My first race in a single

Evan, winner of the J14 1x category at Lea Spring Regatta, recounts his first experience racing in a single scull


I recently participated in the Lea Spring Regatta, it was a fantastic race with a great atmosphere. There were many people of all ages from different parts of the club and our cake stall looked amazing. I had never raced in a single before and felt nervous but I felt like those nerves and excitement were shared by the other participants and the crowd.


The weather was perfect, warm with a faint breeze but the Novice Bend had already proved to be more difficult than it seemed, causing a few boats to crash, but once I was moving on the water I felt happy and free.

Lea Rowing Club is an amazing club which I recommend completely for anyone who is looking to row recreationally or competitively.


I have been rowing with Lea for just over two years and have fallen in love with the sport. Superb coaches, great equipment and fantastic people all around you.


Thank you Lea