After a long ( and seemingly never-ending!) Winter of training the first big race of the season is upon us. Over the weekend both clubs will be in competing at BUCS head against the the best UK Universities have to offer.On Saturday 24th Feb, Novices Ladies and Men are in action, with two 8+s and [...]
Congratulations to our very own Michael McNamee winning fastest sculler at the annual Lagan Scullers Head of the River. Michael held off stiff competition to come top of the Senior 1X category with a time of 13.53.2. Michael represented Ireland last summer at the Home Internationals and continues to go from strength to strength. Next [...]
Happy New Year from all at Queen’s Rowing! Our athletes took the well-deserved time to rest and fuel up bodies (more so in some cases!) and are now back at training, hitting the ground running!Last semester we welcomed in our new batch of Novices. The recruits spent their winter training enjoying the annual events of [...]
Now an annual event, the Winter Sprints offer the Novices another chance to gain some valuable race experience. Having won it the last two years, the Novices were keen to renew the rivalry with Trinity and keep the trophy up North for another year.The day itself provided near-perfect water conditions and as the crews took [...]
On Sunday the 19th of November, the Novice men descended upon the boathouse to take part in the fêted and fabled Tub Champs. A first chance at silverware, but more importantly a chance to write themselves into history of this fine club. Names were taken, and entered into a hat. As pairs were drawn, and [...]
A busy weekend for the Novice squad as they faced their first Erg test on Saturday morning. As part of the BUCS Indoors, the Novices undertook a 1km piece on the ergs. The stage was set up in the PEC and things kicked off at 9am with the first set of participants. With a thorough warm-up [...]
PADDY HOLDEN - QUBBC CAPTAIN Welcome to Queen’s University Belfast Boat Club, a club where student aims and objectives take priority. I will take this opportunity to introduce myself, Patrick Holden, Captain of QUBBC for the 2017/18 season. After a summary of my background in Queen’s Rowing I wish to share some of the core [...]
Having gathered a hefty list of prospective oarsmen and women, the next priority was to put on great taster sessions to give them a first taste of rowing and get them hooked. Given the bigger than expected turnout, extra sessions were planned, with a carefully planned pipeline of tour of a boat, stretching, demonstration on [...]
As a new season dawns, the focus of both clubs turned to Novice recruitment. Novice rowing has long been the lifeblood of Queen's Rowing and we set about recruiting a new intake with renewed vigour, keen to build upon last year's Novice successes.Fresher's Week began and arrived at the Lanyon Building, with boat, blades and [...]
Last year Queens lost Phil Costen to Warwick University, one of our most invaluable and dedicated coaches of recent times, a man who was awarded Queens Sport Coach of the Year 2016 in celebration of his efforts, Costies Composite Championships was created
Hello from Belfast!
After unloading the boats and putting them back in the boathouse ready for the start of next season, we can bring you the final update from our Irish Championships weekend.
Good Evening from day 2 of Irish Championships 2017!