Edinburgh University Boat Club
|Edinburgh University Boat Club|
|Home water||Union Canal and Strathclyde Park|
|University||The University of Edinburgh|
|Scottish Boat Race|
Originally started in 1867 it has been going continuously ever since. The annual Edinburgh/Glasgow Boat Race first took place in 1877, ten years after the boat club started. As one of the largest rowing clubs in Scotland, it has over a hundred active members, with many crews competing at all levels. The club celebrated its 150th year anniversary in 2017.
Facilities and training
Training for novice crews occurs mainly on the Union Canal in Edinburgh, which although small, encourages technical rowing, and is used by international medallists, including Katherine Grainger (former EUBC rower) as well as senior crews during the week. Regular training also takes place at Strathclyde Park, Scotland's purpose built regatta lake, and at a training facility at Auchinstarry near Stirling. Land training takes place in the Pleasance Centre for Sport and Exercise, which has some of the best facilities available, including weights rooms and a circuit gym.
- Katherine Grainger, Olympic rowing gold medalist
- Polly Swann, GB Rower, 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2013 World Champion & 2014 European Champion
- Leslie Balfour-Melville, all-round sportsman
- Edinburgh/Glasgow boat race, UK.
- "Katherine Grainger returns to first rowing club to celebrate its 150th anniversary". The Herald. 13 Feb 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
- Pleasance Centre for Sport and Exercise, University of Edinburgh, UK.