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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

  • Henley Royal Regatta 2015

    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.

  • 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.

  • Head of the River Race 2015

    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.

  • Women’s Eights Head 2015

    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.

  • 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 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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