Dublin University Boat Club
Rowing on the Liffey since 1836
At the EGM on 12th June Conor Ryan was elected as Captain for the 2017/2018 season. Conor will bring plenty of experience having served as Social Secretary, Records Secretary twice, DUCAC Club Rep, and Regatta Chief Marshall. We wish him all the best.
We plan to send 2 crews to Henley this year, a coxed four in the Prince Albert and an eight in the Temple.
There will be a row-over by the 1977 Ladies’ Plate winning crew on Saturday during the luncheon break. Please turn up to support them and to remember their coach Robin Tamplin. We expect a good turnout at the Lizzie Barrel that evening in Butler’s Field.
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.
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.