Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club
By Building on the proud heritage and history of our club:
Weybridge ladies amateur rowing club is committed to offering all members the opportunity to take part in rowing, and if desired, compete at the highest level appropriate to their ability and stage of development.
We aim to provide excellent coaching and facilities in a safe, supportive environment. We inspire women across the community from absolute beginner to successful racer.
We aspire to offer a wide range of opportunities to meet the competitive, recreational and social needs of all members. We encourage an ethic of cooperation and physical fitness within a team culture.
Amy Gentry OBE founded Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club (WLARC) in 1926. Amy played a central role in establishing and promoting women’s rowing, both in Britain and internationally. In 1927 she took part in the first Women's Eights Head of the River Race where the Weybridge Ladies club boat won. She went on to become British single sculls champion in 1932, 1933, and 1934, and retired undefeated.
Being the pioneer of promoting women’s rowing is a heritage we carry with great pride. Amy passed away in 1976, but her passion and spirit for the sport lives on in our club today.
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We think you should surround yourself by people who can lift you higher. We believe that having the right people and the right environment enables us to reach our goals.
WLARC is a club where we support and believe in each other. It’s a rowing club where you will feel both welcome and empowered.
We believe rowing should be for anyone. At WLARC we welcome girls and women of all ages (13+) and experience. Our club is flexible and accommodating to different needs and aspirations.
Our membership includes beginners, recreational rowers, experienced racers and ladies wanting to get fit with our land based training sessions. So whether you want to learn to row, try it for the first time, get back into it with some recreational rowing sessions or join a racing crew we can help. Whatever rocks your boat, WLARC can offer it all.
Our sport motivates us to get out of bed on those cold, dark and wet winter mornings. We do it because we love rowing and are committed to our sport and our crew.
We believe you get out what you put in, and at WLARC we always strive to become the best we can be.
WLARC Boat House
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