The Oxford University Women’s Boat Club exists to encourage healthy, multi-dimensional scholar-athletes to transform their passion for rowing into exceptional athletic performance.
The team is built from trust, a rare individual work ethic, mutual respect and the joy that comes from maximizing the power and spirit of women.
We believe the skills of teamwork and true collaborative learning will empower future graduates as they ascend to international competition and confidently launch successful careers. We aspire to be a source of pride for the University of Oxford, its alumni and supporters.
We train in the gym at Oxford University Sport and on the water in Wallingford, and enjoy a training camp abroad during the Christmas vacation.
OUWBC set a new precedent in 2015, competing against Cambridge at the Tideway on the River Thames, rather than Henley-on-Thames. The Boat Race is televised alongside the men.
OUWBC was founded in 1926, a year before the first Women’s Boat Race.