About the Club
Whatever your skill level, background or age, we are always keen to take on new members. We are a new club, don’t be put off if you have no experience, we were all in the same boat (pun definitely intended), only a while ago! We offer a relaxed, warm atmosphere but with the ambition to achieve great things, both in the community and race results.
If you’re brand new to the sport, we ask that you complete the next Learn to Row Course before joining the club.
Hillingdon Rowing Club rows on one of the lakes located in the Colne Valley Regional Park, located between Denham and Harefield, a couple of miles from the M25 at J16. There is approximately 750m open water available for training. Changing rooms, toilets and car parking are all available at the site.
We also practice on the Thames at Danesfield, subject to availability.
We are currently developing 2 novice men’s squads, training in Fours sweep. Both crews are already competing at Regattas. Those interested in recreational rowing, don’t worry we are working towards getting a recreational squad started!
We are currently developing 2 Novice women’s squads, generally training in Quad Sculls, and Fours Sweep (to mix things up). Our Novice Women’s crews are already competing at Regattas. All ages are welcome!
Juniors (13-18) brand new to the sport should aim to attend a Learn to Row course before joining HRC. Our facilities partner, HOAC, offers Learn to Row and progression courses for Juniors.
Once juniors have progressed through these courses, they will then be able to join HRC and get the best possible experience from being an HRC member.
As with any club, we are always in need of coxes! If you’re a good motivator and want to see rowing from a different angle, get in touch.
To help build fitness and core strength, we do land training as well as training on the lake. We train 7.30PM-8.30PM Mondays and Wednesdays. These sessions include circuits and rowing machine (erg) sessions, with training plans suited to the time of year.
The facilities are located at Haydon School Gym. Directions.
HRC started racing in the 2013 Regatta season, we have already learnt some great lessons, with each event getting better. Look at our club calendar to find out more about what’s coming up. Browse our news archives to find out what we have been up to.
The club is run with members forming the management committee. Find out more about our constitution and the management committee. We are currently considering the move to becoming a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club).
Interested in trying Rowing for the first time? – give it a go! Already a rower, wanting to join another club? We offer 3 sessions for free, before signing up. Just contact us to arrange a session.
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What to Expect
Come on down and we will give you boat time in both Sculling (two blades) and Sweep (single blades) with both other new starters and our more experienced rowers.
You are also very welcome to attend our land training sessions (an extra charge will apply), to work on fitness, flexibility and technique.