Dublin University Boat Club

Rowing on the Liffey since 1836


Trinity Regatta 2019

Photo: Tony O’Sullivan

Trinity Regatta 2019 took place on Saturday 11th of May. Despite many Irish crews racing abroad at Ghent Regatta in Belgium, the impressive entry ensured the staging of the largest Trinity Regatta in recent years.

The highlight of the day came when the Trinity Senior 8+ faced off against formidable opposition in the form of Blue Star Boat Club of The University of Newcastle. DUBC’s second crew, racing in the Club 8+ event, also registered an impressive victory, beating Neptune easily in the final. With no other entries in the Novice category, the novice crew stepped up to race in the Club event, but ultimately came up short against a far more experienced crew from Commercial Rowing Club.

The 1969 and 1979 Senior Crews returned to the regatta to celebrate their respective 50th and 40th anniversaries. The regatta was also notable for its increasing international presence. KSRV Njord, from Leiden in The Netherlands, returned to the regatta for the 3rd  time. They were joined by a crew from the Dutch Armed Forces.

University Championships

Photo: © Mark Kelly

Last Weekend, DUBC travelled up to Leitrim to compete at University Championships. This was the first time that the event was to be held at Lough Rynn, which has only been set up as a rowing venue within the last few years. DUBC is no stranger to this course as we have made extensive use of it for seat racing and training camps.

With boats rigged, and oarsmen ready to push off from the slip, University Championships was provisionally postponed due to inclement weather. The two Novice VIIIs were the only DUBC crews to race. The A boat fought bravely in challenging conditions, but ultimately missed out to UCD by a 1/4 length.

We hope that the remaining events will be raced at a later date. The novice crews that raced are available here.

Neptune Regatta and Commercial Regatta

Photo: Morgan McKnight

Last weekend saw the regatta season kick off, with DUBC winning Club VIII and Club 1X (D. Dennis) at Neptune Regatta. Our Novice VIII raced well but missed out to UCD by a canvas and the Novice 4X+ lost out to a competitive Clonmel crew.

At Commercial Regatta, DUBC won Intermediate VIII, Intermediate IV, and Club IV. Our second Novice VIII raced well, but ultimately came up short against a strong UCD crew.

Updated records are available here

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Dublin University Boat Club is the rowing club of Trinity College Dublin. Established in 1898, the club continues a tradition of rowing excellence practiced in Trinity since 1836. Among the oldest rowing clubs of the world, DUBC maintains a long history of success at domestic and international level. Multiple wins at National Championship events feature prominently alongside victories at Henley Royal Regatta and Irish University Championships. DUBC’s accolades span the breadth of competitive rowing, from novice level to World Championship and Olympic representation.
Rowing for DUBC offers the opportunity for intensive training in both sweep and sculling boats, accommodated by state of the art, high-performance facilities for both land-based and water training. Professional coaching structures and individualised training programmes facilitate the development of the student athlete, while encouraging the high academic standard demanded of students at Trinity.