Edinburgh University Boat Club

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Edinburgh University Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Home water Union Canal and Strathclyde Park
Founded 1867 (1867)
Coaches Colin Williamson
Membership 200
University The University of Edinburgh

Scottish Rowing

British Rowing
Website www.edinburghrowing.com
Scottish Boat Race
Notable members

Katherine Grainger

Polly Swann

Edinburgh University Boat Club (EUBC) is one of the oldest sports clubs within The University of Edinburgh, in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Originally started in 1867 it has been going continuously ever since. The annual Edinburgh/Glasgow Boat Race[1] 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.[2]

Facilities and training[edit]

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,[3] which has some of the best facilities available, including weights rooms and a circuit gym.

Notable alumni[edit]


For the academic year 2015-16, EUBC are sponsored by Hydrogen Group and StaaG.

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