This brand new series of videos – launched in 2022  – celebrates just some of the hundreds of rowing clubs and communities around the country that make our sport so special.

Keep an eye out on our social media channels for the next club to feature in this monthly series.

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Read On to get to know our #DownMyClub Clubs!

London Otters RC

London Otters Rowing Club is an LGBTQ+ inclusive club based at London’s Royal Docks. The club prides itself on welcoming everyone and teaching anyone to row – it’s about having fun, getting fit and being part of a supportive community.

Since being founded in 2014, the Otters have grown to more than 150 members with about 1,500 would-be rowers currently on their waiting list. Their women’s squad is quickly expanding too, with the club entering its first ever women’s crew in the Women’s Eights Head of the River in 2022.

Find out more about them here in their #DownMyClub video.

London Otters RC website | Instagram

Isle of Ely RC

Isle of Ely RC is based on some of the best rowing water there is; a 5km-long, largely straight section of the Great Ouse in beautiful countryside just north of Ely. In the past, this stretch was largely only used by Cambridge University Boat Club butIsle of Ely RC was set up in 2004 to give all members of the local community the opportunity to row in such an ideal location.

Find out more about the club’s connections with the University Boat Race, why their colours are light and dark blue, and what it means to its members in their #DownMyClub episode.

Isle of Ely RC website | Instagram