Liverpool University Boat Club was established in 1926, making it one of the oldest clubs at the University of Liverpool.
Our Men’s and Women’s squads are made up of novice and experienced rowers and everyone is welcome. We represent the university in local and national races, including Head of the River on the Thames, Henley Royal Regatta and BUCS Regatta at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham.
LUBC is currently one of the largest and most popular Clubs within the University, with over 100 members.
Our members train at least three days a week at Runcorn Rowing Club on the River Weaver benefiting from a 10km stretch of water, arguably the best in North West England. Land training consists of erg sessions, circuit training and strength & conditioning sessions with both squads training in the Sports Centre on campus. In recent years we have developed our fleet of boats and are fortunate to be able to share boats with Runcorn RC. We also have a brilliant coach to ensure we reach our potential.
During the winter we train for Head races, (long-distance races) leading up to the Head of the River Race and Women’s Head of the River Race. After Easter, our training and racing is tailored towards success at BUCS Regatta and then Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women’s Regatta.
During the Easter break, we run a training camp to prepare us for the summer season. The location of this training camp varies from the Lake District, Reading Rowing Club and even Seville, Spain. The week is always full of tough but enjoyable training.
The Club is proud to have a lively social scene. We hold events ranging from fancy dress Athletic Union Nights to traditional LUBC activities such as Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Dinners and the Annual Christmas Ball. We also organise fundraising events such as our two day charity bike ride from Liverpool to Henley, completed to raise money for Claire House Children's Hospice and to fund new equipment for the club.