OULRC is the lightweight rowing program at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1975, the Club represents Oxford each year in the Lightweight Boat Race held in the prestigious rowing venue of Henley-on-Thames, widely regarded as the spiritual home of rowing. The Club also races in national and international races beyond the Boat Race, including the Fours and Eights Head of the River Races, the British Universities Championship and invitational exhibition events in Europe and beyond.
The squad is recruited and developed from both undergraduates and graduates at the University, spanning the breadth of rowing experience, courses and colleges. All members balance the commitments of training with the academic pressure of full time courses.
The squad trains on the river Thames at Wallingford, a short drive away from Oxford. We are very lucky to share the brand new, world class, Fleming Boat House with OUBC, and row in our fleet including ex-national Empacher & Filippi VIIIs, and assorted small boats.
Members of OULRC have gone on to be selected for national teams, most notably Paul Mattick (Nephthys 2003) who won gold in the GB Men's Lightweight Coxless Four at the World Championships in Munich in 2007 and competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The Club maintains strong links with it's alumni, with an active Old Members Association who provide generous support, both vocal and material to the squad each year. (Find out more in the Alumni section of this website)
We are interested in hearing from anyone at Oxford or thinking of applying who has rowed before, is under 85kg, and wants to train at the highest level. Information for potential triallists can be found in the Trialing section of this website.