University of Kent Rowing Club

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University of Kent Rowing Club
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Plucks Gutter, Sandwich, Kent, United Kingdom
Home water River Stour
Founded 1966 (1966)
President Alex McKinney
Vice President Georgia Edwards
University University of Kent

The University of Kent Rowing Club is the rowing club of the University of Kent based in the UK on the River Stour. Founded in 1966, the club has regularly competed in competition and have been moderately successful.[1]


The Somerset Maugham boathouse is located at Plucks Gutter on the River Stour, outside of Sandwich. The boathouse is a 20-minute drive from the university campus. Inside the boathouse are changing rooms and a crew room with sofas and cooking facilities.


The club row in fours, pairs and quadruple, double and single sculling boats. Due to the narrow width of the river rowing in eights is not possible. The fours and quadruple sculls are all coxed boats.


The club train throughout the year and hold a week-long winter training camp over the Christmas holidays and two weeks over Easter to prepare for the BUCS regatta. All land training takes place in the University of Kent's gym in the centre of campus, with access to club ergo's on the balcony of one of the sports centre's halls. The club provide all members with a workout routine including a weight training and circuits. The club has a director of rowing, Mike Kennedy, who acts as the club coach.[2]

Club kit[edit]

The club rowing colours are ivory, navy and burgundy.[3]

Spitfire Boat Club[edit]

Spitfire Boat Club was created as a club for the alumni of the University Rowing Club in 2001 and became an open club with membership available to members of the public in 2002. The Chairman of the club is Rory Semple.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kent Rowing News". Kent Rowing. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Kent University RC (UKE)". British Rowing. Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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