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History

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

  • Head of the River Race 2014

    Four Leander crews managed to complete the course, and all finished in the top ten, before Saturday’s Head of the River Race was abandoned due to rough water.

  • Sculling the Mississippi

    Members who live locally will need no reminding that the recent rain has raised river levels to heights not seen for some ten years.

  • Spire Dunedin Hospital

    Having provided healthcare excellence within Berkshire for over 60 years, Spire Dunedin Hospital is very proud to be the sole provider of healthcare to the Leander Academy.

  • Fine Dining Evenings

    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 29 April 2014.

  • New Year Honours 2013

    Gold medallists Anna Watkins, Alex Gregory and Pam Relph headed the list of Leander members awarded Honours at the New Year 2013 announcement.

  • Events

  • Bonhams Valuation Days

    Bonhams are pleased to offer free, confidential, valuations for the current auction market, without obligation.

  • Fine Dining Evenings

    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 29 April 2014.

  • Calendar of Events

    Our Calendar of Events for 2013 is now available

  • Dress Down Family Sunday Lunches

    Held on the first Sunday of each month from 12 noon to 2 pm


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