It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this years Head of the Mersey, which was due to take place on Sunday 9th February 2020. After observing the current weather forecast closely, the predicted wind speeds make it unsafe to proceed with the event. The safety of all competitors, volunteers and club staff is paramount. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support in what was due to be a fantastic event.

We were so excited to launch our brand new coxed quad this morning – purchased thanks to the very generous grant from The Rowing Foundation

The Rowing Foundation is a registered charity. Its purpose is to promote the participation in rowing of young people (those under 18 or still in full time education) and the disabled of all ages.

As yet unnamed, our new vessel had a great maiden voyage and is going to be put to very good use by our every growing junior squad.

All our heartfelt THANKS to The Rowing Foundation! 🙂

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The weather forecast contains a bit of everything for tomorrow but one thing is certain; it’s going to be cold.

Please come prepared – Control commission simply won’t let you on the water if they don’t think you have enough layers on.

The club had some great rows at the recent Head at Trafford RC. These included:

J14 2x – GOLD – Joe Baguley and Joe Guerin
J14 2x – BRONZE – Marcus Mackay and Michael Fulwell
J14 4x+ – GOLD (time only and came second in their division) – Joe Baguley, Joe Guerin, Tom Ledger, Cameron Green and cox: Marcus Mackay
J14 1x – SILVER – Bradley Strickland-Baker
J14 1x – 4th – Harri White

WJ14 2x – 4th – Caitlin Potts and Mary Knowles
WJ14 2x – 8th – Alex Fletcher and Harriet Jones
WJ14 1x – 7th – Alex Fletcher

There were further wins in the J15 divisions

J15 1x – GOLD – Angus Stewart (fastest boat in the division)
J15 4x+ – GOLD – Angus Stewart, Josh Critchley, Michael Lee, Marcus Reilly and cox: Megan Dunbavand
WJ15 1x – silver – Ella Stanhope
J15 2x – silver – Josh Critchley and Michael Lee
Im3 2x – silver – Ollie McFerran and Max Bury
J15 1x – 5th – Angus Wooler

We’ve had another look at the forecast. An optimist might say its mellowed a bit, a pessimist might say it’s the same. With that in mind we’re planning to go ahead. We will, of course, continue to assess the conditions through the day to make sure that everyone is safe.

While I have your attention:

Schedule: We will be keeping things moving to make the most of good weather and reduce the time crews are on the water. Please support us by listening , and responding, to announcements.

Parking: The local businesses on Howley Land have agreed to let us use their car parks. However, please make sure you leave access ways and gates clear. There’s some good news for towers – I believe Persimmon have been working on the track this morning.

Kit: Finally, please make sure you have enough warm layers. Wind chill could be significant…!

Thanks for your support,

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With the unstable weather patterns and our twisty river we can’t be certain of what the conditions will be like on Sunday. The last couple of weekends have turned out better than initially feared and we’re hoping this weekend might be the same.

With that in mind – and assuming that you’re all desperate to race after a disrupted winter – we’re still planning for Sunday.


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Warrington Rowing Club Masters Oarsman, Phil Higginson, recounts his experience of competing at the 3rd Annual Philippine International Regatta. (more…)

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Come and join us for our annual Xmas Eve 8’s fun competition. (more…)

Warrington Rowing Club Crews were in action at the weekend, competing in Northwich at the Autumn Head hosted by Northwich Rowing Club. Despite some challenging weather conditions which led to events being cancelled the club had a number of successes. (more…)

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Another very busy couple of weeks for the squads of WRC with many regional and national events already taken place


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