Curlew is a rowing club based in East London and is open to adults of all ages and abilities. Although very successful, with crews at Henley for 15 of the last 20 years, we pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Founded in 1866, Curlew Rowing Club has been in Greenwich, without interruption for over 150 years, through 2 world wars, based in various boathouses. Over the past few years we have seen a growth in our Development Squad as well as our Master’s Squads, allowing us to provide rowing for all abilities from when you first learn to row, through to senior and then master.

We currently recruiting for the 2019/2020 season, if you are a recent graduate moving to London or someone looking at moving clubs or getting back into the sport, please drop us a line and we will get you out in a boat.

Recent Highlights

Latest News From Curlew RC

Pairs Head – Crew Announcement

Pairs Head 2019 Our Senior women’s Co-Captains hit the Thames this Sunday for the first race of the season.  Kamile Matulenaite is in the stroke seat, rowing on bow side and steering! Kamile joined us Read more…

Curlew RC: 2019 AGM Minutes

Curlew RC Annual General Meeting – 2018/19 Thursday 29th August 2019 – Curlew Clubhouse, Greenwich Club Captain – it’s been a great season with lots of success for all the squads, from Docklands Head in Read more…

Curlew RC: Quiz Night

Back by popular demand…and time for Quiz Master Jamie to emerge from the last 12 months of hibernating. Key Details: 17th October @ The Club house Start Time – 7.30pm until late Cost: £5 per Read more…

Ian Stevenson 1966-2019

Ian Stevenson 1966-2019, a rower, a friend? Actually more like family. Curlew RC, like most rowing clubs, is a family. This week we said a sad farewell to Ian aka Biffa. Biffa rowed at Curlew Read more…

Alumni Day 2019

Sunday 8th September saw over 50 past rowers descend on the Curlew clubhouse to share old war stories and mingle with our current crop of rowers. The 2019/20 Committee would like to thank the work Read more…