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"Haileybury's connection with Rowing dates back to the days of the Imperial Service College. Located in Windsor, the ISC gained its own boathouse in 1934 and regularly competed with Eton and other traditional rowing schools. The sport was revived at Haileybury in the mid-2000s, rowing out of Broxbourne Rowing Club on the River Lea, which is only a 15 minute drive from the College by mini-bus."

Dr Dale Johnson Master in Charge, Rowing


Rowing at Haileybury

Rowing at Haileybury provides an introduction to the sport for novices and allows more proficient oarsmen and women to enjoy the peaceful river environment while working on their technique and fitness.

Rowing runs for the winter and summer terms at Haileybury, and is available to boys and girls from Removes upwards, though it is predominantly a Sixth Form sport.

Competition and coaching

The Boat Club regularly competes at the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, placing senior boys in the top 15 in 2013 and 2014, and also at the Ball Cup at Eton Dorney, the site of the 2012 Olympic regatta. We have also sent crews to the National Schools Regatta and other local regattas.

All novices start in a stabilised single before progressing through to a fine single. At this point crew boats such as the double, quad and four are introduced as well.


Master in Charge of Rowing is Dr Dale Johnson. Dr Johnson coxed at Oxford University, winning his Blue coxing OUWBC at the Henley Boat Races in 2001. Dr Johnson is assisted in coaching the pupils by Mrs Caroline McHugh, who rowed for Warwick University, and Alexandra Logan who rowed for - and captained - Emmanuelle College whilst at Cambridge University.

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