positions in each of the three semi-finals to qualify for the finals to compete for a medal.

Fridays racing saw the Maidenhead junior crews achieve mixed success resulting in two medal winning crews.


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Environmental Agency - River Thames Status

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Learn To Row

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Maidenhead in Semi-Finals at Junior World Rowing Championships!

As some of you may know, the Junior World Rowing Championships have started just down the road from the club at the Dorney Rowing Lake. This year two of our members have done well enough to be selected to represent the Great Britain team and have reached their respective A/B semi-finals; they are Jack Beaumont, who was selected to row in Quadruple Sculls, and Tom Jost who was selected to coach the Junior Mens Double Sculls.

A provisional draw for the event is available here - Draw

All race times are subject to change but both boats with a Maidenhead interest raced a Heat on Thursday, a Repachage or Quarter Final on Friday, a Semi Final on Saturday, before racing in a Final on Sunday.

Both crews with a Maidenhead RC interest have managed to get through to their respective A/B semi finals. The JM4x containing our very own Jack Beaumont managed to win their heat on Wednesday against some tough competition including a very good German crew. That result got them straight into Saturday's A/B semi where the top three go through to the A final on Sunday.

If you are thinking of heading down entry is free unless you want to go into the enclosure in which case tickets cost £15 and car parking is £10, which is a small price to pay to see our club members represent GB at such a high level.


British Rowing Championship Results

A massive well done to James Hanson who came 5th out of 30 in U23 Singles at the British Rowing Championships. To give you an idea of how impressive that is the winner of U23 Singles was 13 Seconds faster than the Open Singles Winner. Lad!


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