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Rowing is one of the largest sports within BUCS and starts with the Indoor Rowing Championships (results extracted from the University Indoor Rowing Series). This is followed by the Small Boats Head in November.

Our 4s and 8s Head is traditionally held in February, with BUCS Regatta (Europe's largest student Regatta!) taking place over the May Bank Holiday.

Event calendar, dates and BUCS points

For a list of all BUCS Rowing events, and how BUCS points are calculated, download the following documents:

BUCS Rowing 2017-18 - event calendar and dates

BUCS Rowing - calculation of BUCS points

International competition

Rowing is a successful part of the international programme at BUCS. Great Britain teams attend the FISU World University Championships and BUCS institutions attend the EUSA European University Championships and Games. Great Britain most recently brought home four medals (two gold, two bronze) from the 2016 World University Rowing Championships in Poznan (Poland).

British universities may also compete internationally at EUSA European Universities Championships and Games against the best universities in Europe. Most recently BUCS institutions brought home 21 medals (seven gold, six silver, eight bronze) from the 2016 European Universities Games in Zagreb-Rijeka (Croatia).

FISU teams are selected in conjunction with British Rowing and EUSA teams are selected based on performances at the BUCS Regatta.

Strategy and development

The Rowing Sport Advisory Group provide technical and sport specific support to the BUCS Office.

To view the membership of the group please click here

To view the BUCS Rowing Strategy please click here  

The BUCS 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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