Regent's Park College Boat Club

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College Boat Clubs of the University of Oxford
Regent's Park College Boat Club
Oxford boathouse 7.jpg
Regents Park College Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg
Regent's Boathouse (right, shared with New College) and rowing blade colours
                   
Established 1969
Location River Thames (known in Oxford as the Isis)
President William Tomsett
Men's Captain Phillip Nelson-Jones
Women's Captain Philippa Kiralfy and Phoebe Scott-Green (joint)
www.rpcbc.org
Regent's Park College Boat Club Crest.tiff

Regent's Park College Boat Club is the boat club of Regent's Park College, Oxford, a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. It is based in New College Boat House which it shares with New College Boat Club.

The Club was established shortly after Regent's Park became a Permanent Private Hall of the University in 1957 and currently owns two boats, one named "Regent's Shark", in which the men's team row, and a more-lightweight women's eight. The club competes in a number of inter-collegiate races in both the male and the female categories.

History[edit]

The Boat Club has competed in most Torpids and Eights competitions throughout its history and occasionally puts out a boat for the Christ Church Regatta. It has won blades on a number of occasions[1] and in 1979 it undertook a charity row from Oxford back to the College's origins in Regent's Park, London, which was filmed by the BBC for a special documentary.[2]

In 2005, a joint Regent's Park-LMH women's crew took part in the Oxford-Cambridge Channel Challenge, setting a new record for a women's crew rowing across the English Channel.

Between 2005-2010, the Men's VIII established a record of thirty-four consecutive starts in a bumps race without being bumped once itself.

Governance[edit]

The Club is governed by a committee of students, who are all elected in Trinity term. The Executive Committee consists of a President, Treasurer, Social Secretary, and the Men's and Women's Captains. There are also two non-Executive officers - the Sponsorship Secretary and the Alumni Representative, who are both elected in Michaelmas term. The Senior Member of the Club is Mark Atherton, Tutor in English at the College.

Most of the Club's funding comes from the JCR and from its sponsor, DLA Piper.

Traditions[edit]

Regent's Park Women's eight in 2010

Members of the Club who have rowed in at least one university race (and, usually, who have won trophy blades in that race) are entitled to wear the Boat Club blazer, especially at the College's annual Final Fling ball. Club members who have competed in at least one race (but not won trophy blades) are entitled to wear the Boat Club tie.

Results[edit]

Summer Eights Blades (since 1980)[edit]

  • Men: 1986, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2006
  • Women: 1994, 2007

Torpids Blades (since 1980)[edit]

  • Men: 1991, 2006, 2012
  • Women: 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Oxford Bumps Chart' 1980-2012". University of Oxford. Retrieved 15 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Regent's Park Rowing Club". Regent's Park College Junior Common Room. Retrieved 2 January 2013.