If you’re looking for a fun, social and sporty university experience, look no further! RVCBC is a welcoming, large, and friendly mixed society at the RVC. Whether you have rowed at school or you have never held an oar, we look forward to welcoming you to the family!
Our wonderful vice captains, Georgia and Katherine, will provide coaching and support from day one as you learn the ropes, and you can choose to compete on the River Thames against the London medical schools (the United Hospitals) and universities from across the UK. Our land training normally includes a weekly group run around Primrose Hill and circuit training is held once a week in the Camden or Hawkshead gym. Our water outings are located on the Thames at the University of London Boathouse in Chiswick, held on Wednesday afternoons and at Weekends. However, if the virus gets in the way of this during first term, we will be sure to hold regular zoom workouts! Add us on Instagram to find out when!
If exercise doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, why not join us as a social member? We are legendary for our Wednesday evening socials, such as our famous tight ’n bright social and our hectic curry nights! Our infamous annual tour is held in late January and is the highlight of our club calendar. Some recent destinations include Barcelona, Lisbon and Mallorca. Socials with other universities within the United Hospitals are also immensely popular, including a start-of-season pub crawl, Valentine’s Day crew-dates and an annual black-tie dinner. Our social membership includes land training for those who would like to improve their fitness with friends but aren’t quite looking to sell their soul to the Thames ;). If COVID gets in the way, we have some very exciting zoom socials up our sleeve! To help our freshers and seniors mix in these virtual times, we are currently in the process of organising an opt-in mentor/mentee system!
If you are have already rowed or coxed, you will start training with the senior squads, under the experienced guidance of Tom and Elizabeth, our Men’s and Women’s captains respectively. We are a steadily-growing club with an impressive string of results in intercollegiate and national head-races and regattas over the last few years. We also have a small but enthusiastic group of sculling members, and opportunities to get involved with coaching and management are numerous. Get in touch with the senior captains (see above) to find out how we can support your development.
If any of this sounds like it’s for you, feel free to get in touch with our vice captains (see below) and follow our social media to find out more!
We hope to see you soon!
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