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The greatest history. The most success.
Founded in 1818, the Club boasts an unsurpassed record in rowing achievements.
Our Members include heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, Debbie Flood and Steve Williams. So it’s no wonder that Leander Club members have won more Olympic and World championship medals than any other single-sport Club world-wide.
1818 – Leander Club is founded on the Tideway
1831 – Leander defeats Oxford in a race from Hambleden Lock to Henley Bridge
1860 – Club moves to Putney
1866 – Club builds first boat house at Putney
1897 – Club purchases land in Henley on Thames and begins new Clubhouse construction
1908 – first Olympic medal won
1998 – Membership is opened to women
Leander Club news
A substantial fleet of Leander entries looks set to take to the water for this year’s event and Leander is looking to avenge last year’s defeat by the Tideway Scullers’ School.
Leander athletes returned triumphant from the World Championships in Amsterdam where the British team notched up four gold medals, four silvers and two bronze.
Three Leander athletes returned with medals from the World U23 Championships, including silver for Morgan Baynham-Williams, cox of the GB women’s eight, and bronze for Jack Beaumont and Angus Groom in the double sculls.
With six wins from nine finals Leander can look back on another successful Royal Regatta, with particularly strong performances from members of the Club’s Development Academy.
The GB men’s quadruple scull secured their first-ever gold medal at the World Cup regatta in France, where the team once again topped the medal table with six golds, four silvers and three bronze.
Our Annual Dinner, to be held on 1 November gives Members the chance to celebrate the year’s success with our athletes.
Our annual Ladies’ Christmas Lunch on 5 December is one of the most popular events in our calendar, and this year is certain to be no exception!
Bonhams are pleased to offer free, confidential, valuations for the current auction market, without obligation.
Held on the last Tuesday of each month our Fine Dining Evenings are served in the historic ambience of the club dining room, and will next be held on 28 October 2014.
Our Calendar of Events for 2013 is now available