Boat Club

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

Current and former members have gone on to record success at World Championship and Olympic regattas, the most recent in a long line being current medical student Polly Swann, an Olympic Silver Medalist in Rio 2016. With former President Katherine Grainger a 5 time Olympic Medalist, Silver in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2016 and Gold in 2012.

What we are especially proud of in our club is that we consistently contend for national honours at all levels of racing, from first year of rowing (‘novice’) to experienced ‘senior’ racers, in both men’s and women’s categories. A notable achievement was the Men's coxed 4 winning the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 2016.

Membership not only gives students all the tools necessary for success on the water - from high quality equipment to dedicated coaches and training programs - but also a lively calendar of social events throughout the year which gives our club a tightly-knit family feel, unusual in clubs of comparative size.

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

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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.



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