Poplar, Blackwall & District Rowing Club

Your local rowing club, welcoming everyone from complete beginners to international athletes

Come join us at Poplar, Blackwall & District Rowing Club – a friendly rowing club based on the River Thames, London.

Squad and Recreational Rowing on the Thames, London

Squad Rowing

If you’re an experienced rower you can join either our coached Senior squads or get involved with the sociable Explore group. Juniors are specifically catered for with dedicated coaching and support. There is something for everyone.

Rowers Racing on the Thames at Poplar, London

Events & Races

Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club organise a number of rowing events each year including the Docklands Head, the Greenwich Head and the annual club sculling championships, as well as various social events across the calendar.

PBDRC rows on both the tidal waters of the River Thames and the 2000m multi-lane Royal Albert Dock course.

Recent News

Please note that we are currently only accepting applications from people with previous rowing/sculling experience. Please do not submit an application form at this time if you are a novice rower/sculler. The dates of the next learn to row course will be published on the website as soon as they are available. Novice rowers/scullers should keep an eye on our website and submit an application form when the dates of the next learn to row course are released.
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