Kingston Rowing Club
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|Kingston Rowing Club|
|Location||Kingston upon Thames|
|Home water||Teddington Lock|
|Kingston Regatta, Kingston Head, Kingston Small Boats Head|
The club is one of the world's oldest and most successful amateur rowing clubs. Based on the River Thames at Kingston upon Thames on the outskirts of Greater London in southern England between Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock, KRC rowers enjoy one of the longest and calmest stretches of rowing water in the UK.
The club caters for all levels, demonstrated by both a thriving Novice Squad and social events calendar, through to medallists in two consecutive Olympic Games. Kingston have produced a significant list of international level oarsmen throughout its history and has regularly won events at Henley Royal Regatta through the years.
Originally housed in Messenger’s Boathouse, Kingston, from 1861 to 1935 the club was situated on Raven's Ait on the Thames between Kingston and Surbiton. In 1935 the club moved downstream to the Albany Boathouse before moving into its purpose-built facilities in Canbury Gardens in 1968.
Although associated with Kingston Amateur Regatta since the club's founding, the regatta actually predates the club by one year.