Durham University Boat Club was established in 1877. DUBC trains on the river Weir in Durham alongside the University Colleges.
The club consistently delivers competitive performances at university, national and international events. This is through training sessions provided by world-class coaches, envisioning a long-term game plan, and employing a driven attitude. The club also provides an encouraging yet enthusiastic environment in which athletes can grow as not only an individual, but as a crew, thus enriching their university experience. DUBC cultivates student athletes whose sporting and academic successes go hand in hand.
We are also one of few British Rowing High Performance programmes funded by the National Lottery. For many years the club has been a feeder for U23 Great British athletes, many of whom have gone on to represent their country in the senior squad at World Championships and the Olympics, proving to be a major stepping stone in athletes journeys to things greater and beyond.
Catch the iconic Palatinate coloured blades racing nationally at Head of the River, Henley Royal Regatta and Women’s Henley Regatta, BUCS, and many other events throughout the calendar year.
We are proudly Palatinate.