BTC Rowing Club

BTC Rowing Club


Kaye contact me for help reg. the bar this Sunday pls (Ines)
There was a cracking race for the WC1x this morning! Huge congrats to Bryony, the new British Offshore Champ! 🎉🙌🔥
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Hello all, would I be able to borrow anyone’s old BTC racing kit for this Saturdays race?
A men’s large would be ideal but I could fit in a medium.

Friday 31st August
Doors open 7:30pm
Eyes down 8:30pm
All families and friends welcome
I am so excited to be launching two new classes this evening at BTC Rowing Club. I know I say it often but this is such a rewarding career, when you give back to the local community and help others, you find happiness and peace in yourself. The benefits of Pilates to rowing performance and technique is well documented by British Rowing and it means so much more to me to be working with my old rowing club and helping friends achieve and realise thier goals.
A reminder BTC Bingo is back on Friday 31st March.
Doors open 7.30pm
Eyes down 8.30pm
Hi All
There have been a number of crews recently requesting entries to BR river events, so I need to clarify the procedures for entries.

Kaye Hume as Lady Captain and myself are the only two club administrators for this process and we wish to keep the status quo, as we both keep an 'overview' on what 'club owned' boats are being used at the weekends, and where they are being used.
BROE entries can only be paid for online, and at this moment in time the Treasurer does not have this facility, therefore Kaye and I have to personally pay these entry fees.
Therefore in the future, and in line with the H&D regatta entry format, we will not be entering any crews for BR events unless the entry request is accompanied by the appropriate fees.
Please remember that all crew members must be current BR members, including the coxswain and a member of a BR affiliated rowing club, also TBA's are not accepted by the BROE system.
Also with the new points system being trialed by some events the choice of entry status has been reduced e.g. Abingdon Head only offering Open Senior Men (no IM2, IM3 etc.) and we need to add notes as to the ability of individual crews to get them seeded into the appropriate category.
Finally please be aware that events will always give priority to 'paid' entries over 'unpaid' entries so don't leave your entry to the last minute otherwise you may miss out.

John Purkess
Would like to thank all at BTC Rowing club, we had our daughters 18th birthday party there last night. I would like to say the people there are very friendly and helpful and the venue was perfect for what we needed. Thanks again

We are a friendly, family rowing club. We cater for all levels, sexes and ages offering both coastal

Operating as usual


It is with great sadness B.T.C. has to report the passing of our Life Member and Club President, Edward “Ted” Shergold on Saturday, January 7th.

Ted joined B.T.C. around 1945, at the end of the war before a brief spell at the newly founded Southampton A.R.C where he won the A.R.A British Championship Desborough Eights race in the early 1950’s. Rowing as a Senior oarsman he just missed out on a championship in 1959.

After his competitive era of rowing, Ted still rowed for fun, putting crews together for competition at regattas such as Swanage up to the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in the Senior Fours event. After Ted had “hung up his oars”, he was instrumental in the running of the B.T.C., first becoming Club Captain in 1964 & 1965 and then Club Chairman in the late 1960’s (a role he held in the club for several years, making him one of the longest serving in this role). Ted was best suited in the Chairman’s role overseeing numerous aspects of club management from finances to the club regatta that restarted in 1974 after a short break from the regatta calendar. He was Club Chairman during the move from the old premises in the Eastern Docks to our current home on Crosshouse Road during the Ocean Village development. In 1992, Ted decided to hand the role to another longstanding chairman, Denis Woodford, and in 1993 replaced him as Vice President until 1997.

Following the death of his brother, Arthur, in 1997 Ted was voted in as Club President in February 1998, holding this role until his passing. As a life member of B.T.C., a Coastal Four was named after him in 2008 and in 2015 became the first recipient of the new Arthur Shergold Memorial Cup for outstanding dedication to B.T.C spanning almost eight decades, 24 of which he acted as the figure head of the Club.

Ted was also extremely involved with the Hants & Dorset ARA; like his brother, he was a race official and a Life Vice President of the association. In 1986 & 1987 was chosen to be the Association President (a role which can only be held for two years) where he managed the set-up of numerous Hants & Dorset regatta and South Coast courses. In the 1970’s Ted was voted into the South Coast Council, where he, along with Arthur before him and Denis after him, was influential in many South Coast Championships. His dedication to the rowing community was recognised in 2010 when he was awarded the Daily Echo award for service to the Hants & Dorset, in 2006 where he was awarded Life Membership for services to the South Coast Council and A South Coast Lifetime Achievement Award In 2019.

Everyone at B.T.C. IS very thankful and proud of all that Ted has done behind scenes, not just for our club but for the wider rowing community, the Hants & Dorset and the South Coast Championships. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 09/09/2022

Boats loaded for our final of the 2022 season and what a season it has been for BTC!

