Welcome to Leicester Rowing Club

We are a friendly rowing club in the heart of the City of Leicester, on the Grand Union Canal "Mile Straight". We cater for all age groups and abilities and welcome new members without any previous experience of rowing, check out our Membership page for more information.

The club has its own custom built Boat House and along with a wide variety of boats suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes, we have a fully equipped gym and rowing machine room. We also have a bar and function room which is available for hire.


Leicester Regatta

The 2015 Leicester Regatta will take place on Sunday 26th April 2015.  Full details are available on our Regatta page.

2015 Results

htb logo 70 70
Photos from 2015 available on HoldingTheBags Event Photography Marketplace

Members of the public are very welcome to enjoy Leicester Regatta, incformation about the days events is available on our Race Day page.

Anyone is welcome to sponsor a race at Leicester Regatta, please see our Regatta Sponsorship page for more information.

Leicester Boat Race

Current Holders - De Montfort University

dmu logovsleicester uni logo

The 2015 Leicester Boat race will be held during Leicester Regatta on Sunday 26th April.  The 2014 Leicester Boat Race was won by De Montfort University Rowing Club.  

The Boat Race is held during Leicester Regatta and sees the 2 local rivals race head to head over the 700m Regatta course in a mixed 8+.  Race start time 12:30pm

For race reports and past races check out the Leicester Boat Race page.

Inspired by the Olympics?

Seen our GB rowers bringing home the medals and want to give it a try?  Take a look at our Taster Mornings and Learn to Row pages and if you are interested Contact Us.  Interest has been very high recently but we will reply to you and try and and get you in a boat as soon as possible.

Want to try something new?  Try Coxing

Fancy trying something new and exciting with a healthy and busy social scene?  Why not try joining Leicester Rowing Club as a cox and enjoy the rivers of the UK with new friends and the thrill of racing at all levels from fun river tours to top level regatta racing.

For more information check out our Cox Membership page.


We try to run Senior (18+) Taster Mornings and Learn to Row courses throughout the year.  For more information and to register your interest in the next course check out our Club Membership page


We have a very strong Junior squad for those under the age of 18 which compete at both regional and national levels. Visit our Juniors Page for more information.

Club Links

We are also home to University of Leicester Boat Club, De Montfort University Rowing Club and West End Runners.