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Southampton University Boat Club

Southampton University Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Motto The Heights Yield to Endeavour
Location Oliver Road, Southampton, UK
Home water River Itchen
Founded 1904 (1904) (approx)
Coaches Mike Beresford
Membership 120
Affiliations British Rowing
Notable members

Southampton University Boat Club (SUBC) is the rowing club for students of Southampton University. The club has no definite founding date, and although the earliest evidence of the club to be found existed in 1904, it was not registered as a club with British Rowing until 1929.[1][2] SUBC is a member of the University of Southampton's Student Union and has over 100 members and attracting over 8 new members every year. The boathouse is situated on the River Itchen, a tidal river in Southampton.


  • History 1
    • Club Olympians 1.1
  • Club colours 2
  • Races 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Club Olympians

The club has been the launch pad for several World Class athletes, including Olympic Silver Medallists Per Sætersdal and Miriam Batten and Guin Batten . The Women's Senior squad is currently coached by Mike Beresford, a former European Silver Medalist, Commonwealth Gold Medalist and Olympic finalist in the 1960 Roman Olympics, as well as a several time winner of various events at Henley Royal Regatta. He is still occasionally seen in his single scull.

Club colours

The Club colours are Maroon, Gold and Navy Blue. Club members race in a tri-colour all-in-one of dark blue with maroon and gold side stripes with the club crest on the chest.


The club competes at a number of regattas and head races throughout the academic year (September - August). Prior to Christmas the club's main focus is the Bristol Head Race. This event provides developing crews with the academic year's first taste of inter-university competition and the beginner crews with the first chance to apply what they have learnt in race conditions. The club also sends its athletes to the National Indoor Rowing Championships.

After Christmas, the club enters a number of events during the continuing head season. These include BUCS Head and a Varsity match against the University of Portsmouth Boat Club. After this other events in which include Reading Head, BUCS Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta amongst others.

See also


  1. ^ "BR Club Finder". British Rowing. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Official SUBC Website". Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

External links

  • Southampton University Boat Club
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