At Henley Rowing Club we really do try to provide rowing for everybody have structured our squad system to deliver this. Choose one which you think fits in best for you depending on your age, experience, ability to train and desire to compete.
We are always looking for experienced Senior Men and Senior Women to race for Henley and grow with the club to match our ambitions for winning. Our highly competitive Junior squads (boys and girls 13 -18 years) lead the way and our regatta reports speak for themselves. In 2017 the juniors won 8 golds, 5 silvers and a bronze medal at the National Schools Regatta. We were Victor Ludorum winners at British National Championships July 2017 for the second year running. The juniors continue to gain honours at international level with J16 boys being selected to represent GB in the GB France match, two junior girls representing GB at the Coupe de la Jeunesse and two junior girls competing at the Junior World Championships 2017.
The Masters squads of men and women row competitively winning at British Masters and Henley Masters. In recent years a more extensive and thriving masters squad are growing in competition experience as demonstrated by our improved 2016-17 season results. The masters also enjoy the river on a recreational basis and integrate new members from the Learn to Row courses so that they can gain experience and confidence with the aim of competing if they wish.
SUMMARY OF REGATTA AND HEAD WINS
Period 1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017
Maidenhead Sen 2x (composite)
Upper Thames Head Mas C/D 2-, Mas C/D 4x
Quintin Head Mas D 8+ (composite)
Henley 4 & 8s Head Mas D/E 4+ (composite)
Masters Championships Mas D 2x (bronze)
Staines Regatta Mas D 4x
Henley Masters Mas E 1x
Reading Head Masters D/E 2-
Reading Small Boats J16 4x, J15 4x+
Upper Thames J18 2x, J15 4x +, J15 2x, J14 4x +, J14 2x
Henley Sculls J16 4x, J15 4x+, J14 4x+
Burway J15 2x, J15 1x
Hampton SBH J15 4x+
Wallingford 4s&8s J15 4x+
Hampton Head J15 4x+
Henley 4s & 8s Head J14 4x+
Oarsport Junior Head J15 4x+ B
Marlow Spring IM3 1x, J16 2x, J15 1x, J14 1x,J13 4x +, J13 2x
Maidenhead Junior J13 4x+
Weybridge Ladies J13 2x
National Schools J16 4x A, J16 4x B, J15 4x+ A, J15 4x+ B
Marlow Town J16 4x, J16 2x Div A, J16 2x Div B, J16 1x Div B, J15 2x Div A, J15 2x Div B
Reading Amateur J14 2x, J14 1x
Thames Valley Park J16 2x, J14 1x, J13 4x+
Marlow J15 4x+
Egham J18 2x, J16 1x, J14 4x+,J13 4x+, J13 2x
British Junior Champs J15 2x (silver), J15 4x+ (bronze)
Henley T & V J14 1x
Oxford City J14 1x
Henley Sculls W IM2 2x
Marlow Spring W IM3 8+
Walton & Weybridge W IM1 2x, W IM3 4x, W IM3 2x, W Nov 2x
Henley T&V W IM1 4x
Upper Thames Head W Mas D 4x
Masters Championships W Mas E 8 (composite) (gold)
Marlow Spring W Mas C Nov 4x+, W Mas D 2x, WMas D 4x
Marlow Town W Mas D 4x
Weybridge Ladies W Mas D 2x, W Mas D Nov 4x
Wallingford LDS WJ18 4x-, WJ16A 4x-,WJ15A 4x-, WJ18 A 2x-, WJ18A 1x, WJ17A 1x
Upper Thames WIM2 8o, WNov 8o, WJ18 4+, WJ18 2x,WJ16 4+, WJ18 4x, WJ15 4x+
Fours Head WJ18 4+,WJ18 4x
Henley Sculls WIM3 4x, WJ18 4x, WJ18 2x, WJ18 1x,WJ16 2x, WJ16 1x, WJ15 4x+,WNov 1x
Hampton SBH WJ16 4x
Quintin 8s Head WJ18 8o
Wallingford Head WJ18 8o, WJ18 4+,WJ15 4+,
Henley 4s & 8s WIM3 4+, WJ18 8o, WJ16 4+, WJ14 4x+
Reading Head WIM1 8
Schools Head WJ18 1st 8o, WJ16 4x
Oarsport Sculling Head WJ17 4x A, WJ17 4xB, WJ15 4xA, WJ15 4x
Abingdon Head WJ13 4x+
Junior Interregional Regatta WJ16 8o, WJ16 4-, WJ15 4x+
Ghent International WU23 2-, WJ18 8o, WJ18 1x, WJun 2-, WJ18 4x, WJ18 8o, WJ18 4-, WU23 2-, WJ18 4x, WJ18 1x
Munich Regatta WJ 4-, WJ 2-,WJ 4x, WJ 2x (composites)
Marlow Spring WJ16 8o, WJ15 2x
Maidenhead Junior WJ14 4x+ B
Junior Sculling Regatta WJ15 4x+
Weybridge Ladies WJ13 2x, WJ13 4x+
