Manchester University Boat Club, SPORT Manchester,
333 Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PG, UK
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White Rose Head 2017

Last Saturday (02/12/2017), over 60 of MUBC’s best athletes travelled to York for the annual BUCS Endorsed, White Rose Head Race. For our novices White Rose was their first major race. Both our novice women and novice men fielded two VIII’s to take on the course. All of our novice…

York Small Boats Head 2017

On Sunday (19th of November) we travelled across the Pennines to battle it out at Small Boats Head. Amid freezing temperatures, our crews arrived bright and early to rig the boats and prepare for heading up the scenic 3km route. The first crews to boat were the women’s squad, with…

Northwich Autumn Head 2017

On Remembrance Sunday one of our crews decided to battle the cold autumnal conditions and race the 2350m course on the River Weaver. Being the only MUBC crew competing there was a pressure on them to represent and show off the university’s potential. There was a strong headwind and by…

BUCS Indoors 2017

Despite clashing with reading week, MUBC sent a full contingent of athlete to BUCS indoors on 4th November. With Salford University hosting this year’s event, we all benefited from a rare weekend lie in. Up first it was the beginner men’s 1k. After a simple briefing with words of wisdom…

Novice Race Day 2017

The 29th of October saw MUBCs novice crews take on their first race. For our 32-strong squad, this would not only be their first race of the 2017/18 academic season, but their first ever race. This year was the first time that the LUBC Nov race day was BUCS endorsed….

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need past rowing experience? Not at all! Every year we welcome over 100 members who are complete rowing novices. We will teach you all the basics by the time regatta season hits in spring: just in time for you to race your heart out!   I’ve heard rowing…

Agecroft Head Race Report and Nemesis training Day 2017

Saturday 14th October saw the Manchester University Boat Club take to the rocky waters of Salford to battle it out at the Agecroft Head Rowing competition. The competition saw boat clubs and Universities from around the Manchester area come together to battle it out at one of the first races…

Boat House Summer Maintenance

Cleaned, painted, polished. This summer both our boathouse and the equipment in it was given Hollywood style cosmetic changes. Our head coach John Impey and Boathouse Manager Ruth Haigh manifested their Manchester worker bee origins by working tirelessly to get the MUBC shells, blades and changing rooms into pristine condition…

Welcome back!

So the long summer has ended, freshers flu is spreading and the stress of reading lists are starting to hit. But never fear, MUBC is here! We return again with busy freshers week ready to recruit the next generation of rowers and coxes. With more than 200 new students giving…

16/17 Recap – Words of wisdom from the President

The 2016/17 season has seen a number of changes to MUBC. September saw the arrival of our new Head Coach John Impey. John has over 25 years of experience in the sport and his enthusiasm and knowledge has been invaluable in moving the club forwards. The new academic year also…