Royal Free and University College Medical School Boat Club

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Royal Free and University College Medical School Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Chiswick, London, UK United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°28′57″N 0°16′28″W / 51.4825°N 0.2745°W / 51.4825; -0.2745Coordinates: 51°28′57″N 0°16′28″W / 51.4825°N 0.2745°W / 51.4825; -0.2745
Home water Tideway
Founded 1865 (1865) (1998 in current form)
Former names University College Hospital, Middlesex and Royal Free
Membership 100 (approx)
University UCL Medical School
Affiliations British Rowing, United Hospitals Boat Clubs
Website www.rumsbc.co.uk

Royal Free and University College Medical School Boat Club is the rowing club for UCL Medical School, part of the University of London.[1] The boat club is commonly referred to by its acronym; RUMSBC. RUMSBC row out of the University of London Boat Club boat house which is situated on the River Thames in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom. The club's official British Rowing registered colours are yellow and sky blue.[2]


RUMSBC is a large university club with nearly 100 members forming 7 racing crews.

History[edit]

The club was formed after the amalgamation of UCL Medical School and the Royal Free Medical School Boat Clubs in 1998.[3] The club has been rowing under various names, University College Hospital, Middlesex, and Royal Free as well as in combinations with other London Medical schools as part of the United Hospitals Boat Club since its first incarnation in 1865. One of the first records of the club racing was 1885 when the Middlesex raced against the The London and Barts.[4]

Committee[edit]

The club's activities are managed by its Committees and are governed by its By-laws. An election is held in March of each year to vote on the Committee Members. Committee meetings are held once a month to manage the club's business.

Fleet[edit]

RUMSBC own 6 VIII's, 2 IV's, 2 2x, 1x

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