It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that due to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice from our government and the World Health Organisation, we are left with no option but to close RBBC until further notice.
During this time, we will continue to communicate via email and our Facebook social media members page.
We look forward to reopening, when we are able, and to welcoming you back on the water. May we take this opportunity to thank you for the fantastic support and loyalty you have shown to us during this unprecedented time.
Mark McDonald – Chairman
A taste of the events and races we take part in…
Eel Pie Row
Social race around the island by The White Swan pub in Twickenham
Oxbridge Watermens Challenge
Annual race from Chiswick Pier to the finish line of the Universities Boat Race
Escorting the Thames Royal Shallop 'Jubilant' from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London
Great River Race
London's River Marathon - 21 miles from Docklands to Ham House
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This is such a great club with members from all walks of life and from a range of different countries, giving it a nice international spin. At one point one of our members was having his birthday and we were singing 'happy birthday' while rowing on the Thames in 4 different languages:)Melanie Ehren
RBBC consists of a great bunch of people who do different jobs, from varied backgrounds and, have many commitments but all are united in the fact whatever time you row - morning or night - when you get on the river you become one with the rhythm of the boat, the natural surroundings and get exercise to boot!Patty Pann
Rowing on the Thames is fabulous: the views from the river are amazing and keep changing as you move across the water, the tide comes in, the sun sets... the boats themselves are authentic and beautiful, the exercise is good for your physical and the pub stops for your mental health and the connections you make with fellow rowers are the cherry on the pie.Soetkin Van Der Poten