University of Leeds Boat Club

University of Leeds Boat Club (UOLBC) has been at the forefront of sport at the University of Leeds for 100 years. It is the biggest mixed gender sporting club in the University, with over 200 members this academic year. Recent competitive successes have been a result of the enthusiasm and commitment of all of its members.


No matter what your experience level or ability, the boat club caters for your needs. All are welcome; from beginners who are just taking up rowing, to seasoned rowers wanting to continue rowing competitively at the highest standard available to Universities. We don’t cut anyone from our squads, just offer opportunities to row at different levels.


UOLBC competes at BUCS and British Rowing affiliated races and at events from small heads and regattas such as Durham and York to the pinnacle of the rowing season; Henley Women’s and Henley Royal Regatta.


We row at Thwaite Lane in South Leeds, a new £1 million boathouse opened in September 2014 in collaboration with Leeds Rowing Club, British Rowing, Sport England and WREN. The new facility will allow us to offer an even better rowing experience to our members, and we look forward to future successes as a result.

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Latest News

Peterborough Spring Regatta 2018

A big well done to all the rowers at Peterborough Regatta. This weekend was a tough one, coming just after the exam period and with a change in the British Rowing System, but we’re very proud of our crews for pulling through with some great times and results. Despite a…

BUCS Regatta 2018

On the 5th of May, 7 Senior and 8 Novice Crews headed to Holme Pierrepont, in Nottingham, for a weekend of racing at BUCS Regatta.  The Weekend started with the Senior Men’s 8 finishing 6th in the C final, and then Matt Brigham getting out the Eight to go on…

Yorkshire Indoor Rowing Champs

The University of Leeds Boat Club are proud to present the Yorkshire Indoor Rowing Championships. Part of the BUCS University Indoor Rowing Series, but open to competitors from across the country, it is set to be a day of close and competitive racing.   RESULTS   University boat clubs may…


  Welcome to the University of Leeds Boat Club! If you came along to the Fresher’s Fair, it was great to meet you! If you didn’t make it, not to worry, we look forward to meeting you soon! We cater for all at UoLBC – whether you want to row…

Durham Regatta 2017

Following our successes at Peterborough we sent 21 crews to Durham from all 4 squads and we had success amongst them all. Leading from the top, our Women’s Henley hopefuls won the IM2 4+, on Saturday, Beating Yarm School “easily”. The Senior Women’s 4x- sadly lost out in the final…

Peterborough Spring Regatta 2017

We had a very successful weekend at Peterborough, putting out over 30 crews over the two days and a total number of 9 wins. Our Henley Women’s hopefuls dominated the IM3 Fours, winning comfortably on both days. The Senior Men’s 8 fought off strong competition from Lea and City of…

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