Following a successful funding application to the University of Leicester we were granted much-needed money to move to the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham, and completed the acquisition of Heavyweight 8+ and 4+ boats to accompany the Lightweight 8+ and 4+ boats that we currently own.
We have a dedicated erg room on campus used daily by all of our squads, and access to the Universities excellent gym facilities and sports halls. We also have racking at Leicester Rowing Club, where we conduct our learn-to-row programme and our annual Leicester Varsity Boat Races against rivals DMU takes place.
We now share a permanent bay at Holme Pierrepont with Beckett Rowing Club, giving us access to the Olympic-size rowing lake. The lake is home to some of our biggest Regatta races of the year, including British Rowing Championships, BUCS regatta and Nottingham City Regatta. We also train on the River Trent, next to the lake, giving us another 8 kilometres of water to train on.
Our Current Fleet
Senior Women's 8+ - 2014 Wintech International - "Robert Wilson"
Senior Women's 4+ - 2014 Winech International - "Triple Red"
Senior Women's 2x/- - 2019 Ave
Senior Men's 8+ - 2005 Empacher R86
Senior Men's 4+ - 2009 Vespoli M2
Senior Men's 2x/- - 2019 Ave
Novice Men's 8+ - Ex-GB Vespoli
Novice Women's 8+ - Empacher K81
Novice 4+ - 2004 Sims Genesis - "Triple Yellow"
All squads are equipped with Concept 2 blades, with our senior squads getting brand new sets of skinnies for the 2017/18 season.