Famous British Rowers

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite British Rowers
 1 
Helen Glover
4
Birthdate: June 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Truro, Cornwall, England
 2 
Steve Redgrave
6
Birthdate: March 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marlow, England
 3 
Matthew Pinsent
(Britsh Rower and Consecutive Olympic Gold Medal Winner From 1992 to 2004)
Matthew Pinsent
6
Birthdate: October 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Holt, Norfolk, England

Matthew Pinsent is an English broadcaster and former rower. Having won four successive Olympic gold medals in rowing, Pinsent is widely regarded as one of the most successful English Olympians of his generation. He also won 10 world championships during his illustrious rowing career. In 2005, Matthew Pinsent was honored by the International Rowing Federation with the Thomas Keller Medal.

Recommended Lists:
 4 
Ran Laurie
(Physician, Rower)
Ran Laurie
6
Birthdate: June 4, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, England
Died: September 19, 1998
 5 
Heather Stanning
6
Birthdate: January 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yeovil, Somerset, England
 6 
James Cracknell
(British Rower and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
James Cracknell
4
Birthdate: May 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sutton, London, England

James Cracknell is a British athlete who specializes in rowing. With six World Rowing Championships and two Olympic gold medals under his belt, Cracknell is regarded as one of the most successful English rowers of his generation. He is also known for his charitable activities; in 2008, he raised funds for the BBC's Sport Relief charity.

 7 
Colin Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan
3
Birthdate: September 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Surrey, England
 8 
Matt Brittin
(Rower, Businessman)
Matt Brittin
4
Birthdate: September 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, England
 9 
Alex Story
(Politician, Rower)
Alex Story
2
Birthdate: December 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Constantine Louloudis
3
Birthdate: September 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
 11 
Chay Blyth
(Rower)
Chay Blyth
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hawick, United Kingdom
 12 
G. A. H. Branson
(Judge, Rower)
G. A. H. Branson
4
Birthdate: July 11, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, England
Died: April 23, 1951

During his time at Cambridge, G. A. H. Branson was a talented rower. He later rose through the ranks of the legal profession, becoming a successful barrister and eventually the judge of the High Court. He is also known as the grandfather of business tycoon and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

 13 
Polly Swann
3
Birthdate: June 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
 14 
Tim Foster
(Rower)
Tim Foster
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
 15 
Moe Sbihi
(Rower)
Moe Sbihi
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England
 16 
Rebecca Romero
(Former World Champion and Olympic Games Silver Medallist at Rowing and Olympic Champion Track Cyclist)
Rebecca Romero
3
Birthdate: January 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Carshalton, England

Rebecca Romero scripted history by winning two Olympic medals in two different sports, rowing and cycling, thus becoming the second woman to achieve the feat, after swimmer and handball player Roswitha Krause. Initially a rower, she was later deviated toward cycling after suffering a severe back injury.

Crispin Money-Coutts, 9th Baron Latymer
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United Kingdom
 18 
Adrian Cadbury
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Died: September 3, 2015
 19 
Alex Gregory
3
Birthdate: March 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
 20 
Anna Watkins
3
Birthdate: February 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leek, Staffordshire, England
 21 
Andrew Triggs Hodge
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Halton, Buckinghamshire, England
 22 
John Fairfax
3
Birthdate: May 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: February 8, 2012
 23 
Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh
3
Birthdate: March 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: September 14, 1967
 24 
William Dudley Ward
(Politician, Sailor)
William Dudley Ward
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 11, 1946
 25 
Andy Holmes
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Uxbridge, England
Died: October 24, 2010
 26 
Ann Redgrave
(Physician, Rower)
Ann Redgrave
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sussex, England
 27 
Tom James
(Rower)
Tom James
3
Birthdate: March 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
 28 
Tom Stallard
(Former British Rower and Olympic Silver Medalist Who Is Now a Motorsport Engineer)
Tom Stallard
3
Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: City of Westminster, London, England

British rower Tom Stallard was 13 when he was first trained in rowing by his University of London rower father. He later went on to win an Olympic silver and a World Rowing Championship gold. He also rowed boat races for Cambridge. Post-retirement, he has been working as a motorsport race engineer.

 29 
John Ridgway
(Sailor, Ocean rower)
John Ridgway
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United Kingdom
 30 
Stephen Peel
(Businessman, Rower)
Stephen Peel
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
 31 
Greg Searle
2
Birthdate: March 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashford, Surrey, England
 32 
George Nash
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guildford, Surrey, England
 33 
Roz Savage
(Rower, Writer)
Roz Savage
3
Birthdate: December 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheshire, England
 34 
Daniel Topolski
(Rower, Radio personalities)
Daniel Topolski
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England,
Died: February 21, 2015
 35 
Debra Searle
(Businesswoman, Adventurer)
Debra Searle
2
Birthdate: July 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
 36 
Ed Coode
(Rower)
Ed Coode
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indian Queens, Cornwall, England
 37 
Bertram Brooke
2
Birthdate: August 8, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kuching, Malaysia
Died: September 15, 1965
 38 
Robin Bourne-Taylor
2
Birthdate: July 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: George Town, Cayman Islands
 39 
Steve Williams
2
Birthdate: April 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warwickshire, England
 40 
Jack Beresford
(British Rower Who Won Five Medals at Five Olympic Games in Succession)
Jack Beresford
2
Birthdate: January 1, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chiswick, West London, England
Died: December 3, 1977

Legendary British rower Jack Beresford is best known for winning five Olympic medals back-to-back. The son of a rower and an Olympic silver medalist, he had been part of the army during World War I. Though a talented rugby player, too, he took up rowing owing to a war injury.

 41 
Sarah Winckless
2
Birthdate: October 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
 42 
Phelan Hill
2
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
 43 
Andrew Lindsay
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scotland
 44 
Jonny Searle
2
Birthdate: May 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
 45 
Ben Hunt-Davis
2
Birthdate: March 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tidworth, Wiltshire, England
 46 
Katherine Copeland
2
Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ashington, Northumberland, England
 47 
Lauren Rowles
1
Birthdate: April 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
 48 
Frances Houghton
2
Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oxford, England
 49 
Zoe de Toledo
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Arthur Heywood-Lonsdale
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1835
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adderley, England
Died: February 24, 1897