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.

Novices learning to Row on River Thames

Learn to Row

Rowing is fun, a great way to meet people and a fantastic way of keeping fit. At Poplar Rowing Club we welcome new beginners to the sport of rowing. We run our Learn to Row course for adult rowers three times a year.

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

Club Race September 9th 2018

Club Race September 9th 2018

A great days racing was enjoyed by all being made more exciting by the rapidly deteriorating conditions, as demonstrated by the wind noise on the video, which caused the final two races to be shortened by 200m....

Club Race 9th September 2018

We are hosting our first club race of 2018 on 9th September. Please invite your family and friends on to the race following boat, the MV Sappelle, which will depart fromGreenwich pier at 1030 sharp. You will then...