Founded in 1834, UCBC is the oldest and most prestigious boat 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 2,000 rowers on a 4km stretch of water, creating a very inviting atmoshpere.

During the winter months, UCBC regularly competes at local heads such as Rutherford Head, Tyne Head and Durham Small Boats Head. UCBC's Head season normally culminates with the Women's Eights and the Men's Head of the River Races on the Tideway in London.

Come the Summer months, regatta season arrives and UCBC aims for medals at Hexham Regatta and Durham Regatta. As the academic year draws to a close, UCBC's racing season ends - except for the occasional appearance at Henley!

We also have a good social calendar with the annual Christmas Dinner, UCBC Ball and the Summer BBQ being highlights of the year.

We're always looking for new members, so whether you've been rowing for several years or have never set foot in a boat please take a look at our Join page to find out more about how you can get involved.

The Boathouse in front of the Cathedral
The Boathouse in front of the Cathedral