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The rowing programme consists of the biggest regatta in Europe which traditionally takes place over the May Day Bank Holiday, Small Boats Head in November, the 4s and 8s Head of the River in February and an indoor rowing series in November and December.

The Rowing Sport Advisory Group provide technical and sport specific support to the BUCS Office. To view the membership of the group please click hereTo view the BUCS Rowing Strategy please click here

Please see below key dates, more information can be found by clicking on the event tab to the left.

Rowing is part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Championships and European University Competitions.

British teams have a successful history in International competition, with Gold and Silver medals being won in the LW 2x and M8 + boat classes respectively at the 2012 World University Championships in Kazan.
University teams may also compete internationally at EUSA European Competitions. BUCS brought home Bronze at the 2013 EUSA Championships in Poznan.

For more details on competing at these events please click on the relevant links on the sub menu.

The BUCS Sport Development Team works in partnership with The Home Nation Sport Councils and with key Rowing partners and stakeholders in the HE sector. The aim is to provide students and members with development support and access to coaching, workforce and volunteering opportunities, participation programmes, NGB interventions and offers, disability sport initiatives plus funding and bursary opportunities. Information on current interventions and opportunities can be found under the 'Get Involved' tab to the left hand side of this page.

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