Last weekend the current Senior Women’s squad achieved the best result the club has ever seen at Henley Women’s Regatta by winning the Academic eights category in a truly nerve racking final! The UCL women had two eights entered into this category making this the second year in a row the club has had two [...]
BUCS Regatta 2014
Whilst most UCL students spent their May bank holiday weekend knuckling down to revising for their exams, the Senior squads of UCLBC travelled up to Nottingham to the National Water Sports Centre to compete in BUCS regatta. This was the second time UCL had competed at BUCS regatta and it was the largest number of [...]
5 hours down!
As I am sure you are aware we are in the midst of a 48 hour slog on 2 ergs with the aim of raising as much money as we can for Sport Relief 2014 and UCLBC. The weather has been unsupportive but it hasn't stopped us, we're 5 hours into our 48 hour Row-a-thon [...]
A Rower’s Tale – A Novice Man’s Perspective
“Catch…there; catch…there; catch…THERE!” Start of the rowing season for UCL novices and this phrase echoed repeatedly over the bay near the ULBC boat house, as the UCLBC novice men pulled their oars for the first time. It was a sunny October’s morning, and the water conditions were serene. Excitement as well as stress filled the [...]
Fours Head 2013
Paddling to the start line for Fours head I did feel a little unprepared only having a week of practicing in the 4 after Basel; however, something seemed to click as we crossed the start line and even though the crew I was in didn't have any boats to push off, being 496 of 496, [...]
A successful EGM.
Big congratulations to Sam Inkersole, Beth Lloyd and George Prescott for being voted into the UCLBC committee as Treasurer, Cox Captain and Maintenance officer. The EGM took place this evening at 7pm, during which Sam was voted in as Treasurer with 75% of the votes. Beth was voted in with 96% for the role of [...]
Basel Head 2013
Boarding a plane to Basel only a few hours after sitting in a Chemistry lecture was, to say the least, a little surreal. But there was a buzz in the atmosphere as we made our way to one of the most exciting races of the year. Arriving in the dark in Basel meant we didn’t [...]
Celebrations marking UCLBC’s 150th year have begun.
On the night of Friday 3rd November, the Boat Club took to the water, powered this time by petrol rather than muscle. Nevertheless, team spirit was high and the Burlington Burtie cheer was deafening as the first celebration event of 150th anniversary year got underway. 102 of this year’s 116 members celebrated the success of [...]
Portugal Training Camp
The winter onslaught had been long. It felt at times like we were in an endless pit of darkness and rain and rowing and wind and snow and rowing; constantly shivering with cold and faltering with fatigue. But then, on a dreary Monday evening at our weekly Committee Meeting (squeezed reluctantly in between one heavy [...]
Hammersmith Head 2013
The day after the Women's Head and it was UCLBC men's turn to take to the Thames. The conditions the day before had been pleasant; with a strong stream carrying the boats down the course, there was little wind and a relatively mild temperature. The boys were not to be so lucky, enduring North Sea-like [...]