Hampton School Boat Club

Hampton School Boat Club

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Hampton School Boat Club

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Hampton School Boat Club is the rowing club of Hampton School. Each year the club produces 1st VIIIs that compete at Championship level in the United Kingdom. The club hosts two Head race events each year. The club was founded in 1956 and has its own boat house on the River Thames on the reach above Molesey Lock.

Boathouse

For many years HSBC was based at Molesey Boat Club, on the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace. In 2000 the club's Millennium Boathouse was opened a few kilometres upstream close to the upstream end of Platts Eyot.

The land it was built on was originally owned by Thames Water and construction of the boathouse was a joint project with the Lady Eleanor Holles School Boat Club. In 2000 the boathouse was opened by Sir Steve Redgrave and Dr Ann Redgrave.

Rowing at Hampton

Rowing at Hampton School is open to boys in the third year and above, and is split into three sections:

J14s

Third year rowers. Hampton schoolboys can join the boat club from the third year onwards. In the J14 year boys learn to scull and the emphasis is on training to improve technique, flexibility and fitness rather than competing. One week in Easter is spent as a training camp at the Millennium boathouse. During the year, the rowers showing the most promise are selected in crews for Hampton School's own rowing competition Hampton Head as well as various other events including Peterborough regatta and the National rowing......
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