🏆 56 trophies
🛶 10 regattas
🟢 6 Hants & Dorset champion crews
👬 5 coxswain of the day

Best of luck to all our Championship and Open crews this weekend at for the 65th

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 23/08/2022

It is with great sadness we have to report the passing of our Vice President and Life Member Denis Woodford on Monday 22nd August.

Denis Woodford known to everyone as “Denny” joined the club in 1952 as a young coxswain at the age of just 12. He joined the club as Docks & Marine Rowing Club, but the club changed its name to B.T.C (Southampton) Rowing Club the following year. His first success as a coxen was in 1954 when he coxed his recently promoted Novice Crew to win the Mens Junior Four Hants & Dorset (H&D)Championship. He was also very fortunate that year to represent with his crew, the Hants & Dorset, at the then N.A.R.A (National Amateur Rowing Association) British Championships held at Shoreham. They represented the association as B.T.C (Southampton) and ended up winning the race coming British Champions which was also B.T.C’s first real success under its new name. Denny later rowed himself and won novice in 1956. He made his way up through the statuses eventually becoming a Senior. His big success came winning the Portsmouth Challenge Cup in 1964 with Pete Wardell in the 2 seat, who he originally coxed in 1954.

Denny joined the BTC committee, later becoming the club’s Chairman, seeing the club grow from strength to strength with many successes in local coastal rowing. He then became Vice President of the club shadowing Arthur Shergold, who was President at the time, until 1993 when he became Chairman again until 2008. He then once more became Vice President a position he has held until his death. In 1973 he was the first member to build his own scull the “Scooby Doo” which he didn’t finish till the early 80s because most of his time was taken up running his own business. He also launched many boats in his time most notably the Mercury in 1974. Denny also named boats including the Sotec, Ray Green, Mowgli, Marvel and also the Monarch in 1988 which he was instrumental in organising many fundraising events to raise the then £2,000 needed for the boat. This was the biggest and most expensive project the club undertook at the time. In 2012, after 60 years with the club, B.T.C named their new Coastal Four after Denis in recognition of this continued dedication to the club.

As a committed supporter of the Hants & Dorset ARA he was voted in as a Vice President following his 6 years as Chairman of the H&D (1996-2001), becoming its President from (2003-2004), an honour only 3 other members have held. He also became a H&D Race Official in 1997 holding that position until 2019 when Covid-19 suspended competition in the 2020 season.

In 2006 he became a member of the South Coast Championships (SCC) council helping to organise and run many South Coast Championship regattas including sourcing the trophies and medals for these prestigious events.

Denny received numerous honours and awards after his many years of service to B.T.C Rowing Club the H&D & the SCC. He was first awarded in 2004, winning the Daily Echo trophy in memory of Arthur Chatfeild for services to the H&D after his long stint as Chairman & President. He was next awarded the title of H&D life Vice President in recognition of all the years given representing the H&D as a volunteer officer. Denny also became a life member of B.T.C around this time which also began the famous Tuesday night bar for the older boys to come down and have a chat about the good old days over a pint. In 2014 Denny became the first recipient of the B.T.C Outstanding Dedication Award in memory of Arthur Shergold. This was awarded at B.T.C’s recently revived Dinner Dance. Most recently, Denny received the Lifetime Achievement award & life membership from the SCC Council in 2021 held at Netley, Southampton.

All these awards were all so well deserved and local rowing, including B.T.C (Southampton) Rowing Club, would not be around today without people like Denis and the continued commitment showed to rowing and its development over the decades. Our thoughts are with Carol his wife two daughters Kerry & Mandy, Grandson James and the rest of his family.


For those coming to the BTC Regatta today, please be aware that there is a road closure just before Weston Shore ❌

To ensure you get here, use postcode SO19 9TE in your SatNavs ✅


It’s back!…

The BTC Regatta after party is back after a brief interlude (thanks COVID!)

Where: BTC Rowing Club, SO14 5GZ
When: Saturday, August 13th

Doors open 19:30

Come join us for an evening of fun, laughter and dancing! 🍻

BTC Club members (past and present), friends, family & H&D club members welcome…


Another regatta, another stockpile of silverware for the cabinet 🏆

A full weekend of racing on the sunny Isle of Wight thanks to our hosts

Once again, BTC showed their dominance with wins in the following:

🥇 Ladies Junior 4+
🥇 Mens Senior 4+
🥇 Mens Junior-Senior 4+
🥇 Mens Masters 40 4+
🥇 Mens Junior Single
🏆 Aggregate Cup

Well done to all our crews 🔵⚪️🔵

Eyes are now fixed on the re-scheduled regatta and the final few of the racing season…


