Durham University Boat Club
Durham University Boat Club Location Maiden Castle Founded 1877 Home Water River Wear, River Tyne Affiliations Amateur Rowing Association Events Northumbrian Water University Boat Race
The club was founded in the 1880s to represent the University instead of University College Boat Club and Hatfield College Boat Club. DUBC's colour is Palatinate - a shade of purple - that is specific to the City of Durham and to Durham University Sports teams. The colour is derived from that worn by the Prince Bishop of Durham's armies, and is now used by all University Sports Teams
The club has won a number of medals at Henley Royal Regatta over the years, most recently in 2005. The club has also consistently produced athletes for the Great Britain Squads.
In 1989 the DUBC Freshman Squad was established, and since then Durham's reputation for taking novice athletes to International standard competitors has continued to grow.
One of the best known coaches of the last half century was Eric Halladay. He was involved in Durham University Rowing from the 1960s through to just before his death in 1997
DUBC and DUWBC Combine
In 2001 Durham University Women's Boat Club merged with Durham University Boat Club (then all male) to form DUBC.
Before merging DUBC had been operating out of Newcastle University Boat Club on the South Side of the Tyne at Newburn, and DUWBC had operated out of Tyne Rowing Club on the opposite side of the river. The merged club began to operate solely out of Tyne RC, but in summer 2009 switched to Tyne United RC on the southern bank of the river.
The Club also has a new state-of-the-art boat house facility on the River Wear in Durham, including an Ergo gallery and indoor rowing tank.
In recent years DUBC has gone through a period of sustained success
Wade Hall-Craggs is current Head Coach.
Other Coaches are Tristan Mayglothling and Matt Evans.
At the Head of the River Races the club has consistently been placed in the upper ranks of UK and International University crews. At the Women's Eights Head of the River Race the 1st VIII has won the Senior II Pennant three times in the last 5 years. At the Men's Head of the River Race the 1st VIII won the Ortner Shield (for Universities) in 2005 and finished 10th overall. 2008 was a successful year for DUBC at the Head of the River Race for both the women's and men's crews. The Women's first VIII came third overall while the men came in 6th improving the best ever position achieved by DUBC at the Men's Head of the River Race.
The Club is current holder of the Victor Ludorum at the British University Sports Association (BUSA) Championships. They have won this title every year since 2004.
Northumbrian Boat Races
The Northumbrian University Boat Race is now in its 14th year (2010) and is an annual challenge between the Universities of Durham and Newcastle in a similar vain to the more famous Oxbridge Boat Race. The event has been traditionally dominated by Durham, with DUBC taking home the main trophy every year, Newcastle overall winners for the first time in 2009. The event is held annually on the River Tyne in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne in May and is well supported by local spectators.
The Club has enjoyed some notable recent Henley success. With 5 wins at Henley Women's Regatta since 2002, and a win at Henley Royal Regatta in the Men's Student Coxed Fours (now Prince Albert Challenge Cup) in 2005, and a finalist appearance in the same year for the composite Remenham Challenge Cup crew.
The Club has always, and continues to have, athletes competing at U23 World Championships, Senior World Championships and other International Competitions Most recently the club has achieved medals at both Senior and U23 World Championships from 2005 to 2010
Henley Royal Regatta Wins
Event Year Winning Crew Mens Student Coxed Fours Winners 2005 P.Evans, P.Thomas, J.Foster, N.Jones, T.Hill Visitors Challenge Cup Winners 1992 C.Harris, H.Mills, E.Bellamy, S.Pattison Visitors Challenge Cup Winners 1988 S.Taylor, M.Towers, J.Chaytor, O.Hall-Craggs Visitors Challenge Cup Winners 1982 S.Pelly, A.Purvis, D.Rendle, D.Hessian Visitors Challenge Cup Winners 1978 P.McManners, T.Durie, P.Scott, C.Shawcross
Henley Women's Regatta Wins
Event Year Winning Crew Senior Coxed Four Winners 2011 F.Cox, R.Martin, J.Stephenson, R.Minikin, A.Beake Lightweight Quad Sculls Winners 2007 S.Bradshaw, A.Wolstencroft, F.Fletcher, E.Steel Senior Quad Sculls Winners 2006 M.Paxton, A.Hoskins, F.Fletcher, E.Steel Senior Single Scull Winners 2005 L.Gater Senior Coxless Fours^ Winners 2005 L.Reeve, A.Allin, L.Gooderham Senior Quad Sculls Winners 2004 C.Leake, R.Harris, A.Allin, L.Reeve College Eights Winners 2002 N.Hoogesteger, L.Buxton, B.Oldale, C.Kingston, L.Gater, H.Loughran, M.Scott, C.Leake, E.Crozier Club Eights Winners 1991 F. Cunningham, M. Cooke, S. Van Newkirk, A. Holland, K. Thomas, P. Graham, A. Lancaster, C. Phillips, T. Keating Senior 2 Coxed Fours 'C' Winners 1990 S. Van Newkirk, L. Morgan, L. Lugg, C. Philipps, R. Slatford
^ Composite with Nottingham University Boat Club
Durham College Rowing University
CrewsDUBC - Durham University Boat Club
RowingDCR - Durham College Rowing
CrewsGeorge Stephenson · John Snow ·
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