Welcome to Kingston Rowing Club

Kingston Rowing Club is one of the world's oldest and most successful amateur rowing clubs. Based on the Thames between Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock, KRC rowers enjoy one of the longest and calmest stretches of rowing water in the UK. The club caters for all levels, demonstrated by both a thriving Novice Squad and social events calendar, through to medalists in recent Olympic Games. KRC is the ideal venue for the typical club rower aspiring for success at National events such as Henley Royal Regatta and the British Rowing Championships.
The club also has a growing Junior Squad, aimed at introducing younger rowers to the sport, helping to foster competitive junior athletes and maybe create the Olympians of years to come. Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or already an experienced rower, our aim is to provide you with the support, equipment and coaching you need to achieve your goals.

  • Kingston Head of the River 10th March 2012

    The 2012 Kingston Head of the River was held on 10th March:

    The Final results for both Division 1 and Division 2 are as follows:

    Photographs of the event are from ImperialPhotos.co.uk and from Rowing Photogaphy

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  • Kingston Head of the River 26th March 2011

    Kingston Head of the River 2011  Sat 26th March 2011.

    The Results are now available:-

    Division 1 Results as pdf(as Excel)

    Division 2 Results as pdf (as Excel)

    Combined Division Results as pdf (as Excel) (Note Head wind in 2nd Div)


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  • Kingston Head of the River 20th March 2010

    Kingston Head of the River was held on the 20th March 2010.

    The final results are as follows:

       by Overall Position across both divisions (excel) (pdf)
       by Category
       by Division
       by Club

    EmbarassedUpdated with corrections 21st March 20:00:  Embarassed

       Category change for:
    - Crews 306 (St Georges Coll. Sch. B.C. -Category Winner), 307, 308 to J15 4X+
    - Crew 24 to IM3 8+ (Oxford Brookes B.C. -Category Winner).

       Time for crew 261 added.

    Some photos of KRC crews are available on Facebook for Div 1 and Div 2. Courtesy of Tony Holder.


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  • Kingston Head of the River 14th March 2009

    KHORR was last held on Sat 14th March 2009 at 2:00pm.

    The 2009 Results are available:- 

    Results for 2009 inpdf orexcel


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  • Captain’s Report – December 2008

    Unfortunately no racing since the last update so the wins remain static, but we’re looking forward to the first races of the coming year with eager anticipation, and I’d like to update you on a few significant developments that have occurred this month.

    I’m enormously pleased to confirm that Laytons Solicitors will be continuing their sponsorship of the club for the 2008/9 season, and many thanks to Nigel Wilson-Dykes who has put considerable effort into securing this support for the club. The club has grown considerably over the past few years, and the support of Laytons has been an important catalyst that has enabled a significant acceleration of club development.

    We also held a highly successful Rum Punch VIIIs and IVs (seniors and juniors respectively) on Sunday 21st, with 5 senior boats and 6 junior coxed quads, both of mixed ability and gender. A great day was had by all, including Richard Ayling who won his first pot for many years, and Kemlo Longstaff, who in taking a break from his traditional rugby training forgot the golden rule of covering up in the cold and won a prize for the most interesting costume on the day. Thanks must go to Birgith Sims and Marcus Hoskin for organising the event, the Junior Parents Support Group for providing a fantastic spread of food for the competing athletes, Angela Goodrich for the Mulled Wine, and Nicola Burden, who spent the entire event coxing almost every crew! We look forward to having similar events in the future, and thanks to all who took part.

    Prior to the Christmas break we also ran a club head, from Hampton Court down to Steven’s Ait. Although the conditions were challenging at the start and we’d already lost a number of athletes due to the time of year we still managed to boat 15 crews, including 3 novice VIIIs. I look forward to seeing these crews racing over the next few months, and mention must go to the small boat with the best Gold Medal Time Percentage, and 2nd overall in those standings, Ellie Warner and Roxana Ayling. Upcoming races include Weybridge, Hampton and the BUCS Champ Head for eligible crews.

    We’re also having significant movement with regard to the club equipment, with a planned refurbishment of the Junior fleet when downtime allows, a new Senior double currently under construction at Stampfli, and a recently purchased VIII for the Novice group, which will allow us to continue to broaden the base of the club, with a planned induction of a further 16 beginners later in January.

    In a further development we’re now able to offer subsidised Physiotherapy for active athletes, with the ability to treat a wide range of minor sports injuries on site. This complements the existing sports massage which has been available since the beginning of the season, and means that we are starting to become one of the most advanced clubs in the area in terms of onsite sports medicine. For more details please speak to either myself or Ian South, Director of Rowing.

    Tickets for the Annual Dinner on Saturday 31st January are selling fast; please make sure that you contact Ceri Jones by emailto confirm your place before 10th January, as the venue need final numbers by that date. The dinner will be held at Glenmore House in Surbiton, and will include both dinner and dancing later in the evening. The premises are very accommodating, with a large bar area separate to the main dining area, and tickets are priced at £45 per head. There is more information available on the club website at www.kingstonrc.co.uk

    I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, and look forward to catching up over the coming season!! As ever I am contactable directly by email.

    Kind regards,

    Andy Hall.

  • Veterans Update - Dec 2007

    Do we have a veteran section? Has anyone seen it?
    Indeed we have…but the majority of the masters athletes have embraced the tough regime set by Mr South and can be seen training with the main squad, despite having to attend at 7.15am and weekend mornings.

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  • Junior Successes at Teddington and Hampton Small Boats

    As predicted the KRC Juniors started the season well with a series of wins at Teddington Small Boats Head. The junior athletes notched up three wins in the S4 2x, WS3 2x and MJ14 2x categories.

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  • Sponsorship Update: Laytons

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  • Chairman's Update - Jan 2008

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    Sunday 15 January 2006

    Hi All Leviathanites,

    Well, we had enough bodies to put two eights on the water, and even more attended
    the celebration de-brief and "scoff" following the return of the two crews.  Crew lists and Luncheon attendees provided below, photos of the outing and meal will be sent out in
    emails to follow. A: The row, B: The grub, supplied by LURCH Ayling. 

    Read on   Cheston

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  • Kingston Head 2005 entries open

    The 2005 Kingston Head of the River Race will be held on Saturday 12th March.

    Download the poster here

  • Scarlet Blade Autumn 2004

    The Autumn Edition of Scarlet Blade is now available for download in PDF format:

    Click here to download

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  • Knight Frank Rowing Scholarship Launches

    To support the opening of a new branch in Kingston during 2005, Knight Frank, the leading international property consultants, are supporting the development of young talent at Kingston Rowing Club.
    This exciting and demanding sport is at the forefront of Britain's Olympic success. Members of this local club, one of the oldest in the world, have gone on to win gold and silver medals at the last two games... it wants more... now read on!

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  • KRC Annual Dinner Invites are out

    This year's annual dinner is being held at the clubhouse on 25th February 2005, organised by Matthew Christie.

    If you have not yet received details of this event, please email the club via the contacts page, and include your up-to-date name and postal and email addresses so we can update our records.


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  • KRC Represent GB at Worlds 2004

    Congratulations to Kingston RC's members at the 2004 World Championships:

    • Jo Hammond - Silver medal in Women's Lightweight single sculls
    • Kieran West - 7th place in the Coxed Pair
    • Sarah Birch - 8th place in the Women's Lightweight Quad sculls

    Well done and many thanks for representing Kingston at the highest level of our sport.

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  • Romero Wins Silver in Athens

    Congratulations to Rebecca Romero - Olympic Silver medallist at Athens 2004

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