Oxford University Boat Club

 
 

Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC) was formed in 1839 following a heavy defeat to the better organised crew from Cambridge. The club is responsible for selecting and training the Blue Boat and Isis reserve crew.

The OUBC boathouse on the Isis - the local name for a stretch of the Thames in Oxford - burned down in 1999, however since then the new Fleming Boathouse has been built on the Thames in Wallingford, 12 miles from Oxford.

The OUBC squad perform much of their land training at the gym in the Oxford University sports centre in Iffley Road.

Oxford have worn dark blue ever since the first Boat Race in 1829.

2017 coaching teams

Sean Bowden

Sean Bowden

Oxford University Boat Club Head Coach Sean Bowden's first involvement with The Boat Race was coaching Cambridge between 1992 and 1994, launching the Light Blues on a winning streak of seven consecutive wins that began in 1993.  He has been Oxford Chief Coach since 1998 and has seen 11 wins as a Dark Blue. 

2017 OUBC Squad

  • Vassilis   Ragoussis
    • Vassilis Ragoussis
    • Linacre
    • 23 yrs / 194 cm / 86.6 kg
  • Benedict  Aldous
    • Benedict Aldous
    • Christ Church
    • 19 yrs / 195 cm / 92.4 kg
  • Joshua  Bugajski
    • Joshua Bugajski
    • Keble
    • 26 yrs / 195 cm / 99.3 kg
  • William  Cahill
    • William Cahill
    • Christ Church
    • 24 yrs / 183 cm / 87.1 kg
  • Anna  Carbery
    • Anna Carbery
    • Pembroke
    • 19 yrs / 165 cm / 55 kg
  • Sam  Collier
    • Sam Collier
    • New
    • 21 yrs / 172 cm / 55 kg
  • James  Cook
    • James Cook
    • Keble
    • 24 yrs / 187 cm / 84 kg
  • Oliver  Cook
    • Oliver Cook
    • Christ Church
    • 26 yrs / 194 cm / 91.7 kg
  • Jake  Cushnie
    • Jake Cushnie
    • Merton
    • 28 yrs / 185 cm / 79 kg
  • Michael  DiSanto
    • Michael DiSanto
    • Trinity
    • 27 yrs / 185 cm / 89.9 kg
  • Andrew  Everall
    • Andrew Everall
    • Jesus
    • 22 yrs / 193 cm / 86 kg
  • Tom Foster
    • Tom Foster
    • Trinity
    • 23 yrs / 178 cm / 72 kg
  • Achim  Harzheim
    • Achim Harzheim
    • Oriel
    • 24 yrs / 192 cm / 90.1 kg
  • Anthonie Jacobson
    • Anthonie Jacobson
    • Lincoln
    • 21 yrs / 186 cm / 84.8 kg
  • George  McKirdy
    • George McKirdy
    • St. Edmund Hall
    • 28 yrs / 190 cm / 76.3 kg
  • Matthias  Mergenthaler
    • Matthias Mergenthaler
    • St. Catherine's
    • 27 yrs / 189 cm / 78 kg
  • Claas   Mertens
    • Claas Mertens
    • Christ Church
    • 25 yrs / 180 cm / 75.8 kg
  • Dusan  Milovanovic
    • Dusan Milovanovic
    • St. Hugh's
    • 26 yrs / 192 cm / 88.7 kg
  • Will  Moss
    • Will Moss
    • Magdalen
    • 20 yrs / 186 cm / 77 kg
  • Matthew  O'Leary
    • Matthew O'Leary
    • Keble
    • 26 yrs / 180 cm / 74.8 kg
  • William Ripley
    • William Ripley
    • Wadham
    • 22 yrs / 178 cm / 80 kg
  • Olivier  Siegelaar
    • Olivier Siegelaar
    • Keble
    • 30 yrs / 197 cm / 101.2 kg
  • Ines  Stevens
    • Ines Stevens
    • St. Edmund Hall
    • 20 yrs / 157 cm / 47 kg
  • Jorgen  Tveit
    • Jorgen Tveit
    • St. John's
    • 21 yrs / 194 cm / 82.4 kg
  • Victoria  Warner
    • Victoria Warner
    • Pembroke
    • 20 yrs / 165 cm / 54.8 kg
  • William  Warr
    • William Warr
    • Christ Church
    • 25 yrs / 195 cm / 94.2 kg
  • James White
    • James White
    • Christ Church
    • 20 yrs / 186 cm / 85.7 kg