Leander Club

Founded in 1818, Leander Club boasts an unsurpassed record in rowing achievements. It is home to heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent, double gold medallists James Cracknell, Steve Williams and Pete Reed, and the champions of tomorrow.

Leander is a private members’ club but welcomes corporate clients and bookings for events from non-Members.


The Members’ Drawing Room

Our Mission

As the world’s premier rowing club, with a reputation for good oarsmanship, good fellowship and sporting excellence, we are committed to the recruitment and nurturing of rowing talent and the development of world-class athletes.

We consistently strive for excellence on and off the water, in order to build high performance crews and retain our pre-eminent rowing position and reputation for attentive hospitality.


Winning Olympic Gold Medals since 1908

Our Values


Pursuit of excellence both on and off the water


With clear objectives, the focus is on achievement


Disciplined and rigorous commitment to training and improvement


When crews and support teams pull together as one, the boats go faster


Open, transparent and direct in all our activities and communications

Our History
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