Molesey Boat Club

Molesey Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Graburn Way (informally on Barge Walk), East Molesey, Surrey England
Coordinates 51°24′26″N 0°21′4.5″W / 51.40722°N 0.351250°W / 51.40722; -0.351250 (Molesey Boat Club)Coordinates: 51°24′26″N 0°21′4.5″W / 51.40722°N 0.351250°W / 51.40722; -0.351250 (Molesey Boat Club)
Home water River Thames
Founded 1866
Membership 700
Affiliations British Rowing
Molesey Regatta, Molesey Junior Regatta, Molesey Veterans Head
Head of the River Race (1st 2010), Henley Royal Regatta (numerous wins)
Notable members
Martin Cross, Chris Martin, Ian McNuff, Greg Searle, Jonny Searle, Philip Simmons, Andrew Triggs Hodge

Molesey Boat Club is a rowing club between Molesey Lock and Sunbury Lock on the River Thames in England. The club was founded in 1866 where its boathouse stands with hardstanding next to the Thames Path.

Molesey been the organising or support club for Molesey Regatta since its inception in 1867.


The club has won at national events including these three in the rowing calendar:

Head of the River Race
2015: 2nd
2014: 1st (Of 70. Unofficial as race was abandoned as wind increased)
2013: Race Cancelled
2012: 2nd[n 1]
2011: 2nd[n 2]
2010: 1st[n 3]
2009: 4th[n 4]
2008: 8th[n 5]
2007: 3rd (Of unknown number. Unofficial as race was abandoned after several crews sank)
2006: 3rd
2005: 4th
2004: Race Cancelled
2003: 2nd
2002: 4th
2001: 4th
2000: 5th
Henley Royal Regatta wins since 1991
Women's events, most not integrated into main regatta - expanded to three in total in 2014

no wins to date

Henley Women's Regatta wins since 1991. † = composite (with other club)

Squads and management

The club consists of approximately 700 members, consisting of juniors, novices, seniors, veterans and Great Britain internationals of both genders.

The club is run by a committee of 16 elected members, including the 5 officers of the club, Captain, Deputy Captain, Vice Captain, Secretary and Treasurer.


Some current racing members of note include:

Current Members of the GB Rowing Team


The Molesey stretch allows a 4.5 km navigation from main weir to main weir and is shared with two other boat clubs, the Sunbury Skiff and Punting Club and the Millennium Boat House of Hampton and Lady Eleanor Holles Schools.[3] The second non-tidal reach above Teddington Lock, banks lack the funnelling walls at many points along the widening reach below, factors which lead to fewer waves on windy days. The club has organised or been the main supporting club for the organising of Molesey Regatta since it was founded, a year after the club.[4]


The club is sponsored by a Building Society and the International Sports Promotion Society. The club has received sponsorship of Sport England and Elmbridge Borough Council and other organisations and public bodies in the past.

See also

Notes and references

  1. of 404 eights to finish.
  2. of 393 eights to finish.
  3. of 388 eights to finish.
  4. of 409 eights to finish.
  5. No Molesey international members present
  6. Elite international men's coxed fours. Replaced in 2004 to narrow the Britannia Challenge Cup to clubs and so to create the Prince Albert Challenge Cup for students
  7. Elite coxless (heavyweight) fours.
  8. Elite coxless lightweight fours
  9. Elite eights
  10. Senior coxed fours
  11. Junior 4x
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Henley Royal Regatta Retrieved 2014-11-14
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Henley Women's Regatta Retrieved 2014-11-14
  3. Grid Reference Finder distance tools
  4. Baker, Rowland G M (1989). "Molesey Boat Club page from "Thameside Molesey"". Retrieved 31 March 2010.
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