Edinburgh University Boat Club
|Edinburgh University Boat Club|
|Image showing the rowing club's emblem|
|Home water||Union Canal and Strathclyde Park|
|University||The University of Edinburgh|
|Scottish Boat Race|
Originally started in 1867 it has been going continuously ever since. The annual Edinburgh/Glasgow Boat Race first took place in 1877, ten years after the boat club started. As one of the largest rowing clubs in Scotland, it has over a hundred active members, with many crews competing at all levels.
Facilities and training
Training for novice crews occurs mainly on the Union Canal in Edinburgh, which although small, encourages technical rowing, and is used by international medallists, including Katherine Grainger (former EUBC rower) as well as senior crews during the week. Regular training also takes place at Strathclyde Park, Scotland's purpose built regatta lake, and at a training facility at Auchinstarry near Stirling. Land training takes place in the Pleasance Centre for Sport and Exercise, which has some of the best facilities available, including weights rooms and a circuit gym.
- Katherine Grainger, Olympic rowing gold medallist
- Polly Swann, GB Rower, 2013 World Champion & 2014 European Champion (Women's Pair with Helen Glover)
- Leslie Balfour-Melville, all-round sportsman
- University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh University Sports Union
- University rowing (UK)
- Strathclyde University Boat Club