Equipment and Facilities

The John Rutley Boathouse

Opened in September 2014, the John Rutley Boathouse is the boathouse facility used by UBBC at the £1.2 million Saltford Rowing Centre. In the boathouse itself we currently have 7 racks of boats, will huge amounts of available space for expansion. The clubhouse has changing rooms with hot showers and a large communal room with a kitchen and wood burning stove. The balcony looks over the final stretch of the water coming into the pontoons, which a great place to get some rest between outings in the summer! 

Boats & Blades

As part of the club’s big renovation project, a massive amount of money has been and is continuing to be invested into new and high quality used shells and blades. In the last year alone, the club purchased a brand new Empacher 8+, a Fillipi 4+ each for the senior men’s and women’s squads, a brand new Wintech International 1x and a set of Concept 2 Skinny Blades. This year we are hoping to add more to this, expanding our women’s racing shells with a new 8+ and 4-, as well as smaller boats for the club.

Land Training

The land training we do at UBBC is split between the Tyndall Avenue Sports Centre and the Olympic Weights Room at the Coombe Dingle Sports Facility. At present there are 10 ergs, around 15 spin bikes (including 5 watt bikes), treadmills, X-trainers and more, as well as a full Olympic lifting setup available. We have also just purchased another 12 Concept 2 Model D PM5 ergs, for the upcoming UBBC Erg Room!