University of Exeter Boat Club

The University of Exeter Boat Club (EUBC) is able to cater for people that want to try rowing at all levels; from complete beginners, to those looking to trial for the GB squad and compete internationally. With a 200 strong membership base, this is also one of the greatest clubs to meet new faces and enjoy the huge social aspect of the sport.

The club is divided into senior and novice squads, the novices are coached by experienced members on the senior squad, and the senior squad is over-seen by our full-time, and former Olympic, coach Richard Tinkler.

Our brand new £0.5million boathouse is situated on the scenic Exeter canal only 15 minutes from campus, and we also have our very own on-campus gym facilities which enable us to successfully compete in all British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions against other universities, as well as all the major winter head races.

The summer racing season draws to an emphatic close with the famous Henley Women’s, and Henley Royal Regatta.

Training times

The whole squad trains together at the following times:

Monday Circuits Sports Park, ADC 17:00-19:00
Tuesday Circuits Sports Park, ADC 17:00-19:00
Wednesday Water session Nicholas Bull Boathouse 13:00-16:00
Thursday Circuits Sports Park, ADC 17:00-19:00
Saturday Water session Nicholas Bull Boathouse 09:00-12:00
Sunday Water session Nicholas Bull Boathouse 09:00-12:00

For individual squad training times, please contact the captain directly.

Notable club achievements

  • 6 Exeter Students at 2014 GB trials with 1 athlete qualifying for the final trials
  • 3 beginners in September 2014 made finals at women’s Henley in the same year (July 2014)
  • Five Exeter Students at 2013 GB squad trials   (Three lightweights, two heavyweights)
  • Four Medals at BUCS head race 2013,  (2x Gold, 1 x Silver, 1x Bronze)
  • Forth highest ranked rowing University on BUCS points
  • Record women’s course times in 2012 Four’s Head of the River.
  • Henley Women’s regatta finalists 2010, 2011 and 2012

The Rowing High Performance Squad is selected at the beginning of the year and usually is usually made up of 15-20 rowers.
The High Performance Rowing squad has numerous benefits:

  • Water Sessions a minimum of three times a week, access to rowing machines and access to the Athlete Development Centre
  • A very high level of coaching from two very experienced and knowledgeable coaches
  • Coached Strength and Condition Training, led  by two S&C coaches
  • There is the possibility to trial for the GB U23 or senior team
  • Access to sport science services provided by the High Performance Unit including athlete profiling, physiology, nutrition, psychology, athlete lifestyle support, subsidised physiotherapy and sports massage, access to free weekly physiotherapy triage sessions, annual fitness testing package

The high performance program is led by the Director of Rowing, Richard Tinkler. Richard coached at Olympic level, and starting coaching at Exeter in 2011. He is assisted by Lorna Tinkler, an ex GB lightweight rower and brings many years of experience and knowledge to the program.

Club Captain:  Isabel Cole

Director of Rowing: Richard Tinkler

Exeter University Boat Club website

BUCS Rowing website

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