Dublin University Boat Club
Rowing on the Liffey since 1836
Marking the beginning of another racing season, DUBC held its annual Trial VIII’s dinner on Saturday, February 10th.
As always, the evening was a great success. Head Coach Richard Ruggieri provided a fantastic guest speech as DUBC members, new and old, mixed in the Boathouse.
We would like to extend a massive thank you to all who attended and made the evening enjoyable.
In particular, we would like to thank The Pavilion Bar for running the bar, Christophes Restaurant & Catering for catering and Commercial Rowing Club for providing us with tables.
We now look to build towards Erne Head of the River on March 3rd, in anticipation of what the season might bring to the club.
As the boat club return for Hilary term, we look back on a very productive Winter break where our athletes embarked on their Winter Training Camps.
Our Senior Camp was held in Lough Rynn, where the squad spent their time in small boats improving their skills in anticipation of the racing season.
Novice and Club rowers descended to Blessington for their own camp, battling high winds and fog throughout the week making significant gains in speed.
We now look forward to our first outing of the season, Tribesman Head, held on the 10th of February, and some good racing!
Following the cancellation of the Irish Open, a fantastic day of racing was had yesterday at the Dublin Sculling Ladder.
With 22 DUBC men competing, from Senior level to first time scullers, the first race day of the season was a solid outing for the squad.
With our top 8 scullers finishing just shy of the overall club prize, our strongest finish in recent memory was recorded.
Special congratulations to our fastest sculler Turlough Hughes, who finished third overall.
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.