Auriol Kensington Rowing Club

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Auriol Kensington Rowing Club
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Hammersmith, London, England
Coordinates 51°29′22.6″N 0°13′51.6″W / 51.489611°N 0.231000°W / 51.489611; -0.231000 (Auriol Kensington Rowing Club)Coordinates: 51°29′22.6″N 0°13′51.6″W / 51.489611°N 0.231000°W / 51.489611; -0.231000 (Auriol Kensington Rowing Club)
Home water Tideway
Founded 1981
Affiliations British Rowing
Hammersmith Regatta, Hammersmith Head, Hammersmith Womens and Juniors Head
Notable members
Peter Haining, W.D. "Wally" Kinnear, Graham Hill, Hugh Mackworth-Praed

Auriol Kensington Rowing Club is a rowing club in Hammersmith, west London, England. The club was formed in 1981 by the amalgamation of Auriol Rowing Club which was founded in 1896 and Kensington Rowing Club which was founded in 1872. The clubhouse is on Lower Mall adjacent to Hammersmith Bridge.

Rowing is divided into two large senior squads for oarsmen and women, a novice group for beginners and a masters section for older rowers.

Groups compete throughout the year at events such as the Fours Head, the Women's Eights Head of the River Race, the Head of the River Race, the Veterans Head during the winter and, on a different stretch of river in the summer, Henley Women's Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta. The club and its predecessors have a good record of winners of the Wingfield Sculls. The club also annually enters competitions in the Lea Valley, upstream to Reading, Berkshire, including multi-lane national events at Dorney Lake such as 'the Met' and Wallingford Regattas, manage to send crews to compete in the nearest weekly summer regattas elsewhere and leading oarsmen and women in most years find a competition in which to compete abroad.

Its nationally notable adult winners since 2010 have included trainee Olympic professional athletes and have won race categories including in the Wingfield Sculls, Weybridge Silver Sculls and the 2013 Masters British Championships.[1] It is a mid-ranking London club by high level success. In the lower categories such as novice and Intermediate 2 and 3 levels, its crews achieve a similar level of success to some of the most successful clubs in London, on the Putney Embankment, with its elite crews (by number of wins) confined to exceptional single scullers.[2]


  1. ^ Masters Championships Archived March 4, 2014, at 2013 Results. Retrieved 2014-03-03
  2. ^ Rowing and Regatta Magazine January - December Issues 2013, British Rowing.

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