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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 is entering the 150th anniversary of the club.  2013 was a highly successful year for all the squads. The men made the Friday of Henley Royal Regatta, whilst the women reached the Semi-Final at Henley Womens.

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UCLBC has recently appointed Filip 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, PhD researcher in Biomechanics for the GB Rowing Team , Phil Harfield, 2 time Commonwealth Championship winner and GB Oarsman, Alan Sinclair and former LEH 1st Eight coach Jamie Smith. In addition, the club has a volunteer coach Belle Cartwright.

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. If you are interested in rowing at UCL in the future please contact either Rob (Senior Mens’ captain 2014/15: robhinchley@rocketmail.com) or Claire (Senior Womens’ Captain 2014/15: c.garnett.12@ucl.ac.uk) with any queries however big or small.