UYBC are the proud recipients of a grant from YuFund for some more racking which will allow us to expand our fleet.
UYBC now has a flag system to assess river conditions and allow all club members to see the whether the river is safe for outings. The club will be using a 3 flag system popular with other boat clubs which clearly indicates: good conditions for all rowers (Green), changeable conditions which may stop novice rowers and small boats from boating unaccompanied (Orange) and un-rowable conditions where no crews are allowed on the water (Red).
The flag will appear on the safety pages of the website and will be checked daily and subsequently updated by the club’s safety advisor. Each orange/red flag will be accompanied by a brief explanation and also any restrictions to rowers such as ‘all crews must be accompanied by safety launches’.
Please check the flag before every outing.
We are pleased to announce that we have won ‘Sportiest Video’ in the #Filmteamcore2013 competition run by Teamcore.
Find our entry below:
Congratulations to all those who raced today, the long anticipated results are below!!!!
An article in Nouse about the Senior Men’s forthcoming trip to Brit Champs
Don’t forget the talk tonight! Women at 6 and Men at 7 in V/045!
Thanks to all those who signed up at the Fresher’s Fair we had 542 people sign up.
Don’t forget to come to the meeting on Monday in V/045 at 6 for women and 7 for men.
We’ll be in the Sports Tent at the Fresher’s Fair today so come on down and sign up!
Firstly, a massive congratulations on deciding to come to York, you’ve slogged it out through A-levels, and you’re now on your way to a pretty epic three plus years. However, it must be said that the true ‘university experience’ is not achieved through academia alone. As the Boat Club enters its 50th year, there has never been a better time to pick up a new sport and start rowing.
At UYBC, we cater for rowers of all abilities, from those who have never sat in a boat to Olympic hopefuls, and there’s a place for you in the club no matter what your experience. Here at York, we have access to some of the best facilities in the country, and look forward to welcoming our first full time coach in a few weeks, giving you the resources to fulfil your own potential. Tom and Fran are your dedicated Novice Captains and will be your first point of contact throughout your first year with the club.
Tom has been involved in rowing for the past eight years, and is just entering his second year at York. As one of the clubs’ most experienced rowers, he hopes to pass some of his experience onto his Novice Men over the next year. Whether you are looking for a way to offset your nights out, or excel within the sport and take advantage of the opportunity to compete at the highest level, Tom is more than capable to guide you along the way.
Fran, like the majority of our members, had never sat in a rowing boat before University, and as she puts it ‘has never looked back’. In the space of a year, Fran has represented the University at a national level across the country. Fran hopes to use the experience of joining as a Novice to help coach her squad next year, and looks forward to guiding them on their path to success.
However it goes without saying that as a club, half the fun is had off the water. One of the most enjoyable parts of my time with the club have been the fantastic nights out; from the themed Wednesday nights, more formal Post-Race events, to our annual black tie dinner, there are plenty of chances to enjoy the York nightlife, I won’t guarantee that you’ll remember it the next morning however..
Looking forward to seeing you at Fresher’s Fair, and remember kids, row hard or row home.