Rowing at Bristol

Our History

The University of Bristol Boat Club is one of the oldest and most developed clubs at the University. Its history spans right back to the club’s formation in 1909. UBBC competed regularly throughout the 20th century, establishing its place amongst the best British university rowing has to offer. In 1991, the club won the prestigious Henley Prize at Henley Royal Regatta (now the Temple Challenge Cup). Since then, the club has continued to develop athletes to a national standard, with many of the club’s members going on to represent Great Britain on an international stage. Fast forward to 2010, 4 athletes from the club were selected to represent GB in the coxless 4- at the EUSA regatta in Holland. In 2014, our brand new £1.2million boat house was opened, and a host of new boats was generously donated to the club. The years to follow promise to be huge for the Boat Club, who are looking to regain their place in the top flight of British university rowing.