St Mary's College Boat Club
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (February 2013)|
|St Mary's College Boat Club|
|Location||St Chad's College Boat House and Clive's Boat House|
|Home water||River Wear, Durham|
|Affiliations||British Rowing, St Mary's College|
St Mary's College Boat Club (SMCBC) is the rowing club of St Mary's College at Durham University in the North East of England. The club has over 40 members and shares its boathouse with St Chad's College Boat Club on the banks of the River Wear. The club competes at a regional and college level throughout the year.
Members are taken from the students at St Mary's College and any member of the JCR or MCR are allowed to join. Any other members of Durham University are permitted to join with the permission of the current President.
A subscription fee is charged by the club, and this goes towards the upkeep of boats, payment for trailering and the purchase of spare parts.
The club is run by an executive committee, elected in the final few weeks of the Epiphany term. The committee runs the club for one year and is responsible for every aspect of the club. The club is currently sponsored by St Mary's College Society, North East Rowing and Linklaters.
Both the Men's and Women's 1st VIIIs train and compete in Philly G, whilst the Men's and Women's 1st and 2nd IVs train and race mainly in Graham Booth and Nicky. The remaining 4+s are used by the rest of the Men's and Women's squads to train and race in. The club's double scull, Tigger, can be rented out by other clubs by agreement with SMCBC's President.