About Us

Lancaster University Boat Club is the oldest sports club at the university being founded in 1964. It remains to this day the biggest club on campus. We cater for all levels of experience, from novices to performance athletes, and have ambitious plans for the coming season. We have had success at both local and national levels, recently qualifying for Henley Royal Regatta for the first time in 51 years, and enjoy some of the best coaching and support on offer. Although we are a serious and committed club, there is an extremely friendly atmosphere! We welcome those from all backgrounds, helping all of our members reach their potential.

A word from our Club Captain

“I joined LUBC in 2018 when I first came to Lancaster. Having rowed before at my home club, I was put straight into the Senior Squad who I now regard as my second family. At the time, I was coming back from injury which the club really supported and allowed me to tailor my training to best suit getting me back into the boat. This ultimately allowed me to fight for a seat in the top boats by the time regatta season came around. Having seen this inclusive ethos, I ran for and became Novice Men’s Captain in my second year, wanting to help shape the club’s new intake. I also wanted to give back to the club that had become such a large part of my University life. Now in my third year, and fortunate enough to be Club Captain, I hope to continue LUBC’s recent competitive successes while also preserving the family feeling, of a club that  gives everyone a chance to try something new.” Seb Hiller

Our Facilities


The LUBC boathouse sits on an undisrupted 3km stretch of the River Lune in Halton, a mile North of Lancaster. It takes the form of the disused Halton Railway Station and has recently been renovated to a high standard. It is home to an extensive fleet of boats, including Hudson, Empacher and Vespoli shells. We specialise in sweep rowing with a fleet of eights, fours and pairs, allowing us to provide top-quality training and racing shells for our athletes.

Land Training

Land training is completed at the Lancaster University Sports Centre, situated on campus. The club owns a vast number of Concept 2 ergometers. Also, as Sport Lancaster members, our athletes have access to a number of Watt bikes and other equipment. The Sports Centre is also where all Strength and Conditioning training is completed, with a training plan devised by a qualified S&C coach. Club circuit training is also completed at the Sports Centre.