Experienced oarsmen and women are very welcome at Poplar Rowing Club. The club enters regattas throughout the summer season, with racing at the top 2000m multi-lane events (Wallingford, Metropolitan as well as our own Poplar Spring) and at lots of regattas along the Thames (Twickenham, Kingston, Molesey among others) as well as regattas at Cambridge and Maidstone. We participate in the main Head Races during the winter: the Scullers Heads, the Pairs Head, the Fours Head and the Eights Heads, all on the Tideway, and at other head races on the Thames, the Medway and the Cam. We aim to compete at Henley Royal Regatta each year.
Social Rowers are also well-catered for. Whether because their jobs are so demanding that they cannot commit to more than the occasional Sunday outing, or because their other sporting involvement demands their attention elsewhere, or possibly because they are ‘between-crews’ – whatever the reason, some of our members are not already committed to squads and/or boats and just want a paddle on a weekend with some training thrown in. We aim to ensure that everyone gets afloat each weekend morning – arrive ready to row by the time given and we will do our best to ensure that it happens.
Full rowing membership: £420 per annum or £35 per month if paid by standing order. Of this, £5 per month is the contribution to the Crown Club, offering a chance to win a monthly cash prize.