World Record Rowing; we’re at it again….!

During the 20th to the 23rd of December our Lincoln Rowing Juniors are going to be taking part in a charity ergathon at the Lincoln Hilton Double Tree Hotel to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Centre.

During the 3 days they will be keeping the machine spinning continually for 80 hours in an attempt to break the World Record for the longest continual row by a mixed team made up of under 19 year olds!

Any support would be very welcome and gratefully received. Below is a link to their fundraising page, every little helps towards their target!

Recreational Trip to Vogalonga

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Carolyn & Andy joined a then very small and basic Lincoln Rowing Centre around 8 years ago.  They decided they wanted to take part in the 41st Vogalonga in 2015.  They organised the hiring of a boat in Venice and were joined by friends from Ancholme Rowing Club, Gill, Peter and Andrew.  It was a fabulous and surreal experience, starting in St. Marks Basin and rowing around the islands, a course of around 30km together with around 1800 other boats with a total of over 6500 participants. Magical.

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