Update – May 2013

QUBBC Men’s Club

Senior men
Last weekend a few of QUBBC senior men were free from exam pressure and managed to spent a very productive and enjoyable three days of training on Blessington lake (and up Wicklow mountains when too windy). The weekend coincided with Dublin Metropolitan Regatta in which Andrew Little (Captain) and Tiernan Oliver came 3rd in Senior pairs, only a length off the winners, an Under-23 Galway composite. Based on this performance the QUBBC pair has been invited to trial next weekend (8th of June) in Cork for the Irish Under-23 World Championship squad.

Novice Men

The QUBBC Novice Squad participated in the Annual BRC Sprints event on the Lagan in particularly wet conditions, on Saturday, May 18th.

The Novice Men entered an Eight and a Coxed Four in the Novice category, with both boats drawing against BRC boats in the semi-finals of the Novice Men’s Coxed Four and the Novice Men’s Eight races. Queen’s won in both categories and went on to race Coleraine Inst. in both the Novice Men’s Coxed Four Final and the Novice Men’s Eight final. The Queen’s Novice Men’s Coxed Four won by a length of clear water and the Queen’s Novice Men’s Eight won by three lengths of clear water. A Queen’s Novice Men’s single scull was also entered (Beatty) who lost to a sculler from Lagan Scullers Club in the Novice Men’s Single Sculls final.

Here are some photographs taken from the event, credit to Jason Armstrong, Isaac Booth and Max Fuller for providing these photographs.



Upcoming Events, Races and Reminders

  • The University Boat Race 2013:  The Annual Boat Race will be taking place this Saturday, May 8th. The event will be commencing in the morning, with the first race taking place at 10.30am. The Public Enclosure will be at the car park area of the Queen’s Sport Botanic PEC. The Fresher semi-finals will take place at 11.20am and 11.30am. The Fresher Women Final will be at 2pm, while the Fresher Men Final will be at 2.30pm. The Senior Women Final will be at 4.30pm, featuring Queen’s Senior Women against Trinity College Dublin and the Senior Men Final will be at 5pm featuring Queen’s Senior Men against University College Cork.
  • Women’s Henley 2013: QUBLBC will be competing at this year’s Women’s Henley event. Both an Eight and a Coxed Four will be entered into the Intermediate Category. Women’s Henley will be taking place at Henley On Thames, 21st-23rd of June.


  1. Good to see the results,had hoped to be at the Boat Race but now unlikely.
    Am going to Henley on Friday 5th July.Will there be the usual Bar BQ during the lunch Break.
    Regards Graham

  2. Best wishes for he boat race and the run into Henley. Anything is possible…Geoff .Australia

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