St Andrew Boat Club

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St Andrew Boat Club
Sabc09 logo.gif
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Motto Rowing for all
Location Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland
Home water Union Canal, Edinburgh
Founded 1846 (1846)
President George Hunter OBE
Captain Robin Collings
Membership £78 - £240
Colours      Blue

Scottish Rowing

British Rowing
Silver Rudder
Notable members

Katherine Grainger CBE

Sinead Jennings

St Andrew Boat Club (SABC) is the oldest amateur rowing club in Scotland, and is located at Meggetland on the Union Canal, in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.

A brief history of the boat club can be found here.[2]

SABC is affiliated to Scottish Rowing,[3] the National Governing Body for rowing in Scotland.


Training on the water usually takes place on a 1600m stretch of the Union Canal during the week. At weekends regular training sessions take place at Auchinstarry, the River Clyde in Glasgow or Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland's Olympic standard regatta course.

Land sessions take place across the road from the boat club, at Energy Gym.[5]


  • Beginners and Novices[6]
  • Juniors (J13 - J18)[7]
  • Senior Men[8]
  • Senior Women[9]
  • Masters (Aged 27+)[10]

Silver Rudder[edit]

The Silver Rudder is the annual boat race between St Andrew Boat Club and Clyde Amateur Rowing Club (Glasgow), and takes place on the River Clyde in Glasgow.

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