Devil's Elbow Rowing Club

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Since the clubs foundation in 2011, we have grown to 50+ active members.  All ages and abilities of experienced rowers, potential rowers and coxswains are welcome. Our members currently range from 11 years old to 64 years young. We currently run Men's, Women's and Junior Squads, and are developing quickly with the aim  of eventually taking crews to Henley, Master's Championships, National Schools. in 2013 our crews entered WEHORR and HORR for the first time. Last year our squads achieved notable wins at Burton, York and Stourport Regattas. We  recorded a series of race wins during 2014 and hope build on that with even more great performances this year.

 Explorer boat crews competing in front of our base at Trent Valley Sailing Club

Our stretch of river runs from our base at Trent Valley Sailing Club (TVSC) up stream on the River Trent 2.5km to Harrington Bridge. Experienced crew boats can also venture up the River Soar for a change on scenery. Touring can also take place down river to Beeston, up to Loughborough or even inland to Shardlow.

We run recreational rowing trips and  sent crews to Vogalonga in Venice last year. Recreational rowing is a large part of our club. In our most recent event, the Great Tyne Row our men took Pennant for fastest Crew to complete the course.

 A day at Devil's Elbow  (Promotional Video)


March 2015
Head of The River

Our crew had a  succesful day on the Thames beating local rivals Leicester RC in the better than expected conditions on the Tideway. (See Men's Captain Simon Hughes' full race report at the top of this page).

Women's Head of The River
All seemed lost after Vicki lost the collar from her Blade shortly after the start. She was able to row on despite this setback, but our women were forced to complete the course at light pressure.

 Trent Head/Trent Masters

We enjoyed seeing three crews take our Eight's out for their first real test of the season. Welbeck College also took part in their first eights event of the season.

 Newark Head

A new year, a new season on the water. Devil's Elbow got off to a flying (or floating) start with a clear win for the Men's 4+ and Jooles and Vicki earning the win by 2 seconds in the Women's 2x. A close 2nd to Lincoln BC for Simon and Nicola in the Mixed 2- rounded out a great days racing. 

A huge thanks to our amazing funding partners to date:

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