🚨 Calling all businesses big and small 🚨

The annual BTC regatta is fast approaching…

Clubs, rowers and supporters from across the region will descend onto Weston Shore August 13th for a jam packed day of competitive racing

For a chance to advertise your business with us, get in touch now to sponsor a race

DM us for more details 📩

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 30/05/2022

Regatta two of the season saw us head to

Building upon the great work at ; BTC’s trophy shelf just got a little bit heavier…

🥇Ladies Junior
🥇 Ladies Senior
🥇 Men’s Junior Senior
🥇 Men’s 40+
🏆 Fastest Ladies crew (…’of the modern era’)

A great day all round thanks to
Roll on Regatta 3 with

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 19/05/2022

What a start to the 2022 Regatta Season! 🏆

BTC did what we do best, and dominated the podium with wins in multiple categories:

🥇Women’s senior scull
🥇Women’s Novice 4+
🥇Women’s Junior 4+
🥇 women’s Senior 4+
🥇 Men’s JS
🥇 Men’s Vets 40+
🥈🥉Men’s Novice Scull
🥈 Men’s Senior Pair
🥇 Cox of the day

Thanks to for hosting a great day at ! Looking forward the next Regatta with


Want to learn something new, fun & challenging? Longing to dust off your old salty rowing legs? Or just curious to dip your toe into the world or rowing?…then this post is for you!

BTC are holding a Taster Day on May 7th

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Spaces are limited so be sure to register your interest today! DM us on our socials , or via our email [email protected]


The football bar is open! Come along for a pre-match drink, open 12-3pm today

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 19/03/2022

Results from our Spring Head Race today. Well done to all that raced 😄


Defibrillators save lives! Can you help us reach our fundraising goal?

As a busy and active rowing club with members and visitors of all ages and stages of life, we are fundraising to buy a defib of our own.

In a week we’ve reached just over half way to our fundraising target. A big thanks to all those that have donated so far. Please share far and wide to help us reach our goal.

Link here: 💙💚

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 06/03/2022

Great results for our scullers today at the first race of the season: Christchurch’s Head of the Stour. Well done to all that raced and a big congrats to Ben, Phil, Kath, Emily and Malc for their wins in the single scull. Watch this space for more to come! 🏆

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 04/03/2022

BTC turns 95! 🎂

Formed in 1927, BTC is one of four rowing clubs in

Originally called Southern Railway (Docks & Marine) Rowing Club, it served to provide a recreational, water-based activity for the male members of the then, Southern Railway Docks Board’s Sports & Social Club.

With the privatisation of Southern Railway after the war, Southampton Docks business activities were taken over by the British Transport Commission (B.T.C) in 1947. However, it wasn’t until 1953 that the rowing club changed it’s named to what it is today; B.T.C (Southampton) R.C.

The 70’s and 80’s saw some of the biggest changes to the club, including a change to boathouse location in both decades. The last of which was to Crosshouse Road, where you will still find us to this day; under the shadows of the

Want to learn more?
Keen to try rowing for the first time?
Fancy becoming a coxswain?
Drop us a DM 📩

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 19/02/2022

Did you know that February 11th was International Women and Girls in Science Day?

To mark this special day, we celebrated a few of our inspirational club members who work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) industries on our Stories, but we feel they deserve their own spot on the grid!

👉🏻Alessandra, PhD Student in Physics and Astronomy
👉🏻 Katie, DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Fisheries Scientist
👉🏻 Becky, Biotechnology Research & Development Scientist


Want to know more? Drop us a DM 📥


BTC Spring Head of the River Race…

Back with a bang for 2022! 🏆

An event not to be missed! Be sure to register your entry today


Mike Wardell

Long time member of BTC rowing club

Sadly passed away on 4th January 2022 after a short illness

Will be sadly missed by all Family and Friends

The funeral Service will be held on Monday 24th January at 10am
at the Wessex Vale Crematorium, Bubb Lane, West End, SO30 2HL

Followed by reception at the Ageas Bowl from 11.15
All relatives and Friends are welcome to attend.
Family flowers only please, but donations, if so desired, can be made to Asthma Research c/o Co-operative Funeral Directors [email protected]


Taking part in ? Looking for a new way to challenge yourself this year?

Kick start your 2022 in a positive way and come together with thousands from across the nation to get moving to beat the winter blues.

DM us for more info about trying rowing at BTC this month 🚣🏽‍♀️


Want to get fit? Try a new sport? Meet new people?

Come along to our free Rowing Taster Day on Saturday 25th September at 10am. We are a fun, welcoming and prize- winning, competitive rowing club located on the River Itchen.

