Harry Fraser-Urquhart |

‘To represent our club at one of the premier student events in the country is always a real honour’

Over 2,500 students are ready to race BUCS Regatta from 30 April to 2 May. Harry Fraser-Urquhart from Junior Rowing News catches up with students from Newcastle, Liverpool and Plymouth Universities as they prepare to put their training to the test at Nottingham

BUCS Regatta is the second major BUCS rowing event of the season, and this year returns to its traditional slot in the calendar over the early May bank holiday weekend at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. 

With racing over three days, and events ranging from Eights to Singles and Championship to Beginner, thousands of students will battle it both for individual honours in their events and for their university’s BUCS points. 

British Rowing Events Manager and BUCS Regatta Controller James Lee’s annual entry stats tweet revealed that 2,618 students from 71 universities will take to the water. Here, we dive into the preparations and stories of three of those clubs.


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