Joining NUBC

Rowing at Newcastle University

In recent years Newcastle University has established itself as one of the leading rowing universities in Great Britain. The club has enjoyed record breaking successes both domestically and internationally. Since the first Henley Royal Regatta win in 2008 in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, the club has also enjoyed successes at the Head of the River, World University Championships, European University Championships, BUCS events, as well as consistently producing athletes for the GB U23 team.

The club is very fortunate to benefit from the expertise of full time rowing coach Angelo Savarino. Angelo came to Newcastle in 2005 from the Italian National Rowing centre. In these past decade he has transformed NUBC into one of the most successful UK university clubs and has established an excellent reputation and received awards for his coaching. The training at Newcastle enables all athletes to reach their true potential in a unique and exciting programme.

NUBC is based at Newburn just outside Newcastle. It is fortunate to benefit from some of the best rowing water in the UK. The river Tyne offers 20km+ of quiet water that passes through Newcastle’s famous bridges and spreads up to the National Park at Wylam. The club also has excellent land-based facilities at the University sports centre and at its own ergo suite. The club is constantly in the process of updating its boat fleet and currently has all top boat classes in Hudson’s as well as two Men's and Women's USP 8+.

NUBC also enjoys a thriving social calendar. Events such as the Jim London Memorial Dinner, Blue Star HoRR Dinner, Henley BBQ, as well as a host of socials making the most of the great student city.

The club is very interested in recruiting athletes for the  2020-21 and 2021-22 season.

Newcastle University Boat Club does not cut athletes and we do not have a minimum requirement for ergo scores. We welcome all athletes from all backgrounds who are prepared to buy into the programme.

If you are interested in applying to Newcastle and would like to know more, please fill out the form here.

Watch our 2017 Prince Albert Four in their lead up to winning Henley Royal Regatta


Head of the River Race

2019- Lightweight Pennant & 1st VIII 9th overall

2018- Lightweight Pennant

2016 – Intermediate 2 Pennant, (2nd VIII)
2015 – Senior Pennant, (1st VIII)
2010 – Intermediate 2 & Halliday (1st VIII)

BUCS Regatta

Winners of the Overall VL,  Men’s VL & Women's Championship 8 at BUCS Regatta 2019

Winners of the Overall VL, Women's VL & Men’s VL at BUCS Regatta 2018

Winners of the Overall VL & Men’s VL at BUCS Regatta and BUCS Head 2016

Champ 8 Men: Gold 2011, 2012, 2013; Silver 2014, 2015; Bronze 2016
Champ 8 Women: Gold 2014, Silver 2015

Henley Women’s Regatta

2019- WIN - Championship Quad (Composite crew); FINAL- Academic Eights

2018- WIN - Championship Lightweight Single; WIN Championship Quads; FINAL- Academic Eights

2017 – WIN – Senior Coxless Four; WIN Academic Eight; Final – Senior Eight

2016 – WIN – Academic Eight; Semi Final – Senior Eight
2015 – Final – Academic Coxed Four; Semi Final – Senior Coxed Four
2014 – Final – Senior Eight
2013 – WIN – Senior Coxed Four
2012 – WIN – Senior Eight; Semi Final – Academic Eight
2011 – Final – Academic Eight
2010 – Final – Senior Eight
2009 – WIN – Academic Eight

Henley Royal Regatta

2019- Semi- Temple Challenge Cup

2018- Semi- Temple Challenge Cup

2017 – WIN – Prince Albert Challenge Cup

2016 – Final – Prince Albert Challenge Cup
2015 – Semi – Visitors Challenge Cup
2014 – WIN – Prince Albert Challenge Cup
2013 – Semi –  Temple Challenge Cup
2012 – Final – Prince Albert Challenge Cup
2011 – Semi – Prince Albert Challenge Cup;  Semi – Visitors Challenge Cup
2010 – Semi – Prince Albert Challenge Cup
2009 – Quarter – Prince Albert Challenge Cup
2008 – WIN – Prince Albert Challenge Cup