Rowing Club

Edinburgh University Boat Club frequently achieves both domestic and international success as one of the highest performing clubs at the University.

EUBC is one of the oldest and largest sports clubs within the University. The club is one of few universities in the UK that is equipped to work with complete beginners to the sport through to athletes striving for international success. Membership not only gives students all the tools necessary for success on the water - high quality equipment and a dedicated coaching team who provide extensive training programmes - but also an extensive calendar of social events throughout the year which creates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

We are made up of five squads: our Beginner 'Novice' Programme is suited for those that have never rowed before and has become one of the most successful Beginner Programmes in the UK; many athletes continue on to join our senior squads and progress to very high levels in the sport. Our Club Rowing Squad is designed for rowers of all levels with more control over individual training. It provides the opportunity to enjoy the sport in a casual setting as well as allowing those interested to still compete at high level national events. Our Senior Squads are tailored to our experienced and High Performance Athletes that are selected to represent the university at the highest levels. 

In 2020-21 the club experienced one of its most successful years to date. At the Head of the River Race’s the women and men placed 7th (2nd University) and 12th (3rd University) respectively. At BUCS, the club topped the national table and won both the overall and men’s Victor Ludorum, with the women’s squad ranked second, becoming the first Scottish Club to ever win the overall trophy. We continued our success at Henley Women’s Regatta, exemplified by our Aspirational Quad which took home the Chairman’s Trophy while simultaneously setting a new course record. The season’s success was rounded out at Henley Royal Regatta which saw a record 5 Edinburgh crews and an Edinburgh composite qualify for the regatta. Many athletes are continuing on to represent Edinburgh on an International stage for the Scotland and GB teams.

Our notable alumni include Dame Katherine Grainger - a 5-time Olympic Medallist who received Silver at the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2016 Games and gold at the 2012 Games - and Polly Swan, an Olympic Silver Medallist at Rio 2016 who also placed 4th at Tokyo 2021. Tokyo 2021 also saw Maddie Arlett selected as the lightweight spare, having begun her journey as a beginner at Edinburgh University, and Lucy Glover who was selected for the women’s quad while still a student at the University.


For further information, see the boat club website here.

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  • Rowing Club Full Year Membership£130.00
  • Student - Club Rowing Squad - Full Year Membership£130.00
  • Social Only - Full Year Membership£40.00
  • Student - Club Rowing Squad - Semester 2 Membership£70.00
  • Student - Beginner Programme (for those selected from Learn to Row Programme) - Full Year Membership£85.00