Queen Mary University of London Boat Club (QMULBC) is proud to be a friendly mixed club based in Chiswick, introducing one and all to the fantastic sport that is rowing. QMULBC welcomes all oarsmen/women and coxes of all abilities, taking a great amount of pride in training and developing Queen Mary students into talented rowers, welcoming anyone who wants to give it a go!.

Rowing is THE university sport. Whether its the thrill of racing at BUCS, the prestige of going to Henley Royal Regatta, rowing recreationally, or to be involved in a thriving social environment, then QMULBC is perfect for individuals of all skills and fitness levels to fulfil the ultimate university experience.

Whilst rowing is a recreational sport, we appreciate that university is a time for fun! Every year QMULBC welcomes a great number of members who enjoy the social side of university sport. We host annual traditional social events deemed legendary by all on campus. Especially the monthly ‘Hail Mary’ sports night in Drapers.


Up-Coming Events 

ZOOM Online Meet and Greet

Date: Saturday 19th of September 2 pm and Saturday 26th of September 2 pm 

Saturday 19th of September 2 pm:

Meeting ID: 771 0522 4809
Passcode: qmulbc2020


Saturday 26th of September 2 pm?:

Meeting ID: 782 8931 5587
Passcode: qmulbc2020

Come join our zoom meeting with our committee of 2020 to learn a lil more about us and hear about what we will be getting on with this academic year. You'll also get a chance to talk with our current members and ask questions about us and QMULBC. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Taster Session

Date: Sunday 4th October (find the exact time on our Facebook page)
Venue: University of London Boat House, Chiswick (closest tube station is Chiswick or Gunnersbury)

All abilities are more than welcome, there's no excuse not to come along and have a go! The taster session is just our chance to show you around our facilities and get you as excited about rowing as we are.

In the first few weeks of term we will host a tank starter sessions at the London Regatta Centre on a Wednesday afternoon, a perfect introduction to rowing for beginnners.

Equipment: Whilst the club provides all the essential rowing equipment, you will need to bring an Oyster card, water, food, flip flops/wellies, sports kit, and a change of clothes as you may get a little wet!

Don't forget to sign up to our mailing list at Freshers Fair for follow up taser sessions and upcoming socials. We would love for you to join our club and welcome all abilities, all we ask in return is commitment and a sense of team spirit! 


Training sessions on the water takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Participation is important for those wishing to row with us competitively. Land training is also expected for competitive crews and takes place throughout the week, usually at QMotion. 

Senior rowers are always on hand to offer fitness advice and tips to anyone in need, don't be afraid to ask! 


We compete in a whole host of races from regattas to head races to sprints! 

A collection of British Rowing races entered last year include WEHoRR and Quintin Head. Additionally, we take part in BUCS events, as well as regular races with United Hospitals - a collection of UoL colleges. Race dates are added to the club calender which is available on our Facebook page and website. 

How to get involved

  1. Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members. 
  2. Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
  3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
  4. Enjoy! Take part in the sessions, and compete in the races.

Contact details

President - Ethan Hawkins (qmulbc.president@gmail.com)
Vice President- Hibah Syed (Hibah.syed@icloud.com)
Treasurer - Oscar Scott (qmulbc.treasurer@gmail.com) 
Club Secretary - Ian Aizikovich (qmulbc.club.secretary@gmail.com)
Men's Captain - Martin Restrepo (martinrestrepo.7@gmail.com
Women's Captain - Niamh Ryan (nacryan@gmail.com)
Vice Captains - Abner Marcovich and Joy Kaiser
All can be found in our facebook group, which is linked to our website (https://qmulbcclubsecretar.wixsite.com/mysite) and our Facebook page, 'QMUL 2020/21 FRESHERS'.


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