Dublin University Boat Club
Rowing on the Liffey since 1836
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.
As our senior 8+ prepares to embark on their pre- Henley Royal Regatta training camp, the club is excited to reveal that Jack Wills have, in the last week, become the official regatta wear suppliers to the Henley 8+ for the 2018 campaign.
Exciting times call for pastel shirts and block colour chinos, apparently, with the university outfitters making sure the boys remain presentable in the march on Henley.
On Saturday the 9th of June, D.U.B.C sent two eights to compete in the annual University Boat Race, which took place along the special river Lagan 2k course and was, as always, graciously hosted by Queen’s University Belfast.
Both eights emerged victorious, with the Novice and Senior titles secured for 2018. Both crews overcame their opposition in sterling fashion with the official result of each race being the same: D.U.B.C. by four lengths.
The club wishes to extend its congratulations to the victorious crews. More pertinently, the tremendous show of support in the enclosure for the club was extremely memorable and made the wins even more special.
Finally, this magnificent event would be impossible if it were not for the tremendous organisational and sporting efforts of Queen’s Rowing and Queen’s Sport. A highlight of the domestic rowing calendar, the 2019 race can’t come soon enough. A huge thanks to all involved in staging and competing in this illustrious event.
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.