Rowing Club

The Boat Club has for many been a significant stepping stone to high international honours - Edinburgh rowers frequently represent Scotland and Great Britain.

EUBC is one of the oldest and largest sports clubs within the University. The aim of our club is to promote the sport of rowing, with the ultimate goal of allowing all members to be successful in competition at local, national and international levels. Membership not only gives students all the tools necessary for success on the water - from high quality equipment to dedicated coaches and training programmes - but also a lively calendar of social events throughout the year which gives our club a tight-knit family feel. 

We are made up of five squads: our Beginner 'Novice' Programme is suited for those that have never rowing before, and has become one of the most successful Beginner Programmes in the UK. Our Club Rowing Squad is designed for rowers of all levels, from causal to competitive. Our Senior Squad is tailored to our experienced and High Performance Athletes. 

In 2018-19 the club experienced one of its most successful years at BUCs, topping the national table for rowing. For the first time in our history, our Women's Squad won the Victor Ludorum, the overall trophy at all BUCs events. We continued our success with our Women's Championship Coxless 4 taking home The Avrul Vellacott Cup at the 2019 Henley Women's Regatta. During the summer, we had 5 athletes and 2 coahces represent GB at the U23 World Rowing Championships, bringing home four gold medals.

Our notable alumni inlcude 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 Medalist at Rio 2016. The club also made history in 2016, winning the 2016 Men's Coxed 4 at Henley Royal Regatta, taking home The Prince Albert Challenge Cup. 


For further information, see the boat club website here.

CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on

Please be aware, to join this club you must have purchased a Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE


Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.


  • Student - Senior Squad - Full year Membership£120.00
  • Student - Club Rowing Squad - Full Year Membership£100.00
  • Student - Learn to Row Programme£40.00
  • Non Student - Full Year Membership£120.00
  • Social Only - Full Year Membership£40.00
  • Student - Club Rowing Squad - Semester 2 Membership£55.00
  • Student - Beginner Programme - Full Year Membership£80.00