History of the Club



Strathclyde University Boat Club was founded in the late sixties by four members of Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club who realised they were all at the same university and could thus race at university events in a coxed four. With University funds they purchased the boat now known as the Lady Valerie and began competing.

The Lady Valerie rowed by Novice women at the Inverness head race 2012

The Club Today

Strathclyde University Boat Club is a student-run sports club within the University of Strathclyde Sports Union.


The club brings together people from all backgrounds, with a diverse range of rowing and athletic experience. The club has grown year upon year, and incorporates four core teams which are the Novice and Senior Men and Women squads. With excellent coaching from internal team captains and volunteer coaches, the club produces an excellent pedigree of rowers; competing in events across the UK from Inverness Canal to the Thames in London. The club has found success in many races over the years.


The Fleet


Our fleet consists of two eights, one coxless four/quad, one coxed four/quad, 3 coxed fours, three doubles two of which can be pairs and a single.


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