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Roaring Hippo, by Tall Chin Illustrations for Leander Club


Huge congratulations to our athletes who travelled to the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, USA. Oliver Costley and Rory Harris secured an outstanding victory in the Championship Double. A special shout-out must go to Leander's Bryn Ellery for a third-place finish, representing his old school, Windsor Boys. You'll find the M8+ cox's perspective on the race, below.

The HOCR drinks reception for US-based Leander Members was well attended. It's always heartening to witness the camaraderie amongst our global community.

As we gear up for the festive season, our calendar sparkles with exciting events including Curry Night on 30th November - gather a group and enjoy a perfect winter's evening of spicy curries and beers.

November Highlights:

New Members' Reception: On December 10th, Members who have joined us in the past three months are invited to join us for a Drinks Reception. Meet our President and General Manager, and network with fellow Members. Your warm welcome awaits!

Christmas Delights in December:

  • Christmas Market: sort all your present shopping in one go, plus trees, table decorations and wreaths
  • Christmas Ball: dance the night away in festive splendour - less than 20 tickets remain
  • Christmas Eve Long Luncheon: enjoy a stress-free meal on December 24th; bookings opening soon.

Our restaurant boasts a delectable Christmas Menu, available throughout December. Indulge in the season's culinary delights!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the club, celebrating family and friends, toasting success, forging new connections, and embracing the magic of the season.

Warm regards,

Al Heathcote

General Manager

Christmas shopping, sorted!

You are invited to Leander’s first Christmas market, to be held on Tuesday 12th December from 6pm-9pm in the Clubhouse.

Crack your Christmas shopping in one go with …

  • Leander kit, merchandise and gifts including Chilly's water bottles, wine stoppers, cufflinks and woolly hats and much more
  • Art originals and prints by Tall Chin Illustrations. Meet the artist, behind our new Christmas cards and the enigmatic Roaring Hippo, commissioned for Leander Club, above
  • Christmas Trees
  • Digby Fine English wines
  • Cashmere and gifts by Susie Pringle
  • Hampers and foodie goodies from The Henley Larder
  • Wreaths and table displays from Moomi Botanicals
  • Honey and candles from Honeys of Henley
  • House of Bluebelle candles
  • Nettlebed Creamery cheeses

Entry is free and we’ll be serving mulled wine and mince pies to aid the decision-making process!

Last few tickets!

This is our first Christmas Ball and we hope will be the first of many!

Tickets include a welcome drink, canapés and a three-course dinner. For tickets at £65, email [email protected]

New Members' Drinks and Nibbles

New Members are invited to meet the President Dick Lester, General Manager Al Heathcote, and other Leander Club Members at a drinks reception on 10th December from 12pm-1pm. You'll find us in the Bar!

Our ever-popular Curry Night returns on 30th November. Gather a group of 4-10, get the beers in and enjoy sharing platters in a family-style service .Only £25 a head!

Water's Gleaming Gold is the true story of an extraordinary oarsman, Olympian, pilot, war hero and British rowing coach. Gavin Jamieson tells his tale on 9th November.

A very special evening for Full Members only on 18th November. Tickets are £55 and include three-course dinner and a drink. Call us on 01491 575782.

Rowing anthology hits shelves

Look out for stories from Leander Club Members and past Members in this new anthology from Hear The Boat Sing website editor, Göran R. Buckhorn. You'll find stories from current Members including Mark Blandford-Baker, Christopher Dodd, Robert Treharne Jones, Tim Koch, Peter Mallory, William O’Chee, and Thomas E. Weil.

Head of the Charles 2023 

Olly Costley and Rory Harris of Leander Club won the Championship Double Sculls by an impressive 7.5 seconds, with Leander's Bryn Ellery representing his old school in third place.

Leander eights largely made up of GB development athletes came fourth in both the Men’s and Women’s Championship events. The HOCR race report is here.

You can find the M8+ 8 cox's perspective on the race by clicking here - the crew is pictured below.

776BC performance leggings, S-XXL available £75

New Leander Christmas cards, illustrated for us by Tall Chin

Leander pink Chilly's water bottles back in stock, £28 

You’ll find all our social events and activities on our lively Instagram page @leander_club_social

9th November – Book Talk: Gavin Jamieson, Water’s Gleaming Gold

15th November – Smart Works: Fashion as a Force for Good

18th November – Annual Dinner for Full Members

30th November – Curry Night

10th December – New Members’ Drinks

12th December – Christmas Market

16th December – Christmas Ball

24th December – Christmas Eve Luncheon

18th January – Book Talk: Andy Trotman, Leander Club’s Bicentenary Book

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Please tag us in any content you post while you're visiting the club or any of our Reciprocal clubs worldwide!

Click here: @leander_club_social

We are eternally grateful to our sponsors The Leander Trust, Colgan Foundation and Kanghua for their support. 

Leander Club

Henley Bridge, Henley-on-Thames
United Kingdom

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