We are University of Kent Rowing Club.
Founded in 1966, our club continues to cater to rowers and coxswains of all abilities, with dedicated programmes for both beginners and experienced members.
Our members train regularly during term time, with highlights including our two yearly training camps. We compete across the country throughout the year in both indoor and water events, medalling in events both big and small. We have been recognised by our Student Union with awards such as Sports Club of the Year for three years running from 2012 - 2016, Fundraising Impact Award in 2017, and a number of Sports Personality of the Year awards.
Our packed social calendar ranges from casual post-training socials, to formal events such as our Winter and Summer Balls.
Until September 2018, we boated from the Somerset Maugham boathouse in Plucks Gutter, rowing on the River Stour. Here, the narrow river restricted us primarily to IVs and small boats.
From September 2018 - April 2020, we shared a facility with King’s School Canterbury Boat Club at Westbere Lake, Sturry. This 1.3km stretch of lake has allowed us to switch to training and competing in VIIIs!
From September 2020 we will be in a new home… Stay tuned to find out more!
Look for us at races
You can find us by: our boat code - UKE; or our blade colors - ivory, blue, and burgundy.