Union Boat Club

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Union Boat Club
Union Boat Club.jpg
Location Boston
Home water Charles River
Founded 1851 (1851)
Website www.unionboatclub.org
Notable members
See below

The Union Boat Club (also known as UBC), founded in 1851, is a private social club and athletic club in Boston. It is the longest continuously operating rowing club in Boston.[1] Located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood along the Charles River, the Club has grown beyond rowing and now features squash and general fitness facilities for its 700 members.[2] In 1914, UBC placed second in the prestigious Grand Challenge Cup.[3] The 1914 crew lost to Harvard after beating a crew from Germany to enter the finals at the Henley Royal Regatta.[4]

Union is the sister club of University Barge Club of Philadelphia. For more than 60 years, the two sister clubs have held an annual interclub "UBC" regatta.[5] In 2009, Michelle Guerette, an eight-time senior US National Team member and two-time Olympian, joined Union Boat Club to serve as head coach.[5]

Prominent members[edit]

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  1. ^ Crowther, Samuel; Arthur Brown Ruhl (1905). "The Beginning of Rowing". Rowing and Track Athletics. New York: MacMillan. p. 22. 
  2. ^ "About UBC". unionboatclub.org. 
  3. ^ "Henley Results 1839-1939". rowinghistory.net. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ Harvard College Class of 1890; Supplementary report: twenty-fifth anniversary celebration. Plimpton Press. June 1915. p. 71. 
  5. ^ a b "Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 2009 Program" (PDF). Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta. 2009. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "USRowing Announces 2007 World Championships Roster". USRowing. 6 August 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Greg Ruckman sports-reference.com
  8. ^ Pete Raymond sports-reference.com
  9. ^ Lawrence Terry sports-reference.com

Further reading[edit]

Peverelly, Charles A. (1866). "Union Boat Club". The Book of American Pastimes. New York. pp. 225–27. 

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Coordinates: 42°21′22″N 71°04′23″W / 42.356°N 71.073°W / 42.356; -71.073