Rowing is traditionally a university sport, and that is particularly true of Durham. With sixteen college boat clubs and a large university squad there is a healthy appetite for rowing.

The John Snow Boat Club has seen tremendous advances in the past few years and is regarded as one of the better rowing colleges. With a healthy membership consisting of DUBC rowers, intermediate oarsmen and more recreational rowers of both sexes, JSBC is able to provide quality coaching for complete novices right up to national standard athletes.

JSBC rows on a magnificent stretch of the River Tees which is perfect for all seasons rowing. We have recently had our new boathouse built within the University campus which offers fantastic facilities for both land and water-based training.

The club attends many Intercollegiate and mainstream regattas as well as hosting the annual Hayward Cup on the River Tees.

Whether you have rowed before or starting as a complete beginner, you couldn’t pick a better year to sign up, with rowing being one of the biggest and most successful events for Team GB at the Olympics. So rowing may not be your thing… Well what about the thought of being in charge, ordering people around and getting tankards and trophies for doing so… Sound appealing? Then coxing might be for you! So come and find us at the freshers fair, write your name down and see if it’s for you. I look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to the JSBC family.

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