News, photos and events from NUBC and Blue Star Club

Chronology Of Club

1963

  • Newcastle University Boat Club founded as Kings College, Durham becomes University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

1995

  • Newcastle University BC wins College 4+ at Henley Women’s Regatta.

1996

  • Newcastle University BC Ed Coode selected to represent GB in HM4+ at U23s, silver. Rob Latham selected to represent GB in HM8+ at U23s, 6th

1997

  • The 1st Northumbrian Water Boat Race in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne revived old inter-campus races that used to be held between Durham University’s Colleges in Newcastle and Durham (previously held in coxed fours).
  • Newcastle University BC Ed Coode selected to represent GB in HM 2- at U23s, fifth, then World Championships in HM4+ that won a bronze medal.

2000

  • Newcastle University BC Ros Carslake selected to represent GB in HW2- at U23s, gold

2001

  • Newcastle University BC Ros Carslake selected to represent GB in HW4- at U23s, fifth

2004

  • No longer an NUBC rower, but a Newcastle University Alumni, Ed Coode wins gold at Athens Olympics in HM4-
  • Newcastle University BC Henry Pelly selected to represent GB in HM4x at U23s

2005

  • Newcastle University BC Stephen Feeney selected to represent GB in LM4x at U23s wins silver, George Laughton selected to represent GB in HM8+ at U23s
  • For the first time Newcastle University BC Men’s Eight beat DUBC in the Boat Race and the overall trophy it’s a draw (two victories for NUBC, two for DUBC)

2006

  • Newcastle University BC Men’s eight wins S2 Pennant and The Halladay Trophy at Head of the River Race with Simon Barnwell, Jason Taggart, Oliver Warlow, Richard Francis, Joe Leiserach, Henry Pelly, Stephen Feeney, George Laughton, and Debbie Boyd Cox.
  • Newcastle University BC Stephen Feeney selected to represent GB in LM 4- at U23s, sixth; George Laughton selected to represent GB in HM4x at U23s.
  • Newcastle University BC win George Laughton and Henry Pelly selected to represent GB in HM2x at World University Championships winning gold
  • Newcastle University BC Richard Francis wins silver at Commonwealth Regatta for Northern Ireland in HM2x
  • Newcastle University BC George Laughton, Stephen Feeney, Richard Francis, Henry Pelly win gold at European University Championships in HM4x.

2007

  • Newcastle University BC George Laughton selected to represent GB in HM4+ at U23s winning bronze
  • Newcastle University BC Alice Leake and Lisa Thomasson win gold at GB National Championships in U23W2x.
  • Newcastle University BC at European University Championships win silver in HW2x with Alice Leake, Katie Hatton, bronze in HM8+ with George Laughton, Charles D’Oncieu, Fred Gill, Richard Francis, Henry Pelly, Simon Foster, Andrew Corrigan, Joe Leiserach and Steve Nile Cox
  • For the first time, Newcastle University come ranked 9th in the 2006/7 BUSA league table, thanks also to NUBC’s efforts in all the BUSA events and to the second position in VL at BUSA regatta.