Captains Keith Nick

Congratulations to our new Club Captain Nick Steel. And a huge thank you to Keith for all the hard work you have put into the club over the last 2 years.


Maidenhead Rowing Club runs a series of adult (18+) Learn to Row courses aimed at those who have never rowed before and fancy giving it a go.

  • For enquiries regarding Junior Learn to Row, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the Junior squad pages here.

The courses are run by experienced coaches who are British Rowing accredited.

Adult courses run in the Spring/ early Summer so that novices get a chance to improve their technique and stamina before the more challenging water and weather conditions of the autumn/winter.  

Evening courses comprise 8 x 2-hour sessions held at the Club on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. A daytime course will run, usually on Tuesday and Friday mornings, starting at 9:30am

Course Overview

* Introduction Session: Your first visit to the Club will be an introduction to the sport of rowing and to the Club, outlining how it is run and the facilities on offer. This session will give you the opportunity to get to know the coaches and your fellow course attendees. Please come in sports kit, as there will be an introduction to technique.

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* The Course: We will teach you the basics of sculling (an oar in each hand) to a determined level in wide and stable boats. Depending on river conditions you will also be able to go out in a single scull.

* Post Learn to Row: At the end of the course there will be the opportunity to join the club and join either the Recreational or Competitive squads subject to meeting the appropriate squad criteria.

 * How to Apply: The cost of the Learn to Row Stage 1 course for 2019 was £200.00 per person which includes membership of the Club for the duration of the course. Future courses will be in line with this cost.


The courses are very popular and are restricted in terms of numbers on each course. So if you are interested, in order to secure a place on the best course for you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as soon as you can. We will contact those on the waiting list first when new dates are announced.

Please note that rowing is a physical sport and there will be some lifting and carrying of boats at each session. In addition you must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing to undertake these courses. 

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British Rowing Certified. Maidenhead Rowing Club is one of the major rowing clubs in the country to hold British Rowing accreditation as a Learn to Row Centre.

                                         Learn to Row Courses in 2019


For all enquiries regarding Adult Learn to Row courses, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Places are allocated first to our waiting list - please email if you want to join the list for future courses.


 For enquiries regarding Junior Learn to Row, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the Junior squad pages here.

Maidenhead Regatta will be held on Saturday 10th August 2019


The Regatta Flyer can be found here.


Cancellation of Maidenhead Regatta

We are very sorry to have to advise you that the 2019 Maidenhead Regatta has had to be cancelled on the basis of the current weather forecast where strong winds are expected across the region.

The Regatta  Committee has been monitoring the weather forecast closely over the past few days and, regrettably in the interests of the safety and well being of all competitors, spectators & volunteers we have decided unanimously that the risks presented by the weather were too great. The expected strong winds (circa 25mph) and gusts (circa 40-50mph) will mean that the conditions may be unsafe for travelling to the event with trailers as well as to race in. It has been a difficult decision to make, and one that has not been taken lightly without proper consultation and consideration of all possible alternatives.

The Regatta Committee has been taking steps to minimise costs incurred, and some costs were unavoidable, but we do intend to offer a full refund of entries fees. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who had entered or who had volunteered to help as your continued support for Maidenhead Regatta is very much appreciated.

For those of you who are especially disappointed at missing out on your regatta burger and pint of beer - we are organising a Regatta BBQ at the Maidenhead Rowing Club boathouse from 3:00pm to 11:00pm where a range of food and drinks will be on offer. It would fantastic if our friends from local rowing clubs would still be able to join us!

We look forward to seeing you next year

Kind regards

The Regatta Committee



The latest v2 issue of the Race Timetable is published below.




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Please note that for safety reasons portable or disposable BBQs are not allowed in the spectator area on the riverbank.

We are indebted to the following companies and organisations who continue to support the Club.

If you are interested in supporting us in any way please look here.


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Temporary Rowing Membership

Individuals who have not been a member of the Club in any category for at least two years prior to applying, apply online for the right to the use of the club house, boats and land training facilities for not more than one month on a trial basis with a view to committing to another category of membership.  Temporary Rowing members do not have the right to vote at general meetings of the Club. No charge is made.

Guest Rowing membership 

Any individual who, being a member of another rowing club, is a visitor to Maidenhead and has the permission of the Captain to use the club house, boats and land training facilities for not more than two weeks.  Guest Rowing members do not have the right to vote at general meetings of the Club. 

No charge is made. Guest members must be signed in by their Club host using the Guest Register folder in Reception.


Registering your Temporary Rowing Membership

Our club uses the British Rowing ClubHub system for online membership. This allows you to register for Temporary Membership. It uses the same log-in details as your British Rowing membership. If you are not a member of British Rowing please use the option for 'New Member' and you can set up you personal details and choose a password.

You must register through ClubHub prior to using any Club facilities to be covered by our Insurance policy.


Please ensure that you have read the Membership Terms and Conditions: 

Terms & Conditions




ClubHub help gives a step-by-step guide to set up your membership:

ClubHub Help

We no longer accept paper membership forms: if this is an issue for you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.
If you wish to make a donation to the Club, please email the Treasurer at treasurerThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can provide you with the Club bank details to make a transfer. If you prefer, you can leave a cheque in the Treasurers pigeon-hole in the Club reception.
If you are a UK tax payer, please complete and attach the Gift Aid form.

