Walbrook Rowing Club
|Walbrook Rowing Club|
|Location||Trowlock Island, Teddington, England|
|Home water||Teddington Lock, River Thames|
Walbrook Rowing Club is an amateur rowing club, on the River Thames in England. It is situated at on the Middlesex bank of the Thames just above Teddington Lock at Trowlock Island, Teddington. It is the first non-tidal club on one of the longest and calmest stretches of rowing water in the UK.
The rowing club was originally established in 1961 for BP employees, hence the club colours of green, yellow and black. In 1993 British Petroleum closed the Leisure Services site where the club was based. Walbrook Rowing Club continued independently and acquired the site by pooling resources with the Royal Canoe Club and The Skiff Club to become the rowing section of 'Walbrook and Royal Canoe Club (RCC)'. Kingston Royals Dragon Boat Racing Club also joined the combined organisation.
It is now an open club and members of Walbrook RC also become members of the RCC and have access to all the facilities on the site. Walbrook Rowing Club boat house is in a two story building (left of picture) while the Royal Canoe Club has a new building on Trowlock Island.
The rowing club aims to teach beginners to row and has a junior section for ages 12–18. There are a variety of races available to members of the club, and committed members can be expecting to race every other week or so during regatta season.
- G. Dear One Hundred Years of Skiff Racing British Rowing Almanack - Amateur Rowing Association 2001