BTC Rowing Club, Crosshouse Road, Southampton, SO14 5GZ.

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 24/08/2021

This weekend we took a trip to the island for the final regatta of the Hants
and Dorset Rowing season at Newport.

Proud moments for BTC with wins for our men’s novice 4+, ladies senior 4+, ladies junior 4+, men’s junior pair and men’s junior scull across the weekend. Row offs next week, and training in full swing for the South Coast Championships! 🏆🥇🏆

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 25/07/2021

A great effort from B.TC. club members both on and off the water this weekend, with our own home regatta at Weston Shore yesterday and returning again today for Southampton Amateur Rowing Club’s turn to host.

A massive congrats to all our winning crews and a big thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and club members that made this weekend possible.

Wins for:

Men’s Novice 4+
Ladies Novice 4+
Ladies Junior 4+
Ladies Senior 4+
Men’s Junior Scull

Double wins for:
Ladies Junior Pair

Plus Rhys winning Cox of the Day today, wins for our mixed crews race on both days and many 2nd and 3rd placings helping us to secure the Aggregate Cup both days 🏆🏆, a strong effort from all!

A full update of all the racing action will be published in August’s newsletter (if you don’t already receive it and would like to, just let us know by dropping us a message) 💙

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 24/07/2021

Final preparations underway this morning for our BTC home regatta on Weston Shore, with racing commencing from 10:30am. A massive thanks to our club members, volunteers and our club captains for all the practical help and behind-the-scenes work that has made today possible.

• Do not attend if showing any of the Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been told to
isolate as per latest government guidelines
• Recommended use of face masks in and around crowded areas such as the food tents
• Hand Sanitise regularly
• Clean shared equipment touch points (blade handles, pins and gates etc.)

Please respect others space and continue to act carefully and cautious to keep yourself ans all attending safe.

We look forward to seeing you come and support today! Good luck to all rowing 💙

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 19/07/2021

Some great rowing and wins for our BTC rowers in recent weeks! Here are the highlights...

Kath (.apples) landing a bronze medal at the British Offshore Championships 🥉

Ray winning the Masters J single scull 🥇

A successful day at the club at Poole Regatta last week with wins in the 4+ for the Men’s Seniors, Ladies Masters, Ladies Juniors, Ladies Novices, and Sam () in the novice scull.🏆

And and winning the Ladies Junior Pair race at Southsea Regatta last Saturday! @

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 04/07/2021

We’re back! The long awaited return to Swanage yesterday, for the first of the championship regattas of the season...

True BTC spirit both on an off the water and wins for our Ladies Novice 4+, Ladies Junior 4+, Ladies Senior 4+ and Mens JS crews along with second place for our Ladies Novice 4+ 🔵⚪️


Extremely changeable weather conditions over the last few weeks, but consistency in our crews and coaches getting out on the water, committing to training for the long-awaited season of racing ahead of us.

Here’s just some of our rowers we’ve managed to capture in training over recent weeks 💙

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 30/05/2021


Our new coastal four was launched yesterday afternoon. A massive thank you for all those members and friends, past and present that came to support and all who have been involved in the process.

Marilyn II- we look forward to your many wins to come!

Thank you to Matt and Ian for capturing the day 💙

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 17/05/2021

This weekend we held a club head race for BTC members. Great effort from all those that took part and helped in running it. Getting ready for the long-awaited season of racing ahead 💙

Thanks to for capturing for us 📷

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 13/04/2021

We’re loving being back on the water at BTC 💙💙💙💙

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 28/03/2021

With the clocks going forward this weekend, brighter days are ahead of us! We can’t wait to welcome back our rowers from tomorrow 💙
If you’ve enquired recently about trying rowing at BTC we’ll be in touch very soon...

Photos from Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club's post 12/01/2021

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Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 07/11/2020

The slipway is looking very quiet this morning without the hustle and bustle of the BTC family getting ready to go afloat. We might not be able to train together for a while, but we’re staying positive and motivated at home... winter training doesn’t stop here! See you all soon 💙 .0

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 28/10/2020

Some beautiful autumnal skies in recent days. Happy Wednesday... the weekend is closer than it was yesterday 😍

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 23/10/2020


Following last night’s Captain’s Meeting we say a farewell and massive thank you to Tom Stanley for his hard work and commitment in captaining the club this past year and welcome Mike Weaver back as club captain...

Photos from BTC Rowing Club's post 17/10/2020

We’re loving being on the water!
Grateful we’re currently able to operate and train in accordance with gov guidelines in a covid- secure fashion.

Some snaps from our sessions this morning.... and do follow us on instagram to keep up to date with all we’re up to this autumn 🍂🚣🏽‍♀️

Message us if you’re interested in coming down and finding out more about joining us 💪

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