Captain's Welcome

Welcome to the home page of St. Aidan's College Boat Club, one of the leading college boat clubs from the University of Durham. My name is Alexander, a Philosophy and Politics undergraduate in my third year and captain of the Boat Club.

Rowing is one of Durham's iconic sports, and fields some of the highest participation with Durham placing consistently highly at BUCS, and with all sixteen colleges sporting high numbers of crews themselves in local and national events. St. Aidan's has been involved with rowing since the boat club's inception in 1954, and now owns a boathouse on the picturesque River Wear, next to the Cathedral and Castle.

Rowing with SACBC is an excellent opportunity to join a close-knit community, which is both competitive and social. The club competes and trains at all levels, from those willing to get up in the early and cold Durham winter, to those wishing to be more recreational. The social scene is up there with the best amongst fellow college teams, and rowers are involved in regular socials as well as College Formals and the Club's own Boat Club Ball.

St. Aidan's Boat Club encourages anyone interested in joining the club, whether as an experienced or inexperienced rower, to get involved, either by contacting myself or visiting our stand and signing up in the college Fresher's Fair that takes place during Fresher's Week. For further information, please look at the ‘Joining’ section of this website.

St. Aidan's College Boat Club and myself look forward to welcoming you into our community and rowing with you over the next season.

Alexander Sansom