Dublin University Boat Club
Rowing on the Liffey since 1836
DUBC shook off the exams with a successful weekend of racing at the Metropolitan Regatta at Eton Dorney over the June Bank Holiday weekend.
On Saturday a senior four performed well, showing their strength and fitness as they dominated the middle 1000 of the course. An intermediate eight also put in a strong performance, showing good standing against their rivals in spite of over a month with no racing due to exams. The novice eights didn’t fare quite so we’ll, struggling to get back into the swing of racing.
On Sunday the senior, intermediate, and novice eights raced for semi finals in a time trial. Both senior and inter made the C/D semi.
The senior eight was only a fraction of a second off Imperial who made the A/B semi, and in the C final produced a performance which may well have won the B final, showing that their pace is right up with the top Irish crews currently. The intermediate eight also made the C Final, proving not to be far off the pace of the senior crew. The novices managed to get back into the swing of racing on Sunday and put in a very respectable performance indeed.
Overall, DUBC showed that it is very much at the races as we move into the final events of the year.
DUBC will have novice and intermediate crews at Cork City Regatta at Iniscarra on June 24th and 25th.
This year Trinity Regatta will be held on April 15th in the usual location beside our boathouse in Islandbridge.
Please do come down and join us for what will undoubtedly be a lively day of racing in the lovely surrounds of the War Memorial Gardens. The event is open to all family, friends and supporters of rowing and any club that may be competing on the day.
7:30am – Racing Commences
12:30pm – Row past by DUBC Senior VIII 1987
4pm – Regatta Tea in the Main Tent, booking required via email to Regatta@duboatclub.com, payment made on the day. Cost €10pp.
6pm – Racing Concludes.
7pm – Regatta Supper in the Boathouse, booking via email to Regatta@duboatclub.com and payment on the day. Cost €10
Boathouse Bar open all day till late.
As is tradition DUBC had sent two 8s across to race London Head of river. Unfortunately upon arrival the crews found out that the head was cancelled due to bad weather. While the crews were disappointed they continued to make hay while the sun shines by working with several other top class clubs that had travelled for the weekend.
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.