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Queen Mary University of London Boat Club (QMULBC) is proud to be a mixed club at the center of the London rowing scene, boating from the UL boathouse in Chiswick. QMULBC welcomes everybody of all abilities, with the large majority of our new members each year having never rowed before university. 

Whether it's the thrill of racing at BUCS, the prestige of going to Henley Royal Regatta, rowing recreationally, or being involved in a thriving social environment, QMULBC is perfect for individuals of all skills and fitness levels to fulfill the ultimate university experience.

Whilst rowing is a competitive sport for those that want to train hard, we also know that university is a time for getting out and meeting new people. 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 'session' at Hail Mary, (club sports night) in Drapers, where Boat Club is among the loudest club there.

 

How to get involved:

  1. Join the Facebook group , Whatsapp chat or get in contact with the club committee members below
  2. Attend the taster session on the 25th - this session is completely free and is the perfect opportunity to see what we're all about!
  3. Purchase your subs - at the QMSU Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel), or online on the right-hand side of this page.
  4. Enjoy! You will be able to shape your Boat Club experience to suit you. Whether it is exercise as a casual rower, leaning to steer the boat as a cox, just trying something new, or you've heard rumors about our legendary socials... Maybe however you've joined for the glory to train hard and represent QM in races across the country, no matter what we can't wait to see you this coming year! 

 

Students Union Welcome Fair:

Date: 23rd Sept 10am-6pm, 24th Sept 10am-4pm
Venue: QMotion Sports Hall 

QMULBC will be exhibiting our sign-up stand alongside all the other societies on campus, come down and say hi and we'll be more than happy to answer any questions about everything from rowing and coxing to the best local pubs in the area.

 

Taster Session:

Date: 25th September (Find more details on our Freshers Facebook Group )
Venue: University of London Boat House, Chiswick (closest tube station is Chiswick or Gunnersbury)

1st Session - 11am-1:30pm (Club Members can show you the way! - Leaving Queens Building at 9:20am)

2nd Session - 2:30pm-5:30pm ( Club Members can show you the way! - Leaving Queens Building at 12:50pm)

All abilities are more than welcome, so why not 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, And it's completely free! In the first few weeks of term, we will also host tank starter sessions at the London Regatta Centre, a perfect introduction to rowing for beginners or a refresher session for those getting back into the sport.

Equipment:

Whilst the club provides all the essential rowing equipment, you will need to bring a contactless card for train travel, water, food, sliders/flipflops/wellies, a sports kit (clothes you would workout in), and a spare change of clothes as there's a chance you may get a little wet!

Alongside our safety powerboat, we have four rowing boats pictured below left to right: PofE (8), Millenium Mary (8), John G (4), and James Baker (2).

Training:

Training sessions on the water generally lasting 2hrs anytime Wednesday afternoon and Saturday all day, extending to any day of the week when crews are free in the build-up to races. Participation is important for those wishing to row with us competitively, with land training also expected for competitive crews taking place at our on-campus gym, QMotion. 

Alongside the captains, our experienced coaches and senior rowers are always on hand to offer fitness advice and rowing tips to anyone in need, don't be afraid to ask! 

Competitions:

We compete in a variety of races from regattas to head races to sprints! Covid last year canceled a lot of the races, and we plan on coming back strong entering as many races as possible including: BUCS Head, BUCS Regatta, UH Head, UH Fresher Sprints, Drapers Cup, Head of the River, Women's Head of the River, Hammersmith Head, Cambridge Head, Kingston Head and UH Bumps. Race dates and a full racing calendar will be added shortly to our Facebook Group

Pictured left to right: Drapers Cup (QM vs QM Alumni), BUCS Regatta W Int4+ Crew, Men's UH Bumps Crew.

Contact details - Committee:

All Committee and Welfare officers can also be contacted with the emails below and are more than happy to answer any questions, They can also be contacted through Facebook on our Facebook Group, or through Whatsapp in our Freshers Chat
 
President - Robert Whitling (qmulbc.president@gmail.com)
Vice President- Hibah Syed (Hibah.syed@icloud.com)
Treasurer - Kerensa Newton (qmulbc.treasurer@gmail.com) 
Club Secretary - Hannah Rahim (qmulbc.club.secretary@gmail.com)
Health & Saftey/Equipment - Bethany France (Bethanyhfrance@gmail.com)
 
Men's Captain - Andreas Crisp (andreas.crisp@gmail.com)
Women's Captain - Joy Kaiser (l.j.kaiser@se19.QMUL.ac.uk)
Men's Vice-Captain - Nish Ranasinghe (nishan.ranasinghe@outlook.com)
Women's Vice-Captain - Niamh Ryan (nacryan@gmail.com)
 
Social Secretary- Ben Marcovich (marblyben@gmail.com)
Social Secretary- Giovanna Rodacoski (giovanna.rodacoski@hotmail.com)

Contact details - Welfare:

Welfare Officer- Jan Kara (jan.b.k@hotmail.co.uk)
Welfare Officer- Kate Lichy (kate.lichy@icloud.com)
 
 
 

 

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