Oliver Cook
"Purple runs through my blood. UL brought me back to rowing and then gave me the opportunity to make a career out of it."
HRR 1963
Winners of the Grand Challenge Cup
Charlotte Hodgkins Byrne
"Being at ULBC allowed me to not only become a better athlete but provided me with an incredibly strong sense of family. One of my favourite aspects of training at ULBC was the mutual sense of respect and friendship created between the Men’s and Women’s squads through putting in the miles together and training as a whole squad."
HRR 2018
Vistors Challenge Cup
Matilda Horn
"My time at ULBC was unforgettable, piling into the gym to do ergo's, or up out on the beautiful water at 6am, it is a community that still supports me now as much as it did then. "

University of London Boat Club

ULBC is the elite rowing programme for student athletes  of the 18 colleges & institutions that form the University of London.  It offers High Performance Rowing and is a designated High Performance Centre by British Rowing.


Both land & water training take place at the UL Boathouse in Chiswick. This is also where most of the UL college boat clubs boat from, who offer excellent novice programs and inter collegiate racing.


The University of London Boat Club was formed in 1839 and is the UK’s most successful university rowing team, with 45 Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) wins, representation at every Olympic Games since 1960 and 212 ULBC athletes selected for U23 and Senior World Championship teams, winning 135 Olympic and World Championship medals. 


Most Recently at HRR 2021 the UL Men won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, and the UL Women made the Final of the Island Challenge Trophy.  With both second boats for each squad making the Semi-finals of the Temple and the Island respectively. 

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