Oxford University Boat Club

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Oxford University Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
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Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Wallingford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Home water River Thames
Founded 1829 (1829)
President Malcolm Howard [1]
Coaches Sean Bowden, Andy Nelder
University University of Oxford
Affiliations British Rowing
Website www.oubc.org.uk

Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC) is the rowing club of the University of Oxford, England, located on the River Thames at Oxford. The club was founded in the early 19th century.

OUBC's boat house on the Isis (as the Thames is known at Oxford) burnt down in 1999 and much archive material, including photographs, was lost. OUBC now rows from its new purpose-built boat house in Wallingford, south of Oxford, following a successful fund raising appeal from 2004 to 2007. The boathouse was designed following a limited competition by Tuke Manton Architects LLP .[2] The club has the use of the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in south Oxfordshire for training purposes, along with the GB Rowing squad and University College Oxford Boat Club.

The Boat Race[edit]

The club races against the Cambridge University Boat Club in The Boat Race on the Thames in London each year, with the Oxford boat based at the Westminster School Boat Club. It has featured Olympic-level rowers (e.g., Matthew Pinsent) and coxes (such as Colin Moynihan, who played a leading role in organizing the 2012 Olympic Games in London).

History[edit]

OUBC was one of five clubs which retained the right until 2012 to appoint representatives to the Council of British Rowing. The others were Leander Club, London Rowing Club, Thames Rowing Club and Cambridge University Boat Club.[3]

Gallery[edit]

College boat houses between Christ Church Meadow and the River Cherwell

See also[edit]

College boat clubs[edit]

Further information: Oxford University Rowing Clubs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BNY Mellon News". Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Tuke Manton Architects. Accessed 2010-09-02
  3. ^ "Corporate Governance Structure". British Rowing. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 

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