About Falcon


For many years the River Thames in Oxford has been used as a place of leisure and pleasure, activity and competition.

Falcon is one of the oldest rowing clubs in Oxford. Since its foundation in 1869, the Club has provided a place for locals to come together, make friendships, learn new skills and keep fit.  Nowadays we offer rowing, canoeing and kayaking to the residents of Oxford and beyond. We continue to be a thriving club with strong links to our local community. We aim to provide a safe and friendly environment for people to learn new boating skills, to train and compete or to just unwind and relax on the water. Our membership is open to all and the Falcon boathouse is a focal point for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and enjoy the river.


Falcon was founded in 1869 making it 150 years old in 2019. A brief history of the club is attached.


You’ll find us just upstream of Donnington Bridge in East Oxford (postcode for satnav is OX4 4BJ), where most Saturday and Sunday mornings or weekday evenings you will find someone to chat to about rowing, kayaking or open canoeing.

Club Governance

Falcon Boat Club is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation run by a board of Trustees. Day to day club management of sporting activities are organised by the separate rowing and canoe/kayak sub-committees.

The Trustees of the Falcon Boat Club (CIO - charity number 1186921 ) are:

  • David Salvesen
  • Nick Barnett
  • Nick Herbert
  • Anna Railton
  • Jeff Bethray 
  • Cam Scarf
  • Tricia Nash