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We'll take you from novice to elite in three years.
Want to Row At Bournemouth
Coming to Bournemouth University in September 2020? Have you rowed before or want to get back into the sport? Do you just want to try one of the hardest sports there is to master? Contact Head Coach Jonathon Carr-Brown using the contact form at the bottom of the page or attend Freshers Fair on Saturday 28 September 2019 to find out about BUBC's taster sessions for beginners.
BUBC BUCs Success 2019
BUBC put one of its largest ever entries into the British Universities' Championships. Our beginners stole the show with a B-Final for sculler Joshua Watkins, a C-final win for our women's eight and a D-final second place for the men's eight. The women's 1st eight won their E-final. And BUBC's first ever Men's Lightweight eight came fifth in the B-final.
B-Eights Win at Reading 2019
BUBC's continued its winning streak at Reading Amateur Regatta with a win in the B-Eights and men's double sculls.
BUBC Women Reaches Henley Final
Beth Dyer achieved her ambition of reach the final of Henley Women's Aspirational Academic Eights in 2019. Beth, who learnt to row at BUBC, achieved her goal while doing an MA at Newcastle University. Her nickname in the Blue Star second eight was "Bournemouth". She's the one sitting third from the right in the picture.
BUBC Women Storm the Heads
BUBC's Women's 1st eight had a great 2019 head race season with wins at Kingston (B3) and Reading (B2) and a second place at Hammersmith Head.
Another Women's First
Second year Annabel Everson and final year student Beth Dyer took their double scull to Henley Royal Regatta and became the first BUBC women to enter the Regatta. Their attempt to qualify for the Stoner Challenge Trophy failed but they broke new ground for the club.
Morning on Stour
This is the beautiful river we row on and why it is always worthwhile getting up at 5.30am - you never quite know what you might experience,
BUBC's coaching staff are all volunteers with experience of rowing at London RC, Canford School, King's School Chester, University of London, Durham University, Cambridge, Kingston RC, St Cuthbert's Society and Tideway Scullers School. We teach British Rowing technique and are keen on small boats and sculls. But we are always looking for more eyes on the bank. Contact Jonathon Carr-Brown, head coach, at Jonathon@lost4words.com if you think you can help.
If It's So Hard,Why Do We Bother?
Watch film maker and former BUBC oarsman, Andy Lindfield's take on why we row...
The Roman Shield
BUBC is a club with a great spirit. We train hard, fight to win our victories but when we are of the water we're the best social club in town. We've been Bournemouth University's Club of the year two years running (2014 and 2015) and in 2014 we were the National Union of Students' Club of the Year.
Winning for England
Rower Jess Belcher, was the first BUBC rower to represent England. She competed in the Home International Regatta coming away with Gold in the double sculls and a silver in the senior quad sculls.
Henley or Bust
Every year we put two men's eights into Henley Royal Regatta's Temple Challenge Cup and the club has qualified in 2005 and 2007. Can you help us get back to winning ways?
Tideway Head of the River
Our ambition is to secure a top 100 place for the men's first eight by 2021 at the Tideway Head of the River Race which is run in the opposite direction to the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. We are currently leapfrogging the competition but we need one big push this year. Can you help?
Every year we spend a week rowing four times a day! If you are a rower this counts as fun and whenever possible - funds permitting - we transport the club somewhere warm. Spain and France are popular destinations as are Chester and Nottingham!
Why not Contact Us?
Training - All training restarts Wednesday, September 25th 2020 with 2k test for senior squad at Winton School. A full training schedule for the men and women's senior squad will be published by the end of July. Summer training should be aerobic and consist of at least three sessions a week.
Fast Track Freshers - Selection for BUBC's fast track programme will commence on Wednesday 2 October 2019. Taster sessions begin Saturday 6 October. Register at Freshers' Fair Saturday 28 September.
BUBC Club History
Bournemouth Unviersity Boat Club was founded by Kevin Ayles in 1993. Orginally the club boated form Christchurch Rowing Club in Christchurch Harbour. The club now operates out of Canford School Boat House on the River Stour. The club is still maturing but has always punched above its weight. We have on average eighty members a year and each September we attempt to train at least 60 freshers how to row.