Coronavirus – Lincoln Rowing Centre Temporary Closure

The LRC committee has been considering a responsible and practical response to the Covid 19 pandemic in the light of the latest government advice and the measures being taken by other rowing clubs.

Therefore, in order to facilitate ‘social distancing’ to control the spread of the virus, it is, with regret, that:

ALL activities, both formal and informal, at Lincoln Rowing Centre will cease from today 17/3/20 until further notice. 

Therefore the AGM scheduled for 1/4/20 is postponed.  This decision will be reviewed on a rolling 2 week basis with the next review date being 1/4/20. 
Please bear with us during this period and keep monitoring FaceBook.  I will endeavour to keep members informed, by email, regarding any changes and developments in our approach to Covid 19.  

Next Adult Learn to Row Course – 30th July

Following the popularity of the last Learn to Row course, Lincoln Rowing Centre will run a further course for adults, starting at 6pm on Thursday 30th July. The course starts with basic skills and technique, followed by the opportunity to experience sculling and sweep rowing in a variety of boats. Please click on this link for further information.

Bedford Regatta

Saturday 09.05.15 started nice & early with an 0515hrs departure for Mr Captain and his Wingman (Kieran).  A problem free journey had us arriving in Bedford by 0700hrs to undertake some rather special trailer maneuvering (over a very narrow bridge) and then managing to get the trailer into a good place next to the river (I refuse to mention that I asked for help reversing the trailer).

We had 3 crews entered all of whom had some very stiff competition which is exactly what you expect from a regatta in Bedford.  The WJ15 4x+ (Hannah Ford, Beth Cassidy, Lauren Eccles, Tilly Holmes coxed by Olivia Webb) were the first to race over the 1200m course and won, beating Great Marlow School BC by 4 lengths in a time of 4:30.   Their next race was against a crew from Lady Elanor Holles BC and despite finishing in a time of 4:25 our girls were beaten by a very, very strong crew.

Next to attack the course were the J184x- (Alex Reay, John Dransfield, Kieran Fuller & Tom Kelsey) who were to race a crew representing the South African Schools Rowing Union.  Despite a decent time of 3:45 the boys lost by 4 lengths with some unusual steering and a definite loss of technique in the final 500m not helping the situation.

Our final crew were the WJ16 4x- (Niamh Lightowler, Ellie Baumber, Lizzy Dyer & Lucy Newbutt) racing against Bedford Girls School BC.  Sadly, a time of 4:22 was not enough to win the race but the girls still managed a strong final 500m.

Well done to all of our crews and let’s go one better at Peterborough.

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Junior & Adult Learn 2 Row Courses Start In May

Lincoln Rowing Club are running another Learn 2 Row course starting on 02 May 2015.  We are running both Junior & Adult courses which offer an excellent introduction to rowing; book now to be sure of a seat!

The adult course will run from 8:00am to 10:00am and the junior course from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Details can be found here.

Lincoln Head 2015 – Results

That’s the head over with for another year and we would like to say a a massive thank you to all of our sponsors, Umpires, Centre volunteers and competitors who made the day possible.

The end result of the day is below:


We would love to make pictures of the day available on our website, please email them through to

Lincoln Head 2015 – The Draw

The Draw is out!

Please take note of which landing stage your trailer should park at and make sure that all of your crews read the competitor information.

We have a lot of boats to get on the water and to help you our Lincoln members will be wondering aimlessly around the boating areas; if you need help carrying a boat or blades please collar someone in hi-vis or Lincoln Rowing top.

Any queries with the draw please email Our aim is to have the finalised draw published by Thursday.

Provisional Draw

See you all next weekend.

Lincoln Head 2015 – New Documents Available

With our 1st year Uni rowers disappointed about missing out at BUCS head we have to remind them that we’re getting closer to our head. Hopefully the weather will be a little better for it…

New documents have just been released by the organisational committee and can be found here:

Lincoln Head 2015