Welcome to the official website of St Hugh's Boat Club!
SHBC is a boat club for members of St Hugh's College, Oxford, with a membership of approximately 65 people, all undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Oxford. Almost all of our rowing is done in eights, with all members able to enter into two bumps racing competitions per year, alongside smaller side-by-side and time trial races whenever the opportunity arrives. Recognised as one of the most enthusiastic boat clubs in the collegiate rowing community, we row because we love it, and enjoyment is our only prerequisite for success.
Rowing Glossary - If you're new to rowing this is a fantastic glossary of rowing terms. It covers pretty much everything you need to know or may be interested in as a novice, so if there's anything you're unsure of, take a look.
The Committee - A list of committee members can be found here. Do feel free to contact anyone with any questions you may have, they're here to help, after all.
Alumni - If you are an Alumnus take a look at our newsletters to get up to speed on what's been happening recently. There is also information on our alumni society (FOSH), as well as information on how to donate to SHBC.
05/03/2018 Here are the Torpids results. Sadly this year heavy snow and poor conditions meant racing only took place on Wednesday for all divisions and Saturday for higher divisions.
W1 bumped Wadham II (with a stunning double overbump!) and rowed over
M1 bumped St Antony's and Linacre
W2 bumped Merton II
M2 suffered an unfortunate crash due to the steering wire breaking and fell to the bottom of the division.
M3 bumped M2 and was bumped by St Hilda's II.
W3 rowed on but narrowly missed qualifying.
15/01/2018: Matt Clark has been appointed as co-captain of the men's side. Last term Ro Green was appointed co-captain of the women's side. Congratulations to both!
07/06/2017: Congratulations to the new boat club president, Nathan Peters! Last term we also elected new captains: Alex Wilson and Sheng Ho for the men, and Naomi Hirst and Kate Potter for the women.
25/04/2016 Congratulations to the new boat club president, Angus Graham! Last term we also elected new captains: Sam Johansen and Harry Thomas for the men, and Mia Donn and Stephanie Gover for the women.
27/02/2016 Here are the Torpids results:
M1 bumped ChCh II, Oriel II, Balliol II, Linacre, and Corpus Christi, getting blades!
W1 bumped Metron, Queen's, Wadham, Corpus Christi, Brasenose, and LMH, getting blades and moving up to division 2!
M2 bumped Pembroke III, Worcester II, SEH II, and Lincoln II, getting blades!
W2 bumped Hertford II on Wednesday of Torpids, but were bumped on Friday and Saturday to end 1 place below their starting position.
M3 rowed on with a time of 03:44.0, unfortunately not securing a place in the rowing on division.
11/04/2015 A brilliant performance from all the Oxford crews racing on the tideway. I think they call that a clean sweep! Congratulations to the victorious crews
09/03/2015 Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to your new captains! Congratulations to Jamie Gardiner and Sam Johansen, and Nikki Ealey and Emma Sadler who have been elected as men's and women's captains respectively. Our thanks go to Tom Bladon and Pippa Keane who will be stepping down from the roles
07/03/2015 What a superb evening at Torpids Roast. Hosted this year at the Department of Continuing Education, SHBC enjoyed a delicious meal followed by the traditional bop back in college. Thank you to Jamie Gardiner (social sec) for organising it
07/03/2015 The results ARE IN!:
M1 - after bravely striking out with an all novice crew, M1 sadly come away with spoons but will be back next year with even greater resolve
M2 - row over on their final day and now are in 8th position in Men's Div 5
W1 - have not budged an inch! They remain 5th in Women's Div 3
W2 - our victorious champions! Congratulations to W2 who have won blades this campaign!
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Last updated: 03/03/2014