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Links to Reciprocal Clubs
NLRC Members can row for up to 2 weeks per visit as guest members of the following clubs:-

UK - London Rowing Club

Australia - Drummoyne Rowing Club

Luxembourg International Rowing Club


Welcome to Norwalk Leander...

Portugal Rowing Tour

August 2020

Ginasio Clube Figueirense

Portugal Rowing Tour Link

US Father/Son 2x Champions

August 2012

US Masters Nationals, Worcester MA

NLRC Coxed Quad

February 2010

Prince Albert Challenge, Monaco

The Norwalk Leander Rowing Club was based on the Norwalk River in Connecticut, USA, from 2006-2009, and then restructured itself as a "virtual" club based in Europe. Our purpose is to enjoy rowing around the world, with both dedication and fun.


(graphics courtesy of Ewoud Dronkert!)
Well done Rob Slocum - 3 Gold Medals @ World Masters in Lithuania
Rob Slocum's rowing novel - buy it for your friends!!!
Oxford - Cambridge Boat Race 2019 - Video Replay
Regatta Central - Click here for Race Entries
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Rowing Snippets..
Did you know?
Hugh Laurie, the British actor who plays Dr. Gregory House in the TV Series "House", rowed for Cambridge University in the Boat race. His father won a gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the coxed pairs event.

Rowing was initially part of the first modern Olympic programme in Athens, but bad weather forced the cancellation of the event and so the first rowing medals were awarded four years later in 1900 in Paris.

Women's rowing debuted as an Olympic event at the 1976 Montreal games.

The world's oldest rowing race, the Doggett's Coat & Badge race, first took place in 1715 and was rowed over a 5-mile course between two pubs situated along the Thames in London. It was open to watermen who had completed their apprentice- ship, and still takes place today.

Initially boats were heavy and wide, with fixed seats and oars rested on the side of the boat. In 1846 Oxford University introduced out- riggers, providing more leverage and stability, and therefore leading to the boats themselves becoming narrower and more stream- lined. The transition from fixed seats to sliding ones was implemented by Yale oarsmen in 1870.

The Oxford-Cambridge boat race, perhaps the world's most famous race, was first held at Henley in 1829. Yale and Harvard first rowed against each other in 1852.

The first documented race in American rowing history, in New York City in 1756, took place between a local crew and a whaleboat traveling from Cape Cod to Albany. The first international boat race was also held in New York Harbor in 1824, between a British frigate crew and a local crew, before 50,000 spectators - one-third of New York's population!!

Seasonal Tips..
Check for sunrise/sunset times on this web-site
Use proper bow lights if you are out in twilight
Drink plenty of water when training long-distance
Early rowers encounter less pleasure craft!!

Latest News..

DRC - 100 years old (Aug 12)
Drummoyne Rowing Club was established in 1919 and is enjoying its centennial year!!

US Masters Nationals (Aug 12)
As defending champions and well-trained, we were disappointed when the event was cancelled due to bad weather.

US Masters Nationals (Aug 11)
The Mapley 2x won the Father-Son event at Oklahoma, in fierce heat.

Monaco Racing (Feb 10)
NLRC raced as a coxed quad in the Prince Albert Challenge, an 8km race on the Mediterranean outside Monte Carlo harbour.

Belgium Racing (Feb 10)
NLRC raced as a coxed quad in the Head of the Brussels, a 5km race on the Zeeland Canal, hosted by Societe Nautique de Bruxelles.

Belgian National Champs - Gold & Silver Medals (Sep 09)
NLRC won gold for W4x and silver for W1x, racing on the International course at Hazelwinkel.

Head of Charles (Oct 07)
NLRC wins Snr. Masters 2x & Directors Cup for 4x (Slocum composite).
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