Queen Mary University of London Boat Club is proud to present a lively and friendly mixed club with the goal to involve everyone in the fantastic sport that is rowing! Whether you're an experienced oarsman/woman, a keen cox, or have never rowed/coxed in your life, we welcome anyone who wants to give it a go!
Having been established in 1910, we have a long and proud history of producing fine athletes (who row in just as fine kit!) and in the past have even had members go on to win gold at Olympic level.
If, after a go, rowing isn't for you then why not become a cox? The cox plays a vital role in the boat, steering and motivating the crew - it is definitely not a position to overlook.
Whilst we are a competitive sports club who train hard in hopes to enter as many races as possible, we also welcome any social members both on and off the water. With regular socials and a Hail Mary in the SU bar at the end of every month, there is more than enough to get involved with!
Date: Sunday 23rd September (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 tank starter sessions at the London Regatta Centre on Wednesday afternoons, a perfect introduction 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 through 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.
How to get involved
- Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members.
- Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
- Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
- Enjoy! Take part in the sessions, and compete in the races.
President - Caitlin Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President/Treasurer - Elizabeth Guess (email@example.com)
Club Secretary - Fenella Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Men's Captain - James Baker (email@example.com)
Senior Women's Captain - Siobhan Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fresher Women's Captain - Cat Dyer (email@example.com)
Coxes Captain - Jack DeVile (firstname.lastname@example.org)
All can be found in our Freshers 2018-19 facebook group, which is linked to our main Facebook page, 'Queen Mary University of London Boat Club'.