Bangor University Boat Club

Bangor University Boat Club(BUBC) is the rowing club of Bangor University[1] run for and by the university's students. The club's home water is Llyn Padarn in the nearby village of Llanberis, approximately 20 minutes outside Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales.

Bangor University Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
LocationBangor, Gwynedd, Wales
Coordinates53°07′40″N 4°07′54″W / 53.1277881°N 4.1316285°W / 53.1277881; -4.1316285 (Bangor University Boat Club)Coordinates: 53°07′40″N 4°07′54″W / 53.1277881°N 4.1316285°W / 53.1277881; -4.1316285 (Bangor University Boat Club)
Home waterLlyn Padarn, Llanberis
Founded1901
Former namesBangor University Rowing Club
UniversityBangor University
AffiliationsBritish Rowing
The club's old boathouse on the Menai Straits.

The club has a membership base of experienced and novice rowers. BUBC competes in BUCS events throughout the year and its members attend local head races and regattas.

HistoryEdit

Rowing in Bangor dates back to 1901 when the club was first started. BUBC used to be situated at a boathouse on the Menai Straits taking advantage of a stretch of open water between the Menai Suspension Bridge and Garth Pier. Since then this location has been deemed a health and safety risk and the club was relocated to Llyn Padarn, Llanberis.

Boat fleetEdit

The club currently comprises the following boats:

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