Rowing on the Thames holds a very special place in the hearts of Londoners and has played a significant role in the development of the city. Rowing livelihoods have now all but disappeared from the capital, but the sport of Rowing is in the ascendancy and with a rich heritage in sport sponsorship, it only seemed natural for Hackett to support the prestigious London Rowing Club, being situated a mile or so away from where Hackett first laid it’s foundations on the New King’s Road.

Since 2006 Hackett has sponsored the Club and in that time has built up a very significant relationship with the LRC. The LRC Boat house has proved a very desirable back-drop for photo shoots in various magazines and brochures.  The Boathouse also provides the focus for Hackett when they entertain members of the Press from Europe on Boat Race day, who revel in the quintessential Englishness of both the occasion and surroundings. With one Hackett Christmas party there and another planned the  Clubhouse already has a soft spot for the Hackett staff, we even had our first Hackett wedding there in August.

Hackett has also played it’s part in spreading the LRC word, by successfully producing LRC emblazoned sportswear and distributing it far and wide, from Andalucia to Athens, you might even spot some down under in Melbourne!

Let’s hope the relationship continues for many more years and see you in the Clubhouse.





London Rowing club will be proudly displaying a GAM banner to mark the start of the club’s association with the company throughout the spring Head of the River races.

GAM, which specialises in active investment management, has facilitated the purchase of a racing eight through its generous sponsorship. The new boat will allow LRC to continue its reputation as one of the country’s most successful rowing clubs.

London Rowing Club Captain, Steven O’Connor, said, “It’s fantastic to have this support from GAM. It will be a big step towards helping us stay ahead of the competition both at the Head of the River next weekend and in our campaign for Henley Royal Regatta.”

Tim Haywood, Investment Director- Business Unit Head said, "GAM is very happy to be able to support London Rowing Club for the 2011 season”.  Ben Helm, Investment Manager comments, “we wish the club and its members every success in future competitions, from local river regattas through to Henley Royal Regatta and on to the World Championships in Bled."



Sutton Winson

With over 20 years’ experience of insuring rowing clubs Sutton Winson is building a reputation as one of the leading insurance providers in this sector.

We’re keen to support the communities we insure and are delighted to support the London Rowing Club. It’s one way of saying ‘thank you’ and with the purchase of a new four from the world’s premier manufacturer, the club and its elite squads are helped to continue their work, building upon the success of London 2012.  

Covering the full range of risks on and off-water, including boats and club watercraft as well as clubhouses, our Rowing Club policy avoids gaps or duplication in cover and with one renewal date saves time as well as money. There are firms who profess to understand the challenges rowers, teams and their clubs face, and those who by their actions, demonstrate they do. We’ll give you financial protection on or off the water, at home or abroad.

Sutton Winson Managing Director, David Thomson, comments: “We have a history of supporting clubs at ‘grass roots level’ - this is an exciting partnership for us and one that we hope will be of real benefit to the London Rowing Club.”

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MBNA Thames Clippers

MBNA Thames Clippers are the leading River Bus service on the River Thames running a 20 minute frequency between key London piers including North Greenwich for The O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge, Embankment and London Eye for Waterloo, as well as several residential piers. In April 2013 the company won a five-year contract to run a River Bus service from Putney to Blackfriars which allows the boats to now additionally stop at Putney, Wandsworth Riverside, Chelsea Harbour and Cadogan Pier, a total of 19 piers across the capital. Co-founded in 1999 by Sean Collins (CEO) and Alan Woods (former Chairman), the company began with one boat servicing 80 passengers a day between Greenland and Savoy piers. Now fifteen years on numbers have significantly risen to over 3 million a year and are forecast to reach 3.6 million by the end of 2014. In 2006 AEG, owners and operators of The O2, acquired the majority stake in the company and since then the fleet has substantially grown to 13 vessels.