Dublin University Boat Club

Rowing on the Liffey since 1836

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RIP Rob Van Mesdag

It is with great sadness that DUBC wishes to announce the passing of former club president Rob Van Mesdag.

Rob was a great supporter of DUBC for many years. He will be greatly missed. RIP

National Championships 2018

DUBC’s Senior 8+ have concluded the 2017/18 season, placing 4th in the final. Earlier on, our Club 4+ raced brilliantly but ultimately came up short in their final, finishing 2nd out of 27 entries.

While both crews are very disappointed with the results, DUBC is proud of all that has been achieved this year and the culture that our new coach, Richard Ruggieri, has created. We are hugely thankful to everyone who has supported us throughout this season and look forward to coming back stronger next year.

DUBC’s results at the National Championships:
4th – Senior 8+
3rd – Intermediate 8+
3rd – Club 8+
2nd – Club 4+
2nd – Novice 8+

Henley 2018

The Henley campaign for 2018 began with a bang. Trinity successfully qualified our Senior 8+ in the Temple Challenge Cup, off the back of some tight racing at Marlow International Regatta. Many thanks to Eton College for being gracious hosts and training partners.

The Senior 8+ raced in the first round of the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta on Wednesday the 4th against University of London ‘B’. Our 8+ successfully negotiated the opening round of the Temple with a victory over UL. This set up a showdown with Syracuse University on the Thursday. Unfortunately the 8+ was defeated in the second round by the powerful Syracuse crew.

The crew returned immediately to Dublin as the focus turned to the Irish National Championships.

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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.