Boat Club – End of Season

Edinburgh University Boat Club have enjoyed a great deal of success recently, in the first year of new Head Of Rowing Colin Williamson’s reign.

The club retained the Boat Race for the first time in the modern era of the race, hopefully the second win of a long run to come. EUBC won six of the seven races on the day, losing out only in the women’s first VIII’s event after an equipment failure, albeit to a very strong Glasgow crew. Edinburgh also won both alumni events for the first time in several years.

Edinburgh were also very successful at the Scottish Championships, where as well as picking up numerous medals also achieved the real goal of getting sixteen athletes selected for the Scottish Rowing team for the Home International Regatta in Cork, Ireland in the summer. This is the most athletes from one club in the senior team that anyone in Scottish Rowing can remember.

Finally, EUBC were well represented at Henley Royal Regatta, where two crews raced in the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup (Intermediate 4x) and the Temple Challenge Cup (Student 8+). Unfortunately both crews were knocked out on the Thursday; the quad, who were all lightweights, to a very strong Tideway Scullers School heavyweight quad, and the eight to eventual finalists from Brown University, USA, having beaten Trinity College Dublin the day before.
The quad’s race was given extra significance by the large number of EUBC alumni who row for TSS, and there were lots of divided loyalties on show on the bank.

Finally, there was a great turnout at the alumni reception on the Saturday afternoon, where one of the most successful EUBC crews ever, from 1989, met up with their 2014 counterparts.

EUBC are looking forward with great excitement to an even bigger and better 2014-15 season!


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