Oxford University Boat Club

Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC) is the rowing club of the University of Oxford, England, located on the River Thames at Oxford. The club was founded in the early 19th century.

Oxford University Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
LocationWallingford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Home waterRiver Thames
Founded1829 (1829)
UniversityUniversity of Oxford
AffiliationsBritish Rowing

OUBC's boat house on the Isis (as the Thames is known at Oxford) burnt down in 1999 and much archival material, including photographs, was lost. OUBC now rows from its new purpose-built boat house in Wallingford, south of Oxford, following a successful fundraising appeal from 2004 to 2007. The boathouse was designed following a limited competition by Tuke Manton Architects LLP.[1] The club has the use of the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in south Oxfordshire for training purposes, along with the GB Rowing squad and University College Oxford Boat Club.

The Boat RaceEdit

The club races against the Cambridge University Boat Club in The Boat Race on the Thames in London each year, with the Oxford boat based at the Westminster School Boat Club.[citation needed]

OUBC was one of five clubs which retained the right until 2012 to appoint representatives to the Council of British Rowing. The others were Leander Club, London Rowing Club, Thames Rowing Club and Cambridge University Boat Club.[2]

College boat clubsEdit


British championsEdit

Year Winning crew/s
1980 Women 2x, Women junior 2x
1983 Men 8+
1986 Women lightweight 4-
1987 Women 4+
1995 Men 2+ (Isis)
1996 Men 2+
1997 Men 4x, Women 4-
1998 Men 4x (Isis)
2001 Men 4-, Men 8+ (with Isis) [3]
2011 Open lightweight 2x (Isis) [4]
2016 Open 4- (Isis) [5]

Key = 2, 4, 8 (crew size), x (sculls), - (coxless), + (coxed)

Henley Royal RegattaEdit

Year Races won
1843 Grand Challenge Cup
1844 Stewards' Challenge Cup
1845 Stewards' Challenge Cup
1846 Stewards' Challenge Cup
1847 Grand Challenge Cup
1848 Grand Challenge Cup
1850 Grand Challenge Cup, Stewards' Challenge Cup, Silver Goblets
1851 Grand Challenge Cup
1852 Grand Challenge Cup, Stewards' Challenge Cup
1853 Grand Challenge Cup, Stewards' Challenge Cup
1888 Silver Goblets
1890 Silver Goblets
1892 Silver Goblets
1893 Silver Goblets
1965 Thames Challenge Cup (Isis)
1968 Ladies' Challenge Plate (Cherwell)
1973 Britannia Challenge Cup (Isis)
1981 Grand Challenge Cup
1989 Stewards' Challenge Cup, Visitors' Challenge Cup (Isis)
1995 Visitors' Challenge Cup (Isis)
1997 Stewards' Challenge Cup
1998 Visitors' Challenge Cup (Isis)
2004 Visitors' Challenge Cup
2005 Stewards' Challenge Cup
2006 Silver Goblets & Nickalls' Challenge Cup
2009 Visitors' Challenge Cup (Isis)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Tuke Manton Architects. Accessed 2010-09-02
  2. ^ "Corporate Governance Structure". British Rowing. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ ""The Daily results service." Times, 23 July 2001, p. 10". Times Digital Archives.
  4. ^ "2011 Championships - Results of Sunday Racing". British Rowing Championships.
  5. ^ "2016 British Rowing Senior Championships" (PDF). British Rowing.

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