Our squad is currently comprised of 24 men & 19 women, and is looking to expand. Both squads are looking to build on the momentum of a fantastic season in 2016/2017.
The Men enjoyed early success with a 1st place finish at Cambridge Autumn Head 2016, with the novices returning to narrowly miss out on a win in their first race, placing 2nd and 4th at Cambridge Winter Head. The Men put in a notable performance at BUCS Head 2017, placing 15th in the UK, and ending the year on a high with a Novice victory at Twickenham Regatta – not forgetting the all important Derby Day win against Essex!
The Ladies then went on to secure an 18th place finish at BUCS Head, before blowing Essex out of the water in the Derby Day race, and ended the season in style with 2nd and 1st place finishes in separate categories – with the Novices bringing home the pots!
The Coxswain may not have an oar in their hand, but their effect on the outcome of a race is massive. With the departure of some of our most experienced coxes, UEABC is looking for some new recruits.
The best coxswains have a sharp mind, can stay cool under pressure, and are usually much smaller than their fellow rowers. They are responsible for steering the boat, coaching the crew and ensuring that they remain motivated and in time with one another, a crucial factor in boat speed.
If you are inexperienced but think you have what it takes, you should come and speak to us at the 2017 Sports Fayre – we’d love to hear from you! You’ll be shown the ropes by our veteran coxes.