DUBC Novice Programme

DUBC has a tailored training programme for Trinity students with no prior experience in rowing. A dedicated, professional coaching structure is focussed on the development of our beginner oarsmen. Those new to the sport train and race in the novice category, which consists solely of other new-comers.

Beginning in September of each year, the novice programme is designed to introduce students to the technical aspects of the rowing stroke along with developing the physiological capacity required for racing. This is achieved by weekend sessions on the Liffey at our boathouse in Islandbridge, supplemented by weekday training on campus in the Trinity Sport Centre.

Novice oarsmen enjoy a busy social calendar during the year. Boat Ball is enjoyed annually with our sister club DULBC, and Christmas Commons marks the end of the Michaelmas Term with great celebration of boat club tradition. During the Hilary and Trinity Terms our boathouse plays host to various social events, most notably the Trial VIII’s supper in February and Trinity Regatta in May.

Highlights of the novice year include the prestigious Colours Boat Race, contested between Trinity and UCD along the quays of Dublin, University Championships at the National Rowing Centre, the London Metropolitan Regatta at Eton Dorney and the National Championship Regatta in July.

Those interested in joining can meet any of our current oarsmen at our Fresher’s week stand by the Campanile or email our Captain for further information – novices@duboatclub.com