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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

  • Meet the Athletes

    ‘Stan’ Louloudis and Phelan Hill are, respectively, stroke and cox of the world champion GB men’s eight who are now hot favourites for success at the Rio Olympics.

  • Lucerne World Cup 2015

    In an historic climax to last weekend’s World Cup regatta in Switzerland the GB men’s eight beat the German Olympic champions by the narrow margin of just 0.08 sec.

  • Henley Royal Regatta 2015

    Leander won seven out of the eight finals they raced at this year’s Regatta. This included a sixth consecutive win in the Prince of Wales Cup and a win for their composite crew with Molesey in the headline race – the Grand Challenge Cup.

  • European Championships 2015

    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.

  • GB Trials 2015

    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.

  • Events

  • Meet the Athletes

    ‘Stan’ Louloudis and Phelan Hill are, respectively, stroke and cox of the world champion GB men’s eight who are now hot favourites for success at the Rio Olympics.

  • 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 September 2015.

  • Calendar of Events

    Our Calendar of Events for 2015, listing all the major club activities throughout the season, 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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