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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
Leander has entered 69 club athletes across thirteen events at this year’s Henley, which will also showcase the club’s GB internationals for the last time on home water before next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The new-look GB men’s four struck gold, with Leander’s Tom Ransley and Al Sinclair on board, to help Britain top the medal table at the European Championships in Poland last weekend.
Leander athletes were once again on top form at GB trials, where single sculler Vicky Thornley won the women’s event, while Charles Cousins and Jamie Kirkwood repeated their winning ways in the heavy and lightweight men’s sculls.
Five Leander crews competed in this year’s Head of the River Race, where the club’s first crew won the overall Head title, and all five finished in the top 20.
For the first time in the club’s history Leander boated two crews for the Women’s Eights Head, exceeding all expectations by finishing in second and fourth place overall, and winning the club pennant.
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 29 September 2015.
Our Calendar of Events for 2015, listing all the major club activities throughout the season, is now available.
Held on the first Sunday of each month from 12 noon to 2 pm