UCL is a world-class university, and has a long-standing association with rowing. University College London Boat Club was first established in 1864, and so is just one season away from celebrating its 150th anniversary. Before then, in 2013, the Club will celebrate eighty years since its first race at Henley Royal Regatta.
UCLBC has recently appointed Fillip Ljubicic as our very first Director of Rowing. The club is very fortunate to work under his guidance and our four coaches who together provide a wide range of skills and experience; Paralympic Bronze medal winning cox, Alan ‘Woody’ Sherman, Leander Oarsman and 4 time Henley winner, Tom ‘Wilko’ Wilkinson, 2 time Commonwealth Championship winner and Leander Oarsman, Alan Sinclair and, in a voluntary capacity, Kirsty Main.
UCL students have achieved considerable national and international success, having rowed at University College London Boat Club. Alex Davidson, having been Student President of UCLBC in 2009-10 and UL in 2010-11, rowed for Oxford in this year’s Boat Race, and has been selected for the GB eight at the U23 World Championships and elected President of Oxford University Boat Club. Rob Williams won a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the lightweight coxless four and Tim Foster MBE won gold in the GB four at the Sydney Olympics.
We welcome both experienced rowers and complete novices to the sport, men and women, rowers and coxes. This year we are aiming to build on our considerable successes last year.