University College Boat Club is the most prestigious club in Durham University with over 150 members, a large boathouse, and a fleet of boats.

UCBC has a long history of racing success, competing at the world famous Henley Royal Regatta and many other local and national events.
Founded in 1834, UCBC is the oldest and University College, Durham
largest club in Durham. The boathouse is situated just 100ft from the cathedral and castle, both world heritage sites, visited by large numbers of tourists all year round. Durham is home to the busiest rowing river in Europe with more than 2000 rowers competing for space on a 4km stretch of water.

University College Men's IV

University College Boat Club is by far the most successful rowing college in Durham. In the 2001-2002 season UCBC gained over 130 winning pots competing at many top events.


If you are interested in joining UCBC and are an experienced rower, please contact either the Men's Captain or Women's Captain.

If you are new to rowing and wish to join please contact either the Freshmen's Captain or Freshwomen's Captain. These details can be found on the Contacts page.