Gift Aid

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Maidenhead Rowing Club has a thriving Daytime Squad who meet on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30am for a couple of hours on the river.

A group of all ages and experience, we sometimes have as many as 20 coming down to row a beautiful stretch of the Thames, under the iconic Brunel Sounding Arch bridge, as it widens out on its way down to Bray Lock.

We have a mixture of singles, doubles, quads and even a triple on hand as we mix and match members to ensure that those looking to improve their skills get an experienced ‘bow’ to steer and monitor technique along the way!

Above all it is a fun group who have the pleasure of rowing on one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country. 



We have not received the necessary data from the Environment Agency flow meter since 14th November.


On investigation, it has been found that we will no longer receive the data so are unable to maintain this feature of the website. 


Please use the Gauge Map to determine the river flow and the thermometer on the pontoon to check the temperature.


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                                             Local Business Partner Programme

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Maidenhead Rowing Club is the leading rowing club in the Windsor and Maidenhead area. We have over 300 members, alongside our volunteer coaches and supporters.
Our members include international juniors right through to a thriving senior squad.

As well as competing in many regional, national and international races, the club hosts two popular annual regattas under Brunel’s sounding arch attracting hundreds of competitors and spectators in May and August 2017.


How your company can get involved

By becoming a valued partner of Maidenhead Rowing Club your company can raise your profile and promote your products to an increasing local audience.

You’ll also be supporting and inspiring the future of local rowers; highlighting your company’s commitment to sporting excellence, talent development and corporate social responsibility.

You also benefit from our dedicated Marketing team working to promote your business in our club communications, local PR and events.

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Club equipment may only be used with the Captain's permission or as shown on the equipment allocation chart. After use, members must wipe down boats thoroughly and return boats and oars to their correct racks.

Any damage, however sustained, must be immediately reported to the Captain by person or by email. A note of any damage must be left with the equipment and details entered into the damage and repairs book situated in the bank of lockers in the middle bay of the boathouse.

The blades of Club oars shall be painted Brunswick Green and the blade shall be embellished with a green star upon a circular white background.

Members representing the Club at regattas shall wear an "all in one" with Brunswick Green sleeveless vest with a green star on a white circle on the front and black shorts with white and green stripe down either side.

The club blazer with the "arm" may be worn by those members who have either a) represented the club at Henley Royal Regatta, or b) won a medal at the National Rowing Championships, or c) gained international selection. The blazer badge without the arm may be worn by any Member, Junior or Associate.

The Safety Plan is to be adhered to at all times.

Regulations for the use of Club equipment by Claires Court School shall be agreed by the Captain and the Master in charge of Rowing prior to the beginning of each School term. In addition, regulations for the use of Claires Court equipment by the Club shall also be agreed by the Captain and the Master in charge of Rowing prior to the beginning of each School term.

The Club will not accept any responsibility for boats belonging to members when left in or outside the boathouse. Members are responsible for insuring their own equipment.

Any member who wilfully by their, his or her own negligence occasions damage to any boat or property of the Club shall cause such damage to be made good at their own expense, but all expense caused by accidental damage shall be borne by the Club. The Committee shall decide whether or not the damage was accidental and this decision shall be binding on the member concerned.

The last person to use the boathouse, land training facilities and changing rooms is responsible for securing all doors and turning off all the lights upon departure.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the club building.

No kit whether worn or in bags, is allowed in the bar.

If entering the building for training purposes, the back door to the club is to be used for access.

In view of the considerable volume of work that the office of captain of the club entails, as from the year 2005-2006 that member will not be required to pay the annual subscription but will retain full rights of membership.

Members are to restrict their parking in River Rd to the Club's new frontage, leaving sufficient clearance at the Car Park entrance to allow good visibility and ease of exit/entrance by trailers.

These bye-laws may only be added or changed by a two thirds majority of Committee Members present at a Committee meeting, due notice having been given of the proposed changes.

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.

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 a video in tribute to him which gives a flavour of the club and crews dating back to the 1930's.

Established in 1876, the Club's first Captain was William Grenfell, later Lord Desborough of Taplow and Mayor of Maidenhead. He competed for Oxford in the dead heat boat race of 1877 and also rowed the channel in an either.

Following the Club's first Henley success in 1924, Jack Arnold extended the premises at Maidenhead Bridge which were opened in 1926. Jack was himself a successful oarsman between 1903 and 1920.

In 1939, Maidenhead entered the Wyfolds and won the final against Tigre Boat Club, Argentina - an especially popular win since most of the events at Henley that year were won by overseas competitors. Aubrey Lion was in this winning crew and went on to become Club President in 1977.

Bert Bushnell and Richard Burnell won the Double Sculls at the Olympic Regatta at Henly in 1948. Further victories have maintained Maidenhead's record as one of the three most successful up-river clubs at Henley Royal Regatta, along with Leander and Oxford University.

Winning the Britannia Cup at Henley in 1985 prompted fundraising to build the present boathouse, helped by a National Lottery Sports Council grant. Olympic champion Sir Steven Redgrave opened the new boathouse in June 1998.

The facilities at the new clubhouse allow the Club to offer rowing to all, with an inclusive policy.

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