About Us

Dundee University Boat Club, as we know it, was founded in 1991 by a small group of enthusiastic students. Over the years the club has gone through boom and bust periods, with each yearly intake of students finding themselves responsible for the huge task of running a student lead rowing club. Throughout the years the club has benefited from the support of Scottish Rowing and moreover, from the interest and determination of students coming to the University of Dundee from home rowing clubs. As a club without a Head Coach or fixed external support, DUBC owes its success wholeheartedly to the countless students who have passed through the committee ranks, dedicated their time and ultimately graduated from university, leaving the club in a stronger position from which they found it. Now, as the club edges towards its 30th birthday our members enjoy participating, competing and representing the best version of DUBC that has ever existed.

Since its 25th anniversary in 2016, the club has experienced significant growth both on and off the water. Membership has steadily increased over the years, from a fantastic base of 60 members to the 90 members that the club now boasts - making it one of the biggest the clubs in the university's Sports Union. Also in 2016, the club obtained funding of £8500 from the National Big Lottery Fund which enabled it to: renovate and add to our erg fleet; buy essential safety equipment for in-water rowing; and to update older and outdated equipment. As a self-governed club with a voluntary student lead committee, the club is wholly dependent on external financial support which is now becoming more necessary than ever in order to sustain the emerging talent of our competitive squad. The club's next major aspiration is to be represented on a national scale through its members earning their seat in the Scottish team for the annual Home International Regatta.

The hard work of the club's members over recent years culminated in the award of 'Club of the Year' from the university's Sports Union for it's performance over the 2017/18 season. This accolade acknowledged the fantastic competitive performance over the past 2 years, most notably from the women's squad, for their wins at the Scottish Student Sport Head Race in both the Intermediate 8+ and the Intermediate 4+. Moreover 2018 saw the club's highest ever placing at the British and College Sports Head Race in Newcastle, for the women's beginner 4+ earning a respectable 5th place over competitive clubs from across Britain. The same beginner crew then went on to win in the same category at the Scottish Student Sport Championships in April.

If you would like to find out more about Scottish Rowing's up-and-coming student club, find out how to get involved with rowing on the scenic River Tay or support the club in its endeavors, visit our 'Contact Us' page to get in touch!

Meet The Committee

Scroll through to meet the people behind our club...


Eleanor Pandya

4th Year Economics & Politics

For her third and final year on DUBC's committee, Eleanor is taking on the challenge of running the club as this year's President. Alongside the Club Captain, she ensures the club is operating to the best of it's ability through holding weekly meetings, supporting the committee in their individual roles and taking a key role in developing the club both within the University's Sport Union and the competitive landscape of Scottish Rowing.


For Eleanor, rowing was an exciting new sport she took up in her first year at Dundee and she's never looked back since! She's enjoyed forming new friendships, competing up and down the country, and getting involved in the workings of the committee through her two years serving as Treasurer. Her time spent in the club is a perfect representation of how rowing at Dundee can shape your university experience.

Contact Us

Dundee University Boat House 

Inchyra Village



Contact email: boat@dundee.ac.uk

If you are struggling to get in contact

with us via our email then do not

hesitate to contact Dundee University

Sports Union.


Contact email: sportsunion@dundee.ac.uk

Contact number: 01382 386048

Website: www.sportsunion.dundee.ac.uk

Send us a message!

Thanks for submitting!

Weekly Training Plan 

Training sessions are dependent on a number of conditions: people available to help out both coaching and in the safety boat, the tides and also the weather. These therefore are subject to change. 


Morning session (7-8:30am) *Performance squad only*


Morning session (7-8:30am) Erg/Strength and Conditioning


Afternoon session (1-5pm) Water or Land Training


Morning session (7-8:30am) Erg/Strength and Conditioning


Evening session (6:30-7:30pm) Circuits/Gym/Erg  


Fresher Morning/afternoon session (10-3pm) Water Training


Senior Morning/afternoon session (10-3pm) Water Training

Student Coaching

In June of 2017, 5 senior members took a UKCC level 2 to improve the standard of coaching within the club. This gave them a variety of different resources and teaching methods to benefit members who have never held an oar before to those trying to reduce their crew 2k times. They now have a heightened ability to plan sessions effectively and ensure there is progression over the season whilst also knowing specific things to look for to ensure each person becomes more technically apt at rowing both as an individual and within their crew.

©2018 by Dundee University Boat Club.