National Schools Gold: WJ18 4-, WJ18 4x B, WJ15 4x+ A, WJ14 4x+ B, Silver: WJ18 8o, WJ18 4x A, WJ15 4+, WJ15 4x+ B, WJ14 4x+ A, Bronze: WJ16 8o
Henley Women’s WJ18 4+, WJ16 4x
Reading Amateur WIM3 4+, WJ15 4x+, WJ13 4x +, WJ13 2x
Egham WJ13 4x+
British Junior Champs Gold: WJ18 8o, WJ15 4x, WJ15 2 , Silver: WJ18 4x, WJ18 4-
Home International WJ18 8o, WJ18 4+, WJ18 4-
Henley T & V WJ16 2x, Mx IM3 2x (composite)
Coupe de la Jeunesse WJ8o (silver), WJ4- (gold), WJ 2x (silver, bronze) composites
World Juniors WJ4x (4th), WJ 4- (7th) composites
The club appointed a new Captain Stan Admiraal in July 2016 .
Outgoing Chairman Ian Pankhurst and new Chairman Rob Berrington welcoming Miriam Luke as President AGM March 2017.
In recent years the Men’s squad has been one of the most successful club squads in the country with wins at all the major regattas including Henley Royal Regatta. The squad trains on the river every weekend, Saturday and Sunday training sessions starting at 8am, and on weekday evenings in the spring and summer. During the winter, weekday training on ergos and using weights takes place in the Club’s purpose built and well-equipped training room and generally starts from 6:30pm, although individuals can arrange training around work. The Club enters most of the major head races that take place between October and April, and can be seen competing at the main regattas throughout the country. See our squad page for further information.
The Women’s squad has had an influx of new members and the squad has a good mix of novices and experienced oarswomen now training together which shows promise for the coming season. The training times for the women are the same as the men, 8am Saturday and Sunday mornings and Monday to Thursday evenings during the week. See our squad
The Club has always had a number of Junior Men but this section has really taken off in the last two years, and now forms a significant part of our activities and recent regatta wins.The success of the boys can be seen by the medals the boys have won at both international regattas and the top national regattas over recent years including the Fawley Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 2003 and 2007. Training sessions are 7:30am to 12:30 Saturday and Sundays and three or four weekly sessions Monday to Thursdays, with the recommended number of sessions for each age group being J14s two, J15s three, others four.
The Club is seen as a centre of excellence for junior girls rowing with many girls over the years being selected to row or scull for England and/or Great Britain. All age groups and abilities are catered for from J13 and upwards. Training sessions for the girls are 7:30am to 12:30 Saturday and Sundays and three or four sessions Monday to Thursdays, with the recommended number of sessions for each age group being J14s two, J15s three, others four.
For more information on junior rowing, including our helpful Parent’s Guide, see our Junior Squad page.
Masters Rowing and Sculling
We have a mix of young and veteran recreational rowers who organise their own training sessions and outings . We are a growing competitive Masters Squad.
The club has two touring boats which are used for the Learn to Row course and are available for members subject to booking.
New to Rowing?
If you are a Junior aged 11 and over you need to take a look at our Learn to Row page first. We run a series of rowing camps and training courses designed to get you started on the water and familiar with the sport. Each season a new group of J13s starts up to develop competency and learn about being part of a bigger squad. The J13s start to compete at some Head races and regattas in the summer season as a step towards being part of the Junior squad from J14.