Nottingham University Boat Club

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Nottingham University Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Nottingham, UK United Kingdom
Home water River Trent
Founded 1948 (1948)
Membership 120
University University of Nottingham
Affiliations British Rowing

Nottingham University Boat Club (NUBC) is the rowing club of the University of Nottingham based in the UK on the River Trent. Founded in 1948, the club has over 120 current active members, equally split between men’s, women’s and novice squads.

The club is renowned for its yellow blades and yellow, green and navy blue rowing vest.

Ray Simms was appointed Head Coach of Nottingham University Boat Club in 2010. Having previously coached NCRA, winning several Henley medals and World Championships, he led the University's coaching team up until 2012. Jon McKirdy has recently been appointed Head Coach.


The boat house and 'shed' are situated between Lady Bay Bridge and the Nottingham Forest F.C's City ground on the south bank of the River Trent. The boat house consists of changing rooms, gym, club room and kitchen.

Recent Form[edit]

Recent achievements have been wins at Henley Women's Regatta, National Championships, weekend appearances at Henley Royal Regatta and international representation at the World Under 23 Championships and EUSA Regatta.

BUCS regatta[edit]

At BUCS regatta the club has won the Victor Ludorum in 9 of the past 17 years.[when?] Controversially, at the 2004 BUSA Regatta the club were found to be operating outside the rules and disqualified from the Regatta and the subsequent regatta.[citation needed]

The club had success at the 2010 BUCS regatta, winning in the Lightweight Men's VIII event, and subsequently adding the European University crown in the same event at the 2010 EUSA regatta.


The Boat Club enjoys an annual Varsity Match against Nottingham Trent University. Traditionally men's and women's 1st and 2nd VIIIs as well as novices VIIIs race side by side down a 3000m course on the River Trent, culminating in a presentation ceremony and party in the evening.

Training camp[edit]

The club has an annual training camp traditionally held in the Easter vacation.

Varese 2007 Training Camp

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