The Rec squad is a friendly group of men and women of all ages. It is ideal for rowers wishing to develop their skills and for building confidence following the Learn to Row course or for those who just enjoy the sport of rowing. We mainly scull (when a rower has two oars), using boats of all sizes, although there are also opportunities for sweep (when a rower has one oar held with both hands).

We are a sociable squad who generally meet three times a week - twice in the evenings and once at the weekend, making use of the bar or coffee and breakfast after exercising on the beautiful River Thames.

Through the year we arrange a number of long rows. The outings are sometimes up to Bourne End or Marlow, or downstream to Windsor, going through lovely countryside and pretty locks. The long rows include a pub lunch or picnic.

In the winter the river can be too high or fast flowing to row. Fortunately, we are situated just 2 miles from the excellent Dorney Lake, which was used for the 2012 Olympics. The lake isn’t affected by high rainfall, so we still have an opportunity to row, even when it’s not possible to do so on the river.

When rowing isn’t possible, we sometimes arrange a bike ride or walk, and there is always the option of using the clubs ergos (rowing machines) and weight training equipment. For a social outing and chance to refine our technique, we also arrange visits to indoor rowing tank facilities at the Docklands Regatta Centre or Oxford University.

Although the squad isn’t competitive we do have the opportunity to participate in the Thames Valley Explore League event, held monthly at different rowing clubs (hosted by Maidenhead in the winter months) also at Maidenhead Regatta.  This event is great fun to have a taste of racing. The club has a strong social side, examples of fun events organised by members are meals out, bbq, parties, balls, trips away and quiz nights.  


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