About the Boat Club

New College Boat Club has the largest presence of all the sports at New College, with nearly 100 active members. It is one of the top college boat clubs at Oxford University, consistently holding high places in the University regattas. Most members start as novices, and are offered the opportunity to develop to a high standard, with several initial novice arrivals going on to row for the University recently.


NCBC is one of the oldest boat clubs in Oxford, and as such in the world, going back to the 19th century. The boat club has often competed at Henley Royal Regatta, winning in several events. Its highest achievement, however, was at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. New College is the only Oxford or Cambridge college to have sent a team to the Olympics - in this case a rowing eight. They won a silver medal, and their legacy lives on in the purple and gold colours of the club, with the full story being on the NCBC website.


The boat club is open to all members of New College. Both novices and experienced rowers and coxswains are welcome. The club is all-inclusive, and aims to offer everyone the opportunity to train and race.

Old Members

NCBC warmly welcomes all alumni of the club. The New College Boat Club Society sends out regular newsletters to all registered alumni. Alumni are also welcome at all NCBC events, especially during Eights Week. Please see the website for more details.

Get In Touch

In you are interested in joining New College Boat Club, please contact a member of the Committee: