Isle of Ely Rowing Club


Seren races to win at Blenheim Palace Regatta

Seren Palmer fought off competition from hundreds of other rowers to seal first place in a race at the Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta.

12-year-old Seren travelled to the palace in Oxfordshire, and took first place in the WJ12 1x heat and then in the final – a feat made more impressive by the fact she started her rowing career last September.

“I was shocked at the stunning views and couldn’t believe I was part of such an amazing event,” Seren said.

“The atmosphere was incredible and I was so thankful to be able to take part. I couldn’t have done it without the amazing coaches and support of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club.”

Seren was presented with her award by members of the winners of the Oxford University Boat Race, including women’s boat club president, Maddy Badcott, and the youngster was delighted to meet one of her rowing heroes.

She said: “I can’t believe I actually shook hands with the Oxford Boat Race winners!”


Seren seen here with Elo Luik from this year's Oxford Blue Boat who presented her medal, and with Victor - coach extrordinaire! 

Impressive start to regatta season for Isle of Ely

Nottingham Regatta Juinor QuadJuniors from Isle of Ely Rowing Club have made a solid start to the regatta season.

Rebecca Welch, Alice Thompson, Helena O’Donnell and Molly Johnson won in their J18 coxless quad at the Nottingham City Regatta on Saturday 14 May 2016 at the National Watersports Centre,  Holme Pierrepont, They beat their nearest rivals, King's School Worcester, by clear water as they crossed the finish line.

Read more: Impressive start to regatta season for Isle of Ely

St Ives Head to Head - WJ18 4x Success

On Sunday 17th April the J18 girls quad(3 of us are actually 17 – but rowing with Bea means we enter as J18) travelled to St Ives to compete in their 150th Anniversary Heat to Head race. They had very kindly agreed to lend us a boat as the trailer wasn’t going it was just our crew.

Read more: St Ives Head to Head - WJ18 4x Success

Cambridge Winter League

The third and final leg of the Cambridge Winter League on Sunday 6th March brought well deserved success for IoERC. The Club's Women's VIII won their IM3 category and the Women's J18 Quad not only won their category but were the fastest women's quad overall. An excellent performance by these and all our competitors.

Huntingdon Head 2015

Congratulations to -

Callum McCulloch who won J17 1x beating someone who has consistently won over the last season by 5 seconds.

Emily May who beat her nearest rival by over two minutes to win WJ17 1x

Lucy Whiteside who beat her nearest WJ15 1x competitor by 15 seconds. Lucy has only raced twice in her single and has won both times!!


About us

We are a relatively new club founded in 2004.  The club was born out of the Diamond44 celebrations which marked the 60th anniversary of the 1944 University Boat Race rowed at Ely. The Club colours, dark blue for Oxford and light blue for Cambridge, symbolise this connection. We serve Ely and the area north of Cambridge

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