Welcome to Kingston Rowing Club

Kingston Rowing Club is one of the world's oldest and most successful amateur rowing clubs. Based on the Thames 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 medalists in recent Olympic Games. KRC is the ideal venue for the typical club rower aspiring for success at National events such as Henley Royal Regatta and the British Rowing Championships.
The club also has a growing Junior Squad, aimed at introducing younger rowers to the sport, helping to foster competitive junior athletes and maybe create the Olympians of years to come. Regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or already an experienced rower, our aim is to provide you with the support, equipment and coaching you need to achieve your goals.

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Further to our earlier bulletin on river conditions, following consultation with the Environment Agency, the organisers of the Kingston HoRR have decided, with regret, to cancel the event. The EA is currently (Friday 11 March, midday) showing "red board" stream warnings on the Teddington Reach and have informed us that it is 99% certain that the same warning will be in place tomorrow for the time we plan to hold the event. With the safety of competitors as the prime concern, the event organisers' decision, therefore, is that the race must be cancelled.

This is the first time for many years that stream conditions have caused the cancellation of Kingston Head. We hope that this will not reoccur for several years and look forward to welcoming competitors back to Kingston for the Small Boats Head in November 2016.  Further notices will be made concerning refunding of entry fees.


Entries poster is available here. Entries are now CLOSED. 

Start Order Division 1 (PDF)

Start Order Division 2 (PDF)

Parking and Traffic Notice 9/03/16

Please ensure you read the 'Instructions for Crews' and understand the 'Course Map' below as a minimum before boating. 

Safety Documents:-  16/01/2016

Minibuses and trailers should not be left unattended or parked anywhere on the Lower Ham Road, please – they may be parked in the Kingston Academy (formerly called the North Kingston Centre) situated in Richmond Road, Kingston, KT2 5PE. Continue along Lower Ham Road from Canbury Gardens to Richmond Road towards Kingston. Kingston Academy is on the left, beyond Tiffin Girls School (use the second entrance, as marked, to make a one-way arrangement).A one way traffic system for minibuses & trailers will operate on the Lower Ham Road between Canbury Gardens northwards to the junction with Richmond Road. To return to Canbury Gardens to load boats after the race, turn left out of the KA car park and then right down Woodside Road. At the Kingston Academy, please ensure all trailers are parked on the area parallel to the Richmond Road, and not in the smaller car park bays to the left and right as you enter the carpark.

"All crews should ensure that they have sufficient clothing to keep dry and warm whilst on the water. Umpires on control commission in the boating areas will have instructions not to let any crew boat if they are not satisfied that they do not have sufficient protection from the weather."

Stay warm and have a good race!


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