Welcome to AUBC! We are one of AU's oldest and most vibrant clubs, established in 1865. Since 2012, we have combined with the RGU Boat Club to form University Rowing Aberdeen (URA), which is the right place for you whether you are an experienced rower or just want to give rowing a try.


Beginner Programme

If you are new to rowing, we advise you to come and join the Learn to Row Course. We will be running a mixture of on land sessions including rowing machine sessions, circuits and more, as well as getting you out in boats on the water! You will be introduced to the sport slowly and this course will allow you to develop basic rowing skills and technique, as well as meet lots of new people! After a few weeks, you will have the choice to join the Development Squad or the Recreational Squad.


Competitive Squad

  • Senior Squad – this squad is open to anyone who has rowed before and is aiming to compete and national and international level. The squad competes at various events throughout the year including BUCS, HoRR/WeHoRR, Scottish Championships, Henley Women’s Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta. 

·         Intermediate Squad – Beginners who have completed the Learn to Row Course can choose to join this squad, which prepares you to move into the Senior Squad within 1 year. You will train with the seniors and attend the same races, meaning you can really immerse yourself in the sport and quickly improve.


Recreational Squad

The Recreational Squad is open to experienced rowers as well as beginners who wish to pursue rowing as a recreational activity. There will be less training sessions and some race opportunities, but the main aim of this squad is to have fun rowing and training together.  


Besides training and races, we also offer lots of fun social events. The highlight is definitely the Aberdeen Boat Race around March, a popular Aberdeen event where we race against RGU, and end the night with the infamous Boat Race Ball. Besides this, there will be plenty of socials throughout the year allowing you to meet tons of new people and enjoy a great night out.

 If you’re interested in joining, write us an email on boatclub@abdn.ac.uk or send us a message on our Facebook Page! Keep an eye on our social media accounts for news and updates about the club.

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