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About GUBC


A Scottish Rowing High Performance Centre, GUBC is the second oldest sports club at the University of Glasgow. Rowing from the East boat house on Glasgow Green since the 1920s, GUBC has a long history of success both in Scotland and further afield. Twinned with Cannotieri Sebino in Lovere, Italy, GUBC is one of the largest and most successful clubs on campus.


Established in 1867, GUBC has been a feature of the Clyde ever since. Crews from GUBC have regularly featured at the highest level since its inception, including several Henley semi-finalists and members representing GB and Scotland. In 2004 GUBC and the Ladies’ club, GULBC, merged forming the GUBC we know today. This coincided with one of our most successful periods, including our men’s crew winning the Scottish Boat Race for an unprecedented 13 years in a row from 2000 to 2012.


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Imogen Walsh (GB)
Imogen started out at GUBC as a cox before going on to being a lightweight rower. She has had enormous success in the sport and has been a mainstay of the GB lightweight women’s programme.

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Emma McDonald (GB)
Emma joined us from Castle Semple Boat Club where she went on to be a powerhouse for GUBC, featuring in numerous medalling crews at BUCS and the Scottish Boat Race. Most recently she has been balancing being a primary school teacher with rowing, notably winning Gold in the women’s eight at the World University Rowing Championships in 2018.


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Fraser Quinn – Volunteer coach
A previous rower at GUBC, Fraser previously had much success coaching our women to numerous BUCS medals in recent years. Taking control of our men’s squad this season, we are excited to see what the summer racing season brings.

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Iain Docwra – Apprentice rowing coach
Coaching at GUBC for the last three and a half years, Iain has been a mainstay of the Club. Coaching our women’s crews this season, he has helped to make them faster every session.

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