Dublin University Boat Club

Rowing on the Liffey since 1836

DUBC, founded by the amalgamation of DU Boat Club and DU Rowing Club in 1898, has a long history of rowing success with Championship wins, Henley wins, World Champions and Olympians to its name.

Rowing for DUBC offers the opportunity for intensive sculling training in the club’s sizeable fleet of small boats as well as the sweep rowing typical of University clubs. Senior DUBC rowers have the opportunity to race UCD in the prestigious annual Gannon Cup Colours race and represent the university at national and international competitions including Henley Royal Regatta.

Club News

Cork Head of the River 2017

The long preseason was finally broken for DUBC Novices with the Cork Head of the River in early February. For many it not only provided a chance for their first competitive race, but also an opportunity to row on a new stretch of unfamiliar water down Cork Marina. Due... read more

Novice Winter Training Camp

Looking to build on a worthy Michaelmas preseason, the DUBC Novices set out in early January for a winter training camp on Blessington Lake. Defying the frequent snow flurries and choppy conditions, and as an indicator of the strong depth to the squad, three eights... read more

RIP Robin Tamplin

DUBC is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Robin Tamplin. Robin, who represented Ireland in the London Olympics in 1948, was Captain of DUBC in 1949, and later went on to coach the DUBC crew that won the Ladies Plate in 1977. Robin also served as President of... read more