Queen Mary University of London Boat Club

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Queen Mary University of London Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Chiswick, London, UK
Coordinates 51°30′23″N 0°03′20″E / 51.50627°N 0.055676°E / 51.50627; 0.055676 (Queen Mary University of London Boat Club)Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 0°03′20″E / 51.50627°N 0.055676°E / 51.50627; 0.055676 (Queen Mary University of London Boat Club)
Home water The Tideway
Founded 1910 (1910)
Affiliations British Rowing, University of London Boat Club
Website www.qmulbc.co.uk
Merger Cup
Notable members

Queen Mary University of London Boat Club (QMULBC) is the rowing club of Queen Mary University of London. The club was founded in 1910.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, although a faculty of Queen Mary, have their own boat club: St Bartholomew's and the London Hospitals' Boat Club. The two sides contest the Merger Cup annually. The club is affiliated to both BUCS and British Rowing.


Unlike most University of London colleges, the club rowed from the London Regatta Centre, in the Docklands up until 2015. The club decided to move to the prestigious University of London Boathouse on the Tideway, instead training from The Regatta Centre due to coaching opportunities and to better relations with Barts.


A crew wearing the club colours

The Queen Mary Boat Club accepts experienced and novice rowers to improve their fitness and technique. They represent Queen Mary at rowing events, offering opportunities for rowers to compete locally and nationally. Student crews race in eights, fours/quads, doubles/pairs and singles. Alumni of the university are eligible to row with Drapers Rowing Club. Annually, the students compete against a Drapers invitational crew in the Drapers Challenge Cup.

QMULBC compete at national events including Head of the River Fours, Head of the River Race, Women's Eights Head of the River Race, Metropolitan Regatta, Henley Women's Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta. The club also compete regularly at British University and College Sport (BUCS) events.

Previous college rowers include Olympians Richard Budgett, Martin Cross, and Mike Hennessy and Paralympian Martyna Snopek.[1]


The club's kit is in the university's colours of spectrum blue and maize. The racing kit consists of blue lycra with gold stripes running down each side. To mark the club's centenary year the kit was briefly changed to a gold upper, with blue lower part.

Club blades are blue, with two gold stripes.

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