Welcome to Devil's Elbow Rowing Club. Please browse through the site & find out more about us, how we got our unique name, who founded us,  and most importantly what we are up to now.  

 Join us on one of our club sessions, find out about our Learn to Row courses or just give it a go! Meet new friends, build fitness and stamina, see wildlife, enjoy the scenery & be part of our amazing team.

Since the club's 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. We  recorded a series of race wins during 2014 and 2015 and hope to build on that with even more great performances this year.


September 2016 
We are running two Learn-to-Row courses, starting:- 
1st October : Last few spaces available
3rd September : Course FULL

Next Race : 11th September 2016, Cambridge

Due to unprecedented demand, a second Learn-to-Row has been scheduled to start on Saturday 1st October 2016 at 11am.
If you would like to know more about the next L2R course in Oct 2016 then please contact us 

The dates for the next Learn-to-Row course have now been set, and is due to start on Saturday 3rd September. Places are limited so contact us to reserve your space. 
Why not come and visit us at Trent Lock on 13th-14th August for a free Taster Session.

Free Taster Sessions 13th-14th August 2016

10am to 4pm, Trent Lock, Long Eaton.

Come and visit us on our stand at the Long Eaton Canal Festival at Trent Lock. Find out what the club has to offer, what it’s like to be a rower, have a go on an ergo or even try rowing alongside experienced rowers in a stable Explore boat on the River Trent. If you would like to get out on the water then please contact us for further details.

July 2016
24th July : DERC were at St. Neot's Regatta this weekend. Well done to Jo in his first race in the MasB.4+ with Paul, Ant and Brian; Also racing was Jim in the MasF.1x, Jooles and Nic in the W.IM1.2- and Abby, Cheryl, Kellie and Max in the W.MasB.4+;

June 2016
25th June : Well done to everyone on the Taster Sessions today. If you'd like to come down to DERC for the next taster session then please contact us.
19th June : A good day at York City Rowing Club Summer Regatta, but unfortunately no wins today.
5th June : A great day at Trentham where 3 out of 4 crews won their events. Well done to the W.Mas C/D 4+, Mas C/D 4+ and the W.Nov.4x+.

March 2015
Head of The River

Our crew had a  successful 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. 

 Explore 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 with crews participating in the Vogalonga in Venice in 2014, and Amsterdam in 2015. Other Recreational rowing events include the Great Tyne Row where our men took Pennant for fastest Crew in 2014 an 2015, and the women's crew took the Pennant for best dressed boat for their fantastic swan theme.

 A Day at Devil's Elbow  (Promotional Video)

A huge thanks to our amazing funding partners to date:

Hover over each logo to find out what each partner has helped us to do or purchase. Find out more on our news blog.