St Edmund Hall Boat Club

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St Edmund Hall Boat Club
Oxford boathouse 2.jpg
St Edmund Hall Rowing Blade.svg
The club's boathouse (right) and blade colours
Coordinates51°44′38″N 1°15′02″W / 51.743852°N 1.250479°W / 51.743852; -1.250479 (St Edmund Hall Boat Club)Coordinates: 51°44′38″N 1°15′02″W / 51.743852°N 1.250479°W / 51.743852; -1.250479 (St Edmund Hall Boat Club)
Home waterIsis
Foundedc. 1861
PresidentBenjamin Evans
  • Men: Marc Ewenz Rocher
  • Women: Megan Jones
Head of the River
  • Men: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965
  • Women: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
UniversityUniversity of Oxford

St Edmund Hall Boat Club (commonly abbreviated to SEHBC) is a rowing club for members of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. It is based in its own boathouse on the Isis.


St Edmund Hall 2009 1st VIII boat, before the race on Saturday of Eights.

According to one of the many blades in the boathouse, SEHBC was established in 1861. There is also a crew photograph dating from 1863.

The Men's 1st VIII were Head of the River in Summer Eights in 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964 and 1965.

More recently, the Women's 1st VIII attained the status of Head of the River in Summer Eights in 2006, and have maintained their position through 2007, 2008, and 2009, a first in college history. The men have had notable success, with both the 1st and 2nd Torpids VIII's awarded blades in 2009. SEHBC has achieved this feat at least once before in the 1930s. The Men's 2nd VIII went on to be awarded blades in Summer Eights of the same year, and are now among the highest placed college 2nd boats.[1]


The boat club is helped by the support of the Friends of the Boat Club, a group composed of ex-members.

The club has a well-equipped erg room, containing 16 Concept 2 ergs and with large mirrors lining one wall. In addition, the club has access to several Rowperfect machines.

Above the boat bays is a large club room, with a bar and basic facilities. The walls are adorned with photographs.

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